Want an excuse to eat apple pie for breakfast? I have something close for you. My solution? Apples sautéed in cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar that taste like apple pie filling without the pie crust. Since oatmeal has a lot of fiber, I am easily full until lunchtime with this breakfast.
Growing up in the midwest, apple picking was a popular fall activity. Southern California does not quite have the same apple picking appeal, but in an effort to make it feel a little like home, I like to travel to Julian, CA, and visit their apple orchards. Julian is a cute, little mountain town that is known for their apples. Some great cider comes out of there if you’re a fan… California is experiencing a severe drought right now, so there were only two orchards open this year. We made the best of it and were able to come back with a bag of (fairly small) apples. There’s no way we can eat all of the apples before they go bad without cooking them, so I used some of our haul to make a healthy breakfast muffin. These less guilt muffins are quick to throw together and you get apple in every bite. An apple muffin a day keeps the doctor away. Continue reading
It is OCTOBER already. I feel like I say that every month. Moving on. Tomorrow is Thirsty Thursday and today we have a drink that will give you another excuse to go apple picking. Also, is “Thirsty Thursday” still a thing? I don’t know. What I do know is this drink is delicious and it tastes like fall in a glass. It isn’t cold enough here for pumpkin spice everything, but I’m glad it is still warm enough for this fall-inspired cocktail.
Kugel is a traditional Jewish dish eaten at holidays. Growing up, I had the opportunity to eat kugel with my friends celebrating Jewish holidays. I’ve been told that there’s endless variations of kugel, but one of the most common versions has raisins. I have an aversion to raisins (in that I do not like them), so I made mine with apples. If you have not had kugel before, I highly recommend giving it a try! With Yom Kippur coming up, this week is a perfect occasion to try it for breaking the fast once Yom Kippur is over (and if you aren’t observing, you can make it whenever you choose). You can eat it for breakfast or as a side dish for dinner. It is slightly sweet, noodle tastiness.