Have you had a good weekend so far?
I was working today, and I was lucky enough to bump into three lovely fellow-Norwegian students at work today! I gave them a little tour around the cafê and showed them the factory. Aaaand yesterday I got to wrap a giant gorilla made out of chocolate in cellfane, despite it being quite busy. Luckily, both days I spent the evenings with friends in Tchai Ovna - House of Tea, and now I've put my feet up. I have had the time to cook a little bit inbetween though, which has been nice!
This original recipe was made in the slow-cooker, which is really handy if you are needing something made and want to just chuck all the ingredients in there which will magically become a lovely, creamy porridge in a couple of hours time.
I scaled down the batch, and cooked it on the stovetop as an evening snack, but it will make for a perfect breakfast too!
Carrot Cake Porridge
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup light coconut milk (I used alpro)
1/2 cup water (more if necessary)
1 carrot, grated
2 tbsp dessicated coconut + more for topping
Small handful cranberries or raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch salt (brings out the oatyness!)
2 tbsp maple syrup/sukrin gold/xylitol/agave
Dessicated coconut, or chopped nuts and suryp to serve
- Simply heat up the coconut milk, water and oats, and add the rest of the ingredients as you go along and allow for it to cook for at least 5-10 minutes. adding a little more water or coconut milk if necessary.
- Once it's gotten the texture and consistency that you like, simply bowl up and top with your favourite things!
Also, I have been meaning to feature this lovely picture for some time....
My cousin had drawn a couple of christmas-related pictures on an envelope for me for the aforementioned holiday, and it took me back to the days when we were a little younger. Because - his drawing of sheep weren't much different from the reindeer, apart from the fact that the sheep was curly and had no antlers, it's pretty much the same. How old my cousin is? 29...now I think - he's awesome!
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far! All my love x