Just because I'm all about a big bowl of oats doesn't mean I can't be all about a big bowl of n'oats too. I also realize that I need to cater to my oat/grain/gluten-intolerant followers too. Not trying to be a selfish heaux and only post things that I can eat. We are all different, and some of you tragically don't digest oats well...BUT the good news is, if you fall in this camp, you can still enjoy a fat bowl of oatless oatmeal.
Kenzie Swanhart, author of 3 cookbooks (Paleo in 28, Spiralize It! and Clean Eating Bowls) and mastermind behind the popular blog, Cave Girl in the City, has done it again! Kenzie was kind enough to share a review copy of her upcoming book, Weeknight Cooking for Two, with me and I'm here to share one of its awesome recipes with you before it hits the shelves on July 18th.
Oatmeal used to be a thing of the past for me...until it wasn't. Let me explain. When I first started hardcore paleo-ing, I avoided oats like the plague. I thought I'd blow up if I even looked in the oatmeal aisle's direction. But since easing up on the paleo reigns and opening up my diet to be more encompassing of other foods under the "clean eating" umbrella, oats slowly made their comeback in my routine. And now they are back with a delicious vengeance.
My manfriend likes to get up and go workout most mornings, so he typically grabs a yogurt on the go...that means the large majority of my week, I'm cooking breakfast for one. For that reason, I got myself the cutest little mini cast iron skillet. Let me first say, that if you ain't no single lady and you're cooking for friends or family, go ahead and triple the recipe to fit a standard 10-inch cast iron skillet.
Paleo + pasta. Who knew it was possible? Between spaghetti squash, zoodles, kelp noodles, miracle noodles and all the other hipstery grain-free noodle varieties available to us gluten-phobes out there...we can still have our pasta and eat it too! My mom showed me this recipe last time I was home and I just had to make it paleo...which really just consisted of finding a noodle alternative because everything else was totally compliant.
Honestly. How have I not made this before? It's like the perfect little Mexican nest for my fried egg and a great way to spice up your breakfast routine. Hey - nothing wrong with a daily dose of bae (bacon and eggs..duh), but sometimes you just gotta mix it up! Andddd realistically, you're really not shaking it up TOO much here...because bae is still very much a part of this meal.
Because I can't get enough seafood in my life apparently, this omelette had to happen. Also, let me just call myself out here on the front end, no this isn't strict paleo. I SEE the cream cheese in the ingredients list and I am fully aware that cream cheese ain't paleo. So for all of you nay sayers who like to passive aggressively call out us paleo rule breakers, I'm one step ahead of you.