Chilly But Toasted

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I am happy to hear that lots of other people brush their teeth in the shower and talk to their pet.  No one else kissed Ricky Martin, though…


It is dreary and cold out.  I would like to be back in bed.  But alas – the show must carry on!


This show must get her booty to the grocery store today.  We’re out of most of the staples, so I was forced to get creative for breakfast… Toasted Quinoa!


I spotted this tri-color quinoa at the store last week and had to pick it up – so pretty!  While quinoa is normally boiled, you can also ‘toast’ it in the oven.  It makes an excellent, crunchy granola substitute. 


Crunch, crunch, crunch.


I used this recipe as a base but mixed in molasses, honey, and sliced almonds.  With Greek yogurt and blueberries…. Perfecto.


Thought of the Day


I posted this on the HTP Facebook page but simply can’t resist reposting here.  It makes me laugh every time I see it!


Hahahahhahaha.  Ahhh.



  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 24, 2012, 9:49 am

    Thanks for the early morning laugh! 🙂

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 24, 2012, 9:53 am

    Omg, hysterical. I hate chaturanga too, I can relate to T-Rex even with long arms.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 24, 2012, 9:55 am

    Hahahaha I love that – now I’m going to think about the t-rex every time I’m chaturanga-ing! Lovely looking brekkie!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 24, 2012, 9:57 am

    Haha I love all those TRex things!

  • Marisa E January 24, 2012, 10:01 am

    T Rex hates chaturanga but this girl here loves them!!! Hahaaaa!! I love that pic!!

  • Laurel (Runaway Laurel) January 24, 2012, 10:04 am

    yummy looking quinoa! I had never even thought of doing that…

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb January 24, 2012, 10:17 am

    i had totally forgotten about toasted quinoa. we just picked up a costco sized bag last weekend and i have been racking my brain for recipe ideas. will definitely try this soon!

  • Shannon @ Mon Amour January 24, 2012, 10:17 am

    I love quinoa but have ever only boiled it. I can’t wait to try it toasted! I used to brush my teeth in the shower after swim practice to save time. Not sure why I stopped though

  • Anne P January 24, 2012, 10:18 am

    Bahahahah amazing

  • Greta @ Staying Lost January 24, 2012, 10:19 am

    Thank you for the laugh- now I’ll be thinking about T-Rex the next time I practice yoga!

  • Kath January 24, 2012, 10:28 am

    Hahaha – love that!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed January 24, 2012, 10:31 am

    😀 Thanks, I needed that morning giggle!

  • Corrie Anne January 24, 2012, 10:32 am

    I LOVE that you got a kiss from Ricky Martin!! I’d love one from Enrique! 🙂

  • Meg @ Runridelove January 24, 2012, 10:41 am

    HA! That T-rex picture is amazing! It’s reminds me of this:
    which makes me laugh out loud every time I watch it!

  • KaraHadley January 24, 2012, 10:45 am

    That TRex picture is so freaking awesome. As someone with stubby little arms, I totally relate.

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 24, 2012, 10:50 am

    Mmmm love toasted quinoa!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal January 24, 2012, 10:52 am

    hehehe, I like Chaturanga about as much as that T-rex does 😉

  • Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner January 24, 2012, 11:03 am

    I’ve never heard of toasting quinoa! I have some in my cabinet, I can’t wait to try it!

  • Hillary January 24, 2012, 11:34 am

    Clean sheets 100% feel different. I always have the best nights sleep in sheets that are fresh out of the dryer!

  • Life's a Bowl January 24, 2012, 11:55 am

    Haha, sooo I had no clue what “chaturanga” but thanks to the handy dandy Google search bar I now know and that’s hilarious- thanks for the laugh!

    P.S. Toasted quinoa sounds awesome!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 24, 2012, 12:01 pm

    Let me guess.. pinterest!!

  • Silvina January 24, 2012, 12:01 pm

    Ahahahaha!!! That is hilarious!!! I must share that with the people I know that did or are doing P90X!

  • Khushboo January 24, 2012, 12:15 pm

    LOL- def appreciated that!

  • Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 24, 2012, 12:18 pm

    haha cute poster! poor rexy.

    And I must say, I love all of the multi-colors in these pictures!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 24, 2012, 12:30 pm

    ahaha That is hilarious!

  • Sneakers2Sandals January 24, 2012, 12:49 pm

    hahaha I wish I had a Yogi to send that too 🙂 but everyone I know reads your blog…

  • Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete January 24, 2012, 12:56 pm

    I just laughed out loud at my desk at work over that photo! Hilarious!

  • Jen January 24, 2012, 1:27 pm

    I read that as “brush their feet in the shower”….

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 24, 2012, 1:31 pm

    Hahaha makes me laugh too!!

  • Tia @ Veggies and Pearls January 24, 2012, 1:41 pm

    That tricolor quinoa is gorgeous! I really need to get some now, I want to try this recipe… it looks like a great way to get some protein in the AM.
    I assume it would work the same with agave nectar instead of maple syrup or molasses?

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 24, 2012, 2:08 pm

    have you ever “puffed” quinoa???amazing.

  • erica January 24, 2012, 2:34 pm

    buahahahaha! i saw that t-rex stuff on facebook when you posted it yesterday. i was giggling at work for about 5 minutes straight! hilarious!

  • Amber K January 24, 2012, 2:40 pm

    LOL, love that 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 24, 2012, 6:51 pm

    Hahaha that is the funniest thing I’ve seen all day! 😀

  • Gabby January 24, 2012, 9:57 pm

    Tricolor quinoa from TJ’s?! I just picked some up too! I’ve been eating it with tempeh or TJ’s meatless meatballs and greens. So much more colorful!

  • Emilie January 25, 2012, 12:47 am

    Wow Quinoa toasted. That sounds really good! YUMMMM!

  • Meaghan January 25, 2012, 7:26 am

    Ok, I need to get that T-Rex thing made into a shirt, STAT.

  • Sarah January 28, 2012, 6:39 pm

    mmm never tried toasting quinoa!

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