Today’s breakfast is brought to you by the letter P…why is this?
- P.umpkin spice coffee (P.our over style)
Ps (not Peas!) & Oats
-1 c. oats (not instant). I used Coach’s Oats because they cook in 5 minutes.
-1 ripe peach, sliced
-water (according to oat cooking instructions)…I used a little over 3 cups.
-half and half (to taste). I used about 1/4 cup
-seeds and juice of half a pomegranate (about 1/2 cup)…(juice can be omitted)
-sweetener (honey/sugar/syrup) if desired
* Cook oats in water in a medium pot, stove-top.
*While cooking, stir in Peaches, mashing once softened (leave some chunks whole).
*Once oats are cooked, remove from heat and stir in half and half,Pomegranate seeds/juice, and any desired sweetener.
- Preheat oven to 300*F
- Toss 2-3 cups (depending on desired spicy-ness of nuts (less nuts=more spicy coating per nut) of raw pecan halves in bowl with the following: …Drizzle of honey (2-4 T), 2 T cocoa powder, a few sprinkles of ground sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, 1/2 t. ground cloves, 1-2 t. ground cinnamon, 1/2 t. ground ginger.
- Pour mixture onto baking pan and spread evenly.
- Roast in oven for 15-20 minutes, until softened and perfect but not burnt!
In other edible Wednesday news…
- a plate of smoked Salmon, braised cauliflower, sliced tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella and parmesan with crackers.
- a cup of Herba Mate tea (loose leaf from Brazil!) with steamed milk.
- an afternoon smoothie with frozen mixed berries, a banana, plain Greek yogurt, and some milk, sprinkled with homemade granola and spiced pecans
…and a strawberry margarita
Fun Food Facts (FFFs)…
Pomegranates: these cuties contain antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, copper, & some B vitamins!
Peaches: supply a good amount of fiber, vitamin A, niacin, potassium, & vitamin C.
Pecans: rich in manganese, which plays a role in many body processes (e.g. bone formation, fatty acid and cholesterol processing, blood sugar control, etc.)
Salmon: excellent source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids, which are associated with reduced inflammatory symptoms and improved cardiovascular disease prognosis.
Yerba Mate: a south american plant often prepared as a hot beverage; contains caffeine in smaller amounts than coffee and has milder affects.