Have you tried the cookies?

They are oatstanding.

I know I haven’t said it in a while, but it’s still as true as ever…I love oatmeal. All ways. I have moved away from it of late; but I’ve come to realize that it’s been TOO long. Last week I had such an intense craving for oatmeal that I broke down and bought some while I was out! It wasn’t great…but it was exactly what I needed. And I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten it every day since….and not even fancy. It has just been a bowl of oats that I cooked. That’s it. No milk. No sugar. No fruit or nuts. Just. Oatmeal. Plain.

I know. Talk about hardcore.

This morning, with the lovely break in the hot and steamy weather, I broke out the oatmeal and decided to make something savory and wonderful.

Nothing fancy. Just easy. Oatmeal. Eggs. Peppers and onions.

Savory Oatmeal Bowl

Ingredients
1/4 c quick oats
1 egg
1/4 onion, sliced
1/2 pepper, sliced

Method

  1. Saute the peppers and onions until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Crack the egg in the same pan. You don’t have to remove the veg. Cook anyway you find most delicious. I personally like over-easy. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. While the egg is cooking, cook the oatmeal. I do it in the microwave, just because it’s quick and easy.
    1. Place oats in a microwave safe bowl or dish.
    2. Cover with the appropriate amount of liquid.
    3. Microwave according to package instructions. o1
  4. To assemble: Once the oats are done, place the cooked egg, onion and pepper slices on top. If desired, drizzle with sriracha or ketchup. Enjoy.  o2

How does Darth Vader like his toast?

Oh hello!

Today’s post includes 2 of my all-time favorite things. Here’s the first…get ready to get your groan on! It’s time for some PUN.

I Can't Believe It's Not Midi-chlorians!

Man I crack myself up. And admit it, you’re smiling too.

Now for the recipe. “Is it toast?” you ask.Well, of course! But not just any toast…it’s Avocado Toast! It’s simple. It’s delicious. You might well be saying, “but Miss Molly…this is hardly groundbreaking!” You’re right, dear reader, and thank you for flattering me. But, often the simple things are overlooked and sometimes that simplicity is all you need in the morning.

I love avocado toast for breakfast, or lunch, or a post-workout snack. It has everything. It’s creamy,  a tad sweet, a smidge acidic,  spicy, and crunchy. It’s healthy, yet feels indulgent. And who doesn’t love avocados?! Especially now that they’re in season. Mmmmmmm. So good. I could eat them with a spoon.

Without further ado…I give you–Avocado Toast!

This recipe serves 1, and the nutrition info reflects that. Of course, I just used a regular Thomas’ English Muffin (sandwich size). But, if you use something healthier, that will change the info. This recipe also works with any other kind of bread, which goes without saying. Of course, the method remains the same. :) Happy toasting.

Ingredients:

1/2 ripe avocado (should be a bit squishy to the touch)
1 English muffin1 Roma tomato
2-2 1/2 tsp chia seeds
1-2 tsp Sriracha
1 lemon wedge (optional)

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Method:

1. Ingredients assemble! Or, gather ingredients.
2. Separate English muffin halves. Place in the toaster, and toast to desired done-ness. I like mine crispy and crunchy, but not too far on the dark side.
3. While the muffin is toasting, cut the avocado in half. Run a knife down the half without the pit, essentially making quarters. Slice up the tomato, about 3 little slices per side of bread.
4. Once toasty perfection has been reached, remove the toast from the toaster and place on a plate. Spread one quarter of the avocado on each side of your toast. Spread it evenly over the toast. Sprinkle with lemon juice. (You can also sprinkle the unused half of avocado with lemon juice, cover and place it in the fridge. The lemon juice will keep it from turning brown.)
5. Sprinkle the chia seeds evenly over each side of the toast.
6. Arrange tomato slices on top of the chia seeds.
7. Drizzle Sriracha on top of the toast.
8. Munch. Crunch. Savor.

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Let me know what you think!
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 355 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories

388
Calories from Fat

194
% Daily Value*
Total Fat

21.6g
33%
Saturated Fat

3.2g
16%
Trans Fat

0.0g
Cholesterol

3mg
1%
Sodium

303mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates

45.6g
15%
Dietary Fiber

12.8g
51%
Sugars

8.0g
Protein

10.3g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 119%
Calcium 15% Iron 41%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet