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My current breakfast obsession

Good morning!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I mostly studied for a midterm, ate vanilla bean ice cream, and watched House. I did, however, make myself presentable on Saturday for our winter formal.

I thought velvet was holiday appropriate

Kristi and I!

I refuse to do the sorority arm.

Remember last week when I made those pumpkin muffins? Well, every single day since then I have had the same thing for breakfast.

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • a few drops vanilla extract
  • 1 warm pumpkin muffin, crumbled in
  • large blob of homemade pecan butter

It is utterly addicting. I usually eat variations of this breakfast during the warm months, but the muffins and pecan butter are soo good that I forget about the fact that I can see my breath in my house.

Pre-attacking

I am currently finishing up a long, informational post debunking the myths surrounding fats. Get excited!

Winter Squash Bisque

Hello dear readers. Yesterday, I referred to a soup recipe I was hoarding from you. I made squash soup and it was the perfect thing on a chilly, fall afternoon.

Heartwarming Winter Bisque

Recipe: Serves 1

2 cups roasted butternut squash (or any other squash or pumpkin!)

1/2 cup 1% or 2% milk

2 tsp real butter

a few pecans and walnuts

cinnamon

nutmeg

pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp ground mustard

cloves

chili powder

pinch cayenne pepper

salt

Place it all in the blender and shazam! Top with ground flax and pecans.

Another idea is to make it sweet by subbing in some apple and vanilla and nixing the mustard and chili powder.

Benefits:

Cinnamon * In one study, after taking 1/4 – 1 tsp cinnamon daily for 40 days, all participants benefitted from a reduction of fasting blood sugar levels, blood triglycerides, and LDL (bad) cholesterol! It is very high in antioxidants and can help stabilize blood sugar levels, which will help prevent an insulin spike, and thus the storage of fat.

Butternut squash * A great source of Vitamin C, A, potassium, manganese, and folate. It is also very high in fiber and water content!

Cloves * super high in manganese and antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory effects on the body!