Food

Food: Overnight Oats For All by photos bycorona

For such a long time I have felt so inspired by food. Inspired by the way light falls into the different layers of the translucent skin of onions. Inspired by the way steam flies up to the sky when boiling water for tea. But my major and biggest inspiration is for sure the magic that goes between food and people: "Magic Gatherings" that are full with pure joy for caring and nourishing the people we love.

I owned countless, and I am serious by countless, cooking books. Odly enough, I am not that much into the actual cooking BUT thankfully, my husband is! So we make a pretty good team, he cooks ,,, I devour. 

Photographs by Maria Corona Photography  

Photographs by Maria Corona Photography  

I have a passion to share with you easy delicious and nutritious recipes and some other ones not too easy but incredibly mouthwatering. My purpose to share recipes with very good visuals (how humble of me to say that!)  is for both of us, you and I,  to walk together and stop being afraid of experimenting in the kitchen, to cook more, to stop more, to nourish ourselves and our loved ones more. I want you to be super excited every week or so to read my posts and to get ready to stop time for a bit and be present, to share time with a loved one making these and to spread the word to your buddies about these posts!

Also, I hope with all my heart you take a recipe or two or three that you love and gather around friends and have long deep conversations and share very special times together. 

 

Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to continue walking this path with you of personal growth and self-care.

Do you want your recipe to be featured on the blog?! I want to hear all about it.

Send me an email to maria@maria-corona.com


Overnight Oats For All

With the help of my good friend Kaitlyn Mahoney I put together this recipe to start up this food series of some simple and other not so simple meals with the intention to motivate others to nourish their bodies and friendships while enjoying these yummy meals.

So, let's start!

You will need as many Wide mouth Mason jars with lids as you want to have your oatmeal ready! I usually make about 4 at a time for the week. 

PB & Banana Oats

1/2 cup of oats

1 cup of your milk of choice (whole, almond, rice, coconut milk.. you decide!)

1 TBSP of chia seeds

1 TBSP of peanut butter of your choice ( almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, you name it!)

1/2 Banana cut into your preferred shape.

* I like to add some chopped walnuts for a bit of extra crunch!

Berry Delicious Oats

1/2 cup of oats

1 cup of your milk of choice (whole, almond, rice, coconut milk.. you decide!)

1 TBSP of chia seeds

1 TSP of vanilla concentrate 

1 TSP of honey drizzle on top

A handful of blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries cut into your preferred shape. 

* I like to add some chopped almonds for a bit of extra crunch!

Other ingredients you can add to the mix:

Cocoa Powder or few chocolate chips

Protein Powder

Coconut flakes

Almonds

Cold Brew (So good!)

Add all of your ingredients. You can add a bit more milk if you like your oatmeal more watery. Let them rest for at least 5 hours but preferably overnight on the fridge. And ready! so easy and yummy!

I try to mix and match types of milks and nuts to make it into a surprise on a mason jar every morning.. what a nerd of me.

I am so excited for you to try this! If you do, don't forget to tag #cookingwithmaria

Don't forget to SCROLL DOWN to see more photos of the process!

Enjoy friends!

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Photographs by Maria Corona Photography | a collaboration with Kaitlyn Mahoney 

Photographs by Maria Corona Photography

Coffee + Donuts + Life by photos bycorona

I recently had the opportunity to be featured at The Gathering Table on a beautiful collaboration with the most amazing writer and one of my best friends for life, Kaitlyn Mahoney. 

Kaitlyn and I have been meeting for a while now and have had the deepests and more soul touching conversations over morning coffee so, it made perfect sense, we had to build a photo essay about coffee and donuts and show how those things bounded our friendship into a very strong positive thing in our lives.
Coffee is what first brought us together as friends.

And I quote Kaitlyn from the article at The Gathering Table:

When I was going through my divorce, Maria sat next to me, her milky cappuccino next to my black coffee, and reminded me that everything was going to be ok every time I forgot. When Maria launched her freelance business, she told me about her plans over coffee. Even after we stopped working together, we still met regularly to catch each other up on our lives and share our fears, hopes, and goals.
So two weeks later, we met for coffee, again. But this time to photograph our process. We made donuts (some vegan, some not — it’s surprisingly easy to accommodate different diets if you try), laughed and talked and shared and drank coffee.
Because coffee doesn’t care if you’re going through a divorce or if you’re vegan or Mexican or scared about the big plans you’ve made for yourself. It just warms you up and provides the perfect backdrop for deep talks with friends.

See featured: HERE

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From Carvings To Thanksgiving Cravings by photos bycorona

I could not stop myself from posting some of this Thanksgiving deliciousness and of course some thoughts that couldn't stop going through my mind.

When we gather together we bring so much to our table on Thanksgiving, I mean, besides all the crazy home cooking, the amount of people gathering in one small house, and the airport delays.  We bring hearts full of hopes and challenges, joys and concerns to the table. We bring our lives, our hearts, our losses, our loves, our dreams, and our hopes. We bring ourselves, whole and complete to a table where other tender hearts are united on such a special day. A day when our hearts are reminded to be always tender, sweet, joined, and held together by what means the most in this world: LOVE - something I will always be grateful for in my life and what will always give meaning to my life.

As many of you may know, I wasn't raised celebrating this holiday, but now that I celebrate it next to my husband, I am grateful to have a day (and many more) dedicated to being fully grateful for all the wonders in our lives, to feel and to share our appreciation for the people that make our little world so wonderful and full of warmth, strength and that keep beautiful connections.  

This year has been full of change - too much, a year full of happy tears and sadly,  full of heartbreaking tears too.

This year I am incredibly grateful I am here, that we are here, right now, sharing our lives together with the people that matter the most, supporting each other in good and raw times and most importantly, I am grateful for making every moment count.

Hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving!!

m.

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