Meet Pinole Chia Oatmeal

Guest Post by: Maya Jacques from thepinoleproject.com

My friend, Maya Jacquez’s grandmother added Pinole to her slow-cooked oatmeal, called avena, to give it an extra boost! Her recipe inspired Pinole Chia Oatmeal. Packed with 10 grams fiber & loaded with plant protein and 2500+ omega-3’s, it’s the breakfast upgrade! 

So Many Breakfast Options 

There are endless happy breakfasts with Pinole Chia Oatmeal – cookies, pancakes, muffins, baked oats, overnight oats, and more. 

Pinole Chia Oatmeal Cookies 

We’re drooling over these Date & Pecan Breakfast Cookies made by Abril of Taste of Mexicowith Pinole Chia Oatmeal! Healthy, delicious cookies…yes please! 

We love these cookies as a pre-workout meal 45 minutes before the gym!

Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

I’ve tried many biscuit recipes over the years and this is what I’ve settled on for whenever we have a biscuit craving. The method is simple and they taste great!

Asian Beef Stir Fry with Noodles

Asian Beef Stir Fry with Noodles

I’m always looking for a flavorful Asian inspired recipe and this one really hits the mark. After researching dozens of recipes for inspiration, here’s what I’ve come up with. Although the ingredient list is long, the recipe is straightforward. Enjoy!


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

DESSERTS

Who doesn’t love a warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie? The original recipe calls for a cup of butter, but I have always found that a cup of shortening delivers a fluffier product. My family certainly agrees!

Easy Creole Gumbo

Easy Creole Gumbo

We’re headed to New Orleans soon and it reminded me to share this recipe. This recipe is super simple and so satisfying. You can use frozen shrimp and okra, so you can make any time of year. Enjoy!

Mango Paradise Cupcakes

Mango Paradise Cupcakes

I was super excited to try Amoretti Artisan Natural Flavors & wow are they good! The mango flavor has such an elegant aroma & tastes like sun ripened mangos exactly! The vanilla cupcakes are made with Amoretti Almond Flour, honey & coconut oil. The mango buttercream icing was the perfect compliment & tastes like paradise.  There is no way you could get this kind of flavor with generic extracts or flavors. This product is all natural & seriously dense: 2 oz = 24 oz of fruit purée.  I’m hooked!

Za’atar Chicken

Za’atar Chicken

We had friends over for din on the other day & we served this amazing chicken dish. It’s so flavorful and the chicken is really tender & juicy. Have you tried za’atar? It varies greatly depending on where you are in the Middle East and every family has their own secret blend. It is generally a combination of dried oregano, thyme, marjoram, sumac and toasted sesame seeds. Za’atar may also contain salt, dried orange zest, dried dill, or the wild herb za’atar (also called hyssop, which also grows throughout the Levant & is the mixture’s namesake). This spice mix is tangy, rich & nutty, and is a must have in every kitchen! You’re going to love this chicken!

Rigatoni w/Mushrooms or SWAT Rags

Rigatoni w/Mushrooms or  SWAT Rags

ENTREES

My hubs used to be the SWAT commander for our local police department & somehow this pasta became known as “SWAT RAGS. One of his officers taught me how to make this when the hubs and I first started dating.  He was friends with a local restauranteur and this was a secret dish he made for his friends. I used to make huge pans of this stuff in my tiny apartment kitchen for SWAT team get togethers & special events. When we got married in a friend’s backyard, you better believe this dish was served. Later, we started adding grilled chicken and that was a hit, too. This dish has been a staple at the many large parties we have thrown over the years. A party is not a party without SWAT Rags. Awwww…the memories!

Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been making these cookies for a loooong time. The lemon flavor and coconut makes them extra special. They’re crispy on the outside & chewy on the inside. Get busy & then go grab a big glass of milk. Yum!

Creole Black Bean Rice

Creole Black Bean Rice

This rice is so flavorful and it’s an awesome accompaniment to grilled meats & chicken. The whole house smells so fragrant while this is simmering on the stove. Just use a great creole seasoning & fresh herbs. Yum!

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