maple caramel and pecan

I’m pretty sure pecans are in my top three favorite nuts…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
2 T maple caramel
¼ C pecans

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

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maple caramel and dried pineapple

Who knew?  Well, I had a suspicion that it would work, or at least be worth an om of the day.

dried pineapple and maple caramel sauce (chilled, so not so saucy)

heat until sauce infuses the pineapple

Add to your om!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1/3 C baby pineapple
1 T maple caramel

Directions: Heat pineapple and maple syrup until pineapple plumps up a little and the sauce is nice and toasty. Add to oatmeal. Mix it up and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

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maple caramel

I used this recipe from Oprah’s website.  The only change I made was the butter.  I substituted Earth Balance for the butter and I have to say this recipe rocks.  For me, the sauce is more solid at room temperature but as soon as it is heated up it’s perfect for drizzling and enjoying on most things.

Melting the butter and adding the brown sugar.

stirring….


stirring…

bubbling…

I don’t have a picture of the final result…but it doesn’t really matter because it is so goood!  I’m gonna go sneak a spoonful right now!

From Oprah’s website:

Maple Caramel Sauce

Servings: Makes about 3 cups (three 8-ounce jars)

Ingredients

1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup pure maple syrup

Directions
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add sugar and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is completely dissolved, then adjust heat to medium and boil 2 minutes longer. Add maple syrup and boil, stirring frequently, until sauce is thick, smooth, and coats a spoon, 2 to 4 minutes longer. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Pour into heatproof decorative jars and cool completely. Refrigerate in tightly sealed jars for up to 2 months.

Mmmmmmm….

coconut caramel

We found this delicious new sauce called coconut caramel which is awesome! I love our local Asian market…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1-2 T coconut caramel
1-2 T shredded coconut

Directions: Mix together and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

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caramel apple

apple

apple

Ingredients:
1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1/4 C caramel sauce
1 large apple

Directions:
Peel and chop apple.  Add caramel and apples to a saucepan and heat thoroughly.  Heat until the caramel becomes liquid and the apples simmer for about 10 minutes or until they are tender.  Add mixture to oatmeal and enjoy.

Om,
Renata
mOMent: Caramel apples remind me of going to the County Fair as a kid.  I remember the lights, the smells and all of the action that makes the Fair so memorable.  When we want to create a new memory, it can be important to incorporate all of our senses.  Sights, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings should all be remembered when making those special moments in time.  All we need to do is trigger one of the senses and BAM!  We’re right back at that lovely beach, our happy wedding day or the birth of a new baby.  Try creating a new memory today…

caramel almond butter

caramel

caramel

Caramel and anything go together in my world.  So why not make my own flavored almond butter?  This recipe is pretty easy if you have all of the ingredients on hand, and yummy to boot!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
2 T caramel
2 T almond butter
2 T slivered almonds

Directions:

Combine almond butter and caramel in a small saucepan over low heat.  Stir until well mixed and the consistency of a paste.  Stir oatmeal and caramel almond butter mixture together, add slivered almonds.   Swirly and sweet!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: Pace, momentum, beat, tempo.  All of these have what in common?  Rhythm.  When we are in alignment with the natural rhythm of our environment things happen naturally, easily and with ease.  Take a moment to notice the natural pace of your surroundings.  Are you in sync?