Fun Combos I’m loving

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So this time last week, I was heading to Myrtle Beach for a few days with my man. Best. Trip. Ever. Sunny skies, 70 degree weather, no to-do lists, not a ton of people…. Bliss. Now that spring break is over I’m counting down until summer break!

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Good grief it was wonderful!

So I don’t have any pictures of what I wanted to share with you but I do have some combinations of food that I think you might enjoy….

1. Oatmeal: I’ve started having oatmeal a lot for breakfast recently, because it is relatively quick and portable. I use old-fashioned oats, and heat up 3/4 cup with just enough water/milk to have the oats covered (I like my oatmeal on the drier side) for 3 minutes. There are two variations I have for you. My standard go-to combo is to add a spoon of brown sugar, a splash of maple extract, and a handful of raisins. A new one I just discovered was to add a spoonful of strawberry jelly and a few chopped basil leaves – YUM!

2. Chia Pudding – If you’re not a fan of tapioca consistencies, you probably won’t be into this, but it’s super good for you and pretty dang tasty. My recipe consists of 1/4 cup black chia seeds, 1/2-3/4 cup almond milk, a splash of vanilla extract, and a pinch of lavender buds that I grind a bit with my mortar & pestle. Mix them all up in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. And I love adding in a handful of chocolate chips just before devouring it!

3. When I discussed breakfast foods recently I mentioned a few breakfasts I wanted to try, including these broken yolk sandwiches with garlicky kale. Well I tried them, and they are WONDERFUL! I made some modifications that really make my tastebuds happy. I used pumpernickel bread and threw in some charred red pepper slices and bacon… Divine.

Well that’s all I have for now! Enjoy mixing things up and trying new things!