pumpkin and nog icing (with a slice of banana bread)

For this recipe I used nog icing which I made from the horchata icing recipe that I’ve grown so fond of. You can find that here. Instead of using horcata Rice Dream, I used Silk Nog…it is delightful!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1-2 T nog icing
1-2 T pumpkin puree

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

mOMent: One step forward , two steps back…isn’t that how the saying goes? I say one GIANT leap foward, and never look back…

vanilla bean simple syrup

Vanilla beans are so much fun! And vanilla bean simple syrup is a breeze to make, and goes with everything…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1-2 T vanilla bean syrup

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

mOMent: Sometimes the term vanilla or ‘being vanilla’ means being safe or conservative. What about vanilla makes it seem so plain? Are you vanilla?

maple syrup and applewood smoked almonds

Applewood smoked almonds are such a treat and soooo delicious.  They remind me of being by a campfire and when mixed with real maple syrup it hits the spot for a sultry sweet morning…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T maple syrup
1/4 C chopped applewood smoked almonds

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

mOMent: What is your favorite thing to do after a big holiday?

inside pb cups

I can’t really tell you how to make these because I did them off the cuff.  But I can tell you the ingredient list and you can try to experiment at home…

Biscoff Cookies (I think about 15 or 16, smashed)
Peanut flour from Trader Joe’s
Maple syrup
Brown sugar
Water
Vanilla extract
Almond extract

Directions: Mix together and form little balls. You can cover them in chocolate to make peanut butter cups, which I did…or you can leave them like they are and have little peanut bombs! Mix them in your oatmeal for a tasty breakfast.

Om,
Renata

mOMent: Sometimes a recipe is not needed. Letting the mind create without boundaries is a good thing and allows the loosening of rigid barriers. Try it.