So, last week my hard drive failed. Boy, did I learn my lesson in backing up everything. In fact, if you’re sitting at your computer, and your pile of un-backed up data is lying in wait of some unexpected disaster (such as hard drive failure…or a tornado, who knows?), go back it up right now. Seriously, I’ll understand. On a wonderfully happy note, ASUS (a company I now have a crush on…is that possible?) not only repaired my out-of-warranty laptop (for free!), but they did it and got it back to me within days! Days!!
In celebration, I decided to make muffins. Oh yes, tea and muffins. Glorious, glorious muffins. Have you ever put your mouth up to something and, quite literally, inhaled in order to just get it in your mouth? That’s what happened to me with the batter for these muffins. It’s one recipe I’ve been experimenting with for a while and, while it is most certainly not a Wellness Wednesday recipe, I just felt the need to share it with you. I love oats, muffins, and good snacks for pairing with tea time. These muffins are all that and more.
Seriously, I’ve paired them with meals, I’ve eaten them for breakfast, and I’ve enjoyed them with my tea and coffee. Now, you must be saying to yourself… “Wow, she eats a lot of muffins.” It’s…probably true. I’ve made these multiple times over the last month – and I’m not easy to please in the muffin department. You’ll understand when you try them. You’ll especially understand if you try them with a little bit of butter and a side of tea. As per usual, I’ve included my personal tea choice for them. Enjoy!
Today my husband arrived early in the morning from a 9-hour bus ride. You know, long-distance marriage can be a bear. But when your husband loves you enough to take overnight bus trips (cheerfully) just to be able to see you more often, it can really make you appreciate what you’ve got. This morning, I decided to celebrate his arrival with a late-morning breakfast.
This morning I wanted to take a new twist on an old favorite. And so was born the recipe for Gouda Eggs Benedict With Bacon Crumble. It was soooo tasty. Trust me – you’ll understand when you find yourself halfway through licking the stirring spoon for the sauce and realize you need to save some for your breakfast. Yes, this happened.
Gosh I love breakfast food. There’s something that can be so comforting and peaceful about a quiet (and delicious) breakfast with your loved ones. Speaking of peaceful – what’s a good, peaceful breakfast without some tea? I don’t know about you guys, but I love tea. Yes, even in the summertime. So, I have provided in the recipe my personal tea pairing choice.
It is imperative with this dish that you use good Gouda. My favorite is actually a colossal hunk of Gouda cheese wheel that they sell at Costco. The cheese is ultimately what will determine how subtle and savory your sauce turns out. This sauce is an easier, but just as decadent, take on the standard hollandaise sauce. If you are craving a creamy, savory, filling breakfast dish, look no further.
Today I decided on a new life mission. It’s based on a comment I’ve heard way too many times, in as many variations as you can possibly imagine. “Everything that is delicious is unhealthy.” I can see you nodding at the screen in agreement. And I’m not here to tell you you’re wrong. I’m here to show you you’re wrong. No, I don’t mean I’m going to create something “healthy and edible” – I am going to create meals that are so delicious you will completely forget that they are “healthy” to begin with. And so this life’s mission will be called “Wellness Wednesdays.”
Welcome to the very first one! Can I just say – this recipe is tried-and-tested, roomie-approved, carb-lover-approved, and will definitely be one to store in the recipe book for the ages. And, can you say this with me? It is LOW-CARB, FULL OF VEGGIES, AND DELICIOUS. Yeah, that’s right. I said it. Healthy AND Delicious. Put briefly, it is a deliciously moist and seasoned chicken burger over a bed of spinach, topped with a mango jalapeno topping.
I decided to experiment with a lean meat that, in all honesty, I normally don’t enjoy. Chicken breast. It’s almost unbelievable to me that these burgers are made of chicken breast. I also did not even notice the spinach, even though I ate a good amount of it. It was all tied together so well by the mango topping that I just got thoroughly tied up in enjoying my dinner. By the end of it, I was happy, satisfied, and incredibly full. It was simply perfect. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did!