The Evolution of Breakfast and Other Miscellany
On top of that went chopped apple and a green smoothie with spinach, coriander and carrot. It was an amazingly tasty concoction and we ate on the steps of her deck in the sun and looked at the garden.
Back home I was inspired to take up the challenge and see how much nutrition I could cram on top of one bowl of rolled oats porridge. Then I remembered that Madeleine challenged me to switch up the morning oats with millet porridge sometimes as it has a lot of iron to offer. I was doubtful, but gave it a go. I am so glad I did. Millet porridge is delicious - it has much more of an actual taste than oatmeal does. A little bit nutty. Here's how to make it: Whiz up the millet in the blender. It starts out looking like coarse polenta. You want to grind it until it looks like fine polenta. Then cook it in a saucepan at a ratio of one part ground millet to four parts liquid. I use one cup of ground millet, two cups of water and two cups of soy milk. Cook it like porridge until it resembles creamy baby food. I am sure this would make excellent baby food.
Then add all the toppings. I added a toasted walnut/sunflower seed mixture, the chia seed and date mixture (I keep a jar of it in the fridge now), and frozen blackberries. I had to leave a space so you could see the millet, but after I took the photo I added chopped prunes as well. This is a delicious and absolutely filling breakfast. I don't need to eat for hours after this. I eat about a third of the above quantity each day and store the rest in the fridge. The next day I mash it up in the saucepan with a little extra soymilk with the back of the wooden spoon and heat it up again on the wood stove. Yum, yum. And so much cheaper than almost any of the fancy cereals and granolas and what have you at the supermarket.
Oh, and a few weeks of not eating any dairy resolved the blocked ears as well. Dang. Cheese.
Still, there is hope that I can eat cheese occasionally as a treat. But not as a major food group. Which it is. Ah well. Millet porridge really is very yummy..