Monday, March 5, 2012
Apple Pie for Breakfast!
Oh, how I do love this bag. When day-to-days get grumbly, this bag can sometimes set me off for the day in a good mood. But, let's be frank. We can't ALWAYS carry a fun bag, like this, right?
So in order to get a sweet/happy fix in during the am, and hopefully set my days out on a good note, last night I fixed a large batch of what I am going to now affectionately call Apple Pie for Breakfast.
I am quickly becoming a big fan of quinoa, especially when it can be eaten for breakfast. I found the above recipe on Pinterest and made a few slight alterations:
• I doubled the recipe (for everything except the butter) so that I could make lots of single serve portions for MVP and I to take to work for breakfast this week.
• I replaced some of the water used to cook the quinoa with Simply Apple 100% pure pressed juice. Gave it a deeper apple flavor.
• I added a small amount of walnut pieces for some extra crunch and flavor.
Abso-freaking-lutely delicious. This was seriously such a tasty (and nutritious!) way to start the day, I am glad I made such a big batch to make sure there is enough for the week. And since MVP sent me an email this morning raving about it as well, I am sure this will become a staple in the fridge.
As a side note, if you DO need a good new bag in your life, Kate Spade is having an online sample sale right now. I am being SO good to resist the temptation...but be sure to let me know what treats you all may splurge on for yourself!