Let's discuss oatmeal. By itself it isn't the tastiest but it's an incredible superfood. It's pretty trendy right now and I've seen countless posts and articles about differents ways to make it... overnight, slowcooker, baked. It's kinda insane. I mean, it's just oatmeal, do we really need to go to all this trouble to make it not taste like rubber? (Well, when you put it that way...)

Ok, I'm no oatmeal expert (Is that even a thing?) but I do make it fairly often... so I thought I would do everyone a solid and share my go-to recipe for hot oatmeal. This holds me over for hours and considering I could eat every hour on the hour, that's saying a lot.

Without further or do, here's my non-shitty oatmeal recipe. (Really sold it there, didn't I?)

1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp your favorite sweetner (I used Coconut Palm Sugar)
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 pinch Celtic salt
1 small palmful each of your favorite nuts (sliverd almonds or walnuts are great options), dried fruit (I like blueberries but cranberries work), and coconut flakes.

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Pour in just enough boiling water to cover the mixture.

I also make this ahead of time and bring it with me to work. If you are going this route, mix all of the ingredients together (sans chia seeds... bring those for later). Once you're at work add your boiling water and top with chia seeds.

Bon appétit!


I read a lot. Like I toe the line of anti-social.

I'm always on the lookout for my next book. I usually ask my girlfriends what they are reading so I can add to my list... or even better borrow their book. I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume we're not the only ones who do this so I thought I would share my reading list from the past couple of months.

I love some of these more than others but I recommend all of them. I hope you enjoy. And please (PLEASE!) send me any book recs.

Happy reading!


Oh hey! You're probably looking up to the URL asking yourself WTF is this PRÊT À... nonsense and where's the old blog? Well, here's the thing... it wasn't me, it was the blog. To be honest, there are WAY too many WAY more successful blogs that have stripes in their name, and, girl, it's hard out there for a blogger.

SO... meet PRÊT À...!

PRÊT À... means "ready [to]" in French. And while I'll always collect stripes, I'm always ready to... travel, eat, cook, shop. You get the idea.