Walnut and Date Oatmeal
This is a really healthy and energetic oatmeal that is easy and delicious to make! The amount of toppings is up to the oatmeal-eater so here it is:
Cook oatmeal according to package instructions.
Add milk, walnuts, flax seeds, maple syrup, and chopped walnuts.
What do you like to add to your oatmeal?
I have been working on a book project for a while and here is the sneak peek for it!
It is going to be a children’s series and this is the first book!
This is one sketch and I cannot wait for the final art!
Please forgive me for not posting but I plan to be better at that soon…
What do you think?!
Blessings. We all possess them. Sometimes we notice them like a hair on a sweater and in other moments, our eye does not catch a particular blessing even though the sun’s rays are piercing right through it.
Blessings are sometimes physical, like overcoming cancer or becoming someone’s new friend. They are at times mental and emotional, where we have learned a life lesson or gained a new insight, an experience, and an epiphany.
Our hearts naturally turn warm and serene when the word blessing is uttered. But the problem most of us have is grasping onto the belief that blessings are newborn babies, yellow voile curtains, or a halo cautiously hanging over a specific event or happening.
Many blessings are actually cold, burdensome, dark, and musty.
They sometimes give us an aftertaste. It may be when a life is lost to the one we have loved. It may be realizing a flaw about someone or ourselves we care about and the pedestal we had put the person on or the pedestal we were sitting on has crumbled- rarely do we give perspective a chance and view such instances as blessings.
This package, this gift called a “blessing” may not be the gift we want or are aspiring to have but it is the water that we need in order for us to grow and prosper in our lives.
What are your thoughts on blessings?
I have not forgotten you my friends! So much to share with you so stay tuned! In the meantime, here are some pictures for your eyes to eat…
I apologize for being behind but I have not forgotten you!
I have made dessert for you all to enjoy!
- a box of shredded fillo dough
- ricotta cheese
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- melted butter
- rose water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Shred the fillo dough and mix it with melted butter until all shreds are coated with butter.
3. Layer half of the shreds in a glass baking dish.
4. Layer with ricotta cheese and cover the top of the fillo dough.
5. Add the shredded mozzarella over the ricotta cheese and use the second half of the shredded fillo dough over the mozzarella.
6. Bake until everything melts and it is brown on top and sides.
7. Turn on broiler and cook the top of the kanafe BUT DO NOT LEAVE it unattended! So many times I thought I would be quick and catch the kanafe on time but the kanafe had black hair when I came back to it. Make sure it has nice golden brown hair.
8. On the stovetop melt the sugar, water, and rosewater (a few capfuls) until it melts and the syrup can glaze the back of the spoon. Sometimes I have it watery, whatever. To me it really does not matter.
9. When the kanafe is done, serve it and drizzle the syrup or pour it over the entire dish.
Some put cranberries, raisins, and coconut in the kanafe, but be warned, this is my version. Enjoy!