The Real Food for Beginners introductory class was a fun experience. Everyone was introduced to Binge Cooking and how it takes the stress out of weeknight nutritional cooking. We spent a lot of time on the importance of having a good Survival Plan and with making a detailed grocery list. We even dug in a little and discussed how proper preparation can determine how many nutrients are maintained in the food you eat. Adding the simple step of soaking your oats overnight will insure you get the most nutrients out of them in the morning. See example below.
What you need – 1 cup oats, GF rolled or cracked (not quick cooking), 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice, ½ tsp Celtic salt
What to do the night before…
1. Place ingredients into a ceramic (or glass) mixing bowl or jar. Add enough warm filtered water to completely cover the mixture by 1-2 inches. Mix well to combine.
2. Cover the bowl and place it in a warm area of your kitchen for 12-24 hours.
What to do the next morning…
1. Drain oat mixture in a fine-mesh strainer and gently rinse.
2. Add drained oat mixture to a small saucepan. Add milk and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat. Immediately turn down heat and add dried fruit and cinnamon. Stir frequently and continue to simmer 2 minutes or until oatmeal is cooked to desired consistency.
3. If so desired, sweeten with maple syrup to taste. Ladle into individual serving bowls and top with a splash of milk.
At Temple Fuel we have a wide range of short seminars and classes to help the beginner or the expert get the most out of your food and address your nutritional goals. I will be happy to speak at your next group. We can help you get organized for tackling those hectic weeknight dinners and still provide nutrient dense whole food diet for your family.