I have recently realized that sugar is not my friend. It pretends to be my friend and then leaves me feeling worse than it found me. So in my attempt to relieve my mourning for sugar I have found new friends - agave nectar, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, palm sugar etc.
I have been messing around in my kitchen discovering improved ways of appeasing my sweet tooth. I absolutely loved this recipe although will admit that my kids weren't the biggest fans (mainly because they don't like raisins or cranberries).
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 1/2 cups vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Combine the rice, milk, sweetener, raisins and cranberries in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add the cinnamon and vanilla. Serve warm.