Sweet & Savory Brown Rice Porridge

While briefly living in California, I was lucky enough to be invited out to the Clif Family Winery for a bikeride through Napa valley with a few of their team members, including Clif Family’s fantastic Executive Chef John McConnell.  Before the ride, John prepared a wonderful breakfast for our small group including this eye openingContinue reading “Sweet & Savory Brown Rice Porridge”

Make-Ahead Monday: The Muesli Project

Since visiting Munich and several small towns in Austria this summer, and being inspired by the phenomenal muesli breakfasts there, I have been on a quest to recreate this Central European staple.  A cross between yogurt with granola and oatmeal, for me this muesli has the kind of magic that makes you look forward toContinue reading “Make-Ahead Monday: The Muesli Project”

Make Ahead Monday: Rolled Oats with Greek Yogurt & Mixed Berries

With rain in the forecast today and tomorrow, combined with the particularly warm and humid weekend, this week’s make-ahead presented an unusual challenge in that I wanted it to be cozy-ish but not piping hot.  (We climbed in the Gunks – (New Paltz, NY) yesterday in spite of hot and sticky conditions and the thoughtContinue reading “Make Ahead Monday: Rolled Oats with Greek Yogurt & Mixed Berries”

Overnight Oats with Cider & Golden Raisins

Happy 4th Day of Spring!  So far, the season has been a little cooler than we’d hoped, starting with a snowstorm and opening today with a steam signal from across the street that it’s definitively cold and windy outside.  I’m not quite sure where this puts our score for March (the pros and cons ofContinue reading “Overnight Oats with Cider & Golden Raisins”

Bright & Hearty Overnight Oats

Reporting live from Denver, CO today where this early morning meal was inspired by a number of things: 1.) The need for a nutritious, hearty breakfast that’s nearly done when we wake up (so my sister, brother-in-law and I can spend more time playing with my niece!) 2.) a locally made energy bar I cameContinue reading “Bright & Hearty Overnight Oats”

Steel Cut Oatmeal with Stewed Fruit for the Heart of the Holidays

This oatmeal and stewed fruit combination is going to knock your socks off, whether you are fueling up for a long workout or a full day of last minute shopping, or feeding hungry guests during the holidays.  Oh, it is so good!  The inspiration for the stewed fruit came to me from a restaurant inContinue reading “Steel Cut Oatmeal with Stewed Fruit for the Heart of the Holidays”