Posts Tagged ‘vanilla’

I love breakfast. Actually, you will notice most of my posts here are about breakfast. And here is yet another revelation for your mornings – overnight oats.  They taste refreshing almost like a smoothie or pudding, but they are so easy and healthy. The idea is simple: combine oatmeal, milk, half a banana-mashed, and vanilla; set in the fridge overnight — wake up to breakfast. The oats are eaten cold, which might sound strange, but is truly delicious.

There are a bunch of recipes out there. I based my recipe off of the Oh She Glows recipe.  Non-vegan overnight oatmeal varieties can be found here.

Overnight Oats

1/2 cup oats
3/4 soy milk
1/2 large banana or 1 small
dash of vanilla extract


Mash the banana. Combine ingredients. Leave overnight in the refrigerator. Enjoy.

A few notes about my ingredients. I only had “tenderly” cut oats, which are rolled oats, I think, but this works with regular oats. It just won’t have the pudding consistency. I also would love to try using almond milk, but I just can’t find it here.

Unrelated, I just finished another knitting project. It was another dishcloth from Wools Happenin. She had a pattern for a monogrammed K dishcloth and I couldn’t resist. Unfortunately, I only had pink yarn in my stash (leftover from the bunny project). Still, it makes a nice dishcloth or hot pad. I am going to make one more dishcloth, but then I am going to move onto something bigger and better.


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The smell of vanilla is so comforting. Sweet goodness. Without smelling sweet at all. This homemade honey vanilla salt scrub has great fragrance, but it really exfoliates my skin. I think, it makes me glow. I made them as gifts for a bridal shower and now everyone is obsessed, so I thought I would share this great bath scrub.

The recipe couldn’t be easier. I basically had everything around the house. The proportions are easy too 3,2,1, 1/4. Well, one quarter isn’t that easy. But anyway, here’s the recipe:

3  cups kosher salt
2 cups honey
1 cup olive oil
1/4  cup (or 4 tbs) vanilla

Just mix everything up in a bowl and scoop into your container. (Makes three containers worth.) I used containers from ikea, but wide mouthed caning jars would work perfectly too. This recipe was adapted from a Ready Made recipe for kitchen skin treatments. Gotta love it. Homemade salt scrub.

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