Feb 1, 2012

It's all about the story

Each month I share a new recipe I've tried, something I've read and want to recommend, and something I am craving, want really need.

Eat it: Cinnamon Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa - I first saw this recipe on twitter via Megan and Ashley, and considering how much I love quinoa, I couldn't wait to make it. It is good, people! I used regular milk instead of soy, and I divided one batch into half cup portions so it made three cups (or six half cups). Plenty of breakfast for a few days, it's quick to make, and it's so many different flavors and textures. In a word? Yum.

Read it: The Chesapeake Bay Saga by Nora Roberts. When I first mentioned reading romance novels, this series was what I had in mind. I love these stories. It takes place not too far from here (Inner Harbor, Maryland), and the characters are so real I find myself sometimes thinking about them. Our romance novel book club recently read the first one in the series, and I couldn't stop there. I read the whole series again - more of a review to come, but trust me, you should read these books.

Need it: This Hoop Art from The Phantom Moon. I recently watched all the Harry Potter movies from start to finish (and finally saw the last one for the first time!), and it reminded me how much I love the stories. Don't you think this would be such a fun conversation piece?
(Photo courtesy of The Phantom Moon)

Are you a fan of quinoa? Have you ever read that Nora Roberts series? What do you want to share today - something to eat, read, or need?


Sue @ SimonsSistaSaw said...

I've still never tried quinoa but should soon. Maybe this is the recipe to try? I love Nora Roberts novels. I started one by chance on holidays in Canada once (I think I bought at walgreens or the like?) and it was so enjoyable easy to read. I like to mix up the books I read but Nora's are the perfect read for long plane rides (I read her entire wedding series on a recent trip home to Australia). I haven't read the Chesapeake trilogy but will look out for it.

Lucy The Valiant said...

I loooove the Chesapeake trilogy! They're some of my favorite Nora Roberts. Have you read any of her darker stuff, like the vampire trilogy or the seven trilogy? LOVE.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love quinoa! I should try that recipe as I am looking for a new breakfast routine. I am kind of tired of toast. And surprisingly am tired of eggs!

I haven't read a Nora Roberts book in ages! Maybe I will pick some of those up this summer (and by 'pick up', I mean, borrow from the library. You know, with the book fast and all.).

Gracie said...

One bad quinoa experience as a kid kind of killed it for me. Perhaps a breakfast version would be different, though. The embroidery is making me want to pick up needlepoint again! I love needlecrafts, but they are very time consuming.

Amber said...

I am DEFINITELY going to try that quinoa. I love quinoa and it would be good to get a pump of protein like that first thing in the morning!

AshleyD said...

Isn't the recipe so delicious? I'm really glad I tried it. I can't wait to make it again!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I'm a recent fan of quinoa, so I would definitely try that! I've never read Nora Roberts, but I do own one of her books... although I am now blanking on which one it is.

You know how I feel about HP! ;)

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I just pinned the quinoa so I'll definitely be trying it. I'm looking for new breakfast ideas too!

Mandy said...

Growing up my mom read romance novels and its one genre I never really read. Glad that you are enjoying them though! Perhaps one of these days I will give it a whirl. Love the Harry Potter hoop!

Anonymous said...

The Cinnamon Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa looks delicious! I'll definitely to try it (and convince the hubby to try it too, lol).

Thanks for the hoop love! It's one of my favorites (as well as Harry Potter) and I'm glad others love it as well :)

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