For lunch I made myself a yummy tempeh sandwich with lettuce and a fresh tomato from our garden. It was so good! This was the first time I tried tempeh and loved it. With it I had some green gazpacho from Whole Foods and a Vita Coco coconut water.
The Green Gazpacho was….different. I couldn’t eat a lot of it. It has avocado, onions, cilantro, lime and lots of peppers in it. I liked the spiciness of it. I’m just not sure I’m into cold soup. This was also the first time I had coconut water and I have to say that this was NASTY. Maybe it was the flavor (peach mango) or maybe the brand (Vita Coco). Does anyone else think this stuff tastes horrible? I love the health benefits (major hydration restoring electrolytes and a good potassium serving), but I can’t get past the taste.
Anyway, I decided to make some home-made granola. Yum. It turned out wonderfully!
Vanilla Almond Granola
- 2 1/4 c. old-fashioned oats
- 3/4 c. almonds, roughly chopped
- 1/2 c. craisins
- 1/2 t. salt
- 3 T. brown sugar
- 3 T. maple syrup
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1/2 t. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Mix together oats, craisins, almonds and salt. In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar, vanilla, maple syrup, and olive oil. Coat dry ingredients with wet ingredients and mix well. Spread out on a cookie tray lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake for an hour in the oven. I stirred about every 15 minutes or so to prevent burning.
It turned out so well….
I tried some later on top of some banana soft serve. Yum!
After church and sunday school, the puppy’s returned home from the eastern shore. I missed them so much. Puppy Daddy caught lots of crabs and we ate some for dinner while the puppy dogs played outside
and water table (thanks Mam-aw and Pappy)
to enjoy the wonderful bounty.