I’ve found that as we grow older, a lot of us lose touch with the hobbies and activities we once loved as youngsters.
As kids and teenagers, so many of us were involved in a wide range of activities – they may range from sports, like baseball and dancing, to other disciplines like chess, drama or photography. I was lucky to always have lots of extra-curriculars on the go in each season – soccer and swimming in the summer, figure skating, martial arts and diving throughout the school year, as well as music and theatre rehearsals. Continue reading “Six-Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Muffins”
Joining the ranks of seemingly everyone else who’s obsessed with pumpkin at this time of year, I’ve been baking a lot with the squash plant — breads, muffins, etc.
The only downside (if you could even call it that) is that I’ve had lots of leftover pumpkin purée in the fridge to use up. And I think I’ve come up with the best and tastiest solution: adding it to my morning porridge! Continue reading “Pumpkin Pie Spice Oatmeal”
Oatmeal seems to have had a resurgence as of late — it certainly has for me. And why shouldn’t it? The breakfast staple is inexpensive, healthy, hearty and versatile.
Growing up, my Dad would make a big pot of oatmeal every morning as fuel for our busy school day ahead — he called it “funky porridge,” adding in any mix of pantry ingredients handy that day (apple cinnamon was a favourite). At the time, I spooned in brown sugar and poured a swig of milk, but these days a swirl of almond milk on top does the trick. But just like back then, a bowl of this delicious and nutritious classic keeps me full all morning long. Continue reading “Five days of oatmeal: recipe ideas to fuel your mornings”