Monday, October 15, 2018

Good Old Fashioned Oatmeal Recipe

One of the highest forms of self-love is good healthy eating. Breakfast, for me, is the most favorite meal of the day. Today, I made some old fashioned traditional oatmeal. 

First I soaked the oats over night in warm water and apple cider vinegar. The following morning, I drained it and rinsed it and cooked it in milk with the following ingredients:
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Almond Essence
  • Vanilla Essence
  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
Of course it was very yummy. If you’ve never had oatmeal cooked with a little butter, you are missing a treat. What I like most about old fashioned oatmeal is that I don’t get hungry soon after. Breakfast usually takes me well past the lunch hour.

I know I haven’t given specific measurements but that’s because I don’t measure. Use the instructions in the oatmeal container and add whatever flavorings your palet desires.

More importantly, use good ingredients. Nothing replaces that. I used Kerrygold butter; it’s made from grass fed cows. Also, the oatmeal was sprouted and organic. The milk and flavorings were of high quality as well. You can’t help but to make something tasty and wholesome when you use good quality ingredients.

Have fun cooking because your family will taste and feel the love in your food!  God bless!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fall Recipes: Pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes are a staple for us in the fall. I just wanted to send some love to my readers by sharing this recipe. I’ve been using it for many years. Originally my sister gave it to me and I think she got it from Martha Stewart. I change the ingredients depending on the season but the dry ingredients remain the same:
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar ( I use coconut palm sugar but any sugar works)
Use a whisk to combine all the dry ingredients before adding the wet. The following are the wet ingredients. Remember this can change depending on the kind of pancakes that you are making.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • Milk (I don’t measure, about a cup or so to the consistency of pancake batter)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon of almond essence 
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin purée 
Mix all of the ingredients; but be sure not to over mix as this will make your pancakes tough. It is a delicious compliment to any cozy fall day. Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2018

I Just Love Fall: My Favorite Season

We all get to choose, right? For me, fall is my favorite season. I love the crispness in the air; I love sweaters; I love the cozy feeling, not to mention the fact that Thanksgiving is in the fall and this is the time that families tend to gather.

In celebration of fall, I have decorated my home. I hope you enjoy the pics. Happy fall  ya’ll:)

Semi-Homemade Pizza: Trader Joes

One of our family traditions is to eat junk food on Fridays. For us, pizza is usually the junk food of choice. We can make a very tasty pizza from scratch. However, there are times when you just don’t want to mess with the dough. For times like these, try Trader Joe’s pizza crust. Add whatever toppings you like; put it in the oven and enjoy. It is delicious.