A Preview of Fall

Fall is fast upon us and we need some seasonal dishes to spice it up a little! Here’s an oatmeal recipe that will bring a little spice to your early fall morning.

1 cup of water
1/2 cup of oatmeal
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Half an apple sliced thinly
2 pinches of sliced almonds
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
A splash of milk-either soy, almond or regular  

Boil the water and add the oatmeal. When half the water has evaporated, add the cinnamon. Then when most of the water has evaporated, pour the oatmeal into a bowl. Top with the apple and almonds, then add the maple syrup and milk product. 

Eat the oatmeal while watching the fall leaves outside!

A Preview of Fall

Fall is fast upon us and we need some seasonal dishes to spice it up a little! Here’s an oatmeal recipe that will bring a little spice to your early fall morning.

1 cup of water
1/2 cup of oatmeal
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Half an apple sliced thinly
2 pinches of sliced almonds
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
A splash of milk-either soy, almond or regular

Boil the water and add the oatmeal. When half the water has evaporated, add the cinnamon. Then when most of the water has evaporated, pour the oatmeal into a bowl. Top with the apple and almonds, then add the maple syrup and milk product.

Eat the oatmeal while watching the fall leaves outside!


It has been quite awhile since I posted last, but I thought I would share this special photo.
My nana used to work in a bakery called the Brown Bag Bakery during the 1970’s. She recently shared this photo with me. She is the 2nd from the left. 
Cooking certainly has changed over the years (along with the style), but the joy cooking brings with it is everlasting.

It has been quite awhile since I posted last, but I thought I would share this special photo.

My nana used to work in a bakery called the Brown Bag Bakery during the 1970’s. She recently shared this photo with me. She is the 2nd from the left. 

Cooking certainly has changed over the years (along with the style), but the joy cooking brings with it is everlasting.


I’m too lazy to make up any recipes, so here’s an idea:
Sunday mornings with oatmeal, coffee and the Sunday Funnies. 

I’m too lazy to make up any recipes, so here’s an idea:

Sunday mornings with oatmeal, coffee and the Sunday Funnies. 


Should I let people submit recipes to my blog?

When I originally started this blog, I wanted to only use original recipes so that it would be completely my own. However, since then school has started and I have been extremely busy. There is not enough time to post recipes anymore! Should I allow other people to submit recipes to my blog in order that it stays active?


Recipe 8: Strawberry Oatmeal
This is a variation on the oatmeal I made earlier which you can see here. 
1/2 Cup Oatmeal
1 Cup Water
Cinnamon
6 Strawberries
Milk, Almond Milk or Soy Milk

Boil the water, add the oatmeal and let cook until the oatmeal is soft and the water is gone. Sprinkle in Cinnamon and pour into a bowl. Dice up the strawberries into fourths and then add them to the oatmeal. Add a splash of milk if desired, and serve.
Happy Breakfast!

Recipe 8: Strawberry Oatmeal

This is a variation on the oatmeal I made earlier which you can see here

1/2 Cup Oatmeal

1 Cup Water

Cinnamon

6 Strawberries

Milk, Almond Milk or Soy Milk

Boil the water, add the oatmeal and let cook until the oatmeal is soft and the water is gone. Sprinkle in Cinnamon and pour into a bowl. Dice up the strawberries into fourths and then add them to the oatmeal. Add a splash of milk if desired, and serve.

Happy Breakfast!


Recipe 7: Quinoa Chicken Soup
This was my first time making soup from scratch, so I was a little bit unsure about how it would turn out. After a bit of experimenting, I came up with this and let my family taste test it. The feedback was positive so here it is!

6 Cups Water
2 Carrots
2 Stalks Celery
1/2 Onion
5 Basil Leaves
1/2 Lemon 
1 Cup Cubed, Pre-Cooked Chicken
2 Cups Quinoa

Salt
Pepper
Cayenne Pepper, Powdered
Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Oregano

Chop up the carrots, celery and onion into 1” pieces and add along with the basil, into the 6 cups of water in a large pot. Put on stove top at high medium heat and add salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, olive oil, garlic powder and oregano as needed. Heat until it starts to bubble and then turn down the heat to medium or medium low. Stir occasionally and taste to see if you need more spices. Let simmer for an hour, then add the chicken and quinoa and stir. Keep heat at medium and stir occasionally, tasting to see if more salt is needed. After adding the chicken and quinoa, cook for 20 more minutes or until chicken is heated through then serve.

Guten Appetit! 

Manna

Recipe 7: Quinoa Chicken Soup

This was my first time making soup from scratch, so I was a little bit unsure about how it would turn out. After a bit of experimenting, I came up with this and let my family taste test it. The feedback was positive so here it is!

6 Cups Water

2 Carrots

2 Stalks Celery

1/2 Onion

5 Basil Leaves

1/2 Lemon 

1 Cup Cubed, Pre-Cooked Chicken

2 Cups Quinoa

Salt

Pepper

Cayenne Pepper, Powdered

Olive Oil

Garlic Powder

Oregano

Chop up the carrots, celery and onion into 1” pieces and add along with the basil, into the 6 cups of water in a large pot. Put on stove top at high medium heat and add salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, olive oil, garlic powder and oregano as needed. Heat until it starts to bubble and then turn down the heat to medium or medium low. Stir occasionally and taste to see if you need more spices. Let simmer for an hour, then add the chicken and quinoa and stir. Keep heat at medium and stir occasionally, tasting to see if more salt is needed. After adding the chicken and quinoa, cook for 20 more minutes or until chicken is heated through then serve.

Guten Appetit! 

Manna


Recipe 6: Banana Almond Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of the best breakfast foods, but people often think it is too bland and boring to eat. But there is a healthy way to eat oatmeal and still have a great tasting breakfast!
Serves: 1
1/2 Cup Oatmeal
1 Cup Water
1/2 Banana, Thinly Sliced
1 Spoonful of Honey 
1 Spoonful of Chopped Almonds (or hazelnuts, pecans, etc.)
A dash of milk
Boil the water and then add the oatmeal. Cook for 1 minute while stirring occasionally so the oatmeal doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Put the finished oatmeal in a bowl and splash a little bit of milk in the bowl. Put banana slices and chopped almonds over. Drizzle the honey on top and serve with coffee.
Have a good day!
Manna

Recipe 6: Banana Almond Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the best breakfast foods, but people often think it is too bland and boring to eat. But there is a healthy way to eat oatmeal and still have a great tasting breakfast!

Serves: 1

1/2 Cup Oatmeal

1 Cup Water

1/2 Banana, Thinly Sliced

1 Spoonful of Honey 

1 Spoonful of Chopped Almonds (or hazelnuts, pecans, etc.)

A dash of milk

Boil the water and then add the oatmeal. Cook for 1 minute while stirring occasionally so the oatmeal doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Put the finished oatmeal in a bowl and splash a little bit of milk in the bowl. Put banana slices and chopped almonds over. Drizzle the honey on top and serve with coffee.

Have a good day!

Manna


Recipe 5: Peaches with Honey
This is a great dessert recipe, but really you could eat it anytime you wanted. It’s the best kind of dessert that you can keep eating and not feel badly about!
1 Peach
1 Spoonful of Honey (I used raw clover honey)
Cinnamon
1 Handful of granola

Slice up the peach into small pieces and remove the skin. Arrange on a plate and drizzle honey over the peaches. Add cinnamon and granola. Enjoy!
Manna

Recipe 5: Peaches with Honey

This is a great dessert recipe, but really you could eat it anytime you wanted. It’s the best kind of dessert that you can keep eating and not feel badly about!

1 Peach

1 Spoonful of Honey (I used raw clover honey)

Cinnamon

1 Handful of granola

Slice up the peach into small pieces and remove the skin. Arrange on a plate and drizzle honey over the peaches. Add cinnamon and granola. Enjoy!

Manna


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Quinoa Salad

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 3 cups vegetable/chicken broth
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2-3 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 bunches kale (tear into pieces)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt + pepper
  1. Bring the stock to a boil. Add in the quinoa, bring to a boil once more, and cover and cook for about 12 minutes. Take off the cover and fluff with a fork. Turn off the heat.
  2. On medium-high heat, add in the olive oil and minced garlic cloves. Saute until the garlic becomes fragrant.  
  3. Add in the onion, bell peppers, and kale and saute to your liking.
  4. Mix the veggies in with the quinoa and squeeze a little lemon over top.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve!

Credit for this recipe goes to bigthinjourney  (http://bigthinjourney.tumblr.com) for posting this,

Until next time,

Manna

(via bigthinjourney)


Recipe 4: Naked Burger
Okay, I have to admit this isn’t the most healthy recipe. Red meat isn’t exactly the best food to consume, but if you are able to get good quality lean ground beef, it’s a good recipe to have once and awhile. And without a bun it is even better for you!
1/4 lb. Longhorn Lean Ground Beef
1/4 Cup Onion
4 Leaves of Spinach
1 Couple Squeezes of Mustard
1 Spoonful of Hummus
1 Spoonful of Flour
Sea Salt
Pepper
Olive Oil
Dice up the spinach and onion and add half of each to the ground beef. Then add the mustard, hummus, flour, salt and pepper and knead the ingredients together with your hands. Form a patty and set aside. 
Heat up a frying pan with olive oil in it. Add the other half of the spinach and onion and heat until you hear a frying sound. Put the patty in the pan and cook the meat until it is your choice of doneness. I personally like mine to be a little bit charred on the outside so I cook it a little longer. 
When the patty is finished, put it on a plate and spread the cooked onions and spinach on top. Serve with the Avocado Honey Dressing I have given the recipe to in the previous post. 
I can guarantee you it will be mouth-waterlingly delicious!
Good Eats,
Manna

Recipe 4: Naked Burger


Okay, I have to admit this isn’t the most healthy recipe. Red meat isn’t exactly the best food to consume, but if you are able to get good quality lean ground beef, it’s a good recipe to have once and awhile. And without a bun it is even better for you!

1/4 lb. Longhorn Lean Ground Beef

1/4 Cup Onion

4 Leaves of Spinach

1 Couple Squeezes of Mustard

1 Spoonful of Hummus

1 Spoonful of Flour

Sea Salt

Pepper

Olive Oil

Dice up the spinach and onion and add half of each to the ground beef. Then add the mustard, hummus, flour, salt and pepper and knead the ingredients together with your hands. Form a patty and set aside. 

Heat up a frying pan with olive oil in it. Add the other half of the spinach and onion and heat until you hear a frying sound. Put the patty in the pan and cook the meat until it is your choice of doneness. I personally like mine to be a little bit charred on the outside so I cook it a little longer. 

When the patty is finished, put it on a plate and spread the cooked onions and spinach on top. Serve with the Avocado Honey Dressing I have given the recipe to in the previous post. 

I can guarantee you it will be mouth-waterlingly delicious!

Good Eats,

Manna