Fun Ideas on this Fine Friday …by caroline
1. Make this oatmeal creation. I have dubbed it Berries + Cream Oatmeal and it’s perfectly delicious. Here’s how you do it:
- In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup gluten-free oats (like Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Gluten-Free Rolled Oats) with 3/4 cup of water. Stir and microwave for 2 minutes. Remove oats from microwave, stir and cook for an additional 20-30 seconds. Let stand for 2-3 minutes.
- Top oatmeal with two heaping spoonfuls of yogurt (I used vanilla So Delicious® Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt) and a handful of berries. Drizzle with about 1 Tablespoon of pure maple syrup.
- Eat up!
2. Chuckle at this thought. If you’re the least bit competitive, then you will totally “get” this illustration from someecards.com. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve “raced” on the treadmill. It’s sick, really. Like they actually have any idea that I’m psycho enough to up my speed two notches just so I am going a bit faster than them. CA-RAZY.
3. Gaze in amazement at this photo. This installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Yayoi Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Over the course of two weeks this past December, children who visited the museum were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning what was once stark white into an explosion of color.
Now, why didn’t my mom ever think of this when I was young? So not cool, mom.
4. Sip on this (or don’t). A recent study by The Harvard School of Public Health stated that high intake of dairy products can “increase the risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer.” The Harvard experts also pointed to the high levels of saturated fat in most dairy products, adding that collards, bok choy, fortified soy milk, and baked beans are safer choices than dairy for obtaining calcium, as are high quality supplements.
I have long been a believer of this concept (i.e. that dairy is not the only or best source of calcium), so I was happy to hear it verified by The Harvard School of Public Health’s findings. What are your thoughts? Are you a “got milk?” guy or gal? Or do you seek calcium from sources other than dairy?
5. Feel grateful. And be happy. What I’m trying to say is … A-PPRECIATE LIFE, people.
Happy Friday! ♥