Bow Chicka Wow Wow

FOOD

More baked oatmeal! Blueberry Muffin (with blueberries):

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High-Protein (with vanilla protein powder):

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As promised, here is the basic recipe that I follow:

Baked Oatmeal

– 1/2 c oats (instant or old-fashioned)
– 1/4 c non-dairy milk or water (I used coconut)
– 1/4 c applesauce
– 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/16 tsp salt
– cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375deg. Combine dry ingredients and mix in wet. Pour into a greased ramekin (or several if you want mini-boatmeals). Cook for 20 minutes (or longer if you want a nice crunchy top). Allow to cool. You can eat straight out of the ramekin or transfer to a plate. Add your favorite toppings, you really can’t go wrong! (maple syrup, granola, coconut, chocolate chips, blueberries, nut butter, etc…). You can bake this up the night before or the day of. I prefer the night before, but for PB-Stuffed (below) I would definitely eat it as soon as it’s cool enough to eat!

Variations (that I’ve tried so far):
– Cookie Dough: Add 1 T vegan chocolate chips.
– Blueberry: Add 1/4 c blueberries.
– High-Protein: Add 1 scoop protein powder.
– PB- Stuffed: Half-fill ramekin with batter, add 1-2 T nut butter in center, cover with remaining batter. (**FAVORITE)

I also made bulgur for the first time last night. I loved it! It actually tasted kind of buttery even though I only added a little salt. I served it up with asparagus, mushrooms, and corn. I’ve also been loving me some banana soft-serve and flavoring it with raspberry Torani SF syrup (yes, it is chemically, but I don’t use it every day, everything in moderation!).

Oh, and last night I finally caved and ordered 3-1lb. bags of peanut flour (to meet the minimum order requirements). I have seen peanut flour all over the blog world for the past few months and can’t wait to have it in my pantry. Hope that it gets here soon! Also, thanks to Carrie at Moves ‘N Munchies, I scored a sweet deal on a variety pack from Kaia Foods. Super psyched for this as well!

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LIFE

Term paper got turned in. Got a 4.0 on my physiology exam. I even had my first ever class cancelled and got to go home early on a day that is usually pretty long for me! It was an excellent Hump Day Wednesday to break up my week. Especially since I’m stressing out a bit for Relay for Life this weekend. The weather forecast is looking kind of iffy and I’m nervous about getting assignments done for next week and getting adequate sleep and fuel for a long run (5 miles planned).

The Mike Posner concert was just okay. Mostly drunk freshmen. I was a little disappointed that he didn’t perform any of the songs from his demo CD, but the two songs I knew were pretty good. Plus, I got to see my boyfriend in the middle of the week for once! Always a plus.

VERY EXCITING NEWS!: I’m doing a guest post for Carrie over at Moves ‘N Munchies. It should be posted on the 23rd of this month. I hope that you all will read it when it comes out!

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FITNESS

I’ve added the dailymile training widget on the side of the blog so you can see my latest workout and overall mileage for the year/since I joined dailymile without even leaving the blog! Nice of me, huh?

Runs and workouts have been going fabulously. I’m still in love with my Garmin, especially once I figured out how to record my splits automatically. It also logs elevation so you can see how hilly the route you just ran was. You may not even realize the elevation changes you go through!

It has been quite windy lately, which makes me feel like I’m running slower (and I am, a little) due to having to run into the wind, but I think I’ve been trooping it out pretty well. Also, the temperatures are warming up and it’s that awkward time where it’s too cold to not wear layers, but once you’re running in the sun you sweat like crazy and want to shed them. I just need a few degrees more and I will be comfortable in just my t-shirt and shorts!

What is/are your favorite recipe(s) using peanut flour? What should I make first?! I have my eye on this recipe. Winking smile

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3 thoughts on “Bow Chicka Wow Wow

  1. >Thanks for the recipe of baked oatmeal! I've been quite curious about it… Is a garmin 'worth it'? I've wanted one for MONTHS, but the price so far has put me off.PS I will definitely be reading your guest post at moves and munchies!

  2. >I've never had the chance to use "peanut flour" but I have used (and still have like, 6 containers of) PB2 and Cocoa PB2. I liked to mix it with water and sprinkle it on top of apples or drop a few tablespoons into my smoothies. I cannot wait until I'm in the suites next year and I'll have my own kitchen and be able to bake things for breakfast!

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