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Saying Hello with Turmeric Oatmeal

Turmeric Oatmeal

Good Morning another week!

There seems to be a bit of a buzz about the NY Times article on blogger burn out that I had shared in my previous post. Then, there was the response article here. This subject strikes a particular chord with me. Over the six and half years that I have been writing this blog, there have been several up and downs, not all of which was particularly about being stretched but always about not having consistent inspiration.

Creative juices, atleast for me, ebb and flow and are vastly affected by what else is going on in my life. I also like doing everything I do very well, which, makes me to be hard on myself often. So, I swing between euphoric feeling of accomplishment for a few weeks alternated with despondence, guilt and frustration. Especially, with the writing.

Turmeric Oatmeal

Overall, I agree with Grace's view. I have caught myself lamenting to my friends about this constant spawning of new media platforms making it ever more time consuming and wherever am I going to find all that time and ability to create distinct, unique, engaging content for each platform, so they can all grow my 'brand'. When I look at myself closely in the mirror, I have to honest and truthful to myself. No, I am not going to be able to do that. Yes, there will be others, perhaps younger, perhaps savvier, who will do it better. But, that will not be me. I will have to choose a few mediums that I can focus on and do the best I can with them. And, I will just have to make my peace with that. Now, that is going to be a WIP for sometime. :)

What is your view on this?

Turmeric Oatmeal

And, with that, let me jump right into inspiring you for the week with the recipe I have to share today. So, essentially, I have been starting my days with versions of this oatmeal and it makes me feel chirpier, fuller and more prepared. It may also have to with the fact that I now, got my table back, after that IKEA visit and am able to sit down and eat on it, rather than on the couch or at the work desk (table that was). I am sure that definitely adds a spring to my early hours.

So, this oatmeal is not exactly savory nor is it sweet although it has a bit of salt and sugar in it. Really, the turmeric is the kicker. Sometimes, I mix in fresh ginger or fresh ground pepper for a bit of spice. Topped generously with fruits, it makes for a great reason to leap out of bed even on these chilly mornings. Nothing like hugging a warm bowl of oatmeal and a mug of tea as you watch the world wake up around you and breathe in the fresh morning air.

eating at table

One Year Ago:

Cardamom Roasted Plum Ice Cream

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Four Years Ago:

Coriander Chicken Kurma

{I am going to be making this often this Fall!}

Five Years Ago:

Pomegranate Yogurt Ice Cream


Turmeric Oatmeal

{for 2}

1 cup organic gluten free oats

1/2 tsp ground turmeric

4 tsp raw sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups almond milk {or other nut milk or regular dairy}

handful of chopped fruit to top

fresh basil {optional}

hint of fresh ground pepper {optional}

In a small pan, soak all the dry ingredients in the almond milk for 3 minutes. Place on medium heat and bring to boil and simmer until the oats have softened but still have a bite and oatmeal has reached the right consistency.

Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle basil and/or pepper, if using and then top generously with fruits.

Serve immediately.

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