Today started off with a bang – I spotted a celeb at the Farmer’s Market!
When we got home, I turned last night’s Saffron Rice and Artichoke Stir Fry into an even tastier breakfast! For some reason, Stir Fry doesn’t sound appealing at 10am. But Fried Rice does?!?
Leftover Fried Rice
Heat up your leftovers in a nonstick skillet with oil over high heat. When warmed through, reduce the flame to low, make a little hole in the middle, crack an egg in, and immediately toss, coating everything in the scramble.
Drizzle about a tablespoon or two of Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce). I don’t particularly enjoy Braggs on its own, but when cooked I quite like it.
Squirt with Sriracha (or ketchup) and enjoy!
After the fried rice and dried cantaloupe, Abe and I hit The Grove. I rarely shop on Sundays but it was early enough that the crowds weren’t too maddening.
Back home, I baked!
We’re having dinner tonight with an old friend who I haven’t seen in a while, and want to bring her something. I know she likes healthy treats, so I consulted online, looking up ingredients I have in the house:
Between a bunch of “Tahini Cookie” and “Dried Fruit Bar” recipes, here’s what I came up with!
Tropical Tahini Oat Bars
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
- 1/2 cup Dried Kiwi
- 1/2 cup Dried Pineapple
- Hot water
- 6 Heaping Tablespoons Tahini
- 1/4 cup Blueberry Rice Syrup
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 3 packets (1.5 cups) instant oatmeal (I used Three Sisters Plain Grain)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup ground flax
Start by soaking the Dried Fruits in hot water for 10 minutes
While those soften, mix together the Tahini, rice syrup (or sweetener of your choice) and cinnamon
Add the Oats and Flax to the Tahini mixture
Once the dried fruit has softened, chop those up and add to the bowl too. This is when I realized the batter was too dry and threw in an egg…
…which made it TOO wet for cookies. So bars it was!
Spray an 8×8 inch container and press the mixture in (with wet hands to prevent going hysterical from sticky fingers)
I checked on it every 10 minutes – somewhere between 20 and 25 it looked done!
Use a pizza cutter while warm…
…makes 9 bars!
Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan. I couldn’t wait though, and served myself a warm edge
Dare I say it – I may be turning into a baker!!! Overall, it’s not very sweet, though the dried fruit packs a sugary punch with each bite.
With grapes from this morning’s Farmer’s Market trip
Most got packaged for tonight:
(I reused the box from Breakaway Bakery)
4pm and I’ve bought organic produce + clothing on sale, cooked, baked, and now blogged! Not bad for a Sunday!