Friday
Mar182016

Granola Recipe for Any Day

 

Warning. Once you have home made granola there is no turning back. 

This recipe has endless variations. Once you start, you'll be adding all kinds of spice, dried fruit, and nut variations. I encourage this behaviour.

If you up the honey and oil combo, you create a more bar-cookie like granola. Which my daughter loves.

If you follow as is, you end up with traditional, super crumbly granola. Which my daughter also loves. 

Eat it with milk. Eat it with yogurt. Eat it on the go. It's sweet, crunchy, healthful and has a fresh depth you don't find in store bought versions. I also hate when they skimp on nuts and the good stuff, so this is your chance to indulge.

 

Basic Granola

 

Ingredients

1.5 cups old fashioned oats

1.5 cups stone ground oats

1/2 cup coconut flakes (I like Dang)

3 tbsp brown sugar

3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans (or other nut)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

generous pinch salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup honey

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1-1 1/2 cups dried fruit (used dried strawberries and blueberries here)

 

Directions

Heat oven to 300 degrees. Place parchment paper or a liner on a large baking sheet. Mix oats, coconut, brown sugar, pecans, and spices in a large bowl. Heat & stir honey, vanilla, and oil in a saucepan over low heat until combined.

Pour honey mixture over oats and stir until combined. Spread over baking sheet and bake until golden, about 40 minutes, stirring 1-2 times between. Stir and allow to cool. Add in fruit. 

Last about 1 week in an airtight container or bag.

 

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Wednesday
Mar162016

Calling All Adorable Couples: Join Me at Bloomingdales This Sunday! 

 

 

Calling all Adorable Couples!

Please join me at Bloomingdales, THIS Sunday March 20th from 10-12PM, floor 1 of 'The Registry'. 

I speak from experience, Bloomingdales is the answer to all your registry needs. We registered there ourselves when we got married about 5 million-billion years ago. 

Meet with amazing vendors and join in the discussion with an exciting panel of wedding and event insiders chatting all the latest bridal trends, moderated by me!

Hope to see you there-

 

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Monday
Mar142016

My Big Fat Greek Easter: Recipe Round-up and Guide

Check out My Big Fat Greek Easter: Recipes & Guide

by Noelani at Mode

 

My adopted Greek family does Greek Easter in a major way. I mean, major. It is the biggest holiday of the year. The night before is spent at midnight mass, complete with a parade through the town square, and finished with a meal of soup made from the innards of the lamb that will be roast tomorrow. Everyone sleeps in to prepare for a day of cooking, eating, feasting and drinking.

Easter done right, with an entire roast lamb turning over an open pit.....meze for hours, with rounds of ouzo, traditional breads, cookies, and dyed eggs for days. The classic recipes and traditions of a Greek Easter, Tsoureki, stuffed grape leaves, roasted lemon potatoes, with a few new twists, all rounded up.

Here is everything I have learned from my in-laws and everything you need to adopt some of their amazing traditions as your own. As they say in Greek- Christos Anesti! When ever you celebrate Easter this year.

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