heidi bio pic.jpg

Hi.

Welcome to my blog. I write about food, motherhood and all that makes up our days.

Steel Cut Oats

Steel Cut Oats

Recently I've been loving on steel cut oats. Though nutritionally they are not dissimilar to my beloved rolled oats, there's something special about these golden groats. I find the texture so fun! Steel cut oats are wonderfully chewy, the tiny bites pop in your mouth. I'm addicted. In fact, I find the combination of rolled and steel such porridge fun I thought I should share it with you today for breakfast.

To make this mix I combine 1/4 cup steel-cut oats with 1/4 cup rolled oats in a small saucepan. Then I'll soak the oats in some milk for ~15 minutes while I have a shower and get dressed, before heating them for ~20 minutes on the stove top, diligently stirring to ensure they cook well. During this time I often read and reply to emails on my phone. The stirring calms me.

Then it's time to play with toppings. Of late I've had a hankering for toasted sunflower seeds or pepitas. Or both. Often I'll add with a spoon of nut butter. Sometimes honey, rarely jam. Today, however, was totally a jam day.

Oh, what a combination.

♥ Steel cut and rolled oats made with milk
♥ Toasted Pepitas
♥ Homemade roasted almond butter
♥ Burnt fig jam
♥ Coffee, black

 

Heidi xo

On Loving Eggs

On Loving Eggs

Ginger and Cucumber Spritzer

Ginger and Cucumber Spritzer