Repurposing leftovers, part 671

I was in no rush for breakfast this morning after yesterday’s expansion-fest, so a leisurely breakfast experiment was in order. I worked on a pot of Berry [much needed] Detox tea throughout the process.


“Worked on” was an appropriate phrase to use, as it turned out, because it was hard work to choke this thing down. I’m usually a fan of sweet and spicy combos, but anything berry-flavored should not be setting my throat on fire! I think the culprit was some rooibos in the blend — I really can’t stand that flavor. On the flip side, however, the teabag managed to break open in the pot, and I kind of enjoyed chomping on the little bits of orange peel that accompanied every sip.

Anyway, the experiment:


First, I mixed 1/2 cup of protein porridge with about 1 tbsp of Newman’s dried berry blend. Next, I smeared a bit of canola on the bottom of a pie plate and pressed the porridge blend onto the plate in a thin, flat strip. I baked for 20 minutes at 375, used a spatula to flip, and baked for another 20. Here’s what I came out with:


Doesn’t look like much, does it? BUT I mashed 1/2 an overripe banana (thanks to roommate Tara for donating her aging bananas and strawberries to me!) with 1 tbsp of PB2 and spread that onto my protein porridge berry flatbread. With a sprinkle of cardamom:


Yum! I enjoyed this experiment. It will have to happen again.

On the side, I chopped the rest of the banana into the 1/2 cup fruit salad from work yesterday. The lucky fruit salad got a topping of 1/4 cup healthy cream cheese icing and a drizzle of lemon curd.


I probably also had 4-5 smarties from yesterday’s shower favors:


I started to think about lunch around 2, even though I wasn’t nearly hungry yet. I’ve seen this tasty-looking asparagus recipe popping up over the past week courtesy of Michelle and Heather. Since I just happened to have a stash of fresh asparagus (and two giant portabello mushrooms caps) in the crisper, I decided that now was the time to jump on the curry butter train! I followed the recipe exactly, except that I added in those portabello caps.


When I got hungry (closer to 4), I ate 1/2 cup of the finished product on top of a pile of the salad that I brought home from work yesterday. Also involved in the salad were a ring of tamale slices with a little bit of guac pizzazz (and freshly grated parm and ground pepp):


A better view of the pizzazz:


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11 thoughts on “Repurposing leftovers, part 671

  1. brandi says:

    okay, i need to buy some cardamom. I love it, but i’ve never bought it and I always want it when I see you mention it. 😉

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend so far!


  2. Jessica (jesslikesithot) says:

    Yesterday seemed like a fun day!! sorry about the extreme feeling of expansion….but I’m sure it was totally worth it! 😀
    All that food looked so delicious! This little asparagus meal with the guac pizzas look so tasty too, cutest things I’ve ever seen!


  3. Sweetie Pie says:

    I’m not a huge fan of rooibos either. I’m not sure what it is… but it is NOT my favorite thing. I’m glad you enjoyed chewing your tea. Oh dear.

    How cute are those favors!!! Oh, and I love the pizzazz. Fun!


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