At last, the adventure begins! Keegan and I have been working on this blog for awhile now. The closer it got to being ready to go live, the more real it felt. It was like a dream come true, and we didn’t know what to do with ourselves. We took to awkwardly dancing around the kitchen to crazy songs while testing out a new recipe. Our recipe ended up failing, but at least we had fun dancing.
Breathing in the autumn air is like breathing in hope to me. Something about this season always makes me feel alive. I’m sitting on our couch in cozy clothes, all the windows are open, the leaves are falling outside, and I just love it. Between it being fall and the fact that our blog is in business, I feel like I’m on happy and hopeful steroids. Our hope is that you enjoy our blog as much as we have enjoyed getting it ready.
Fall promises so many goodies. Crisp air, colorful leaves, sweaters, and PUMPKINS! What better way to welcome in October than by eating all the pumpkins? You can start by making this Cranberry Pumpkin Oatmeal. Between the oats and pumpkin, this breakfast has a good amount of fiber, and the cranberries give it the perfect amount of sweetness. What’s not to love? Just picture yourself whipping this up quick and enjoying it outside with the leaves falling around you. Go do it. You know you want to.
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- 1 c oats
- 1 c unsweetened almond milk
- pinch salt
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 T brown sugar
- ¼ c pumpkin puree
- ¼ c dried cranberries
- Mix all the ingredients together in a small saucepan and set over medium high heat for about 4 minutes uncovered. Stir frequently.
- Just as it begins to boil, lower the heat to medium and continue to cook for 3 minutes. Keep stirring frequently.
- Serve and enjoy. Top with sliced almonds and milk, optional.
As long as you have a quality pan, the milk should not burn. If you are concerned, you can use ½ c milk and ½ c water or 1 c water.