Simple but Delicious: Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

I love oatmeal.

Not the bland, gooey stuff that most of us hated as children. No, I am talking about well spiced, properly sweetened and thoroughly cooked through oatmeal. The kind that almost makes you forget you’re even eating oatmeal.

Jesus + Food :: Cinnamon Raisin OatmealOn a cold winter morning before taking on a below zero icy freeze, loading up on a nice warm bowl of oatmeal is just what the doctor ordered. And speaking of doctors orders, oats, which are chuck filled of dietary fibers, have been known to lower high blood pressure, and reduce risk of heart attack. After all, the bible tells us of our bodies:

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

And it is a blessing to start our daily glorification with a wholesome and delicious breakfast, like this Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal:

Jesus + Food :: Cinnamon Raisin OatmealIngredients:
• 2-4 cups fresh steel cut oats
• 1 cup almond milk
• ½ cup whole milk
• 1/3 cup evaporated milk
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon (or more if you like)
• 1 teaspoon nutmeg
• ½ -1 cup water
• Raw Brown Sugar (Amount based on your sweetness preference)
• ½ cup raisins


o In a quart pan, add all liquid ingredients (except evaporated milk)
o Add spices, and vanilla, then stir
o Add Steel Cut oatmeal
o Place over low-medium heat, stirring often
o After the Oats are softened and thickened lower heat
o Add evaporated milk
o Add sugar and raisins
o Allow to thicken a bit more
o Remove from heat
o Serve immediately, while warm.

Enjoy, and be blessed!

Jesus + Food :: Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,. (Exodus 23:25)

It’s that time of year again. Cold and flu season has arrived.

What soothes the winter blues better than a nice warm bowl of chicken soup. Especially homemade chicken soup. I live for a chicken soup made with fresh ingredients, and lots of love poured into it. From the carrots cubed to perfection, to the spices added to bring about just the right balance of zest to liven up the sickly taste buds. My recipe for chicken soup is one that I adapted from my mom and dad. This is the soup I would get as a youngster to bring my flu, or cold ridden body back to full functioning state. I have sort of made it my own by making a few simple adjustments. This is a hearty soup, and also freezes well if done properly. So make plenty and enjoy with a few crackers, rice, or alone.

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