On my run with Anne the other day, we started chatting about all things food — as one does when it’s 6 am, 15 degrees, and pitch black outside — and I was inspired to try two new trendy recipes! Let the culinary adventures begin.
First up, per Anne’s suggestion: an egg inside your oatmeal. YEP!Like her recipe suggests, I tossed the egg in with my oatmeal as it cooked on the stove, and stirred intensely. It turned out really well! You couldn’t really taste the egg, but the texture of the oats did seem a bit… fluffier? Not in a bad way; in an egg-cellent way.Egg in oatmeal = cool new way to make your oats higher in healthy fat + protein.
Another thing we talked about on our run that I’ve been meaning to try out: the popular “green juice/smoothie” that’s all the rage these days. So today I tested it out. The tools:
1. My beloved Vitamix
2. Some herby, zesty, and fruity ingredients (handful of kale, couple stalks of celery, handful of carrots; slice of ginger, juice of one lemon; half a small apple, half a pear): 3. A splash (maybe 1/4 C) of almond milk to get things going.My mix was similar to this recipe, this recipe, and this recipe — I basically just took a lot of leftover fruits/veggies that were starting to go bad, and threw ’em inside! Then, BLEND!! I stopped to taste a spoonful of my green experiment and found it delicious, yet a bit too herby for my amateur juicing tastebuds. And so I added a handful of blueberries to sweeten things up…. and watched my smoothie go from vibrant green to poopy brown.Oh well — maybe if I put a lemon slice on the cup, you’ll think it’s prettier?But as long as you think it’s tasty — which actually, it is, in a herby, zesty way — that’s all that matters! Yum. Those foodie tricks were pretty fun to try out — I’d make both of these again!
- Last food trend/craze you tried?
- Green smoothie/juice: yay or nay?
- Breakfast: Sweet or savory?