Pina Colada Oatmeal


Originally posted on A Dancer's Plate:

Are you longing for Summer? I know I am….this oatmeal recipe is super fun, easy, and will make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise. Well….almost :)

Pina Colada Oatmeal



  • 2 packs of organic instant oatmeal (I always use the Nature’s Path Maple Nut)
  • shredded coconut
  • pineapple chunks
  • 1 tsp. pineapple juice
  • almonds (or any kind of nut you prefer)
  • cranberries
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil


  1. Cook the instant oatmeal as instructed on the package
  2. To toast the coconut and almonds, use a nonstick skillet. Set to medium high heat, and add about 1 tsp. of coconut oil. Just cook until slightly browned.
  3. Add coconut, almonds, cranberries,pineapple and pineapple juice to the oatmeal and combine.

Hope you enjoy!

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Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad


Originally posted on Hungry Empress:


The weather has been so warm and sunny here in San Francisco lately that I could pretend that it is summer.  So I decided to make this cheery, summery, delicious dish.  Try this salad!  It will transport you to June for a day.


Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad


1 cup quartered grape tomatoes

15 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup cooked quinoa (You can cook it with chicken broth or vegetable broth to give it more flavor.)

2 tbsp red onion, minced

1 tbsp green onion, minced

1 1/2 limes, juice of

kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste

1 cup diced cucumber

4 oz diced avocado (1 medium hass)


Combine all the ingredients except for avocado and cucumber, season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Just before serving, add cucumber and avocado.

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Recipe adapted…

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