Friday, October 16, 2009

Oh, Oatmeal

morning oatmeal

One of the many, many reasons I welcome fall is that it starts to feel right to have hot cereal in the mornings again. This is how I do my vegany oats most mornings: 1/3 cup quick cook (not instant, yuck) oats into 3/4 cup boiling water. Reduce heat to low immediately and stir.When water is absorbed, empty into a big bowl and top up with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, unsweetened shredded coconut, walnuts, fruit and a bit of maple syrup.

Eat it fast so it doesn't turn into gluey orphanage food.

Any food related plans this weekend? I'm hoping to go to the Thomas Pawlick talk that Octopus Books is presenting at the Main Farmer's Market on Saturday. Even though it happens at exactly the same time as the grand opening of Auntie Loo's vegan bakery, the first of its delicious, delicious kind here in Ottawa.

Have an excellent weekend, whether you choose cupcakes or vegetables.

J.

10 comments:

Sophia.Pflieger said...

Nothing better then juicy sweet fruit, on top of oatmeal.
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Hilary said...

Orphanage food! Hahahaha, I know exactly what you mean. I'm going to be chuckling over that one for days.

scatterbrainsisagirl said...

Oatmeal weather is the best time of year, for real. I feel sorry for people like my mom who are so warped by Oliver Twist-ish horror stories that they won't touch anything remotely porridge-y. Om nom nom.

zoom said...

You take the best food photographs.

J. said...

Thanks, Zoom! (but you should see my photos of Neil Diamond! ;)

•¦Amy¦• said...

Mmmm looks wonderful!
I miss oatmeal in the mornings.

wingraclaire said...

I eat oatmeal for breakfast every chance I get. Usually quick oats, "old-fashioned" if I have more time. These (fall) days, often a chopped apple and some cinnamon. Almost always served with a bit of peanut butter for creaminess.

I found your blog on the Vegan Mofo list and I really like it!

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asbadasitlooks said...

i am the same way! i couldn't wait for the cool weather so i could start eating oatmeal again. my favorites add-ins lately have been pumpkin/cardamom and plum/cinnamon.

AlainW said...

Have you tried steal cut oats? I eat them all year round, usually with diced pear and vanilla extract. I also saute the oats a little bit before adding water.

skylark said...

I'm a big fan of steel cut oats also, but you need about 30 minutes of cooking time which is tough to find at breakfast unless you're a work-at-home consultant. ;) Some of my favourite additions are ginger, cinnamon and chopped cashews.