Somethings make since.
Wait, let me start over…
Some THINGS make SENSE!
But today, my mind is everywhere, so this post will not be one of those things. Hey, I gave you fair warning yesterday.
I went to the Nashville farmers market with the man-friend last weekend…
I got a little carried away.
carried the bought a watermelon. 😉
Oh and that was the LAST thing to ever touch my kitchen table. Two hours after I posted it on Craig’s List last Friday, I had a buyer and they picked it up on Sunday! Yay me!
I took this pic at the park the other day on one of my walks.
Love the sky!
My parents got a kitten.
And apparently, she’s narcoleptic.
I made a snack yesterday with my last buttered popcorn rice cake…
It was effin’ delicious.
But omfg, that shit was hot! 😯
I saw these at Target a couple of weeks ago…
Are they not THEY ARE the cutest thing in the world ?! 😉
I just gave myself a pedicure…
I took a pic of my toes (featuring Essie’s Play Date) and then
remembered how much I hate my feet thought it would be wrong to have that right next to this…
Carrot cake oats anyone? In June?
Does it make it better if I told you I made them in April? And I’ve been sitting on the recipe for over two months?! Umm, I think I’m digging myself an oatmeal grave here…why don’t I just get on with it, eh?
Carrot Cake TVP Oats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6-7 minutes
Keywords: boil stovetop breakfast dairy-free high protein high fiber vegan vegetarian no sugar added carrots oats tvp
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup TVP (or 2 Tablespoons more oats)
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax
- 1 1/4 cup water (or non-dairy milk)
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 banana, sliced thin
- toppings: shredded carrot, raisins, unsweetened shredded coconut, chopped walnuts
1. Combine oats, TVP, flax, water (or milk), carrots, pumpkin, extract, and spices in a small pot over medium-high heat.
2. Once boiling (about 3-4 minutes), add sliced banana and whisk vigorously until smooth.
3. Reduce heat to medium and cook until desired consistency is reached.
4. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with toppings.
I used my Banana Almond Crunch Oats as a base, but got a little STRANGER with this recipe by adding not one, but TWO servings of vegetables!
Somethings make PERFECT sense, right Laura?
And then some THINGS amuse me just way too much!
How flippin’ awesome is it that Kristen is the winner of last week’s Blend swag giveaway?! Just click the link to her blog and you’ll understand! 😀
Thank you guys so much for entering…I was totally blown away by all the responses! Kristen, I’m emailing you now!
Tell me something random!
Any big plans for the weekend?
Love carrot cake oats, look so healthy and delicious!
Your kitten is so cute.
I’m thinking that I need to melt cheese on a buttered popcorn rice cake. Yes, that will need to be done soon! Because, I clearly always have a stash on hand 😉
Random – I see you got okra at the farmer’s market….I’m scared of that veggie. Not sure why – but it reminds me of cactus:(
OMG that kitten! I am dying!
I often think I can smell my neighbor cube-mate’s rice cakes at work.
But I never thought of putting cheese on it …
That kitten is soooo cute!!! I love sleepy kitten cuddles. 🙂
And this recipe! I was waiting for it! I made almost the same thing but didn’t think to add the pumpkin puree. Must remake. I bet the texture was fabulous with the banana and pumpkin creaminess. Is it time for breakfast yet?! Brillinatly strange.
That is an impressive market haul, I am jealous yours has watermelon already! This weekend I will most definitely be hitting up the farmers market also and finally trying a restaurant I’ve had my eye on. So, pretty much the usual. 😉
Oooh that kitten!!! Adorable, so so cute!!
And we are twiiins! I own that Essie color too! Withouth the Carrot Cake Oats, unfortunately….. Happy Weekend Lovie!!
Your farmers market haul looks so good!!
Our weekend plans are; shopping (which we TOTALLY dominated today), babysitting (which we are currently doing), seeing the ‘Cavalia’ show tomorrow and then we also have a public holiday on Monday! Yay long weekend!!
Woman, I’ve been all about the Carrot Cake lately! Can’t get enough. And I went to the Farmer’s Market this morning and bought a butt-ton of green beans and now I guess I’m going to be eating g.b. for lunch every day like I did a couple months ago 😉
Love randomness & the walk pic & the kitty!!!
That picture from your walk is incredible!!
Awesome farmer’s market haul! I love okra but I haven’t bought it in ages. It’s one of my favourite vegetables to roast!
And that oatmeal looks awesome. All it needs is a thick layer of cream cheese frosting on top. 😉
That photo is GORGEOUS! And the oatmeal looks delicious!
I hate my feet too…is that random enough for you, Heather?! Never thought of tomato and cheese on a rice cake…was that done in the micro? Yum…and Yum to the oats. Have a great Sunday!
CHEESE PORN! Why have I never thought of making a melty cheese rice cake snack?
your kitten is adorable! Aw, melts my heart. I wish they’d stay that small forever. I keep asking Court if we can clone our cat because I want 7 of them – all at the same time. Hahaha.
What an adorable kitten and amazing sounding oatmeal! I love adding tons if stuff to oatmeal making it so much more flavorful and filling.
Oh my goshhhh. That kitten is the cutest!!
Definitely love that Essie color! I love those purple polishes lately.
This recipe looks so creamy and delicious. Love
It’s nice to have you back. I love your farmers market and there can never be too much farmers market finds…alright that’s not true which is why I plan to learn how to freeze things this summer. I love Zoe. Do you think your parents would mind if I borrowed her for a bit?
I have that EXACT Essie on my nails right now! It’s my favorite! (And it oddly matches my yoga mat perfectly, haha.)
Thanks to my little nephew being born, I didn’t make it to the farmers market this weekend, but I forgive him 😉
Cute Essie color! Interesting rice cake combo, I was never really into rice cakes but that looks yummyyyy 🙂
Oh em gee- that rice cake melt looks to die for..even the sound alone of buttered-flavored rice cake sounds rather divine :)! Read your earlier post and glad to see you back, Heather- your approach to blog when you went sounds very realistic…and adds back the fun in blogging!
Those carrot cake oats look delicious 🙂 I want them in my belly now!
I just wanted to say that I ate a quarter of a watermelon last night. And I have not one, but TWO, sitting on the dining room table.
It’s a problem.
I want that kitten!! My cat (at my dad’s house) is named Zoe!
um holy cow does that buttered popcorn rice cake with cheese and tomato look good. I’m wishing I had all those three things in my apartment right now for a snack
Something random? I’M GLAD YOU’RE BACK. And can’t believe I didn’t realize it. What sort of a blogging bum AM I? The sort that was all sorts of lazy about reading and commenting this week. It happens. Cheese-covered rice cakes also happen. And should happen more often, if you ask me.
Beautiful fruits and veggies
And adorable kitty 🙂