Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch nutmeg 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste 1 cup lowfat milk, divided 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the oats and … [Read more...]

Strawberry and Mozzarella Salad

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 heart romaine lettuce, torn or cut into bite-sized pieces (3 cups lightly packed) 1 8-ounce container of strawberries, hulled and sliced 3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, diced (about 3/4 cup) 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons Directions In a small bowl whisk … [Read more...]