wholesome almond-butterscotch

This recipe is earthy and not too sweet (unless you add more butterscotch, in which case it will be even more delish).  I recommend giving it a try as suggested, it can be a very palate pleasing om of the day and will keep you going all morning.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
2 T almond butter
1 T butterscotch
1/4 t vanilla
salt to taste

Directions:

In a heavy bottom saucepan heat almond butter, vanilla and butterscotch until warm and blended.  Add mixture to oatmeal and stir well.  Add salt and any extra butterscotch you may desire, stir again and chow down!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: When I was in elementary school I used to play hopscotch.  I had so much fun throwing the rock and hopping in the squares, skipping the one with the rock in it.  How many times in our lives do we avoid rocks?  What would life be like if we didn’t avoid them, if we decided to face our problems head on?  Do you know anyone who approaches life this way? What can you learn from them?

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ode to tennessee

In this recipe I used Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey to plump up thompson raisins and homemade butterscotch to sweeten the deal. It’s a twist on a rum raisin recipe and makes a tasty treat that doesn’t have to be eaten just for breakfast.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1/4 C homemade butterscotch
2 T Jack Daniels Whiskey
2 T raisins
1/4 C toasted pecans
Salt to taste

Directions:

Soak raisins in whiskey for 5 minutes or until they plump up. Mix pecans, raisins, whiskey and butterscotch in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently and heat until alcohol starts to cook off (at least 10 minutes), it will be frothy looking.

butterscotch whiskey raisin pecans

frothy butterscotch whiskey raisin pecans

Mix in oatmeal and enjoy!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: Where in the world would you like to travel?  What interests you about this place, and how can you bring a little of what you’re looking for into your life today?

sweet soul warmer

This recipe brings back memories of comfy pajamas and Saturday morning cartoons.  It’s certainly a treat and a little extra effort, but well worth it when you take the first bite.   

Ingredients:   

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
3 T butterscotch sauce (recipe here)
1/4 C chopped walnuts   

butterscotch walnuts

butterscotch walnuts

 

Directions:   

Add 2 T of butterscotch sauce (I used homemade but feel free to use what you prefer) and 1/4 walnuts to a small pan.  Warm over low heat until butterscotch starts to bubble and the walnuts are completely coated.  Add walnut-butterscotch mixture to bowl with oatmeal. Drizzle remaining butterscotch on top.   

Om,   

Renata   

mOMent: Comfort brings peace to the soul.  What brings you comfort, and how can you create more of it in your daily life?  How can you bring comfort in the lives of those around you?

butterscotch sauce recipe (dairy-free)

butterscotch

butterscotch

 

This recipe calls for a few ingredients that you can find at most natural grocery stores.  If you are not restricted by any dietary preferences feel free to substitute.  Check out the dietary preferences page of the blog to see suggestions for substitutions.  If you make this recipe the way that I have written, you will be very pleased.  You can use this sauce on so many other things, including ice cream, coffee and even toast! Yum. 

Ingredients: 

1/3 C brown rice syrup
1/2 C plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 T Earth Balance
1/8 t salt
1/3 C non-dairy cream (I used mimiccreme)
1/2 t pure vanilla extract 

Directions: 

Combine brown sugar, Earth Balance, salt and brown rice syrup in a heavy saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat until the mixture resembles a sauce (stir constantly).  Remove from heat and set aside while you heat up the cream until warm.  Add to the syrup and whisk over low heat until it becomes a well blended, beautiful, fragrant butterscotch sauce (usually just a few minutes).  Set aside to cool before transferring to an airtight container. 

Delicious!