Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

I have oats and eggs for breakfast probably 6 breakfasts out of 7 each week. Having slight variations available for each is enough for me to not get bored and to keep enjoying a satisfying and nutritious breakfast over and over again. When I get tired of basic old-fashioned oats, these are my next go-to.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal”

Weekend Food Prep–Baked Mandarin (Lemon, Orange, or other Citrus) Custard

Resolved to get more protein in your diet or to begin prepping breakfast? This recipe (like my pumpkin spice eggs) could count as dessert or breakfast, depending on your personal preferences. This is a delicious, creamy custard, and to emphasize that creamy texture, I went with the added step of baking it in a BainContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Baked Mandarin (Lemon, Orange, or other Citrus) Custard”

Weekend Food Prep: Banana Walnut Bread

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and in celebration, I’m sharing some of my most popular recipes! Is banana bread’s moment over? Is offering a recipe for my favorite banana bread too 2020? Do I sound like a Portland hipster if I say I was making banana bread before it was cool? I loveContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Banana Walnut Bread”

Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and in celebration, I’m sharing some of my most popular recipes! We are enjoying the end of the local blueberry harvest this week, and this is a wonderful way to extend the joy into the fall and winter. (If you’re a regular reader, you’ve already heard me extolContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping”

Weekend Food Prep: Buckwheat-Oat Pancakes

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and in celebration, I’m sharing some of my most popular recipes! Early in the pandemic, my spouse took over the grocery shopping duties. I am higher risk for infection and complications from COVID-19, and he is much lower risk. There was a learning curve to becoming the primaryContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Buckwheat-Oat Pancakes”

Weekend Food Prep–Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars

I’ve been enjoying oatmeal bars as my afternoon snack lately. I’ve seen lots of different variants on the idea, so my guess is you can adjust this quite a bit to your preferences. Here’s a good starting point, with a balance of macros and a nice, cakey texture. Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars one.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars”

Weekend Food Prep–Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs

Pumpkin pie for breakfast? Yes please. I make this just sweet enough to not register as savory to my tastes, but you can vary the sweetening to your preferences. You could also make it sweeter by stirring in some fruit before baking, allowing the natural sweetness to compliment the custard. Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs one.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs”

Weekend Food Prep–“Carrot Cake” Steel Cut Oats

This recipe is a rare sweet vegetable option at breakfast. It’s a delicious way to get your morning fruits and veggies when you’re not in the mood for something savory. I make this in the slow-cooker to avoid the risk burning the oats on the stovetop, but they can be cooked in a pot overContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–“Carrot Cake” Steel Cut Oats”

Weekend Food Prep–All-in-One-Oat Bran and Wheat Porridge Breakfast Bowl

I prefer to eat something before my weekend runs. I know a lot of runners don’t like to eat beforehand, but I find I wake up hungry enough that I need some fuel to keep me going. However, running with food in my gut can create its own problems, so I developed this breakfast toContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–All-in-One-Oat Bran and Wheat Porridge Breakfast Bowl”

Weekend Food Prep: Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake

I don’t always have time to cook my eggs fresh in the morning, but I still want to be sure to get my breakfast protein. Balancing my breakfast with sufficient protein has dramatically improved how satiating my morning meals are–I can easily go the 4 or so hours necessary until my lunch break without becomingContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake”