I was on a pretty big oatmeal kick during one week a little while ago. I played around with a bunch of different flavor combinations to see what I could come up with. The first was bananas and cocoa powder—now I bring you chocolate and peanut butter. (You're welcome.) My mom tells me that she ate a lot of oatmeal when she was pregnant with me, which is part of the reason why I think I love it so much still to this day.
Chocolate and peanut butter are just as great a dynamic duo as any other—Batman and Robin, Stockton and Malone, Timbaland and Magoo, Pinky and the Brain, etc.—but add a few whole almonds on top for a little crunch and BAM! You've got the makings for a great start to your day. This was my second guest post for CurlyNikki.com, so hop on over to her site for the full recipe.
In other news, I've made a couple of small tweaks to the website that I hope you'll enjoy. The first is that there's a "Pin It" button in the column on the right under the search box where you can more easily post any of the recipes you want to come back to on your own Pinterest board. The other small change is that the homepage has been reformatted to make it a little easier to scroll through to glance at the latest recipes.
I'm also SUPER excited to own my first piece of Japanese cutlery! It's definitely about time if you ask me. My culinary school issued knives have definitely served me well over the past couple of years, but I was long overdue for an upgrade. And upgrade I did with a Shun Classic 7" Asian Cook's Knife. I hadn't really planned on buying a knife today, but that's what I get for deciding to randomly stop in and browse Sur La Table. (Speaking of which, Sur La Table is offering free knife sharpening on the first knife and $5 for any others March 15th-30th.) Thankfully it was on sale, and it is my birthday month after all. And after seeing a T-Rex cookie cutter then I knew I had to have that too.
It kind of looks like a dinosaur attack has been launched on Astoria. RWARRRRR!!!!!