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

mOMent: What will you do in the New Year? Do you find it useful to reflect on years past?

 

pine-apple-sauce and cashew

A little pineapple, a little applesauce, a little cashew.


Ingredients:

1/3 C frozen or fresh pineapple
1/4 C applesauce
1/4 C cashews
1 T agave

Directions:

Combine all ingredients over low-medium heat in a saucepan.  Heat until all ingredients are warm and well-mingled (about 7 minutes).  Add to oatmeal, stir and enjoy!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: If you had a flag created that symbolized you, what would it look like?

blueberry pineapple

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1/3 C pineapple
1/3 C blueberries
1 T agave

Directions: Add oatmeal and agave to bowl and mix.  Fold in pineapple and blueberries gently…Enjoy!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: Grace molds itself in each situation. It can loosen up and allow for growth through movement and strength.

blueberry pineapple scones

I had this notion of making blueberry pineapple scones, and I found this
recipe
for blueberry scones and thought I’d give it a whirl, adding of
course oats and pineapple.  They turned out absolutely fantastic.

Original Recipe by By BabyCakes NYC
Serves 8

What You Need:

1 C whole wheat pastry
1 C oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 C canola oil
1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup (for brushing) agave nectar
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 C pineapple

What You Do:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment
paper or a thin layer of oil.
2. Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix. Add oil,
1/3 cup agave nectar, water, and vanilla and mix for 30 seconds. Gently
fold in blueberries and pineapple.
3. Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet and bake for 8
minutes. Remove from oven and brush with agave nectar. Continue to bake
for an additional 2 to 4 minutes or until lightly golden.

Om,
Renata

mOMent: If you could travel anywhere in the world today and speak the

language, where would you go?  What would you do?  Why would you choose

that location?

pineapple sesame

This om of the day was asian inspired…and turned out pretty good.  I probably will toast the sesame seeds a little longer next time to bring the flavor of the sesame into the oatmeal just a touch more.  But, overall, pretty tasty!

1 C cooked old fashioned oatmeal

1 T sesame seeds

1 T agave

1 t sesame oil

1/4 C pineapple

Add sesame seeds, agave, sesame oil and pineapple to a saucepan over medium heat.  Saute until the sesame seeds become fragrant and begin to change to a golden brown color.  Turn down heat and let simmer over low heat for 5 or so minutes, until the consistency is syrup-y.  Mix with oatmeal and enjoy this sweet & savory asian inspired om of the day.

Om,

Renata

mOMent: Pulling inspiration from new and unexpected and seemingly ordinary sources can be a great way to experience the day.  Take a moment and look around today.  Find something that seems ordinary and plain, then find something inspirational from it.  Dig in, and discover what is so special… How can you apply this to your life?

pineapple pom

I really enjoy this flavor combination.  But then again, in my book, you can only go right if pineapple is involved…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1/3 C frozen pomegranate seeds
1/3 C frozen pineapple
1 T brown rice syrup
1 t grapeseed oil
salt to taste

Directions:

Simmer all ingredients in a saucepan over low-medium heat until everything is warm and the flavors have mingled (5 minutes). I like to add a little salt, but that’s a personal preference.  Mix it all in with the oatmeal and enjoy!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: Take a moment to think about the air around you, the weight of it, the texture of it, the contents of it.  Is it heavy or light?  Is it still or moving?  Does it have an aroma?  Does it seem different to you when you stop and notice what you’re breathing?  How is it different?

tropical tide

This may sound like a super sweet om of the day.  However, it has a subtle sweetness mixed with a slight richness of the coconut.  It’s a perfect balance of texture and flavor.

Ingredients:

2 T dried, diced pineapple (unsulfured baby pineapple is the best)
1/4 C unsweetened dried shredded coconut
1/4 C coconut milk
1/2 t ginger
1 T brown sugar

Directions:

In a small sauce pan heat coconut milk until warm.  Add pineapple, coconut, sugar and ginger.  Sautee over medium to low heat until mixture looks more like a thick paste.

coconut mixture

coconut mixture

Add mixture to oatmeal and enjoy.

Om,
Renata

mOMent: High-tide or low-tide the ocean continues to make waves. However, deep beneath the surface there are other forces at work. Do you prefer to surf the waves or dive deep?