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    Thursday
    Mar272014

    Tres Leches Oatmeal

    Well, it’s been a bit longer than I had planned, but back when I made Tres Leches Cake, I promised to show you a way to use that leftover milk mixture.  To be honest, it took me a while to come up with something.  I had pretty much settled on a breakfast item, but I didn’t want to go with one of the obvious choices, like pancakes or French toast.  Then I discovered the world of overnight refrigerator oatmeal.  Have you tried it yet?  I've created multiple variations of it, and they are seriously fabulous.  It was definitely the best way I could have come up with to use the leftover tres leches mixture I’ve had in my freezer since I made the cake. 

    Here’s what you’ll need: 

    • ⅓ cup old fashioned oats
    • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
    • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
    • ¼ cup tres leches mixture
    • ¼ cup milk (I used skim) 

    You won’t believe how easy this is to throw together before you go to bed, then you’ll have a delicious breakfast waiting for you when you wake up.  Pour the oats into a small container with a lid.  A half pint mason jar would be great.  Add the chia seeds.  Now, I realize not everyone has chia seeds on hand.  If you’d prefer, you can simply omit them.  I highly recommend picking some up, though.  Not only are they fantastically good for you, they also help to thicken this mixture and add a slight nutty flavor and the occasional little crunch.

    Add the cinnamon.

    Stir until everything is evenly distributed. 

    Mix together the milks and pour them over the top.

    Stir, and that’s it.

    Now just pop on the lid and put it into the fridge overnight.  In the morning, just give it another stir and enjoy!  The oats will have a nice velvety texture and just the perfect amount of chew. 

    I’ll be sharing more overnight oatmeal recipes in the future.  Do you have a favorite, or one you’d like to see made? 

     

    Monday
    Mar172014

    Avocado Awesome Sauce

    I know what you’re thinking, “Taneasha, that doesn’t look very awesome.”  And you’re right, it’s not very pretty, but what it lacks in beauty it more than makes up for in taste.  Think hollandaise sauce, only better, and if that wasn’t good enough… it’s healthy!  Woot woot!  Oh, and did I mention it’s ridiculously easy to make? 

    Here’s what you’ll need: 

    • 1 avocado
    • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • ¾ cup hot water 

    Step 1.  Juice your lime. 

    Step 2.  Cut your avocado in half.  (Mine wasn’t the prettiest avocado ever, but it still tasted amazing, so whatevs.)

    Step 3.  Carefully cut the avocado into cubes while it’s in the skin.

    Step 4.  Place all of the ingredients into your blender.  Turn it on, starting with the lowest speed, slowly increasing it until you have a nice smooth sauce.  If it’s too thick, add more hot water, 1 Tablespoon at a time. 

    Now just pour it over whatever you want to have it on.  I had mine in place of hollandaise for eggs benedict.  With a whole wheat English muffin and this sauce, you now have amazingly delicious eggs benedict that is actually good for you.  I bet you didn't think that was possible. 

    Don’t limit yourself to breakfast, though.  It would be fabulous to use for a base for chicken salad, as a spread for a sandwich, or in tacos.  The sky’s the limit, really.  This sauce is so good, you might just want to eat it with a spoon. 

    What is your favorite thing to do with avocado?