I've been creating recipes like crazy lately. It's been a steady pulse of new creations in the past few months but it has accelerated because of a challenge I've been giving myself -- something I thought of -- and hey, join in too!
100-mile, 100-day "diet"
Say what? Not another DIET!? Let me explain..
I'm on a mission to include at least one ingredient, one time per day, from within a 100 mile radius of where I live. Since it's still spring here in Northern Climate country -- Alberta -- I thought I was fairly limited to what I could forage. Well, I've been pleasantly surprised! Enter a completely stress-free, creative, and scrumptious diet.
I have a few herbs happily growing in my garden, and in the beginning of the week I featured basil in one recipe, and in another, chocolate mint. Today I came up with another recipe using freshly cut lemon thyme from my garden. I created a "bath" for oatmeal. It's slightly tangy -- I love lemon -- with a hint of herbiness, and the delightful flavor of fresh cherries. (I'm looking forward to using Canadian cherries in about a month but for now, I found a delicious bag of California cherries. So yummy.)
With the vitamins, minerals, and protein found in the oatmeal and in the "bath" it should send you on your way with a spring in your step!
Enjoy. And hey, tell me what you think?
- 1 tbsp. fresh lemon thyme (or use any thyme)
- ½ organic lemon, freshly squeezed
- Lemon zest (to taste, optional - careful, it can get overpowering!)
- ¾ to 1 cup Greek yogurt
- ½ cup cherries, preferably organic, pitted
- 1 tsp raw organic honey
- Adjust all amounts to your taste.
- In a mini-blender, blend completely all ingredients.
- I enjoy it on a serving of cooked oatmeal using ½ the batch (yields two servings), and topped with 4 to 5 cherries per serving.
NOTE: If you like, consider the challenge. Do what you can, when you can. Search for "100-Day, 100-Mile Diet: June 1 to September 8" on FB to join. Love to see you!