Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sunday, Sunday- 10 Grain Hot Cereal

I don't know about you but I'm a very routine person, to my own default at times. I'm aware of it enough to know when it is time to shake things up. But Sunday's is one of those days that our routine makes us feel complete. Food plays a big part of this, at our house we go through food phases that turn into routines for awhile. Recently we used to do fajitas night every Thursday and even my clients would ask ' you guys having fajitas tonight, it's Thursday?' So for the past couple month's our Sunday breakfast is a steaming sweet bowl of 10 grain hot cereal, fresh squeezed orange/grapefruit/carrot juice, and of course a luscious chai soy latte. I think the reason our weekend breakfasts are so vital is because we don't see each other during the week for that meal, so we really look forward to that time together. When we were dating we would pack up a breakfast picnic and go to the park, but now that we have our own house we enjoy our comfy couch or the deck in our back yard. I hope this recipe feels with you warmth and and love. Enjoy.

*Whole grains in your diet may reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases. Certain cancers especially gastrointestinal cancer. Heart disease: antioxidant's contained in whole grains may work with fiber and other compounds to reduce your overall risk.

-Hot Cereal-

I buy Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal

1. We follow the directions on the back, but we split it in half. They suggest using water but we use soy milk or soy delicious coconut milk.
2. When it is done cooking we scoop into two bowls and top with sliced almonds, walnuts and a drizzle of agave syrup.* Agave syrup if you don't know about it is like honey but it is a low glycemic  sweetener. That means it won't raise your blood sugar it is natural and is 25% sweeter than sugar. It can also be used in place of sugar when baking, for every 1 cup of sugar in a recipe you only need 1/3 cup of agave. AWESOME, give it a try.

-Orange/Grapefruit/Carrot Juice-

This makes a fair amount of juice for two but I bet you could get 4 small servings.

8 oranges, peeled
4 grapefruit, peeled
6 carrots

1. We have a juicer so we juice all of these together and divide between glasses. If you have a good blender you could try it that way. You would probably want to strain it first and then divide between glasses.


  1. hey you.. missed you on friday, class kicked my own ass! :) hope all is well in your new salon. can you post a recipe for the quinoa salad? i bought some and am looking to you for help on cooking it! :) still a huge fan of those oatmeal cookies, i don't think they can be beat. you are the best!

  2. Hey Brooke, you're a girl after my own heart! I've never done this blogging thing before so here goes. Loved reading your posts and the pics from the Market (my favorite place!). Can't wait to try your recipes. Where's the one for the tortilla soup? Larry and Honeybear say "HI!". See ya Saturday? XOXO Gwen

  3. Thanx for the comments ladies, the support means a lot and hopefully I keep you interested.* Gwen if you look right above my profile, click on June and it will take you to the earlier blogs and recipes. See you at the Farmers Market!
    *I have posted a quinoa salad recipe you may have to click into Junes archives as well. If not we'll talk! See you at yoga!

  4. Sweet Brookie.... You look so beautiful in your pictures. We miss you tons and wonder about you all the time. Shanan is doing hair now and permanent cosmetics, she loves it. She been doing it for just over a yr. now. Love the blog and will keep checking in. Love you, Kathi

  5. Aunt Kathi, thank you for your comment. Your food always made me feel at home, and I still think about your homemade icecream. Hope all is well. B