:::Sigh::: I have had some sort of super sinus bug for over a month now. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired! The weather is FINALLY warming up, and I just want to be outside running, or riding my bike, or anything. I am getting cabin fever!
On a more exciting note, I finally found a way to get my favorite cereal that I have been missing - Kashi U Black Currants and Walnuts. It used to be stocked at Fred Meyer, but a few months ago they stopped carrying it - and the only place that apparently carries it in Bellingham now is the Wal-Mart. Boo. Not only am I not a fan, the Wal-Mart is completely on the opposite side of town where we never go. Not worth it.
However, you can order it online! Of course - what can't you get on amazon.com? AND as it turns out it's cheaper and there's free shipping on Amazon if you subscribe to the cereal - so I can have 4 boxes delivered every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months. I caved. I am not usually a cereal person, but I LOVE this!
I think the black currants are the star of the show! Yummy!
Pro-tip: don't eat too much in one sitting (like I did the day they arrived) as they are high in fiber. Might actually ruin your day if you eat too much.
Speaking of things high in fiber... how about these Orange Carrot Flax Muffins?
On my Facebook status the other night I asked for advice on how to unclog my ear, and one friend suggested I bake bread. Well, I baked muffins, and perhaps that's why it is STILL clogged 5 days later. The baking was definitely worth it for these nutrient dense power-house muffins!
Dry Ingredients: Mix together:
3/4 cup flaxseed meal
3/4 cup oat flour (I grounded up oats in the food processor)
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
2 tsp cinnamon
dash of ginger, cloves, nutmeg
Wet Ingredients: Mix together:
1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
2 oranges, peeled and demolished in the food processor
1/2 cup craisins (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Then add all the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Pour the mixture into those cute little muffin cups.
Then bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
Let them cool a bit.
And enjoy the wonderful combination of flavors! I am a big fan of this muffin - it is not too sweet at all.
What makes you feel better when you are sick?
Probably naps and a good tea.