Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Soren Kierkegaard
My husband is currently up in the air flying this plane!! #excited #pilotintraining Took the instructor three tries to start the engine. #nervous ✈️ (at Flying Cloud Airport)

My husband is currently up in the air flying this plane!! #excited #pilotintraining Took the instructor three tries to start the engine. #nervous ✈️ (at Flying Cloud Airport)

BAKED OATMEAL:
This is a delicious and easy breakfast recipe.  This recipe takes about 5-10 minutes to make, but 40 minutes to bake so plan accordingly.  I like to prep it, then shower or get ready as it’s baking!  This will make 6 to 8 servings, depending on how you slice it, so this is breakfast for an entire week!  It might be best to share with someone, as I don’t even know if this would last that long in the fridge.  :)Ingredients:• 2 ripe bananas, sliced• 2 C rolled oats• 1/2 C walnuts• 1/3 cup natural raw sugar• 1 tsp baking powder• 1 tsp cinnamon• salt• 2 C unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)• 1 lg egg, beaten• 3 T butter, melted• 1.5 C fresh or frozen fruit of choiceDirections:1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.2.  Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another.3.  Spray a 9x12 casserole dish with cooking spray (I like cold pressed olive oil spray).4.  Layer the bananas and frozen berries in the dish.  Sprinkle evenly with the dry ingredients.  The pour the wet ingredients over the top.  Garnish with more berries if desired.5.  Bake for 35 minutesOn a side note, I like to use frozen blueberries, but feel free to use whatever you like.  I think this recipe would also be super tasty with fresh apple slices and extra cinnamon.  You can slice this into 6 or 8 pieces, depending on how big of a breakfast you desire!6 servings, 308 calories each8 servings, 230 calories each

BAKED OATMEAL:

This is a delicious and easy breakfast recipe.  This recipe takes about 5-10 minutes to make, but 40 minutes to bake so plan accordingly.  I like to prep it, then shower or get ready as it’s baking!  This will make 6 to 8 servings, depending on how you slice it, so this is breakfast for an entire week!  It might be best to share with someone, as I don’t even know if this would last that long in the fridge.  :)

Ingredients:
• 2 ripe bananas, sliced
• 2 C rolled oats
• 1/2 C walnuts
• 1/3 cup natural raw sugar
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• salt
• 2 C unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
• 1 lg egg, beaten
• 3 T butter, melted
• 1.5 C fresh or frozen fruit of choice

Directions:
1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2.  Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another.
3.  Spray a 9x12 casserole dish with cooking spray (I like cold pressed olive oil spray).
4.  Layer the bananas and frozen berries in the dish.  Sprinkle evenly with the dry ingredients.  The pour the wet ingredients over the top.  Garnish with more berries if desired.
5.  Bake for 35 minutes

On a side note, I like to use frozen blueberries, but feel free to use whatever you like.  I think this recipe would also be super tasty with fresh apple slices and extra cinnamon.  

You can slice this into 6 or 8 pieces, depending on how big of a breakfast you desire!
6 servings, 308 calories each
8 servings, 230 calories each

Picture perfect day for a bike ride in Minneapolis! #nordeast #mpls #minneapolis #ilovemycity ❤️ (at Stone Arch Bridge, Mississippi River)

Picture perfect day for a bike ride in Minneapolis! #nordeast #mpls #minneapolis #ilovemycity ❤️ (at Stone Arch Bridge, Mississippi River)

RAW VEGGIE PIZZA
This veggie pizza is so easy to make!  I remember my mother used to make it for parties as an appetizer when I was a kid.  I would sneak in the kitchen when she had her girlfriends over and I would steal pieces of this pizza.  Nowadays I like to make it a bit healthier!If you’re feeling really ambitious you can bake your own dough.  I was busy today, so I just bought raw dough from the local food co-op and baked it in the oven in a 9x12 glass dish for about 11 minutes. The “sauce” for this pizza is traditionally made with heavy cream cheese.  At 100 calories an ounce that is far too heavy for a healthy pizza.  My sauce still contains cheese cheese, but far less.  Ingredients:
4 oz silken or medium tofu (I use about a quarter of the blocks you can buy at the supermarket)4 oz cream cheese1/4 C cilantro1/8 C chopped green onionsadd spices of your choosing to taste.  I use a veggie spice that you can just pick up at the grocery store which contains sea salt, onion, garlic, basil, red bell pepper, black pepper, etc.  It’s an “all-spice” of sorts.  I also think cumin or curry would be a great spice to use.
Directions:1.  Blend tofu, cream cheese, cilantro, green onions, and spices in a food processor.  I always chop green onions before adding to my food processor because for some reason it has a tough time with green onions!  Since I rarely measure, sometimes I end up with TOO much sauce for the dough, but the leftover is great as a yummy dip for raw veggies!  2.  Spread over the cooked dough and top with chopped, raw veggies to your heart’s content.  I like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and more cilantro.  I can never get enough cilantro!  Another great herb is basil.  Feel free to sub basil for the cilantro.  If you don’t feel like chopping, you can usually buy fresh, chopped veggies at your local supermarket.  I also think peppers, cherry tomatoes or cubed avocado would be a nice addition, just add avocado only to the slices you’ll be eating immediately.  3.  Slice pizza into 8 pieces and top each with a tiny 1/4oz pinch of shredded cheese.  Delish!
Makes 8 servings.  Approximately 180 calories per slice (add more if using avocado)

RAW VEGGIE PIZZA

This veggie pizza is so easy to make!  I remember my mother used to make it for parties as an appetizer when I was a kid.  I would sneak in the kitchen when she had her girlfriends over and I would steal pieces of this pizza.  Nowadays I like to make it a bit healthier!

If you’re feeling really ambitious you can bake your own dough.  I was busy today, so I just bought raw dough from the local food co-op and baked it in the oven in a 9x12 glass dish for about 11 minutes. 

The “sauce” for this pizza is traditionally made with heavy cream cheese.  At 100 calories an ounce that is far too heavy for a healthy pizza.  My sauce still contains cheese cheese, but far less.  

Ingredients:

4 oz silken or medium tofu (I use about a quarter of the blocks you can buy at the supermarket)
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 C cilantro
1/8 C chopped green onions
add spices of your choosing to taste.  I use a veggie spice that you can just pick up at the grocery store which contains sea salt, onion, garlic, basil, red bell pepper, black pepper, etc.  It’s an “all-spice” of sorts.  I also think cumin or curry would be a great spice to use.

Directions:
1.  Blend tofu, cream cheese, cilantro, green onions, and spices in a food processor.  I always chop green onions before adding to my food processor because for some reason it has a tough time with green onions!  Since I rarely measure, sometimes I end up with TOO much sauce for the dough, but the leftover is great as a yummy dip for raw veggies!  
2.  Spread over the cooked dough and top with chopped, raw veggies to your heart’s content.  I like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and more cilantro.  I can never get enough cilantro!  Another great herb is basil.  Feel free to sub basil for the cilantro.  If you don’t feel like chopping, you can usually buy fresh, chopped veggies at your local supermarket.  I also think peppers, cherry tomatoes or cubed avocado would be a nice addition, just add avocado only to the slices you’ll be eating immediately.  
3.  Slice pizza into 8 pieces and top each with a tiny 1/4oz pinch of shredded cheese.  Delish!

Makes 8 servings.  Approximately 180 calories per slice (add more if using avocado)

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.
Paulo Coelho
Exploring the beautiful north shore of #minnesota en route to the #boundarywaters!  (at shovel point, tettegouche state park)

Exploring the beautiful north shore of #minnesota en route to the #boundarywaters! (at shovel point, tettegouche state park)

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West