6 May 2016

GOOD OATS with ALMONDS, COCONUT SUGAR + VANILLA


First of all: download the 1997 album Supa Dupa Fly by QUEEN Missy Elliot. It's absolutely amazing. Power to women around the wooooorld. I'm endlessly impressed with her talent to subvert power relations while maintaining an unprecedented level of fabulousness.


Second: this oatmeal! It's my fave way to make oats and it never gets old. I make it almost every day. and it gives me fuel for bike rides, the gym, and life. It's great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The recipe takes a few minutes to make, tastes like cake, and is REALLY good for you! The best part is that you can dress it up or down as you see fit. Sometimes I'll add a whack load of stuff like cinnamon, ginger, chia seeds and goji berries and other days I'll just do coconut sugar with some nut butter. IT'S UP TO YOU. 

Third: in case ya haven't yet noticed, I have revamped ze ole blog a bit. It's cleaner and prettier (in my opinion). I deleted a massive amount of weird spam comments so now PLEASE get back to commenting on my posts. I disabled comments for awhile because the spam was buggin me so much and now I seriously miss hearing from you below my recipes. I FINALLY updated my recipe index so now it lists all my recipes, not just the ones from 2013 and before. I started this blog when I was 16 years old so lemme have a break: I didn't know what I was doing (... I still don't, really). Looking through all my archives as I was adding older recipes to the recipe index made me realize how little I've been posting in the last two years. I need to step up my game and get back to posting a couple times a week. I think because I became preoccupied writing cookbooks from age 18/19(?) to 20/21(?) that I got used to only posting on my blog a few times a month and since my last cookbook was published, I didn't correct that learned habit. Well, now is the time. I wanna stay dedicated to YOU, this blog, and my own damn self. I'm gonna be on my ass about this but if you don't see me post for a week, PUT ON THE PRESSURE. Email me, post comments, whatever it takes. I'm also in a bit of a rut: my appetite is unusually small (for me), I've been feelin lonely lately for a few different personal reasons, and I just haven't had my normal zest for life lately. This all results in me putting off 'work' (i.e. this blog) which I ALWAYS regret later. I need to relearn the rhythm of regular posting for my own sake. Anyhoo, much love to you and yours. XO

Enjoy these oats.


GOOD OATS with ALMONDS, COCONUT SUGAR + VANILLA

Oats:
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup rolled oats
Pinch Himalayan salt

Toppings:
2-3 tablespoons coconut sugar
1-2 tablespoons almond butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
2 tablespoons chopped almonds (optional)
1-3 tablespoons non-dairy milk (optional)

To make the oats: throw the oats in the cold water with a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally with a spurtle or wooden spoon. Once boiling, lower the heat to low (still stirring occasionally) until the oats are the consistency you like. I like mine thick and then I add non-dairy milk to thin it out AND cool it down so I can eat it right away. Top off with all the goodies you want, and please adjust the amounts according to your own preferences. <3

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