Confession: I dread being asked what my favorite food is. I clam up, nervously searching my brain, hoping that my indecision will lift its grip on me for just long enough to come up with an acceptable answer:
“Oh come on, you must have a favorite!?”
“Ha. Ha. That’s a food group. Seriously though, what’s your fav…”
At this point I’m usually wide-eyed and biting my lip. I don’t know. I just don’t. That’s like trying to make me pick a favorite NKOTB [oh Joey...] or a favorite body part [my right foot!]. Ok those were bad examples, but I could never pick a favorite food or even a favorite recipe. It just feels wrong. I love food. All food. Any food that isn’t an olive.
Ask me what my favorite dessert is.
Boom! Didn’t even stutter.
I can even tell you what exact type of carrot cake is my most favoritest. Publix. Hands down. Done deal. I’ll eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I have the chance. Oh and I did have the chance. One word: Pregnancy. Spending the last month of my preggo plague in Pensacola, Florida meant there was a giant bar of carrot cake in my hotel mini fridge at all times. It really did make a fantastic breakfast. Adding coffee and a banana makes just about any food a breakfast food in my book!
[makes 10-12 fluffy muffins]
1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup coconut milk [or regular milk]
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 TBSP vinegar
1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour or whole white wheat
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 large egg
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup brown sugar [packed] plus 1 TBSP extra, to taste
1 cup shredded/grated carrots
1/3 cup currants
1/2 cup chopped baking walnuts
cinnamon sugar for topping [optional]
adapted from simple bites
Store individually wrapped in cling wrap in an airtight container for up to four days.
super simple cream cheese icing
4 TBSP cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/2-1 TBSP milk or coconut milk
a teeny drop of vanilla, to taste
1.5-2 cups powdered sugar
so…how were they!?
“So what’s your favorite vegetable?”