Fruit galore!!

I discovered a GINORMOUS box of cherries in the kitchen this morning!!! So of course I had to make Cherry Pie Oats!!!

 Cherry Pie Oats

  • 1/4c. Oats
  • 1/4tsp. Chia seeds (optional)
  • 1c. Water
  • 1/4c. Egg whites
  • 100g. Pitted and diced cherries
  • 1tsp. Vanilla essence (more if neccessary)
  • 3 drops Almond essence
  • Cinnamon
  • Natural Sweetener

 Prepare as you would Dessert Oats.

I topped mine with extra cinnamon, coconut powder, and a spoonfuls of blueberry soy yogurt. I was surprised at how much vanilla I used!!! Usually, too much of it makes the flavor bitter (is that how you would describe plain vanilla essence?) but in this case it just made the oats yummier and sweeter 😀

Throughout the day I made a couple of mugs of konbu dashi soup and mixed in tororo konbu, which is thin, dried strips of kelp (a japanese ingredient). It’s one of my favorite hot-mug recipes to keep me warm and satisfied. I even put a handful of bran sticks on top and microwaved for 30sec. until it became soft and mushy. It was actually just like the bread in french onion soup!! This is inspiration for a french onion soup recipe, but I need to decide what to do about the melted cheese on top…

Because all this is made of is konbu dashi, water, a tiny bit of soy sauce and sweetener, and kelp, its extremely low in calories and has a ton of fiber!!! (especially if you add bran!)

When it became dinner time, a HUGE bowl of fruit salad was made in the kitchen by my mom and me, containing mango, pineapple, apple, banana, cherries, and blueberries!!

It all looked and smelled so good and fruity that I ended up eating my fill of dinner while standing and preparing it 😛

Fruit is the Mother Nature’s ultimate snack food; so full of flavor, sweetness, and nutritious yumminess. Fruit can be used in any sort of dish, from a dessert or snack  to even an ingredient in a soup or  main dish. (A long time ago I remember making a delicious hawaiian-type dish with pineapple, azuki beans, tofu and a sweet soy sauce dressing!) Aghh… the miracles of nature 🙂

I also had a major craving for chocolate today and so I added cocoa powder and vanilla to a small jar of Nutopia for some chocolate nut butter and it turned out great!!! Made a scrumptious snack~ but maybe I had too much… oh well, i know my body enjoyed it so all’s good :)) Now time to do some jumprope and stationary bicycle!! Power time!!!

 Question of the day: What is your favorite fruity main dish?


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