The Lai Times

September Favorites

September was a super busy month! I started two new jobs, in two different locations, my car and I have become best friends. A little sad...but I've eaten more meals in the car driving to my jobs that at a table. This month was all about transitions and I'm happy that it's over now. Come join me as I take you through the things I loved during this past month!

Rachel eats

Strawberry Fig Oatmeal Morning Bars

My new breakfast item! Perfect for the incoming Autumn weather! When the mornings start to get a little chillier, I usually like to get out my tub of oatmeal and make a fresh pot of oatmeal to start off my day. These Strawberry Fig Oatmeal Morning Bars are perfect for these chillier mornings! The combination of the oatmeal crust with the warm fruit filling all with a slightly sweet, but crunchy crumble is just the BEST! And it doesn't stop there, you can even double the portions and make this as a dessert and serve it with your favorite vanilla ice cream! YUM! Come join me as we make early mornings a little more enjoyable!

Rachel eats

Coffee & Fig Ice Cream – No Churn

One way I like to spend a summer day, is with a huge bowl of ice cream! This coffee & fig ice cream hits every taste bud in your mouth. I love the coffee-milky flavor with the bursts of dark chocolate and fig jam! Come join me in making this simple no-churn ice cream in your own kitchen!

Rachel eats

Fig Jam – from backyard to kitchen

Welcome back to the Fig Series! Part 2, where I show you how we make Fig Jam with our pretty figs from the backyard! Fig jam is perfect on toast, with yogurt, topped on ice cream, with cheese and crackers...the list goes on and on! Come join me as we make some homemade jam and make the house smell wonderful along the way!

Rachel eats

Coconut Cacao Raw Energy Bars

These Coconut Cacao Raw Energy Bars are super easy to make and great for on the go! I love making raw bars at home, I know exactly what is going into them and they taste amazing without all that added sugar that most store brands have in their bars. If you are looking for a simple and nutritious bar that will give you the energy you need, look no further! Join me as we create magic in the kitchen with these delicious raw bars!