Pimped up porridge – the opposite of gruell

29 Nov

In life there are foods like white truffles and there are foods like porridge. The world has deemed it necessary to lust after one, and pour disdain on the other as worthy, old fashioned and bland. This dichotomy is one of the numerous things wrong with said world.

Porridge is, yes, exceptionally healthy way to start your productive day. It is also the ultimate in comfort food and objectively delicious. Objectively. Man Woman looks forward to the change of seasons when we can switch from homemade muesli to homemade pimped up porridge. And this is why:

Pimped up porridge (makes one serving):

  • 6 TBSP porridge grains (in this pic I’ve used rye porridge we scored in Finland, but normally oats do just dandy)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp golden linseeds
  • 1 tsp linseed
  • 1/2 TBSP sliced almonds
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 TBSP blueberries
  • Soy milk (or cow juice, if you insist)

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and leave, without the heat on, for a couple of minutes. Then bring hob up onto medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes or until porridge oats (or rye, whatever you fancy) are nice and soft.

Serve with fresh fruits, such as apple and blueberry – or my worktime favourite, banana – or dried fruits. I also drizzled a bit of maple syrup on this one just because I could.

Cost: Nigh on nothing

Musical accompaniment: Charlie Parker

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