Well, it’s been way, way too long since I’ve come to this space. Hopefully, I can make up for it with these strawberry overnight oats. They make for a delicious, simple and healthy breakfast. I find they are especially good for those of us who just need to grab breakfast and get out the door. With all my different jobs and projects it’s nearly impossible to cook a big breakfast every morning. Making something ahead of time prevents me from stopping at the local vegan bakery and eating brownies at 8am.
Lately, I haven’t been cooking at home as much. Will and I have relocated quite a few times since coming back to Canada and we’re about to do it again. Constantly sharing the kitchen space or finding myself in someone else’s kitchen altogether makes it difficult to build-up a pantry of staple ingredients. Not to mention my beloved kitchen tools are in storage. I also avoid anything too labour intensive for fear of monopolizing the space. As you can imagine, photographing meals is almost certainly out of the question. In any case, I have missed sharing my recipes with all of you over the last couple months. These strawberry overnight oats were something I photographed back in Australia but the recipe stands the test of time. You can’t really go wrong with overnight oats!
In the coming months, I am going to be working on a theatre project, entitled Emily and EV, to be featured in Storefront’s Feminist Fuck It Fest in Toronto on April 18th. Which means lots of rehearsal hours that hopefully do not result in chips and chocolate for dinner. Staying healthy as an artist can be hard; especially when we want to put all our time and energy into our projects. This sometimes makes self-care feel like a waste. But that’s how burn out happens! So maybe if I blog my simple recipes I’ll have more motivation to stay on track.
Even though the project is in development and it’s one small step for me as an artist I am excited to share it with others. Through movement, evocative prose and mystical imagery Emily and EV is a deep dive into the divine feminine which tells the story of one woman’s complex relationship with her vagina. If you live in the city do come and see it!
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Strawberry Overnight Oats
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2.5 cups sweetened almond milk (plus a little extra for pouring)
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 punnet sliced strawberries
- Combine oats, milk, vanilla in a large bowl or container. You can also divide them into 4 individual portions in jars or smaller containers.
- Let soak overnight in fridge.
- Serve topped with strawberries and whatever else you might fancy!
Optional Toppings: coconut flakes, chia or flax seed, agave, chopped almonds, etc.