Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Recipe

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Oatmeal falls somewhere among my top ten favorite foods; maybe even top five. It is so diverse. It’s delicious plain, but it can also be tweaked with all kinds of different flavors. Today, I want to share one of my favorite oatmeal flavors for breakfasts during autumn: pumpkin cranberry.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rolled oats (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Dash of cloves
  • 1/4 cup cranberries (dried or cooked)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • Plant milk to desired consistency

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stir all the ingredients together
  2. And enjoy!

Review of Dr. Greger’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Dr. Michael Greger, creator NutritionFacts.org and whole food plant based diet advocate, posted a whole food plant based pumpkin pie recipe on the NutritionFacts.org YouTube channel a few years ago. The recipe is very easy to make, and it only contains pumpkin, dates, tofu, and spices.

Last week, in the mood for fall, I followed Dr. Greger’s recipe. I made his pumpkin pie and shared it with my family. Here’s the consensus… Continue reading

DIY Hygge Kit or Gift Basket

My sister’s birthday is in September. What better time of year to start hygging? So I picked up a few small comfort items and built a wooden box to put them in.

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What is Hygge?

According to Wikipedia

Hygge (/ˈhjuːɡə/ HEW-gə or /ˈhuːɡə/ HOO-gə) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. As a cultural category with its sets of associated practices hygge has more or less the same meanings in Danish and Norwegian, but the notion is more central in Denmark than Norway.[1] The emphasis on hygge as a part of Danish culture is a recent phenomenon, dating to the late 20th century.

Hygge is fireplaces, warm blankets, wood grain, family, friends, quiet, peace, flickering candles, comfort, laughter, reading a book, watching a rain storm. Continue reading

Pudding Made from Beans?

If nutritional science is right, this pudding, while sweet and scrumptious, is super healthy. Dr Michael Greger suggests, with solid nutritional research to back him up, eating three servings of beans per day. This pudding makes getting those servings easy and delicious.

I eat this pudding almost every day for lunch. It is satisfying, only takes two minutes to make, and doesn’t cause that after lunch sleepy feeling like regular pudding does.

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