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There’s no question that fall is the most beautiful time of year in California, even though we went from 80 degree weather to near freezing mornings just like that. The colder weather has led me to test out eating oatmeal again (oats aren’t technically paleo because they’re a grain, but I’m more paleo-ish than strict anything anymore and, besides, many paleo folks have agreed that it’s all about tolerance to different foods.
Anywho, I’ve done some additional reading on how to prepare oats in a traditional way including soaking them overnight with water and vinegar, and then cooking them afterwards. This method seems to work for me (my fav brand of oats found here):
In the morning, I just heat up the oats in a saucepan and serve with fruit, nut butter, ground flax, and usually some blackstrap molasses (don’t eat oats? how about using cauliflower instead…no, really!):
Plus, a dash of homemade vanilla hemp milk:
The days are getting so much shorter and I definitely like to get some quality outdoor time when I can. Plus, the views on these clear days are just killer:
If I am near the ocean, I am smiling:
Here’s a lunch-time scramble made using locally-sourced duck eggs, green onions, and fresh herbs, topped with ketchup and served with a gluten-free muffin + pastured organic ghee:
Dessert (raw cookie, chocolate, + chocolate because two are better than one…ha) and black tea:
Dinner bowl with baked wild Alaskan salmon, steamed broccoli, rice (another “safe” starch according to my paleo friends), and tahini:
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