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All Things Fall

September 30, 2010

Like a big bowl of pumpkin oats.

For some reason oats have not been keeping me as full as they used to so I tried to beef them up this morning.  I also cooked them a little differently.  In the pot on medium heat went

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 a banana

When the mix started to simmer I used a whisk to whip the banana up then let the pot simmer for another 5 or so minutes.  Then I added 1/3 cup Libby’s pumpkin (my 1/3 measuring cup got a lot of use this morning!) + 1T chia seeds.

Topped with raw cashews, ginger snap granola (so perfect for fall), peach jam and cinn vanilla pb.

Pumpkin is just such a nice mild flavor.  I don’t think I could ever get enough!

Zoooommmmm in on that cinnamony peanut butter

I had leftover WF Curried Cauliflower soup for lunch.  Despite being a curry soup it was a little bland.  I tried to spice it up with a little hot sauce (which was already out because it was going in my dinner) plus some pepper and extra curry powder.

Even though it was still a little bland I still enjoyed it because hey, what’s better than soup in the fall?  Even though it was about 90* today…

I made Caitlin’s Quinoa Crunch Casserole ahead of time so I could bring it to work for dinner.

Doesn’t it look appealing before it goes in the oven?

At least the gross looking raw eggs were organic!

It’s looking a little better now…

Due to a horribly boring intriguing work meeting I was late getting home and had barely enough time to cook this casserole but luck was on my side and it cooked perfectly in less than 40 minutes!

Okay so it was a little crispy looking but that’s better than being undercooked right?

I’m pretty pumped to eat this for dinner 🙂

I brought enchilada sauce to pour over my casserole piece.

I also may have walked to Sbux while dinner was in the oven.  Either the employee was a bad drink maker or an iced pumpkin spice latte tastes exactly like a regular iced coffee.

Oh well I’ll take anything caffeinated and sweet.

It’s Thursday my friends.  Enjoy it!

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2010 7:42 AM

    Ahhhh…..pumpkin oats. One of the best parts of fall…even though the weather doesn’t feel like fall yet. Hopefully soon!

    • September 30, 2010 4:17 PM

      Ha ha Colorado sure does have some crazy weather doesn’t it?

  2. September 30, 2010 11:46 AM

    ok thats it..i need to get my butt to a grocery store now! i want to try pumpkin oatss! that looks so gooooddddd

    • September 30, 2010 4:16 PM

      I totally recommend getting your butt to a grocery store!

  3. highonhealthy permalink
    September 30, 2010 1:55 PM

    Pumpkin oats.. so good. I really need to get some pumpkin and make myself some pumpkin oats because I’m really missing them now that everyone seems to be enjoying them. Except me. And I want cashews. Or cashew butter. Either or, both work for me.

    • September 30, 2010 4:16 PM

      I eat cashews and pumpkin oats like it’s my job 🙂

  4. September 30, 2010 2:28 PM

    Oh my gah! That looks really good. Soo good! Did you follow some sort of recipe?

    • September 30, 2010 4:15 PM

      For the casserole? It’s from Caitlin at Healthytippingpoint.com!

  5. September 30, 2010 6:57 PM

    Okay – this post had a ton of my faves in it. For one, that is the absolute best way to cook hot oats on the stovetop. You definitely did the exact same thing I do every morning.

    Two: I love Caitlin’s quinoa casserole… like alot. It’s delicious.

    Three: Starbuck’s…. yum.

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