Mac-n-Cheese Oatmeal

Mac-n-Cheese Oatmeal

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As promised last week, I am bringing you a very unique oatmeal recipe today.

Just when you though that I couldn’t put together a weirder oatmeal combination, I decided to pair oatmeal with my favorite childhood food: macaroni and cheese.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup pasta
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tbs shredded cheese (I used a cheddar and monterey jack blend)
  • pinch of paprika (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  • Bring water to a boil over high heat.  Add pasta and continue to boil 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in oatmeal. Continue to boil for five minutes.
  • Remove from heat.  Stir in cottage cheese, shredded cheese.
  • Transfer to bowl.  Top with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  • Eat and enjoy.

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Paleo Problems and Sweet Potato Patties

Paleo Problems and Sweet Potato Patties

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I’ve noticed a lot of people out in blogger’s world advocating the Paleo diet.  They make it sound great–let’s eat like cavemen–and their pages have some pretty yummy recipes.  Since I know I could never be a strict Paleo (no oatmeal? no yogurt? no black beans? forget it!), I decided to see if I could even make it a day.

For breakfast, I cooked some eggs.  So far so good…then I topped them with corn salsa.  Strike one.

          – That’s okay.  It’s only one meal.  I will do better the rest of the day.

My mid-morning snack was peanuts.  Strike two.

          – Alright. Third time is the charm.  Lunch will be perfect.

I found a recipe for sweet potato patties, made some modifications to keep it both Paleo and tasty, and set to work. After some cooking and photographing, I devoured two delicious sweet potato patties…topped with cottage cheese.  Strike three.  I’m out.

More power to ya’, cavemen.  For now, I will keep eating peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon.

Paleo (or not) Sweet Potato Patties

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded sweet potato
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbs. almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. ground turmeric
  • honey to taste (if you have also given up the Paleo way of life 🙂 )

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  • Shape mixture into two patties
  • Heat a medium skillet over high heat and place patties in the pan
  • Cook for a few minutes on each side until the patties are golden brown
  • Remove from pan, eat, and be thankful that we are not cave people