Despite the title of this post the cilantro pesto did not go into the good oatmeal…two totally separate meals. Starting with breakfast, it was chiiiiiillly this morning. After the gym I just couldn’t seem to warm up even after two cups of hot tea. That’s when I decided oatmeal in the rice cooker was in order. Into the cooker went:
- 1/2 c Pompanoosuc Porridge from King Arthur’s
- 1/4 c Bob’s Apple Cinnamon & Grains Hot Cereal
- 1 apple, peeled and diced
- 1/4 c whole fresh cranberries
- 1 tsp Vanilla Sugar (Dr. Oetker’s)
- 1 T black chia seeds
- 2 3/4 c water
Set your rice cooker to the porridge setting and go take a shower and get ready for your day. When I finished getting ready my house smelled all spicy and inviting like a Christmas cookie. I topped my bowl with a few walnuts, a blob of Trader Joe’s Cranberry Butter and a swirl of pure maple syrup. If that doesn’t warm you up I don’t know what will. And bonus…enough left over for tomorrow for N. or me.
Vanilla sugar that I bought at World Market because it looked interesting. It added just a very mild vanilla flavor to my oatmeal.
to this…with just the push of a button. Love the rice cooker!
On to dinner, which had to be simple, because that’s just how I roll. Into the Vita Mix went:
- 1 bunch of cilantro leaves (a few stems included)
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1/2 c walnuts
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 T Parma (Vegan Parmesan which is really just walnuts, nooch and salt – – so you could just substitute nooch here)
- water if needed to thin out
I threw a handful of grape tomatoes, some onion, and celery and a touch of olive oil in a pan while I cooked up some noodles (ww spaghetti). Once the spaghetti was done it was tossed in a bowl and topped with pesto and the tomato. Delicious! So there you have it breakfast and dinner 🙂