Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book – Apple Porridge with Cinnamon and Raisins- Star Anise and Cinnamon Tea – Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Happy Wednesday, friends! How’s everyone doing this week? Are you all reading anything interesting? I totally went off my reading schedule to fit a new ARC in. I’ll be sharing that today and also a new recipe from the Thyroid Healing book by Anthony Williams that I talked about a few weeks ago. I hope you enjoy!


I was a little late this morning and needed a quick breakfast. I’ve been thinking about this recipe since I first saw it and thought I’d give it a try. There’s no cooking involved and this was super fast! 



  • 3 apples
  • 2 dates
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (I used extract)
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 TB walnuts
  • 2 TB shredded coconut


Add your apples, cinnamon, lemon juice, vanilla, dates, and honey to a processor. Blend it until just mixed.


Put your apple mixture in a bowl and sprinkle with walnuts, raisins, and shredded coconut. Serve and enjoy! It’s that simple.


This turned out to be quite good, my only issue was that it was cold. I like hot things in the morning so maybe this could be heated up a bit?


I enjoyed this with Pukka star anise and cinnamon tea this morning.



Star anise tea is one of the recommendations in the Thyroid Healing book. It’s really delicious too and paired well with the apple porridge.


-This Week’s Book-

Baby Teeth

Blurb: Sweetness can be deceptive. 

In the tradition of The Dinner and We Need to Talk About Kevin comes a “bad seed” debut about a mom desperate to find help for her mute young daughter, whose disturbing behavior grows increasingly dangerous.

Meet Hanna.

She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

Meet Suzette.

She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette’s husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.

From blazing new talent Zoje Stage, Baby Teeth is a story about a perfect-looking family, and a darling little girl who wants nothing more than to kill her mother.


My Thoughts:

I received an invitation to read this through Netgalley and couldn’t resist. I went ahead and started it and once I picked this up last night I could barely put it down…
Suzette, mother to Hanna, is dealing with health issues on top of a daughter who not only has behavioral problems, she also can’t talk. Hanna seems to behave properly when her dad Alex is around, but behind closed doors, she acts out and drives Suzette crazy.
This book has made me a little uncomfortable so far, but I still have to see what’s going to happen. I’m roughly a third of the way through. I have a feeling it’s going to end bad for somebody and wonder if there’s a reason Hanna hates her mom so much. I can’t wait to find out.

Thanks for checking out today’s Breakfast and a Book. What are you all reading this week? Have any breakfast recipes to share? Feel free to comment. I love hearing from you guys. 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your week! ❤

25 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book – Apple Porridge with Cinnamon and Raisins- Star Anise and Cinnamon Tea – Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

  1. This book wouldn’t be for me, since you KNOW it’ll end badly for someone and probably for everyone.

    I like warmer foods too, so maybe adding those ingredients to oatmeal when it’s cooking would do it for me, although it might be a little sweet for my taste. Hmm, breakfast–thanks for the reminder! Maybe a little hot oatmeal would be just the ticket for me…

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    1. I think oatmeal would’ve done the trick! You just gave me an idea. 🙂

      Yeah, this book is definitely not for everyone. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but little Hanna is a wild one. ❤ Thanks, Donna. Have a nice day!!

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      1. I don’t have kids, and that’s by choice. I do have a few friends who are old-fashioned multiple personality/DID folks, and they have lots of children inside. None of them try to kill mom though, even if she was abusive. I just do not have the urge to keep reading something that will not be a pretty sight in too many ways for me. If the story started with someone had already killed a parent, then okay, I can read it, but not if it is all waiting for the shoe to drop and for the father to wake the heck up to the situation–

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        1. I totally hear you. ❤ I have no idea what's going to happen at this point. I keep wondering if Hanna has a reason for her hatefulness, but I'm not sure. Not sure why she is such a psycho.This is supposed to be a psychological thriller, so I just have to keep going at this point. it might not end badly, but I don't see how it can't. 🙂

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        2. I’d love to hear the end when you get there. Sometimes novels can make sense, and sometimes they are just sensational for the sake of gore and sex and freakiness and to make the author some money.

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  2. N. N. Light

    Ooh, I love apple and cinnamon oatmeal, especially on a chilly morning. Great recipe! What’s the difference between porridge and oatmeal? I always get confused by that. The sounds intriguing and I’ll have to check it out.

    I’m veering away from romance to read a time travel scifi called The Colony by RMGilmour. It’s intriguing so far.

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    1. Well, this one doesn’t have oatmeal in it at all. It really just apples that make the ‘porridge’ sort of. Porridge to me is a warm oatmeal or other type of cereal that is creamy with some milk added. This is actually cold! I didn’t like that it was cold, but it was still good. Maybe I’ll try it warmed up some time. ❤

      The Colony sounds intriguing. I'll have to check that one out! Thanks for sharing. Hugs! 😀

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    1. I definitely think it’s worth a try! So simple and no cooking required. It’s surely filling! ❤

      LOL– yeah this book is pretty crazy. I have 3 girls and 2 boys and thank goodness none of them are like Hanna! ❤ I'll let you know how this one turns out without spoiling it, hopefully. 😀 Thanks for commenting, Nina!

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  3. Ooh, that tea sounds good. 🙂 I’m not a real big tea drinker, but I might just have to find that one and give it a try. Your breakfast looks delicious and that book sounds good! Nice post! 😀


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