A Dinner Inspired Breakfast

by HEAB on March 19, 2012

A good friend recently sent me her favorite fish recipe.  Chris and I ate it for dinner a few nights ago, and now it’s our favorite fish recipe.  It was so easy to make and only took about 10 minutes.  Thanks friend!

Broiled Cod Parmesan with black bean crema

Ashley is currently transferring her blog to a new host, and if you can’t access her black bean crema recipe, it should be up shortly.  So please try again soon – so good.  Oh, and regarding the fish recipe, I was going to sub sour cream for the mayo but completely forgot to add it.  Totally not necessary as the fish still turned out great!

The above dinner inspired the next morning’s breakfast as I could not get the savory goodness of Parmesan cheese out of my head…

Cheesy Oat Bran Custard

Bring 1/2 cup oat bran + 1 cup water + pinch of salt to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for about a minute, stirring constantly.  Add one egg and continue cooking & stirring over low heat until egg is cooked through (watch for the cooked whites).  Remove from heat and stir in a 1/2 TBSP butter.  Top with Parm and hot sauce.  Devour.

Belly was very happy. 🙂


Ameena March 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I really love cod…it’s easy enough for non-cooks like me. I will definitely be checking out this link! Thanks for sharing.

And you totally have that glow that I was missing when I was pregnant. You look fantastic!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

That glow is from the grease. It was a dirty hair kind of day.

Hope you try out that recipe soon – it was so easy and came out so good. I think the whole family would be a fan – might even keep Ali out of the peanut and jelly sandwich making for the evening. Yay – that’s 5 fewer utensils you’ll have to wash! 😉

Health Bee March 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm

You are absolutely glowing. Looking forward to the arrival of the twins.

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Thanks Health Bee, me too. 🙂

Riss March 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Mmmm… that cheesy oatbran looks soooo good! I’ve gone Paleo for the next 3-4 weeks. Trying to figure out what’s been messing w/ my skin and making my tummy yucky. I’ve been basically GF for a while now, but I’ve finally taken the plunge and I’ve given up my beloved Bob’s Red Mill GF oats, along with anything else that remotely resembles a grain (even the gluten free ones). Sad day in my kitchen. I’ll be drooling over the pictures of your bowls of oatie goodness with jealousy!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Oh goodness, that would be hard, but I hope the Paleo way of eating helps your belly. I have a good friend going through the exact same, and she is missing her oats as well. Hopefully, you body will heal, and you can reintroduce oats someday.

Tracy March 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Hope you feel as great as you look, Heather!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Thanks Tracy. I am feeling better these days! 🙂

Jasper @ crunchylittlebites March 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm

do you think toast eggs and steamed spinach could be considered a dinner inspired breakfast…or vice verse? 🙂 or just “gross?”I sure like it…and my grandpa did too 😀

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Jasper, yes, I do, and doesn’t sound gross to me. Your grandpa sounds like he was a very wise soul. 🙂

Jasper Naomi March 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

he was 🙂 and he was such a funny dude, too!

the delicate place March 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

i love your bracelet and you look so incredibly happy! can’t believe there are 2 babies in there?! i have been a salt fiend lately. i have been putting bonito flakes on my eggs, making your lemon-miso avocado salad like crazy (it is so good by the way) & basking in savory goodness!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I can’t either. I feel the kicks but can’t really tell who it’s coming from – they could be all from one baby for all I know. 🙂 So glad you’re loving on the lemon-miso salad. Such a great summertime dish – reminds me I need to re-stock the miso!

Lauren @ wholewheatorbust March 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

Oh my gosh, I just book marked that recipe! It sounds supaaa good and yet easy as…. quick oats. Not pie. Pie is not easy. Lies.
My breakfast addiction lately has been homemade waffles… Super. Obsessed. To the point of my breakfast addiction sometimes spilling over into dinner…
Happy 22 weeks!!!!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You make me laugh, and no, pie is not easy and nothing wrong with breakfast for dinner. It’s my fav. 🙂

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

Yet another reminder that I STILL haven’t made that crema! What is wrong with me?
Looking good, momma!!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I don’t know – get on that! It’s time. 🙂

lindsay March 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

I just made savory breakfast yesterday and Cod last night with roasted fennel. Were we reading each others tastebuds again?

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Yep, I swear we share the same brain – and I think you’re hogging all the brain cells! I’m a total space cadet these days. 😉

Natalie March 20, 2012 at 7:13 am

that is too funny about the savory breakfast!! 🙂
How did you get that 22 weeks going across your pic? That is so cute!!! you look great!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

It’s a free iPhone app called Labelbox: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/labelbox/id417694704?mt=8

Hannah March 20, 2012 at 3:00 am

I’m currently addicted to parmesan in my oatbran! With chilli and, um, vegemite too 😀

Oh my gosh, over half way through! Yay!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Interesting. I think I’d love it. 🙂

Samantha March 20, 2012 at 12:38 am

Still love and am lemming those skirts! You look great! Thanks for sharing the fish recipe. I’ve rarely attempted to cook fish (just started eating it a few years ago), and picked up some tilapia this week to try.

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Love my skirts too…love Etsy! 🙂
You must try this fish recipe – I’m addicted. So easy and delicious!

Gina March 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

You look adorable! I love cheese in my oatmeal, I can’t remember the last time I had it, yum 🙂

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

You know – I remember a post from your old blog that I bookmarked and never made. It was some kind of Mexican oatmeal or something. Savory, and it sounded so good, but if I remember correctly, your husband was totally grossed out. Hehe, CD is often confused by my oat bowls. 😉

katie @KatieDid March 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

youuu look so beautiful! And you’re so far along I can’t believe it! Your breakfast sounds fabulous, I’m a savory breakfast girl through and through.

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I love your love of eggs and cheese. I’m all about the savory these days. So yummy. 🙂

Anita March 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

You look beautiful Heather. The photo looks like one from the ’60’s. Hopefully you are able to get some rest from time to time and get off you feet. xxooAnita= Team Heather.

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Thanks Anita. 🙂

Stephanie March 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Wow, I miss fish. 🙂 You look adorable—hope you feel better, too!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Thanks Stephanie,
I am feeling better and finally getting my appetite back…hello ice-cream. 🙂

Alyssa March 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Aw,look at you!!!!!!!! 🙂

The fish looks great!

Sarah March 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

So much congratulations on your twins!!!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Thanks Sarah. 🙂

kara March 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Yea!! Your bump looks so cute!
and the cheesy oat bran looks good too!

Liz @ iheartvegetables March 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Your oatmeal spoon is so freaking cute. And you look adorable, Heather!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Thanks Liz. The spoon if from this artist on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62159212/vintage-silverware-silver-plate-granola. She’ll print any word you request. 🙂

Allison March 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

You look beautiful! 22 weeks already . . . it’s good you’re so on the ball and have everything ready. My brother and sil just had twins and were a little unprepared when they showed up 10 weeks early! They are doing great though and and growing like weeds.

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I know – I keep hearing about twins showing up EARLY. Praying ours stay in for a while, but best to be prepared. Congrats on the new addition to your family! 🙂

nicole March 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I really have to get on the ball and make that black bean crema. And that fish looks amazing.
You look amazing too. I love that picture of you. Oh and the twins’ room looks so adorable! Only a few months left!!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Thanks so much Nicole and yes, make the crema and definitely make the fish. I am addicted to that recipe!

Averie @ Averie Cooks March 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Wow, you’ve only got about 12-14 weeks left (just saw the 22weeks graphic on that picture). From everything I’ve read, carrying twins til 40 weeks is pretty much unheard of so in that case, I guess you’ll be done ahead of schedule 🙂

Love the pic of you in the pink shirt. So sweet 🙂

Denise March 21, 2012 at 9:45 am

Well, twins aren’t always very early. I’m a twin, and my sister and I were born 5 days early, in 1979, which was pretty much unheard of then. Many twins are born closer to due dates nowadays.

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I know – the twins will be here before we know it. Can’t believe it myself.

Lou March 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Beautiful Mama!

Kim March 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

How gorgeous are you?!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Hot sauce and savory oats! I am sold!

You are stunning and by far, the prettiest pregnant lady ever!

Kath (My Funny Little Life) March 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

The fish looks very nice! I love cod, it’s my favorite fish. 🙂

You look pretty and happy! Yay for the belly! 😀

Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

You do look amazing! I’ve yet to try savory oats, I just love all the sweet versions too much!

maggie @ balance nyc March 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I think you know this post makes me very happy. Speaking of which, I need to pick up some more PARM.

You look great 🙂 Glowing!

HEAB March 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Thanks Maggie,
I had that exact same bowl of oat bran this morning. Totally addicted!

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