Friday, August 13, 2010

Oatmeal in the RAW

The other day I was craving oatmeal. Of all things to crave during this hot summer, but that is what I decided to make. Of course this isn't your traditional cooked oatmeal, it is RAW oatmeal. (sorry for the blurry picture)

Figgy RAW Oatmeal

If you can find truly raw steel cut oatmeal use that, otherwise use some raw oat groats. Soak the oats for 24 hours, rinse and drain well. In the morning I get my sunflower seeds and dried figs soaking. Next, mix it all together and top with a drizzle of raw honey. At this point you can eat it up or gently warm it in your dehydrator. Since it was summer I did not heat this recipe, but in the winter I am sure I will. Sometimes I like to sprinkle on some cinnamon and nutmeg. Here is the recipe:

Figgy RAW Oatmeal

1 C Truly raw oatmeal or oat groats, soaked
1/4 C raw sunflower seeds, soaked
4 dried figs, soaked and sliced
pinch of sea salt
raw honey, gently warmed to liquid state

Rinse the soaked oats, seeds, and figs, let drain. Place oatmeal in a bowl. Mix in the sunflower seeds and salt. Top the oatmeal with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. Next place sliced figs on top and drizzle with the warmed honey. In the cooler months, warm the oatmeal in the dehydrator. Enjoy!

~JMJ~ Today I am grateful for a great surprise in my mailbox, it brought a big smile to my face. My best friend from MI sent me a card. We use to write notes and letters to each other almost daily, years ago. I had so many notes and letters from her they filled a box, a large box. I get so use to e-mail that when her hand written card arrived I just have to smile. Seeing her handwriting brought back a flood of memories of the letters I use to look forward to when we were young girls. I love you Legs!!!! :) Peace and Hugs.

1 comment:

kelli said...

i love figs!

so sweet you got a letter from a friend. i love personal mail and miss having pen pals!

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