I'm curious to know what's cooking in everyone's kitchens! What are your favorite recipes lately, especially as we transition into fall/winter? What do you make for an easy/quick lunch/dinner? What do you spend a little more time on? Share here!
We favor a "nourishing traditions" approach, though I used to be vegan so I naturally tend towards vegetarian foods without realizing it. Haha.
We normally eat soaked baked oatmeal in the morning with a bit of fresh plain yogurt and fruit (lately I've been eating it with slow cooker apple butter though. mmmm)
2-1/2 c. organic oats (steel cut or old fashioned)
1 T. whole grain flour
1-3/4 c. buttermilk (OR use equivalent amount of water/milk with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or whey. OR use plain yogurt.)
½ c. organic coconut oil or pastured butter
2-4 pastured eggs (I use what's on hand- more eggs creates a more custard-y texture, which my husband can't stand)
½ c. sweetener (maple syrup, honey, or sucanat all work)
1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
½ tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. organic vanilla
optional: 2 c. raisins
optional: 2 c. chopped fruit
optional: 2 c. chopped nuts
Soak your oats and whole grain flour in buttermilk overnight in a warm place.... I like to mix it all up in a mason jar, but whatever works. Just make sure you use glass to avoid toxins leeching in.
The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees and add a bit of the butter to a 9x13 pan. Beat remaining butter (or oil) with eggs and sugar until glossy. Add in spices, salt, and baking powder and beat well. Mix in soaked oat mixture.
Pour into prepared pan, smooth top, and bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Top with anything you can imagine! This is a good snack or breakfast, and quick, too.
We like snacking on stove popped popcorn, cookies (I know, not the healthiest) and smoothies.
Dinners are hit or miss. I have a good sourdough pizza crust recipe I need to dig up to share, and we love pizza so we have it often.
I need ideas, though! Vegan, vegetarian, paleo, I'm not picky.