This Coconut Lime Oatmeal is one of several variations on basic oatmeal from Good and Cheap. Coconut is such a great addition to oatmeal, and the lime just makes it a little more fresh and interesting. Plus, you know we are always supposed to put the lime in the coconut right? 😉
This is one of several variations on basic oatmeal from Good and Cheap. I love this one for many reasons, not least of which is because it reminds me of my dear friend, Sarah Chan who loves all things baklava. We once made a little cookbook together that we self-published called Velo Fare. The recipes were based on the local markets that we loved to visit together by bicycle. We made pistachio pancakes with baklava syrup for that book. That made me realize that the flavors of baklava are pretty accessible and should be a bigger part of our lives—like in our oatmeal!
John, the reader who introduced me to the silky magic of this avocado milkshake, lives in California, where avocados are often less than a dollar. If you can find a similar deal, whip up a batch of these! If your avocado isn’t quite ripe, a bit more lime juice will bring out the flavor.
These shakes are even better if you use “coconut milk beverage,” almond milk, or rice milk instead of regular milk. Each adds a little of its own flavor to the drink.
My friend Raffaella comes from a huge family and fondly recalls making dumplings with her sisters growing up. (Her brothers just ate them.) Dumplings are a great way to use up veggies that don’t look fresh anymore. Minced inside a dumpling, they come back to life! I’ve provided a couple of ideas here, but as with so many recipes, the filling is up to you. If you mess up and it comes out bland, just dip the dumpling in soy sauce or chile sauce and you’ll still be happy. Or if you’ve made peanut sauce or spice oil lately dip in those.
If budget allows and you want to save time, see whether your grocery store has pre-made dumpling wrappers, usually in the freezer section or Asian aisle. They come round or square and might be called gyoza or wonton wrappers, but any will work.