Dough!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 16, 2010

Good morning afternoon!

Clearly, I do not do well with excitement because last night I was so wound up I couldn’t sleep until 4am! Do you ever feel so tired that you actually have a more difficult time falling asleep? That was me last night. Around 3am, I actually came downstairs for a bit and did some yoga to relax my mind! It didn’t work as quickly as I hoped, but I was asleep around 4am. Eek.

Insert copious amounts of Japanese Sencha green tea this morning… :whistle:

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For breakfast, I did what all good hostesses do and I asked my guest to make me breakfast. :lol:

First kale chips, now breakfast. I know. Don’t you want to stay here too?

All good breakfasts begin with banana.

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I asked Ashley to make me some hot oatmeal!

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You have probably noticed by now that I don’t eat hot oatmeal much. Aside from when I make my cheezy savoury oats, I typically have the vegan overnight oats in the morning. I actually never used to eat any kind of oatmeal until a few months ago! :shocked: I have made sweet oatmeal a few times and I was never hooked on it because I found that it was either too sweet, too hot, or left my stomach feeling a bit strange. But I figured it was worth another try!

Ashley added some organic blueberries to this pot and I was seriously drooling. I have a slight obsession with blueberries…

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I believe she used 1 cup of oats, 1 large ripe banana (sliced), 2 cups of almond milk (guessing here!), 2 tbsp chia seeds, blueberries, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt. Serves two crazy blogger ladies.

Then she mixed up a nut butter sauce which was her Cinnamon Maple Almond butter with a bit of almond milk. It basically just thins out the nut butter and allows it to pour over the oats like a flowing lava of nut butter. Genius.

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Our oatmeal station…

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Ashley also added some of my organic maple butter to her bowl, but I thought it would put me over the edge of sweetness in the morning so I skipped it.

Voila!

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Pouring the almond butter sauce over top was fun. :biggrin: We also added some cacao nibs for some antioxidant crunch!

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I loved the oats. They tasted awesome. The only cons of hot oatmeal to me are 1) They make you sweat in the summer! 2) My stomach feels a bit weird afterwards. 3) They take more time than vegan overnight oats.

Although they were great on such a rainy day today.

I worked on my market sign after breakfast on Ashley’s laptop…

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And then I put Ashley to work…again! muhauhauha. I had to use the extra pair of hands while I could. I don’t have this opportunity often.

I begged her to write-up my Farmer’s Market chalkboards!

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She did AWESOME!!!

Soooo much more artistic than me. Although I am quite mean with a pencil.

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I squealed a few times. Ok, 10.

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Yesterday, we also came up with a new name for my Glo Balls…

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We both agreed that ‘Glo Ball’ was lacking a certain sophistication. :tongue:

After I was confident that I had squeezed every last ounce of work from Ashley that I could, I figured she could use some lunch before heading on the long 4.5 hour drive back to Ohio.

It was pouring rain, so we both agreed that soup was in order!

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I threw on two cans of Amy’s Reduced-sodium Split Pea Soup:

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We had it with Trader Joe’s Pita Chips (Awesome!), Mary’s Crackers, cukes, and carrots.

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I like the reflection of the cucumbers in the bowl!

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Fueling and soothing on a rainy day.

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Then I tried to be cute and get her to agree to move in with us…

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Didn’t work.

DOUGH! :cwy:

We said our final farewells and Ash was on her way. I am currently bummed and miss her already!

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However, we will see each other this summer…we are sharing a room with Ashley and a few others at the Healthy Living Summit in Chicago this August. It should be a fun reunion!

Well, it’s full steam ahead for the opening of the Organic Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Gulp. Have a great Wednesday!

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Jacquie June 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Awww your visit looked so fun, especially since I’m sure we’d have great fun too as fellow bakers :)

PS: I’m so excited for HLS and can’t wait to finally meet you after our emails!

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Amber K June 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm

The chalkboard is BEAUTIFUL! She did an awesome job! Glad you both had fun. =)

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Alycia @ Fit n Fresh June 16, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Glo Dough! hahah I love it – though I will definitely miss reading about your glo balls (:

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Ashley June 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm

OH my word. The photo of you on the stairs!!! LMAO…loooove it!! I hope you got a lot of baking done today and that you sleep well tonight. I’m soooo tired becasue I slaaaaved away making oats and chalking today…LOL ;) The whole trip was a blast and I’m glad I could help you out today. About to upload my photos…it’s 11:30pm..this is going to take awhile!! Miss you already!!! xo – p.s. still lovin’ the Glo Dough name!

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I love the “glo-dough” name!! It is great!

You don’t have to try to be cute :-) You are adorable!

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jenny (Green Food Diaries) June 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm

i love the name glo-dough!
ps. you look fantastic in the last pic!! glowing, as always!!

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Wei-Wei June 17, 2010 at 12:44 am

Aww, it looks like you two had lots of fun together! Making oatmeal and everything ;) I like the signs, and GLO-DOUGH! XD An advertisement could be “tastes just like cookie dough”! …well, if they did. Do they? ;) You’re too cute Ange! :D

Wei-Wei

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Sara June 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm

What??? You’re going to be in Chicago?!?! Too bad the HLS tix are sold out!! Anyway, here’s the address of the nearest TJ’s when you’re there:
Chicago (River North)
44 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Trading Hours: 8 am – 10 pm
Phone: 312-951-6369

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Sarah (Enjoying One Meal at a Time) June 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm

That sign looks great!! Makes me really want some…. :) And that lunch is the perfect rainy day treat!

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Kat (My Fruity Life) June 22, 2010 at 10:06 am

Wow – I am in love with your beautiful home. Its sort of my dream home… the wooden floors and gorgeous staircase. I swoon…

Possibly will be going to HLS as well. I’m from Chicago…would love to meet you! xo

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