Ahh, oatmeal. Oatmeal with diced cooked apples is my sons favorite food to eat so an oatmeal type of a breakfast is often cooking up in my kitchen. The nutty aroma of oats cooking up in the kitchen is incredibly comforting. Now, I know everyone knows how to prepare oatmeal. Nothing that I am about to write here is groundbreaking, but I wanted to share it because I just love preparing it. It is a staple in our house. On a cold day such as today, it is hard to pass up the warming flavors of this breakfast. While we are not vegan, I love preparing vegan dishes because I am forced to tap into plant-based foods to replace any traditional ingredients. I always look for ways to enrich any dish with nutritious super-foods like chia seeds, hemp or cacao nibs.