Switching Things Up

This rotation diet has been tricky.  I have realized that I like lots of ingredients in things.

For example:  my granola has oats, flax, pumpkin, cinnamon, almonds, sunflower seeds, vanilla, applesauce, and honey.  That is a lot of stuff!!  I’m going to have to cut some ingredients out to make it conducive to the ‘rotation diet’.

I needed a new breakfast item to add into the rotation.  The blog world has been going crazy over buckwheat thanks to the lovely Ashley at the Edible Perspective.

I love hot cereals, and I didn’t have time to make one of Ashley’s buckwheat bakes.  So, I made a hot buckwheat cereal.

Unfortunately, I didn’t care for it.  I think I need to grind the buckwheat a little before cooking it.  It was too chunky and not creamy enough for me.

However, I did LOVE the raw kasha (roasted buckwheat) on the top!!

Maybe I’ll try to coarsely break it up with my food processor next time.  I NEED a Vitamix!!!!

Any suggestions??

Tomorrow is a busy day starting at 6:00am!  I’m turning in early tonight.  A spin class with Ben Stein in spandex may be in order tomorrow!!  🙂

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Pump Those Legs

I love spin classes.  Luvy and I went to Louisville today after work to take a spin class.

First, we stopped by Whole Foods (of course!).  I had to replenish my grits.  🙂  I also picked up something new to try for breakfast!!  Stay tuned!!

We also made a pit stop at Guitar Center for Luvy.  

Believe it or not, he went in and didn’t play one keyboard!  We were on a mission.

Luvy and I have gone a couple of times to a gym here in Louisville to test the waters.  Unfortunately, I feel like this is a gym for an older population.  

We tried out a different spin class this week.  We missed the one we wanted to go to, so we went to another guy’s class.

Let me set the stage for you…  the youngest people in our class was us.  Our teacher was around 60ish, and he was wearing spandex riding pants.

He walked around the room saying ‘pump those legs’ and ‘you can do it’ and ‘give it all you’ve got’ in a monotone voice.  It was like Ben Stein was our spin instructor.

To give you an even better picture of the group of people we were spinning with he said ‘you are young and strong tonight’.  That made me giggle.

We did get a good workout though.  A big part of spinning is pushing yourself.

We came home to a crockpot full of chili.

Since I am avoiding wheat and corn today, I made some socca to go with our chili.

Socca

  • 3/4 cup of chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • dash of salt

Mix together.  Spoon into greased hot skillet.  Flip with bubbles appear.

It was ready in less than 10 minutes!  🙂

Do you all like spin classes??

In the Spotlight

My very sweet friend, Mary, has a blog as well, and she asked me to be spotlighted on her blog.  I, of course, was delighted and honored!  You should check it out!

We met in college…

were roommates…

and celebrated life’s most exciting times.

She is one of the most beautiful people, inside and out.  I’m thankful to be able to call her a friend!

Hello to any visitors from Mary’s blog!!  I hope you enjoy what you find here.  I’m pretty random and nutty, but Luvy and I have fun with it!  I have a passion for food, so feel free to browse my recipes!

Today, I tried the rotation diet thingy… trying not to eat foods that I ate yesterday is difficult!

Since I didn’t have any grits, I had to eat oats for breakfast.  Well, now I don’t have anything to eat tomorrow for breakfast!!  Stink!  Since I had to throw out my grits that I just bought, Whole Foods said they would replace them!!  This is why I LOVE that place!

Tomorrow, I’m still going to try to avoid wheat and also corn.  I usually have 3 options for breakfast: wheat, grits (corn), or oats.

Anyone have any other suggestions for breakfast???

I want to try buckwheat soon for breakfast, but I made gluten-free cornbread today with buckwheat flour.  Therefore, buckwheat is out for tomorrow.  Does millet make a good breakfast???

Looks like I’ll be eating oats again…  oopsy.

Once I get things in a pattern, it will be a lot easier I’m sure!

I’m not really ready to post the gluten-free cornbread.  I didn’t care for the buckwheat in them.  The buckwheat took over the flavor.  I love the taste of buckwheat, but I want my cornbread to taste like cornbread.  Ya know what I mean???  😉

I know that y’all have just been dying for that granola recipe that I promised last week.  (If you are like me, you probably forgot all about it).  I was munching on it today, and remembered that I forgot to share.  The recipe that is.  Touch my granola and you might lose a finger.  🙂

Crunchy Honey Granola

  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp flax
  • 3 Tbsp honey

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix together wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

Combine and mix well.  Bake on 325° for 20 minutes.  Stir after 10 minutes!!

Hope you all enjoy!!

I’m off to Whole Foods tomorrow to get breakfast foods and a new milk!! I should have stock in that place!