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Grapefruit Cardamom Oatmeal

Winter is known for starchy, heavy, and hearty root vegetables, so it’s easy to forget that winter is also the season of bright, juicy, punchy citrus. Every winter, I try to break up the monotony of sweet potato and pumpkin recipes (no offense, I LOVE YOU) with some grapefruit and orange recipes.

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Peach Tahini Cardamom Oatmeal with Toasted Coconut

Every summer, I try to post a recipe or two with fresh peaches. They have such a short season, and they’re so good. This week, I came through. Whaddaya think?

Before I tell you how to make this, here’s a quick-but-not-that-quick story.

Moving to Denver was a tough adjustment, as I knew it would be. (Is any move easy?) There’s nothing wrong with Denver. It’s actually pretty glorious, and there’s a reason it’s consistently ranked as one of the happiest and healthiest cities in the country. But I do have a fondness for the grit, noise, and chaos of New York City that made it tough to leave. Denver feels like a suburb in comparison.

I had two options: sulk about missing NYC, or embrace my new city. I’ve tried to do the latter (although I’ve certainly done my fair share of sulking).

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Cardamom Butternut Squash Oatmeal

My life has transformed into a series of “What else can I throw cardamom into?!” Now that hot chocolate season is over (i.e. my apartment sits pretty consistently at 120 degrees F), my obsession with cardamom hot cocoa has taken a vay-cay and left me scrambling for a new addiction.

Cardamom Butternut Squash Oatmeal by the #OatmealArtist

Since I had some butternut squash left from making my Savory Citrus Arugula Steel-Cut Oatmeal (I stored the extra squash in the freezer–hooray for saving food!), this seemed like a great combo to try. Most people pair butternut squash with spices like nutmeg and cloves and ginger, a la pumpkin pie, but I went right for the cardamom. 🙂
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Cardamom Fudge Oatmeal

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After months (literally, months) of having homemade hot chocolate virtually every single day*, I finally figured out how to transfer that love to my morning oatmeal.

*It’s an addiction at this point, TBH.

You see, I have a few versions of my European-style (i.e. THICK AS PUDDING) hot chocolate. One is peppermint. Another is Mexican. Another is almond. And the final version is my personal favorite: cardamom.

Add cardamom to your hot chocolate. You won’t regret it.

Cardamom Fudge Oatmeal by the #OatmealArtist #Vegan

I have considered sharing my hot chocolate recipe many a time on here, but it seemed so irrelevant; there are no oats involved, after all. Alternatively, I tried finding a similar recipe on the internet for me to include in my “Random Recommendations” section, but that has been unsuccessful as well. It looks like my hot chocolate recipe will remain a well-kept secret. For now.

Instead, I have this oatmeal recipe for you. One day for dinner, I wasn’t in the mood to make anything interesting for dinner. I try to avoid doing this, but I decided to be lazy and make oatmeal. As always, I wanted to make my Fudgy Banana & Peanut Butter Oatmeal, but I felt dumb for making that the second time in one day. To make it more interesting, I grabbed my jar of cardamom. (more…)