Daily Archives: August 12, 2010

Gloomy oomy day

As you may have gathered, today was gloomy..and oomy. The kind of day where you just want to snuggleufugus under your covers with a movie and be a lazy bum. So that’s exactly what I did. I got my favorite tea mug (it’s the pooh characters 🙂 you can find the best things at Disney World), put on some sweatpants (you can never have enough sweatpants), and watched Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Estaire, two of my all-time favorite showbiz people.

Unfortunately I have too much self-discipline to be a total lazy bum, so I hit up the gym for an hour of elliptical training, arm weights, and abs. The day got a little less icky after that.

But days like these call for hot, creamy, satisfying dinners; so that’s exactly what I made. It included a certain Spinach Pie that is a favorite of my family (you can find my signature recipe here), roasted asparagus drizzled with leftover Lemon-Tahini Dressing (which was so good), leftover black jicama rice with almonds, and salads.

yumyumyum 🙂 so decadent

my plate! the Pie got a bit squooshed (I was impatient and didn't wait for the whole cooling time..shame on me.)

This Pie is so perfect. It’s made totally with spinach, beans, walnuts, and spices and it is so good. It’s like they come together to make a perfectly creamy concoction that makes your mouth (and your tummy!) so happy. It’s what I like to call a “happy meal”, because it makes you and your tummy so completely happy!

Most people probably call that kind of thing “comfort food”, but comfort food makes me think of greasy, unhealthy bad carbs with lots and lots of cheese. No thank you. When it’s healthy (and vegan) it gets its own category 🙂

So I’m wondering: What’s your favorite thing to do on a gloomy day? What’s your favorite “happy meal”?

Enjoy the rest of your evening lovlies! I’m hitting the sack early tonight, I have two job interviews tomorrow! Wish me luck 🙂

xoxox,

Katelyn

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Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast

Okay, not real pumpkin pie, but pumpkin pie vegan overnight oats! I’m a follower of the blog http://www.ohsheglows.com, and she has VOO every morning for breakfast, always adding in interesting things, so I thought I would give it a try. I usually just have fruit for breakfast (and don’t eat until my stomach grumbles), but since I’m trying out the Kind Diet “Superhero” style, I thought I would give grains at breakfast a try.

Night-before prep:

pumpkin! yum yum 🙂

not very pretty 🙂 but tastes delicious!

How did I prepare my Vegan Overnight Oats? I’ll tell you! (ps I was so excited last night for my overnight oats that I could nearly sleep..no joke. I wanted to go check on them! and I was brainstorming for future overnight oats 🙂 )

Pumpkin Pie Vegan Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • a lot of cinnamon sprinkled in 🙂
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. raisins
  • 1 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)

Directions:

  1. Mix it all together and then cover and refrigerate overnight. However, I checked on these after about an hour and they were almost ready!! Yum 🙂 I may have tried an eensy bit, too…
  2. In the morning, add whatever you want!

I added more raisins and a pinch of stevia, which was perfect. Angela (from Oh She Glows) usually adds nut butter, cacao nibs, maple syrup, fruit, etc. but today I thought I would go sans a ton of toppings so I could taste the pumpkin.

good mowning 🙂

Tomorrow I’m thinking I’m gonna make an Apple-Cinnamon-Raisin Muffie Overnight Oats, as kind of an adaptation from my Muffie recipe. Yum 🙂

These were super filling (I couldn’t finish it! the rest is in my fridge), so next time I might do less almond milk but more of the pureed/smashed fruits. But, I do feel super energized! My tummy just hurts a little from not being used to anything but fruits and vegetables before 6pm (usually I just have a salad at lunch).

Also, next time I’m gonna try to work out before having any grains for breakfast! My plan for today was to have breakfast and then work out around 11 or noon, but I am so. full. This would be a great post-workout breakfast though, or if you don’t do much vigorous exercise within a few hours of eating.

Question of the morning: What’s your favorite breakfast? Have you tried Vegan Overnight Oats? What’s your favorite VOO recipe?

That’s all for now lovlies! Have an energizing day 🙂

xoxox,

Katelyn

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