Quinoa for Breakfast

As I crawl out of bed at almost 1pm today, I think about all the horrible food decisions I made yesterday. It was fun and worth it at the time, but now it’s time to get back on track.

The thing about Sundays is all I wanna do is be lazy and eat and drink. So going out for pub food and beers was fun, sure. And making pierogis and popcorn together in the same pan (ingenious!) at 3 am was also a hoot. But it’s Monday now and it’s time to get off that dirty weekend binge eating boat.

My cupboard and fridge are pretty lacking in anything. I suppose that’s part of the reason I was eating pierogis and popcorn. But I’m hungry and I will find something!

It’s ok no need to panic, I found something! Phew.

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1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
2 tbsp dried cranberries
2 tbsp dried apricot pieces
2 tbsp raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp hemp hearts

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 15 minutes.


Transfer to serving bowl and top with hemp hearts. Enjoy the feel goodness of quinoa!

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Fell free to experiment with the dried fruits you put in, these are just some of my favourites. I feel like apple could go really well in it. Let me know what works for you!

Makes 2 servings.


Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

Not only is this breakfast awesome, it is also ready in less than 5 minutes! Truth. So great for those of you that are also rushed or lazy in the morning. A great dish to start your day off with, full of nutrition and tasty goodness!
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened preferably
1 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (other nut butters can be substituted)
1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large bananas, quartered lengthwise and chopped
1 1/3 cups quick cook oats
Dark chocolate chips, optional
Add all ingredients except for oats and banana to a large pot on high heat. Bring to a boil while mixing. Once boiling add the banana and oats and continue to cook over high heat for approximately 3 minutes, stirring constantly until oats are softened. Distribute into 4 bowls and enjoy. Garnish with dark chocolate chips for an extra kick.
Serves 4