BLD / 05

06/02/2016

This week we made and ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner over the course of a quiet and rainy day. Although I am eagerly awaiting a kitchen remodel, there is something soothing about cooking each meal in-house. For breakfast we made oatmeal, for lunch we made a quinoa and cherry tomato salad, and for dinner we whipped up a simple (and delicious!) egg noodle pasta dish.

Breakfast
Oatmeal

Ingredients:
1 cup raw oats
1 cup milk of choice
2 tablespoons PB2
1/2 sliced banana
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 tablespoon Bee pollen
Honey

In a medium pot, pour the raw oats in with equal parts water or desired milk. Cook on low heat while stirring. Once the oats begin to bind with the liquid, stir in PB2, remove from heat and place in bowl. Garnish with fruit, a drizzle of honey, bee pollen, or whichever toppings you prefer. Enjoy!

Lunch
Quinoa salad

Ingredients:
3 cups quinoa
Avocado
Cherry tomatoes
Shallots
Cucumber
Balsamic vinaigrette (we used Tessemae’s)
Salt and pepper

Cook the quinoa with water in a small pot over moderately low heat until the water has been absorbed. Transfer the quinoa into a bowl and let cool. Chop cherry tomatoes (we used yellow and red), avocado, shallots, and cucumber into small pieces and mix into quinoa. Lastly, drizzle balsamic vinaigrette (or whichever dressing you prefer) on top, add a pinch of salt and pepper, and done!

Dinner
Egg noodle pasta

Ingredients
Egg noodles
1 package of frozen peas
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice (or to taste)
Salt and pepper
Pecorino cheese

This pasta dish is surprisingly simple, fresh, and delicious. Start by boiling water and cooking noodles to desired softness. Meanwhile, add the peas to a small saucepan and heat them on medium until warmed through. This will typically happen between 2 and 3 minutes, so make sure to stand by as they boil. Once the pasta and peas are ready, mix together in a large bowl with olive oil and lemon juice. Finally, add salt and pepper and garnish with a ton of grated pecorino cheese. The more the merrier!

4 comments

  • April | April Everyday

    I always love these posts! I’m always on the lookout for food/recipe inspiration! I really need to step up my oatmeal/porridge game, as yours sounds absolutely delicious!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • liz

    Hi there,

    just fyi, you may have heard of this, but the famous French Newspaper Le Monde has recently published on article on mommy bloggers/ Instagram mothers, referring to you several times :
    http://abonnes.lemonde.fr/m-perso/article/2016/05/27/le-retour-de-la-mere-parfaite_4927830_4497916.html

    It talks about the regression of women status as mothers are oversharing about their personal life and how it puts so much pressure on other women, with very little space dedicated to the father figure and, increasing the “perfect image” of women and mother in the media…

    Did you have any reaction to it? It’s an interesting read, maybe Google translate could help you understand their respective on “the return on the perfect mom”

  • Kristina

    You share these as recipes?? To me they look like something you eat on a bad day when you have absolutely no money or are too lazy to go to the shop and eat whatever you can find in the fridge…meaning a poor food day.

  • Anna Oates

    Love how simple that pasta is- I’ll have to try it, it sounds delicious!

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