It always takes me about a good month to de-compress from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I find myself more appreciative of the season that I am in, and a quiet and more thoughtful approach to cooking usually ensues.
I learned a simply wonderful recipe that I want to share with you, from my oldest daughter, Elizabeth, when we were “iced in” together for a day. Full of complex carbs and natural sweetness it is reminiscent of a warm porridge, but with modern day quickness in preparation. In a small saucepan add 1 cup cooked quinoa, unsweetened almond milk and a mashed banana and warm to a gentle bubbling. I added blueberries, almonds , cinnamon - the possibilities are endless with this delicious way to start your morning. Thank you Elizabeth!
Tip- I cook enough quinoa for an entire week and store in a covered glass casserole that can be easily pulled out at a moments notice. We sell them in two sizes $15.99 and $17.99 and they are versatile for storage and food prep without the need for plastic wrap! Wonderful for leftovers!
Another way to embrace the cozy “Hygge” as the Scandinavians aptly coined it is to enjoy a cup of "Biodynamic Turmeric CinnamonTea" by The Republic of Tea Company. We carry over 22 interesting and healthful tea combinations as well as our local Kansas City favorite Hugo Tea.
Appreciate the warmth of your home by settling in with a copy of The New Food Lovers Companion, a food bible of more than 7,200 A-Z’s of cooking terms- a dictionary if you will, of fun facts about cooking techniques, herbs and spices and a plethora of food oddities from the aragosta to the zeppola. “Look it up” like I tell my younger children. Priced at $16.99 this indispensable handbook is a wonderful read for your favorite cook.
Happy Cozy Winter!