Friday, October 29, 2010

Ghoulish quinoa pumpkin maple breakie!!

Happy Friday!!

              Halloween weekend is upon us!! Do you have lots planned or are you just chilling out this weekend? I have two parties to attend, one tonight and the official Halloween party on Saturday at my sis-in-laws. The party tonight is for Ryan's best friend's mom. She's a riot so it's going to be a grand time! There is even square dancing...yee haa!!! In between my social events, lots of pumpkin carving, seed toasting, and organic chemistry are on the agenda. I can't wait to share with you our costumes so stay tuned!!

Since pumpkin is a hot topic right now, I thought I would share a little recipe I put together for a breakfast quinoa!!

Start out with some "jam" blood and a bed of quinoa

 Make a "pumpkin" with pumpkin puree and pumpkin seeds. I made my own puree. So simple, bake pumpkin at 350 for 30 minutes or so. Cool down, peel, and puree in food processor (adding a little bit of water if needed). Ta da and the best part is that you can freeze it and have pumpkin in the dead of winter. Score!! The eyes are grapes but feel free to get creative:)

 Make some banana "ghosts." Again, very simple. Cut one banana in quarters and dip in coconut and place cacao nibs for the eyes and mouth.

Take a gazillion photos!

Those are some sad looking ghosts haha!

Add some maple syrup and cinnamon ( or pumpkin spice or nutmeg.....) and enjoy!!
Hope you will try this out because it's delish!!! I'm off to get ready for the par-tay tonight and to figure out what to do with the new house guests.......

Any ideas? 

Have a great night!! Talk to you tomorrow!!!


bitt said...

Those little boo-naners are so cute! Happy Halloween!

Melissa said...

Hey Aimee - HAHA they kind of are aren't they? Happy Halloween to you!!!

kris | said...

Ahhh I love your breakfast graveyard!! How cute are these little bananas! What a great idea :)

I hope you have a beautiful Halloween my friend!


kelli said...

so cute!

Laury @The FitnessDish said...

Oh My GAWD, that is the greatest breakfast, EVER! You are so creative I can't even cope, haha....looks like it was yummy too, however, I would of totally taken 500 pics and been reluctant to eat it!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh how cute!! Seriously adorable! Love those little ghosts! haha!