Friday, February 18, 2011

Living the Green Life

We're usually all about JUNK, but not when it comes to Food!
I think by now you know that we are living the whole green life and not just by re-using and recycling.  So I'm taking you into the kitchen today, where it all starts.  As consumers of food, something we have to buy every week,  it can really make an impact on the land fill by thinking about every single thing that we do in this room.   Eating whole foods is the #1 Rule and lets start with the first meal of the day Breakfast!

This is my instant breakfast:  Oatmeal with bananas and maple syrup.  All natural and ready in a minute!

Add one cup of water to a microwave safe bowl.

1/2 cup of regular oats

a sprinkling of cinnamon if you like
and one sliced banana

cover and microwave for one minute

add pure maple syrup
 And there you have it,  Fruit and fiber, 100% natural.  You can add chopped apples, or if you're in a big hurry dried cranberries or raisins.
This bag of oats is to blurry to read, but if you buy in bulk you save lots of money.  What you don't get with this breakfast is a lot of individual sized packages that end up in the trash.  Society has made us really forget how easy basic food is. Things like: popcorn, iced tea, and even bread, just to name a few.  It does take planning ahead tho, so add bulk items to your grocery list!
Bon Apatite'


  1. It looks yummy. Bob the Builder and I love steel cut oats. Thank you for all your kind words. They mean so much to me.

  2. Char,
    It was nice to meet you today and I just love my baby apple jar!...and my new ironstone have a wonderful shop.

  3. I'm on a big oatmeal kick these days! I just bought a bulk bag of the steel-cut variety, for when time is on my side. Otherwise, I'm with you - the regular ol' oats are just as good. And much faster!

  4. I haven't tried this, but have heard if you soak your steel cut oats overnight then they cook so much faster!