Blues aren’t always bad.
I’ve been going through a blueberry phase. One that has resulted in some Strange But Good creations throughout the day.
This was a new take on my Maple TVP Oatmeal. I have been craving more savory foods for breakfast lately, and had just purchased fresh rosemary. Why not with blueberries and a lemon twist?
Rosemary-Lemon TVP Oats
- 1/3 C TVP
- 3/4 C water (or milk)
- 1 T fresh rosemary, chopped
- 5-6 drops lemon liquid Stevia
- Juice from 1/4 lemon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/2 C egg whites (optional)
Add first 6 ingredients (everything before the egg), stir, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook about 10 mins, until mix thickens.
Pour in egg whites. Allow to cook for 2-3 more mins, stirring frequently so that the egg doesn’t form chunks. The mixture should be silky smooth. Swirl in blueberries.
Scoop into bowl and add additional berries to top.
Note: For a vegan option, add a flax egg, protein powder, or simply leave the egg out.
Again, I was feeling the sweet + savory. I had made a bison burger as part of my Sunday food prep. I crumbled it up, mixed in some BBQ sauce and red pepper flakes, and warmed it in the microwave. Then I stirred in the blueberries.
These 3 “Bs” sound strange. The pic isn’t pretty. But I SWEAR its delicious. My BBQ sauce is a sweet & spicy, and the sweet hint complemented the berries perfectly.
I have a thing for sweet potatoes, even at midnight. This midnight snack had me sleeping like a baby. Until I had to get up to pee at 3am because I drink a TON of water. I digress.
Sweet potatoes are also part of my Sunday prep. I roast them in the oven to have on hand for a quick, healthy carb. I heated this one up and topped it with no-salt cottage cheese, cinnamon, bacon “sprinkles” (thank you, Heather for my new favorite term), and blueberries. Sweet, creamy, and a teensy bit of salty bacon goodness.
Strange doesn’t get any more delicious than this!
So what’s strange but good in YOUR ‘hood?
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