Peanut Butter and Jam Stovetop Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Jam Stovetop Oatmeal will bring you child-like glee! Delicious PB&J taste in the adult vehicle of an oatmeal bowl.

Last week I waxed on about the perfect pairing of peanut butter and banana. Now let’s obsess about peanut butter’s other match made in heaven: JAM.

Peanut butter and jam is a classic pairing. PB&J sandwiches have been stuffed into kids lunch boxes since the beginning of time. It’s one of those classic combinations that is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, creamy, with a hint of peanutty crunch, and is just overall YUMS.

Peanut butter and jam isn’t just a great sandwich – it makes a fun oatmeal! Like eating a sandwich with a spoon! …Is that weird?

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Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Yogurt

Warm caramelized broiled grapefruit is served with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey, that tastes like dessert for breakfast.

Do you ever wonder, if you were given a second shot at life, what career you might pursue instead? What you might study? What passion you might follow?

I’ve been watching a lot of the new Netflix documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design lately, and it’s been inspiring. My favourite episodes have been Paula Scher on Graphic Design and Bjarke Ingels on Architecture. Have you watched it yet?

In my alternate life, I would pursue design. As a kid, I doodled floor plans of houses, which often accompanied the fictional stories I wrote. I loved planning the entirety of a story: designing the home where the characters lived and even plotting their family tree.

As an adolescent, I was fascinated with web design and graphics. I taught myself basic HTML coding and loved messing around on Photoshop, playing with fonts, making logos, and editing photographs. (Nerd alert!)

Of course, this blog is an outlet for my passion for art and design, but it’s interesting to wonder what an alternate life might look like in a graphic design or architecture career.

What alternate career would you pursue in another life?

… and these thoughts have literally nothing to do with grapefruit! Ha! Boss ladies need quick breakfasts in the form of broiled grapefruit….?! 😉

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

My very favourite moist 3-banana Banana Bread recipe is thrown together with a big scoop of peanut butter and sprinkled with a crunchy peanut topping.

Have you ever stopped to consider how many perfect pairings there are with peanut butter?

  • Peanut butter and banana
  • Peanut butter and chocolate
  • Peanut butter and jam
  • Peanut butter and honey
  • Peanut butter and celery and raisins

Peanut butter, you poly-amorous little minx! 😉

Let’s consider the first perfect pairing: peanut butter and banana. Peanut butter is one of my absolute Favourite Foods. Right up there with avocados, chocolate chips, and pie. I like to eat spoonfuls of peanut butter straight from the jar. You too?

Then you’ll definitely be with me in loving this Peanut Butter Banana Bread.

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Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Omelette

This sundried tomato and goat cheese omelette recipe is packed with flavour and has tips to make your breakfast for dinner a success!

An omelette is the perfect breakfast for dinner food. Just about anything in your pantry or refrigerator will make a beautiful omelette filling – they are that versatile! Omelettes are also quick, filling, and rounded out with a fresh green salad, they make the perfect dinner. Or breakfast. Or brunch.

In this Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese omelette, I’ve paired bold, flavourful whole sundried tomatoes with crumbles of creamy goat cheese. The eggs are seasoned with finely chopped chives, and the whole omelette is garnished with fresh radish sprouts.

That’s a whole lotta delicousness – makes me want to climb in and wrap the omelette around myself like a giant sleeping bag.

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Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

With the flavours of cinnamon and vanilla and the heartiness of oats and bananas, this smoothie really does taste like a cinnamon bun!

When I was little, my parents would take my brother and I on weekend outings to the local airport to watch the planes. It was a classic small town airport – back then, the airport didn’t have many big planes, but it had small and charter planes, and everyone in the airport was friendly and knew everyone else. There was also an airport cafe.

The cafe was in the flight school building, right on the runway beside the control tower, and probably hadn’t changed since it was built in the 50s. The cafe was nothing remarkable, with white walls and basic tables and chairs, but it had big windows that gave the best view of the runway. They also served amazing sticky cinnamon buns.

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Strawberry Chia Pudding Parfait

Layers of thick Greek-style Vanilla Chia Pudding are layered with strawberry puree and topped with fresh strawberry slices.

Mason jar breakfasts may be my favourite thing. I’m always that girl at work, toting around my mason jar breakfast and my mason jar smoothie. #Basic much?

But seriously. Mason jars are so cute and fun and therefore mason jar breakfasts are in my permanent rotation. My absolute favs:

Today I’m comin ‘atcha with another mason jar breakfast: Strawberry Chia Pudding Parfait. This breakfast is similar to a yogurt and granola breakfast, but it’s dairy-free and so much healthier! Layers of thick Greek-style Vanilla Chia Pudding are layered with pureed strawberry and banana, all topped with fresh strawberry slices (and crunchy granola if you like!)

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Blender Sweet Potato Waffles

Blender Sweet Potato Waffles are mixed entirely in the blender and are hearty and gluten free.

Sweet potatoes. Don’t you just love, love, love sweet potatoes?!

I’m forever looking to find ways to simplify breakfast and make it healthier (you, too??). While my absolute favourite waffle recipe will always be Fluffiest Waffles, sometimes I just don’t feel like busting out my electric mixer to whip egg whites, and a lot of times my body prefers to limit white flour and eat more gluten-free.
Enter these Blender Sweet Potato Waffles. They are mixed entirely in the blender – it’s truly a dump and blend recipe that can be poured straight from your blender into your waffle iron! They are made with the heartiness of sweet potatoes and the gluten-free-ness of oat flour.

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