Thursday, January 14, 2010

Back to Basics

When I began this blog, I was so excited and so gung-ho about it that I was trying to post multiple times a day and sneaking my camera into the kitchen at work so I could get a snap shot of my latest yogurt or oatmeal masterpiece to share with you.  Unfortunately, life and work caught up with me and now over a year later I’m still trying to get on a “normal schedule” of blogging…HA!  Trying is the key word there. 

That said, I really do miss sharing a lovely yogurt-waffle bowl, or the plethora of “components” I pack to create my lunches at work sometimes! 

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So I would like to try and get some “before” shots of my food all packed up in the morning, because I think mostly it will go back to helping me be more accountable in the new year.  I don’t, however, foresee the sneaking of the camera into the kitchen again…I felt like such a sketch ball at work haha!  I also want to post my workouts so that it will help me make sure I am getting all my planned workouts each week and maybe motivate me to bump them up a little, or add some things here and there. 

Unfortunately I don’t have many morning pics for ya, aside from my frothy cappuccino to-go from today Mmmmm foam!   IMG_7787









What I can share is the delicious batch of homemade granola for the past 1 ½ weeks though!  I made a big batch 2 Sunday’s ago (after going to see the movie “Nine”don’t waste your $$ or time…the musical numbers were great, but those made up only like ¼ of the boooooring movie)…but I digress.  Granola!

This batch was inspired by this recipe and it’s use of applesauce.  Although I did not completely eliminate the oil.  

New Years Granola – 01/03/10

Pre-heat oven to 275

  • 3 cups thick cut rolled oats
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped 

Heated in a small pan:

  • 1 T canola oil
  • 1 T honey
    heating these will thin them out a little making it easier to distribute over all the dry ingredients

Pour heated oil & honey over dry mix, as well as adding:

  • 1 single serve container applesauce (no sugar added)
  • 2 T  TJ’s Maple Syrup/Agave blend (or just maple syrup, or agave, or honey)

Mix everything together in a large bowl until things seem evenly distributed.

Spread over sheet pan and bake for 75-90 minutes, stopping twice to toss/mix it in the pan.  When finished, try not to move around the granola until it cools.  Store in an air tight container, and enjoy on yogurt, oatmeal, fruit…you name it!IMG_7693   

Some other “items” this week:

  • Kale Chips (with some ketchup for dipping)
    These were simply: Kale, Olive oil, S&P, for 12-15min at 375


Cereal Medley after dance class Tuesday.  I think it’s official…I am incapable of eating only 1 type of cereal.

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I also just finished a DELICIOUS dinner that was whipped up very quick.  Post coming soon!

Workouts this week:

  • Monday: Body Combat (kicks my butt every time!)
  • Tuesday: 1.5 hour Dance class (Jazz!)
  • Wednesday: off – class for work this night
  • Thursday: 90 min Heated Prana Power Yoga
  • Friday: – off
  • Saturday:  planning a run with my bff (probably 3-4 miles)


  1. OOO I like that granola recipe! I will have to try it. So many granola recipes add way too much sugar, but this has the right amount. Does the applesauce make it a moist granola?

  2. Girl do I hear ya! Its so hard to get on a regular blogging schedule- just do what ya can. I heart homemade granola- so much cheaper and fun to make. I have been meaning to try kale chips forever. I also <3 posting my workouts each week- such a great way to hold yourself accountable. Combat rocks! Hope you guys have a good weekend

  3. I'm going to try to make that granola and kale chips this weekend. Thanks for the recipes!