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Vegan Cinnamon Buns for 2. Millet Porridge with Gingered Rhubarb. I remember always playing in the vegetable garden as a child.

Millet Porridge with Gingered Rhubarb

It was this small, fenced in, paradise of overgrown grape vines, wild blackberries, and a little rabbit who would make an appearance on rare occasions. I would traipse through the bed of yellow primroses, duck under the raspberry thickets, and make my way through a canopy of peas to my beloved spot in the garden that was the rhubarb patch. As rhubarb is often the first spring veggie to make an appearance after the long dark winter, it was always one of the most anticipated. My sister and I would gather what we could from the little plant, and along with the eggs from the hen house, would turn the bounty into the most brilliant rosy rhubarb custard pie (always in time for mothers day).

A spring tradition was born. Having rather a delicate (and tart) flavour, rhubarb is often paired alongside other fruit. 26 Grains' recipe for Barley porridge with salted caramel pears. As the days get shorter and the mercury drops, it's inevitable that our bellies start aching for food that comforts - especially in the dark, cold mornings.

26 Grains' recipe for Barley porridge with salted caramel pears

If you like to kickstart your day with a bowl of warming porridge, new Covent Garden cafe 26 Grains, a pop-up that went permanent after a kickstarter appeal, should be on your radar. It was after spending time living in grain-obsessed Copenhagen that founder Alex Hely-Hutchison decided to bring her 'bowls of hygge' to London: "Hygge is a Danish word that doesn't have a direct translation into English, but it evokes warmth and cosiness and everything we believe a bowl of porridge to be. " The Perfect Post Practice Porridge: 26 Grains. Salted Rosemary Brownie Batter Oatmeal. A few months ago for my birthday, my BFF Kate gave me a box of chocolates from the vegan company Lagusta’s Luscious.

Salted Rosemary Brownie Batter Oatmeal

One of the flavors was rosemary sea salt caramel, and considering my love of all things rosemary, this was absolutely my favorite of the bunch. I was reminded of this exotic flavor combo when I saw the recipe for these vegan rosemary sea salt brownies. This needs to be an oatmeal recipe. Guest Recipe: Nordic Spiced Porridge. I’m so excited to share one of Alex form 26 Grain’s porridge recipes with you as she’s really the porridge queen!

Guest Recipe: Nordic Spiced Porridge

She makes the absolute best porridge you’ll ever eat and this recipe is no exception. We served it at the yoga brunch we held together a few weeks ago and it was such a hit, so if anyone from that event is wondering how to make the porridge this will show you how. Mocha Brownie Batter Oatmeal with Almond Butter. I am speechless.

Mocha Brownie Batter Oatmeal with Almond Butter

As much as I love my Fudgy Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal, I am always trying to come up with variations. “What if I could make this even better?” I always ask myself. You could swap in any nut butter, but almond butter is stunning in this recipe. It works so beautifully with the mocha flavor. Cardamom Spiced Winter Porridge - Dishing Up the Dirt. This simple winter porridge is inspired by one of my favorite pastries from an awesome little bakery in Bend, OR.

Cardamom Spiced Winter Porridge - Dishing Up the Dirt

They make this incredible “Ocean Roll” that is made with croissant dough and spiked with a healthy does of cardamom, sugar and vanilla. It’s the best damn pastry I’ve ever had and is one of the reasons we almost moved to Bend instead of Parkdale to farm. The Oatmeal Artist: Sweet Potato Fudge Oatmeal. If you like Brownie Batter Oatmeal (and it appears that most of you do), then you will love this.

The Oatmeal Artist: Sweet Potato Fudge Oatmeal

Bonus: NO BANANA. To me, that's a downer, but to some of you, it will seal the deal. Now let's be real. Have I ever steered you wrong with any recipe that contained the word "fudge"? The Oatmeal Artist: Maple Sweet Potato Oatmeal. I think I've overcome my dislike of maple syrup.

The Oatmeal Artist: Maple Sweet Potato Oatmeal

I've recently realized that it was never maple syrup itself that I loathed, but instead the general experience of eating the classic American pancake breakfast (aka Bisquik). I hate the taste of premixed white flour pancakes, and combined with sweet syrup, I was destined for a post-breakfast bellyache. It's no wonder I associate pancakes and syrup with misery. On the other hand, maple syrup and oatmeal has become one of my most beloved ways to start my mornings. Porridge d'azukis, châtaignes et avoine, coulis poire-châtaigne. LE PETIT-DÉJEUNER DE LA DEMI-LUNE. Comme il y a eu Gainsbourg et Gainsbarre…

LE PETIT-DÉJEUNER DE LA DEMI-LUNE

Porridge d'avoine façon carrot-cake, sans cuisson. N°5, pomme, amande et caroube. S'il est une habitude à laquelle je tiens comme à la prunelle de mes yeux - je suis assez attachée à mes yeux, voyez-vous, ces appendices me rendent de grands services -, c'est celle de me lever de bonne heure. Etudiante, je me levais aux aurores afin de pouvoir travailler une heure avant le petit déjeuner : cette heure était invariablement la plus productive de la journée et cette habitude ne m'a plus quittée. Goji Chia Bircher Muesli (& Giveaway Winner) Wow, once you start, it can be hard to stop.

Goji Chia Bircher Muesli (& Giveaway Winner)

I may have unrawified the quinoa wraps, but I have been noshing on lots of great raw eats all week. I also ventured away from my standard chocolate oats, and re-entered overnight oats territory. For some odd reason, I usually only eat overnight oats when I have an empty container of nut butter. The overnight soaking allows you to absorb all the rest of the nut butter on the sides of the jar. Breakfast of the Month: Spiced Amaranth Porridge with Dates and Pecans. Chilly fall mornings call for piping hot breakfasts. This porridge fits the bill and the added spices make it all the more invigorating.

Pumpkin Pie Amaranth Porridge - My New RootsMy New Roots. Few things make you appreciate food more than being personally connected to it. I first tried harvesting amaranth in California, and quickly understood why it is such a precious (and costly) little seed. The grains are so incredibly tiny, and need to be fully separated from the husk, which takes, oh, forever. The patience and attention to detail required to collect a measly few tablespoons took the better part of an afternoon, no exaggeration. However, the divine pleasure of actually consuming the cooked amaranth was unparalleled. Seriously Super Cereal. If you were to nominate one meal a day for a facelift, would it be breakfast?

I thought so. Breakfast can be a challenge for many people, including myself. I get into super groovin’ streaks with morning meals for weeks on end at times, feeling like I’m sooo on top of everything in my life. Then something happens, breakfast becomes less of a priority and I end up making the same smoothie or sourdough smeared with almond butter over and over again. Un sens à ce qui est. (+ granola aux fraises séchées au four) Je crois qu’il y a des fois où la recherche de sens trouve des limites. Je veux dire que j’ai fait partie de ceux qui veulent absolument trouver dans les événements qui viennent à se présenter une signification, une justification. Peut-être parce que j’ai éprouvé très fort à un moment de ma vie la situation très théâtrale du « un mal à un instant x pour un bien à un jour y», du positif qui ne peut arriver que parce qu’un négatif s’était présenté auparavant.

Le retournement de situation enrichi d’une vraie valeur de plus contre un moins, une sorte de coup de tampon moral, qui valide la pluie pour mieux voir l’arc en ciel. Apple Cardamom Granola. Granola is kind of like brownies: you can never have too many recipes and it’s fun to experiment with different flavour combinations and use different ingredients. You never know what you might come up with, and you may just find a recipe better than your last. And just like brownies, there’s failures with the successes, where some of the granola gets too burnt because I get distracted editing photos, and some of it doesn’t stick together well, and you might as well eat plain oats with millet by the spoonful. Bird seed my brother would say. You’re eating bird seed.

Granola et smoothie à la rhubarbe. Wholehearted Eats : Cozy Banana Bread Pancakes. I remember eating a lot of pancakes as a kid. It's not that I was ever so picky that I wouldn't eat other things, but they were always something I asked for. They would get served to me as a stack, arranged from largest to smallest, reminiscent of one of my favourite childhood books, Frank and Ernest. My mum would make the simplest, yet most yummy pancakes, out of oats, eggs, milk, and baking soda.

They were hearty, substantial, and great eaten cold with jam and nut butter. Gluten-free Banana Bread Pancakes. Crumpets à la noisette et aux pommes. Les produits bio, oui ça je connais bien ce label. The Oatmeal Artist: Lemon Poppy Seed Oatcakes for One. Chocolate, Pear & Hazelnut Baked Porridge. Chocolate, pear and hazelnut is a (three way) marriage made in heaven… chocolate and pear always work, and the hazelnuts create a divine connection between the two flavours.

The added touch of the pear fan on top leaves the middle of this baked porridge gooey and moist, but still with the slight crunch of sweet roasted hazelnuts. Salted Brownie Baked Oatmeal. Mmkay. How could anyone see the name of this recipe and NOT be tempted?! Wholehearted Eats : Apple Spice Baked Oatmeal. On Sunday it was so cold outside that our water pipes froze.

Oatgasm: Peach Cobbler Baked Oatmeal. The Oatmeal Artist: Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal. Baked Apples Stuffed with Cinnamon Date Pecan Oatmeal.