May 2012

I had a stash of money on the counter and Angus (age 7) asked for some.  So i gave him a toonie (a two dollar coin).  He started to walk out of the room.

I said: hey, what do you say when someone gives you money?

He said: Yaye!

I was looking for “thank you” but i think he’s right.  Anytime someone gives you money you should say “yaye”.

I’m always trying to find ways to get more brown rice into me during the Wild Rose Herbal Detox so that i don’t have to stress about staying within the 80/20% restrictions.  Breakfast is tough.  Before the detox i’d been playing around with having grains for breakfast and found that you can sprinkle cinnamon on pretty much anything and make it taste breakfasty.  At least to me.

Here’s a really quick way to make a breakfast out of last night’s leftover brown rice.  That’s one of my rules of detoxing.  Make brown rice (or quinoa or millet) every day or 2 and make lots so you have it in the fridge all the time.

This rice pudding is obviously not as creamy as real rice pudding, but i find it makes for a hearty breakfast that holds me over until lunch.

Quick and Easy Brown Rice Pudding

Put 1 cup of leftover brown rice in a bowl and add a good shake of cinnamon, a shake of cardamom and any other spices you like (like pumpkin pie spice, cloves, nutmeg, you get the idea).  Add any where from 1 tsp to 1 TB of coconut oil (I really like the stuff, so i go with a TB).  Microwave for 1 minute and then stir it well to combine the spices and melt the oil.  Add a drizzle of almond milk and microwave for another 30 seconds.

I’m working on a more involved version that will hopefully be creamier – stay tuned!