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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orange cranberries and liqueur

Who says you can’t have a little liqueur for breakfast?  Not me!  Especially after my new found love for this orange flavored treat.  It’s sweet enough so that you probably won’t need any additional sweetener…mmmm…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
2 T orange liqueur or  orange juice
2-4 T orange flavored cranberries

Directions: Mix ingredients together and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

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chocolate orange

Two of my favorite things…Chocolate and orange, together in a bowl of om.  Seconds please?

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
3 slices of chocolate orange
1 t butter
2 t agave

Directions: Mix agave and butter with oatmeal.  Add chocolate to the top of the oatmeal.  If you prefer melted chocolate, mix it up. If not, let it sit on top and eat chunks of it with each bite.  Yum!

Om,
Renata

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orange marmalade

This is one of the simplest yet most delicious om of the day recipes.  I bought some orange marmalade from Trader Joes and figured, what the heck!  Let’s make it part of the om of the day.  I was right, it was great!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
3 T orange marmalade
1 T butter

Directions: Mix and devour!

Om,
Renata

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orange you berry nutty?

orange you berry nutty

orange you berry nutty

My husband came up with this title, and it made me laugh…so I decided to use it.  Sometimes a nice unexpected laugh is exactly what we need…That, and a nice om of the day of course…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1/4 C dried berries
1/4 C cashews (salted and toasted)
1/4 C orange juice
1 T agave
1 t vanilla

Directions:

In a small saucepan mix orange juice, vanilla, agave, cashews and berries.  Simmer over medium to low heat until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the fruit and nuts.  Add mixture to bowl with oatmeal, stir and eat.

Om,
Renata

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