Black Currant Oats + New Zumbawear


As if you didn’t already know, oatmeal was a big MUST for me today! Not only did I have a new bowl but I found the elusive dried currants at Earthfare last night.


I feel like I’ve seen several recipes calling for currants that I’ve wanted to make over the years, but I never quite seem to find currants for sale.


Ok, so currants are probably not that elusive. I’m sure they’re quite common, but for whatever reason, they have escaped me…till now.


And how cute is this bowl I found at TJ Maxx this weekend whilst shopping with my MIL? The color is perfection!


Oh yes, I had to have oatmeal today, if only to use my new bowl. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Black Currant Oatmeal

Add to a pot:

  • 1/3 cup skim organic milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (got these in the bulk bin at Earthfare)
  • 1/2 tsp flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp chia seed

Cooked stove top over medium low heat till thickened up. I added about 1/4 cup dried black currants for the last minute of cooking.

On top:

  • sliced almonds
  • light drizzle of maple syrup


For Starbucks Monday I grabbed a grande vanilla soy latte. Oh so good.


Lunch #1 – 3 bean veggie chili (prepped yesterday) and Barney Butter honey whole wheat toast.

I put the chili I brought for lunch in a bowl, but it looked like SO MUCH! I decided to only heat up about 2/3 of the chili and save the rest for later. I was so glad to have the yummy toast on the side.

I unfortunately, burned my tongue on the soup and then tried to eat it while I was running a meeting. It’s all about the mute button people.


Lunch #2 – the rest of my chili and another piece of Barney Butter WW toast.

I ended up getting hungry again about 3 hours later, so I finished off the food I had with me.





After work, it was ZUMBA time!

Not only did I have 2 fabulous hours of zumba in back to back classes…


I got new zumbawear, too! I got a pair of wrist bands and a new hot pink zumba tank top.



Oh yea! Work it!

Did I mention Zumba is not only an amazing work out, but it’s super fun, too!? Oh yea! You can read more about me + Zumba on my fabulous new Zumba page (click)!

Special thanks to Kat for her photography skills! ๐Ÿ˜‰


After our workout, we hit up a local sushi place to celebrate Megan’s birthday. Hello Megan!

I celebrated with a sake pomegranate.


I toyed around with the idea of getting something new, but I really like my usual – simple as it is.

Miso soup and house salad with ginger dressing (my mouth will hate me tomorrow!)


Half a teriyaki rice ball – basically rice with teriyaki sauce. I doubt there’s any nutritional value in this, but it sure tastes good. As my Dad would say, it’s “like eating cardboard.” Bah…it’s tasty Dad! ๐Ÿ™‚

PS this would have looked much more attractive if I had remembered to photograph it before halving it to share. Doh!


Tempura zucchini. I let it get cold. ๐Ÿ™ Note to self: cold tempura = not tasty


I also got a Cali roll (I know! boring! whatever it tastes good)

Reader question: What’s your favorite thing to order at a sushi restaurant (it doesn’t have to be sushi)?

Happy Birthday Megan!!!

16 thoughts on “Black Currant Oats + New Zumbawear”

  1. I love love love sushi! My 2 favs are spicy tuna rolls and eel. My local place also made up the “Bellevue Roll” after the town and I have no idea what is in it but it has teriyaki sauce and the spicy sauce and avocado, some sort of fish, and it is fried. Oh. My. Word. Heaven.

  2. I was wondering if you could suggest some zumba DVD’s that I can purchase. I’m on a strict budget and would love to exercise but will need to do it at home.

  3. Thank you for the happy bday shout out on your blog!!!! Love you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ Also thanks for taking some pics during my class….I’m going to best buy tonight to pick up a flash drive. XOXO

  4. Mmm… now I want sushi… My favorite is probably a tuna and fried shrimp roll, with eel, avocado and spicy sauce on top. Yum…

    I love the last outfit pic. You definitely capture the zumba fun, zumba love awesome energy!


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