Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

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These were Dr. Kracker‘s Apple Crisps. Verdict? Awesome! These are probably my favorite flavor out of all of them. They have just enough sweetness from the caramelization of the brown sugar. Yes, you can really taste the dried apple! I tried them with cheese and…

Delicious with almond butter as well.

The other fruity cracker is the Cherry Semolina flavor. It was too tart for my liking, but once again, those are just my taste buds. My dad tried them and he really enjoyed the crackers. To each his own, right? Let me note though that all of these crackers are perfectly crispy. All the ingredients seem to be toasted, which just brings out the flavor a bit more.

Refreshing bowl of overnight oats with a twist!

I’ve seen Averie make overnight oats with protein powder and I wanted to give it a try myself. I soaked the oats with the protein powder, water, cinnamon, and NuNaturals vanilla stevia. In the morning I topped it with a sliced banana and a couple scoops of almond butter. After mashing and mixing the bananas and almond butter in, I was a very happy girl and so was my tummy. When it starts to get hotter I can’t stand warm bowls of oats. I start sweating like a mad man and I keep sweating for a good hour afterwards.

On another note…

Recently I did a performance piece to go along with the video and accessories I made.

Part 1

Part 2

Shout out to one of the sweetest hearts out there!

One evening I decided to make myself a banana hammock, inspired by Katie. One side had coconut butter and the other side was topped with granola. Then I put the two sides together and ate each bite with a scoop of almond butter. I also had a marzipan made by the company that makes them right, Niederegger! Since the weather is warming up, I think all of you should put on your shades and make yourself a yummy banana hammock.

I let the red lentils and rice cool down to avoid any sweating.

I made my usual lentil recipe with coconut oil, and I cooked up some brown basmati rice. I love the fragrance basmati rice gives off. Anywho, I mixed the lentils and rice with the salad ingredients. Delish! After that I headed out to check out the annual student art show put on at one of the gallery spaces at my school.

Performance piece done by some friends.

This was like a laboratory filled with art. They even had crazy sounds playing.

It was nice to see the work of some friends and peers. There are so many wonderful ideas floating around and I love to see them come to life!

I also met up with one of my favorite people!

He had a little gift for me! Delicious heart-shaped cookies with homemade icing. Actually, he wants to open up a pastry shop. He totally should because those cookies were amazing! I loved washing them down with a glass of creamy almond milk.

Pretending to be a shorty so he could fit in the picture with me!

Lotta Apricota

Awhile ago I was contacted by Nature’s Path to review some of their new products. Have you checked out their granola bars? When I was looking through that flavors it was so hard to choose! All of them sound delicious. But I managed to cut it down to three:

Lotta Apricota: I loved the bits of dried apricot and almond pieces, and the overall chewiness of the bar. One thing that could be toned down is the sweetness. This granola bar was the sweetest because of the yogurt “icing”. It didn’t taste bad, just a bit too sweet for me since I tend to be sensitive to that.

Chococonut: Once again it was a bit too much on the sweet side, but the dark chocolate chips helped bring it down a bit. Maybe more dark chocolate chips will do the trick, hehehe! This bar had the same chewiness that I like from the previous bar. Oh and you all know how much I just love coconut, so this was my favorite!

Pumpkin-N-Spice: Okay, I hate to sound like a broken record but this was too sweet as well. Other than that though, this bar was yummy. However, this was a yummy treat, especially to have towards the end of the cold season.. comforting flavors: cinnamon, pumpkin, and raisins!

I think all of them don’t need all that sweetness because there was enough of the actual flavors… and they could stand up taller without the extra sweetness. A little positive sidenote:

“….All our bars now come in the EnviroBox, which is 36% smaller box than a standard 6.2 ounce box.”

I hope all of you are doing well. I’ve been wrapping the semester up and I’ve got some projects and good news that I’m looking forward too. I’ve also been loving just hanging out with my friends and my dad who was in town this past week. I can’t believe my visit with Liz was only a week ago though. I already miss her! What do you all have in store for the next week?

15 thoughts on “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

  1. Aww lovely lady, your banana hammock sounds heavenly! (And yes, I know that sounds weird.)
    Have you ever tried eating your oatmeal cold? I know it might seem strange, but that’s actually how I almost always eat my oatmeal!

  2. ooh! those apple crisp chips sound wonderful :). apple crisp was my favorite dessert when I was little. I also love your idea to let lentils and rice cool down so that you can enjoy them in the summer time. Your friend is so kind to bring you homemade treats. I wish him the best of luck in following his pastry dreams! :)

    Have a lovely day!
    xox

  3. LOVE your performance look! Too cool. And that guy friend of yours is cute ;)

    Seriously, I was thinking the same thing – it’s been a week already since you visited?!?!?! Holy time warp.

  4. I also love making overnight oats in the summer too! As much as I love hot oats, I’m definitely more of a cold cereal girl.

    I think the Natures Path bars are a little sweet too, but I love to save them for an after lunch dessert. The Maple Walnut is my favorite flavor so far but I’m dying to try the apricot.

    Glad you are enjoying the sunshine love! :)

  5. thanks soo much for your wonderful comment on my FB status! IT GOT ME PUMPED! you have such a beautiful heart!!
    mmmm naner hammocks and lentils! what do lentils taste like?! that all looks awesome!
    LOVE YOU

  6. I though those Nature Path’s bars were sweet, too, but that’s why I enjoyed them more like a dessert, than a snack. I loved them, esp the mmmaple Nut ones.

    Aw, what a sweet guy to bake you cookies! Do let us know when he finally opens a pastry shop! :D

  7. Good news…now I’m curious girl!

    Delicious eats, didn’t expect otherwise;)

    And now I’ve got this song in my head…Zip-a-dee-doo-dah…Zip-a-dee-ay!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  8. Katharina, you are always putting a smile on my face! You just radiate this joy and happiness that I love love love about you and your blog!! I’m excited to get back into overnight oats once summer comes and i’m home! The temperatures get pretty hot here though too, so I may have to wake up to some more yogurt messes instead–i’m never really too hot for warm, delicious oatmeal though :)

    That salad, the lentils and basmati rice sound so fresh! I’d love to dine with you!!

    Have a great week! Only a month left till summa!!

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