Monthly Archives: January 2014

Oatmeal, Flaxseed and Dried Cherry Muffins

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The combination of oats, tart cherries, ground flax-seed and buttermilk make a delicious & hearty breakfast or snack muffin.

This recipe make 12 Texas size muffins: I use all Bob’s Red Mill products.

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup Almond flour

51/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup maple or coconut sugar

1 cup ground flax seed

4 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 TBSP. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground cardamon

2 eggs, large

1 cup coconut oil ( or any oil you like)

2 cups Buttermilk

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup cinnamon honey (Honey  Pacifica brand is awesome!)

2 cups dried tart cherries

 2 cups walnut pieces

Preheat the oven to 350^

Line Texas size muffin tins with paper wrappers…… I use coffee filters ♥

1. In a large mixing bowl sift all of the dry ingredients together. Stir the dry mixture, after the sift,to combine all dry ingredients. 

2.In a separate bowl add the eggs, oil, honey,buttermilk and water. Whisk to combine. 

3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid. Mix by hand, folding and scraping until the mixture is evenly moistened. Add the dries cherries and walnuts, stir to combine.

4. Fill the muffins cups 2/3 full.

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center to test for doneness. When it comes out clean they are ready.

 

These keep, covered, for up to one week and stay very moist. They freeze well also.

 

 

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Every Day is an audition for the change happening in your life

Life is about energy and energy is always moving therefore change is a constant in everyone’s life. This is a difficult thing to embrace because we are programmed to be dependable and stable. The conflict arises because energy can not be stable, the only thing we can rely on is that it changes.When you want to make change and it is hard for you then you have to exert great energy, mentally and physically. People you trust, people in your circle of life will try to get you to stand still:  for instance, maybe you have a secret dream to be a chef and everyone tells you that it is ridiculous, you can’t make a living, ” you crazy, your too old, your a successful lawyer, doctor, broker…..your too old( again)… Blah blah blah….
Don’t listen (Very hard, takes great effort!), open your ears and heart to whatever your inner voice is telling you to reach for. You don’t have to quit your job or forget your responsibility but you could sign up for a cooking class, experiment with new food, plant a pot with fresh herbs, something to move and change. Keep up with the changing energy in your life. I think that is what keeps people vital and young. It is the refusal to be flexible mentally that ages people. I embrace my yoga practice not just because my body is more flexible but because moving into a pose is so much like life. A pose can be looked at just like a life obstacle. You might not be able to get into it at first but as you keep moving into the resistance you will start to find a way into the pose. My Guru, Diana from Pacific Ashtanga, reminds us what her Guru repeated everyday ” Practice. Practice.Practice.
So my equation for 2014 is going to be very simple.
Life Energy+ Dedicated Practice= Constant Change.

Oh and………….. Gratitude + Joy = Happiness.

Namaste.♥