Hey there friends!
I hope this week has been treating you well. Josiah and I are in the final days of preparing for our trip to Amsterdam next week and I'm already positive I'm going to forget something. Because we are going to be traveling around so much while we are there, we both committed to only bringing a backpack. I'm a chronic over-packer and I don't know if I can do it. I'm mainly concerned about how many pairs of shoes I'll be able to bring with me. I'll keep you posted.
As the trip has been approaching I've had so many of my friends ask about our travel plans, all the places we will go and see, and as much as I can be a Type A, when it comes to traveling, I really kind of let things fall where they may. We usually pick out a list of places that we want to go and kind of just roll with the days. We assess how we're feeling and do as much as we can. Needless to say, our plans aren't really made yet and whatever plans we do have are very much subject to change. For whatever reason, traveling without an itinerary is one of my favorite things (despite my usual necessity to know what's going on every minute from 9-5 every day). I'll just consider it a blessing.
Since Josiah and I have been married we have been on an eggs-for-breakfast-kick. Like seriously, for almost two years all we would eat for breakfast was eggs. It wasn't until recently that we deviated from eggs and started to attempt some other breakfast foods to break up the monotony. We started to occasionally have green smoothies, bananas and peanut butter, or chia seed pudding just to keeo ourselves from getting bored. As winter set in, we really liked keeping with eggs more because they were warm. Again, afraid of starting to despise a beloved favorite, we wanted to add in variety that still gave the same warming feeling as eggs. Alas, warm chia pudding. Since then we've been periodically enjoying a bowl of this slightly sweet, but not-too-sweet goodness as a way to kick off the day. Here is one of our favorite warming versions.
warming apple Chia seed pudding
1 apple, diced
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk or other milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
dash of salt
2 teaspoons maple syrup, more for serving (optional)
Put all contents in a medium pot and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, cover and then cook on low until the apples have cooked thoroughly. About 8 minutes. Top with almond butter, paleo granola, nuts, seeds, a drizzle of maple syrup, etc.