Dad’s Breakfast Granola

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Yesterday I was brainstorming ideas for today’s post. I was entertaining the idea of doing something vintage. I envisioned the setting being the office of an insurance man in the 1960s. Since my parents were actually alive in the 1960s I called them to get some ideas. After speaking with them, I was inspired to recreate the office of a man that I know much better than the imaginary insurance man of the 1960s. My dad!

My dad is a professor and a writer so he has always had a home office. We’ve moved around quite a bit but his office has, for the most part, never changed much. It’s always a bit messy, covered in office supplies, and surrounded by piles of paper and big books with intimidating titles. Sure, the technology on his desk has updated. He no longer uses a rolodex and a clock radio. But I have distinct memories of when he did. I recreated the desk of my dad as I remember it when I was a kid. …Because when else will I be able to use a rolodex from the 1980′s as a prop?

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My dad is also a man of routine. He has, for as long as I can remember, always had some kind of crunchy cereal (grape nuts, raisin bran, granola) in either yogurt or cottage cheese for breakfast. I’m a lot like my dad so I often enjoy something similar for breakfast. However my version is veganized a bit fancier.

Let’s talk about vegan yogurt for a second… I’m a skeptic when it comes to prepackaged vegan versions of dairy. I’m the first to admit a lot of it tastes gross. Soy yogurt, however, is delightful. Not all vegan yogurts are equal. My favorite so far is Whole Soy & Co. It tastes good and I recognize all of the ingredients in it.

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Ingredients

  • Plain, unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 1 peach
  • 1 cup of granola, homemade or bought
  • Drizzle of agave
  • 5 Tbs of water

Directions

  1. Wash and slice the peach
  2. Heat up the water in a pan over medium heat
  3. Add the peaches to the water and cook them until they are soft and warm. About 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the yogurt, granola, and peaches into a bowl. Drizzle with a bit of agave. Eat.

Till next time!

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