Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Weigh-In and Pumpkin Pie

With not feeling well enough to workout I've been in maintenance mode so I was extra excited to see a half pound loss this morning! 185 straight up, 92 pounds gone. This cough is lingering but I'm heading out to a few shops this morning to get some fresh air and move around a bit. I have a $10 coupon from Kohl's that's burning a hole in my pocket. I'm hoping to be up for a formal workout or at least a walk up the mountain by Monday or Tuesday.

This time of year I love hot breakfast and since I've been craving pumpkin pie, I thought combining the two into a delicious and nutritious breakfast-y bowlful would be a great idea. You can make this with oatmeal but I much prefer the texture of the Kashi seven-grain pilaf so that's what I used. This isn't a quick recipe but it makes 6 one-cup servings. I don't like standing over the stove for just one breakfast. Just portion it out into containers, pop them in the fridge or freezer and breakfast for the week is ready. It reheats a treat!

Pumpkin Pie Porridge

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat stir until combined and bring to a boil~
2 cups water
1 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
the zest of one clementine (eat the clementine while you wait)
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup (I like grade B)
1 can pumpkin (not pie filling, just 100% pure pumpkin)

Then add one packet of Kashi seven-grain pilaf and a quarter cup of flax meal, bring back to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until done, stirring occasionally for about an hour. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of raw honey and a few raw pecans sprinkled over the top. Devour!


  1. Mmm, sounds delicious! There are so many good pumpkin recipes being posted lately, I don’t know where to start!

  2. Girlie, it's me!
    Your pumpkin porridge looks amazing. The Kashi 7 grains is not gluten free. Will have to substitute something else. Oatmeal is not GF either! Maybe corn meal, and it will be like Indian Pudding!!