candied ginger and walnut

Sunday warmth!  It’s cold here in Northern California and a little warmth is good for the heart.  A little spicy ginger warms me right up…

Ingredients:
1 C cooked old-fashioned oatmeal
2 T chopped candied ginger
2 T walnuts

Directions: Mix all together and enjoy!

mOMent: How will you keep your heart warm and open today?

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apricot ginger cranberry

The best flavors of the season…mmmmm…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1/4 C orange juice
1/8 C apricot, dried, chopped
1/8 C candied ginger, chopped
1/8 C cranberry, dried chopped

Directions: Simmer all ingredients together until orange juice has soaked into all of the dried fruit. Mix in with oatmeal and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

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fresh frozen coconut and candied ginger

Having fresh frozen coconut in the freezer has proven to be quite a delicious treat. It’s so easy to add to any recipe to kick it up a notch and add a level of complexity and richness that only coconut can provide.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
2 T candied ginger, chopped
1/4 C frozen coconut
1/4 C water
2 T agave

Directions: Simmer ginger, coconut, water and agave until warmed and the flavors mingle. The mixture will become thick as in the picture.

Om,

Renata

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orange apricot ginger macadamia

These flavors work really well together and if you have time to let this slowly simmer it will prove to be one of your favorite recipes too. Enjoy…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1/2 C orange juice
1/8 C apricots, dried, chopped
1/8 C candied ginger, chopped
1/8 C macadamia nuts, chopped
1 T sugar

Directions: Simmer all ingredients together until most of the orange juice has soaked into the fruit. Mix with oatmeal and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

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orange apricot oatmeal crumble

This was our Christmas dessert, and my om of the day…

recipe adapted from here

Serves 12
2 cups dried apricots, thinly sliced
8 oranges, plus 1 tsp. grated orange zest
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped candied ginger
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
6 Tbs. vegan margarine, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9-inch-square baking pan with cooking spray.
2. Cut ends from oranges. Stand 1 orange on cutting board, and slice away peeland pith. Cut orange into quarters; cut quarters into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Repeat with remaining oranges, and transfer to bowl. Stir apricots, currants, and candied ginger into oranges. Spread mixture in prepared baking pan.
3. Stir together flour, oats, sugar, orange zest, and salt in bowl. Rub margarine and vanilla into rice flour mixture with fingers until combined and mixture forms large crumbs. Spread crumb mixture over orange mixture.
4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until top of Crisp is golden brown. Cool 10 minutes; serve warm.

orange apricot crisp

Yes, I know I’m so predictable.  If we have a yummy dessert, it almost always ends up in the om of the day.  This is no exception.  I made this delightful fresh crumble for dessert last night and it was soooooo good, we needed a replay!

Here’s the recipe  for the crisp

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
2 heaping spoonfuls of crisp

Directions: Mix it up and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

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ginger walnut lime

This om of the day was inspired by some cookies I recently made. They were a big hit, and guess what…so is this om of the day!

Ingredients:
1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
2 T candied ginger
2 T walnuts, chopped finely
1 lime
1 T agave

Directions: Juice the lime and add to all other ingredients, mix well in oatmeal and enjoy!

Om,
Renata

mOMent:  What do you do when the power goes out at home?  Do you pull out some candles and a few games to play with your family?  Or do you enjoy the silence and revel in the solitude?