Topic: Craft | 8 post(s).
Our favorite meal of the day is simpler than you think. Thanks to our favorite go-to products that help make life easy, healthy, and tasty! Together, they make the perfect 5-minute yogurt bowl or oatmeal. Try these healthy breakfast combos!
If we wake up craving a yogurt parfait…
Siggi’s Plain Yogurt: High protein and low sugar. What’s not to love! Siggi’s is the perfect base for a yogurt bowl. The best part is there are only two ingredients in this yogurt, one of which is live active cultures, which help regulate your gut microbiome. Looking for a little sweetness? We also love their Vanilla flavor filled with delicious Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla.
Solstice Canyon Cardamom & Clove Almond Butter: A little salty, a little sweet, a ton of flavor. Filled with fiber and all organic products including raw almonds and coconut, coconut sugar, Chai spices, and Himalayan pink salt, this nut butter is a showstopper. It’s also non-GMO, vegan, raw, gluten-free, and unpasteurized. Mix into your yogurt or drizzle on top for a healthy, ‘gramable bowl. Warning: it is highly addictive!
And then we top it with fresh fruit and of course...
OMG Starshine Granola: It is floral, light and everything you want in granola. Low in sugar, this granola has flavors of orange blossom, cardamom, pistachios, and dried sour cherries. Top your bowl with Starshine for contrasting texture and complementing flavor.
If we wake up craving oatmeal...
Qi’a Creamy Coconut Oatmeal: This high fiber, high protein oatmeal has no added sugar, making it the perfect base for your oatmeal. Filled with organic ingredients like rolled oats, dried coconut, chia and hemp seeds, you’ll love the coconut flavor in these oats. We also love that it’s non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan.
Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk: Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, non-GMO, kosher, vegan, and BPA-free. Califia Farms’ Unsweetened Almond Milk has all of the flavor with no added sugar. Use it with your oatmeal for a creamier texture and extra calcium! Tip: make sure to purchase the unsweetened version!
Wild Friends Super Butter: We’re all about the high protein, high fiber and low sugar, and this Super Butter is great for that. It’s non-GMO and Wild Friends donates a portion of their sales to the Save the Bee Initiative. Doing good and eating well, not bad! Not only does it have delicious roasted almonds and cashews, it also has flax and chia seeds. Drizzle on top or mix in to your oatmeal for omega-3s and a nutty flavor.
Navitas Goji Berries: Antioxidants! They have over 20 vitamins and minerals that will truly make your breakfast, a Super-Food Oatmeal. We also love their dried organic Mulberries that also have a ton of natural antioxidants.
And then we top it with fresh fruit and of course...
OMG Vintage Granola: The healthy version of an oatmeal raisin “cookie,” with nostalgic flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, dark brown sugar, cashews, pecans, almonds, raisins, and coconut. Sprinkle a small handful on top and enjoy the delicious crunch of Vintage.
Sometimes, change can be scary, even when you know you’re doing it for the right reasons. Recently, our family made a decision to change one of our favorite recipes, Sunrise, and we’ll be the first to admit that it was a little intimidating. We know some of you love Sunrise just how it is now, and while we hate to change even the smallest part of that, we know it’s the right thing to do.
So what are we changing?
We’re removing mango from the recipe. In order to keep the mango bits from drying out too much, the mango we sourced was sulfured mango. This preserved the color and texture of the mango and made it possible to use the dried fruit without risk of it getting too hard or sharp.
Since we first started making Sunrise, we’ve been searching for a non-sulfured option that would meet our high standards for both taste and texture, and frankly, none of our options were up to that standard. We want to be true to the handcrafted, quality vision we started with, and we are exceedingly aware of how important the quality of even a small ingredient like mango is. That’s why we made the decision to remove it.
What does this change mean for the flavor?
Hopefully, you will hardly notice the change, other than a slight shift in texture. None of our other ingredients are changing, so the predominant ingredients (orange, coffee and macadamia) will continue to energize and shine, while our oats will still deliver the satisfying texture you love.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us, leave a comment here, or find us on Facebook or Instagram. We are excited to make a change for the better, and can’t wait for you to enjoy our improved Sunrise craft granola.
“How do you like working together?”
It’s probably the question we get asked most, my mother and I. Naturally, we look at each other with a smile and both respond with a simple, “Love it!”
Since childhood, my mother has been my role model and best friend. If she ate a piece of cake, I ate a piece of cake. If she didn’t like oysters, I hated oysters. If she wanted to go to a particular restaurant, I wanted to go to that restaurant. We were basically two peas in a pod since the very beginning.
Now the craziest part of it all is that we look identical (if you couldn’t tell already). I’m officially her ‘mini me’ and she will be the first to tell you that. Friends, family, and now clients always like to tease that we look nothing alike!
All jokes aside, we both agree that the highlight of Oat My Goodness is the fact that we get to work together. It is truly gratifying to be able to call my mother my business partner. We each have our strengths and weaknesses and together we make a great team. The respect we have for each other is endless, and we can both agree, that’s key.
When this project was still just an idea, we discussed that I would head the business end while my mother would lead the production. Her special recipe and my passion to create my own business is what led us to begin this venture. We have kept it that way ever since.
Now you may ask…
Shohreh Vojdani, Mother
Position: Co-Founder, Chef
Did you ever even imagine you would work with your daughter one day? I never did, but this is a dream come true. Her passion was always in fashion, so I thought she would stay in the industry.
What made you decide to start this venture together? It was a perfect set up. I figured I had a great product and my daughter would be the perfect partner. So I figured, why not?
One word to describe your partner: Inspiring.
Yasaman Vojdani, Daughter
Position: Co-Founder, VP of Marketing and Sales
What's the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your mother? Always be resilient and stay true to yourself.
What do you admire most about her: She doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Feisty lady!
What’s your favorite activity together? Going on long walks and just chatting. We could talk for hours and not realize how much time has gone by.
Eating local has become an important food topic and we are joining in on all the fun. At our core, we are supporters of this movement. Farmers and local vendors carry delicious, fresh, and seasonal produce & products that are hard to find elsewhere.
This season we joined the Central Farm Markets. With three locations in the Maryland area (Bethesda, Pike, and Mosaic), we attend each market once a month. We sell our three core flavors and occasionally offer our seasonal flavors that we have been working on. Stay tuned…we are pretty excited about them!
The best part of joining… introducing Oat My Goodness to people whom love supporting local businesses like ours. And of course, meeting the other wonderful vendors! Come say hi and buy local!
It's standard to eat granola as a sweet breakfast, but we figured why not try it in a savory preparation? A little crunch on top never hurts. We highly recommend this dish for your next dinner party. It's an easy side dish that will be sure to impress all your guests!
Heat your oven to 350 degrees, and while it’s heating, prepare your carrots. In a heatproof dish covered with parchment paper, drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil over 6 or 7 cleaned and peeled carrots. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon of cumin and ½ tablespoon of brown sugar. Rub the mixture to coat the carrots, and bake until tender and browning in spots (approx. 1 hour) Make sure to toss them every so often. In a separate dish, mix 1 tablespoon of salted yogurt (e.g. Sohha) or plain Greek yogurt with a pinch of salt +1 tablespoon of milk. Mix until it’s the consistency of heavy cream. When the carrots are done, plate, drizzle with the yogurt, and sprinkle with a tablespoon or two of Sunrise granola.
Granola bars are great because they are so versatile. They make a perfect breakfast or snack whether its at school, in the office, or packed in your bag for a quick bite. They are a great keep healthy snack option. This granola bar recipe calls for 'Bad Monkey' but feel free to use your favorite 'OMG' flavor.
8 oz package of Oat My Goodness Bad Monkey granola
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 1/2 tablespoons muscovado (or dark brown) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 F. Add the honey, brown sugar, baking soda and vanilla to a small heatproof bowl and microwave, 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the mixture has dissolved completely. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the brown sugar mixture, granola, and chocolate chips. Turn the mixture out onto n 8x8” baking dish that’s been lined with parchment paper. Tamp down on the mixture, using parchment paper on top if necessary, to make the granola bars as flat and compact as you can. Bake the bars for 30 minutes (they should be a golden brown). Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then, grasping the parchment, remove the bars to a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut the bars into eight rectangular bars. Allow to cool completely and serve!
(adapted from Pop Sugar http://www.popsugar.com/food/Crunchy-Granola-Bars-Recipe-29452056)
Why can’t we get enough of it? Overnight oats never get boring! The best part is that you can get so creative with your oats. You can always change it up by adding your favorite dried fruits, seeds, or nut butters.
I currently love overnight oats with cashew milk, Siggi’s coconut Skyr, and topped with a whole lot of fresh fruit and of course, OMG granola.
I posted this recipe back in September, but here it is again (with a few updates):
• 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats•1/3 cup cashew milk (or any non-dairy milk) • 1/4 coconut flavored Siggi’s Skyr • 1/2 banana, smashed • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 teaspoon chia seeds • 1 dash of cinnamon • Handful blueberries • Handful raisins
Mix these ingredients in a mason jar and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, top your oats with OMG granola, fresh fruit, and nuts of choice (that’s just a start!)
PS- Don’t know what to do with all the new trendy toppings like hemp seeds, bee pollen, cocoa nibs, etc..? Try a touch of them on top of your overnight oats!
Seasonal ingredients and spices inspire us to craft granola which embody the seasons' tastes and moods. We have perfected our seasonal flavors and can’t wait to share them with you. We promise, they will not disappoint!