The theme for this week for I Heart Cooking Clubs is Face the Day (Choose a Heidi Swanson breakfast or brunch recipe that gives you energy to face the day!). The recipes I chose for this week are Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa (above), and Pomegranate Yogurt Bowl (below). They can be found on Heidi's blog here and here.
The first recipe I chose was the Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa because, as I said last week, I'm trying to figure out the whole Quinoa craze at the moment. The recipe was easy and absolutely repeat-worthy delicious. Better than oatmeal with berries. Better than cereal and berries. Better than...well, better than most breakfast anything actually, I absolutely loved it and will be making this one fairly often. The quinoa is soft but not what I would call mushy, the berries sort of melt into it the longer it sits and makes it fruity, and the cinnamon and agave sweeten it all up in a warm way. Really, try this one, you will love it.
The second recipe I made was Pomegranate Yogurt Bowl and I chose it because I'm trying to figure out the whole pomegranate craze as well as the quinoa craze. I love the taste of pomegranate as it is sweet and bitter at the same time. It was a perfect choice with the yogurt and granola drizzled with honey. The seeds added a fun nutty crunch. This one is also definitely a repeat here, and often. I've already made it three times.
Looking at all the breakfast recipes on her blog, I will keep working my way through the list as they all look wonderful and delicious. What a find!