Friday, November 14, 2014

Oatmeal Rice Pudding (Dairy free, Healthy)

For most people, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are defined by pumpkin pie, candy canes, gingerbread, sugar cookies, egg nog, and so on. At least this is true for foodies.

For me, its always has been rice pudding. See, being Scandinavian, my grandma and aunts always make huge pots of rice pudding for gatherings. They even follow the tradition of slipping an almond into the dessert, and whoever gets the serving with the almond gets a prize. As if the pudding itself isn't a prize in itself!

Delicious as it is, there's no denying how unhealthy the treat is-- sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and white rice aren't quite health food. So, I took on the challenge with my trusty friend, Oatmeal.

Now you can enjoy this fluffy, elegant pudding without a trace of guilt! This makes a large single serving, just so you all know.

"Rice" Pudding Oatmeal
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup water, or almond milk for an extra creamy result
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 cup almond milk
Sweetener of choice, to taste
2 large egg whites
cinnamon or nutmeg, optional

  1. Cook the oatmeal in the cup of liquid (water or milk, 1 cup) on stove over medium heat, stirring frequently
  2. After all liquid is absorbed, stir in sweetener, milk, and extract and cook until the milk has thickened slightly
  3. Meanwhile, beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  4. Fold eggwhites into oatmeal gently, over low heat until egg whites are cooked. 
  5. Serve immediately. Top with cinnamon or nutmeg, if desires.
Enjoy It! 
It's healthy enough to eat for breakfast--I mean really, it's oatmeal and eggs!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Christmas Wish List

Hello everyone!
Wow, it's sure getting cold out, and I must confess,  I have already started listening to my Pandora Christmas stations I can't wait till Christmas!
I remember when I was a kid, I couldn't wait until Christmas morning to rip open my Christmas presents and eat German pancakes for breakfast, subsequent to several handfuls of chocolate I found in my stocking, of course.
But now that I am older, it's the Christmas spirit that get me excited, as cliche as it may sound. You know, the lights on every roof and in every town square, Christmas carols blasting in department stores and on the radio, nativity scenes displayed in front of churches and homes, Christmas cards and packages arriving on my doorstep, snowflakes decorating the sky like glitter from heaven. I love it ALL.
But still, there's a part of me that also loves to receive gifts. Even though 99% of the time, I'm the one who buys them for myself. Throughout the year. Like that wristwatch I bought myself on Sunday. And the eight books I bought last week.
Anyway whether it's a shopping list or suggestions for the generous souls in my life or recommendations for you guys's lists, here are some things I want:
$19.99, Kohls
$19.99, Kohls
$9.99, From comejew on Etsy
$49.99, From ModCloth
$32.99, From Modcloth
$35.99, ABADAY

$34.92, Amazon

So that's it! What are you wishing for this year? To visit any of the items on their respective sites, click their image.

Merry Christmas!