Apricot Saffron Oatmeal Porridge with Walnuts
As much as I would love to do a juice fast right now to make up for those holiday sins, I just can't mentally and physically handle drinking cold juice while the temps are low. So, I am trying to eat whole, unprocessed. warm cooked foods in an attempt to eat more healthy. Plus, I am seeing an Ayurvedic doctor who is coaching me through eating foods that are right for my constitution. It turns out anything cold or uncooked could just totally knock me out of balance, specially at this time of year.
One of my favorite cold-weather breakfasts is oatmeal porridge. Make the oats according to package directions, but instead of making the oatmeal with water, use the milk of your choice (I use half water, half milk). Add spices to the milk while it is being heated (I used cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, turmeric, dash sea salt and saffron) and add your oatmeal. Once you add the oatmeal, add chopped dried apricots and walnuts. Cook until the oatmeal is soft. Add real maple syrup and top with more cinnamon, apricots and walnuts. So perfect for a winter morning!