Savory Asian-Inspired Oatmeal

Oatmeal.  Love it or hate it there's no denying oatmeal is here to stay as being a staple health food.  For a long time I struggled figuring out a yummy way to prepare and eat it.  However, my sweet tooth always gave in and I would bombard it with brown sugar, butter, and more. Success for my sweet tooth! Epic fail in the health realm.  Enter my trip to Vegas a few weeks ago to visit my best friend Aiko.  She introduced me to a way to eat oatmeal I had never even thought of and has completely transformed my mornings!...more

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies

It was the night before my son’s day camp began and I had not been to the store in a week. I was looking over the list of things I was supposed to pack for him including a lunch and snacks. The previous week we had had 2 little boys in the house and they had eaten every snack in the place. Goldfish? Gone! Popcorners? An entire bag eaten in one afternoon at the pool. Raspberries? Devoured with pancakes. Graham crackers?...more

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake for breakfast? Well, almost. Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is similar in taste, but much lighter in fat and in the same time rich with fiber and nutrients. If you’re looking for a way to sneak in some veggies in your morning meal – this is an perfect opportunity. So it is an ideal breakfast food. Vegetarian make ahead casserole is not only great morning dish, but it can be enjoyed throughout the day. Serve this Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with a bowl of dairy or non dairy milk and you will have a healthy dessert for breakfast....more

Day 8. Wow, time flies when you're having fun!!

Day 8.  Wow, time sure flies when you’re having fun!!  We so enjoyed having the “in-laws” this past week.  As a mother of sons there’s a little fear when you hear “Mom, I’m so in love!!” because you know that you’ve got to eventually meet the family!!!  I finally told my youngest, who was always falling in love, that I was not meeting another extended family until the engagement party!!  Thankfully the next “love of his life” actually became his “forever” and her family is wonderful!!!  My husband and I could actually take vacation with them, even without the k...more

Banana Oatmeal Power Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Power Cookies ...more

Simple Granola

For me, there's not a whole lot better than fresh granola on some Greek yogurt in the monring. I've been attempting granola for a couple months now, and I have successfully burned about four batches (I blame the oven). But I attempted a recipe.. Read full post at www.teaandrainydays.blogspot.com...more

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (Vegan!!)

I wanted something decadent yesterday in the worst way! Something sweet and delicious, but all we had was crunchy peanut butter, so I ate some.  With a spoon. Straight out of the jar. Ever done that?  (you should!)...more

Autumn Baked Oatmeal

It’s Monday so I want to keep things nice and light on the blog today.What better than some food inspiration!...more

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal CookiesOctober 4, 2013 “Cookies are made of butter and love.” ~ Norwegian Proverb...more

A Decent Day

What is it about sixty degree weather that makes you want to take care of yourself, or, at least that’s what I have experienced. I have suffered through the summer with no will to do anything, and now that the taste of sixty degrees has shown its face, I want to get my stuff back together and feel better, period, end of story.I am due to be encompassing on a new life’s journey and I’ll be damned if I want to feel like this all the time. ...more