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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.(more…)
This winter, I subscribed to a winter CSA, which means I have enough carrots in my fridge to feed about 10,002 rabbits. I’ve made three different variations of carrot soup, and I have the leftovers in my freezer (and a handful of Insta Stories) to prove it. In other words, it makes me very happy to come up with a new recipe idea that involves carrots.(more…)
I love fresh ginger. I love to drink it and I love to cook with it. I like the powerful scent that fills the room when you juice ginger, and I love the surprising zest it adds in a savory dish.
I’ve often looked into ways to add ginger to oatmeal, but in the past, I’ve never been satisfied with it. This recipe changed that.
I’ve thrown a lot of multi-component oatmeal recipes at you lately. Sorry about that. Let’s go simple this week, alright?
It’s officially time to break out the pumpkin. I’ve got plenty of pumpkin recipes I already love, such as:
- Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal with Persimmon
- Pumpkin & Kale Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Sausage
- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- Herbed Pumpkin & Leek Oatmeal
And there’s many more where that came from. Now meet the newest entry in my pumpkin collection.
I associate ricotta with subtle elegance. Think of little toasts topped with a dainty smear of ricotta, a sliver of roasted pear, and a pinch of fresh thyme. Elegant, right? This is what I imagine when I think of ricotta. As ubiquitous as this appetizer is (at least among middle-class women who host dinner parties), I actually have no idea what it tastes like myself.
I haven’t had ricotta for at least five years now. It’s an ingredient I always admired from afar since it wasn’t something my mom cooked with. Even my mom’s lasagna uses cottage cheese instead of ricotta. (Does anyone else’s family do this? It might be a Midwestern thing.) So even in my pre-vegan years, ricotta was mostly off my radar.
Then Kite Hill ricotta came around. I got excited. I got inspired. I came up with a bunch of oatmeal ideas to get ricotta in my life–ricotta that doesn’t require a calf to be separated from its mother.
But here’s the thing: I didn’t make this with Kite Hill ricotta.
Oh hey… it’s me. 🙂
Wow, it’s been a while. I haven’t posted–or even logged in–for 13 months. I actually struggled to remember how to access the blog’s dashboard, and it took several minutes to re-familiarize myself with all the tools.
I have a lot to say, and then I’ll tell you how to make this blueberry-lavender bowl of goodness:
I feel so honored and proud to be sharing a recipe for Orange-Rhubarb Oatmeal with Orange PB2 that Lauren has chosen as one of the winners of “Spring” Oatmeal Contest.
Spring is my FAVORITE season. All the bad parts of winter literally melt away, and the sharp pains of bitter cold mornings are left behind. Warmer days come along, and an exciting anticipation of summer takes hold. I think the anticipation is even greater than summer itself, which comes with scorching hot days, sweat, and steep electricity bills. But not spring. It exists in a perfect little vacuum of mild temperatures, sunshine, and rebirth. Naked trees become green again, and Washington Square Park turns its mesmerizing fountain back on.
Another fabulous part of spring is the food. By the time March comes along, the prospect of spring produce can shake us free of our invisible contracts with potatoes and squash and let us explore greener things again. When the first day of spring snuck up on me yesterday (winter was such a whirlwind!), I couldn’t wait to start thinking of what would go in my bowl.
Here are my favorite recipes featuring spring produce (at least in the northern, western hemisphere).
Lemon Asparagus Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Inspired by a popular risotto, this oatmeal features the king of spring vegetables (asparagus!!!!!) and its favorite flavor enhancer, lemon. There’s also peas, another springtime leader. A dusting of dairy-free parm and black pepper garnish this savory beauty perfectly.
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Poached Strawberry-Rhubarb Reduction Sauce
If you love the idea of rhubarb (which explodes in gardens during the spring months) but aren’t a big fan of its intense tartness, try cooking it down in a reduction sauce. By pairing it with strawberry (another spring fave), you’ll tame that tartness AND capture that classic strawberry-rhubarb pie flavor. Add this to a simple oatmeal base or pancake!
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Savory Citrus & Arugula Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Arugula (along with spinach) hits its prime during spring. Enjoy it in this savory oatmeal that gets a touch of sweetness from another spring royalty, oranges. This steel-cut porridge hits every taste bud with its sweet, savory, tart, and bitter flavors. Highly recommended!!
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Rhubarb Mango Oatmeal
Another way to sweeten that tart rhubarb stalk is by pairing it with a hyper-sweet fruit like mango. Apparently, mango is also in season during spring months. Since I live nowhere near a tropical region, it’s hard for me to conceptualize this, but this is what the interwebz tells me. This is a super simple recipe that can also be prepared using frozen mangoes!
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Orange, Cherry, & Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal
Feeling frisky? Chocolate for breakfast is always a great choice. Orange and cherries, both springtime fruits, pair beautifully with chocolate on their own, and altogether the three make an enticing combo of sweet, tart, and luscious that is hard to beat. The recipe can use fresh, frozen, or even dried cherry, so whatever you can find will do!
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Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!
This week’s theme is citrus!
- Dark Chocolate, Pistachio, and Orange Breakfast Biscuits by Scientifically Sweet [vegetarian]
- Dutch Baby with Oats and Oranges by Healthy Nibbles and Bits [vegetarian, gluten free]
- Blood Orange & Blackberry Granola Bowls by Climbing Grier Mountain [vegetarian, with vegan options]
It happened. I finally caved and put turmeric in my oatmeal.
I resisted creating turmeric recipes for a while because of my own bias against anything labeled a superfood. I don’t like it when people treat single ingredients as the ultimate fix for health. I loved turmeric, but I didn’t want to hop on the turmeric-hawking recipe train. Because I’m stubborn. 🙂
But ultimately, I didn’t want that to stop me from creating a delicious recipe (with a beautiful golden yellow hue). So turmeric it is. (more…)