December 11, 2011

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

I’ve seen baked oatmeal – sometimes called “boatmeal” – mentioned on blogs for a while now. With half of a can of pumpkin left after making my scrumptious baked bean cornbread casserole, this morning seemed like the perfect time to give baked oatmeal a whirl. I used Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe with a quarter cup of pumpkin, a quarter cup of milk, 1.5 T of Grade B maple syrup to sweeten and I omitted the nutmeg. Sorry nutmeg, sometimes you’re just too powerful.

Bowl of pumpkin oats

 

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December 10, 2011

My Mango Has Moved!

Welcome to the new home of My Mango Has Roots, mymangohasroots.com!

Considering that I bought $50 of produce and used up an about-to-expire Living Social deal for Edible Arrangements, it turned out to be a pretty awesome Saturday. A pound of green bean fries, a bouquet of chocolate-covered-strawberries-and-pineapple AND migrating the blog to a new domain?  Couldn’t ask for more.

If you were subscribed on the old site, you’ll need to resubscribe here. A few more changes are coming to the new site. Mike and I are working on a new design, so that should roll out by… spring. Of 2013.

I kid. Stay tuned!

December 7, 2011

Comfort Food

Have you ever had a week when both wonderful and miserable life events were crammed into the same few days? I don’t mean anything Earth-shatteringly tragic, but enough to keep you up at night and feel stressed despite the fact that some great news has just hit.  I have, and last week was in fact one of those weeks.

In times of stress, I, like most people I know, gravitate toward comfort food.  I might find a plate in front of me like this one:

Fried green tomatoes, corn bread, and mac and cheese.  At least the nutrition-minded angel on my shoulder kept the devil in check by limiting my intake to two tomato slices, half the macaroni, and one piece of cornbread. And Mike’s pickle chip.

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November 18, 2011

Apple-beer-cranberry glaze? Yes, why not!

Did you know cranberries pop when they cook? Well, sure, you probably did.  But for someone who insisted for twenty-six years that “you can’t call ’em cranberries if they don’t have ridges on the side and come in slabs of circles or sliced into half-moon shapes,” this was news fit to print.

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November 16, 2011

Chocolate Show 2011

The New York Chocolate Show, as its tagline states, is “the world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate.” …Or to many, heaven on earth. …And for me, the cause of a three-day chocolate high. As I admit in my “about” section, as healthy as I may attempt to be, chocolate will always be a part of my life. I choose to believe the studies that say chocolate is good for you. You know, antioxidants and all. I currently limit my cocoa intake, but sometimes you just have to let loose.

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