No Milk For Vicky

Dear Vicky,

I hope one of the recipes listed below is what you are looking for. I’m not sure.
If these are not what you requested, please don’t get mad. I heard this bear went missing…

VickyN1

Where’s my oatmeal cookies??? Gulp…

Let me know and I will try to find something good for you.
I will update with some pictures the next time I cook them.
Meanwhile, enjoy all the Oats you can get 🙂

Recipe #1 (Simple)
Ingredients:
150g Oatmeal.
800ml Water.
1 Egg, beaten (optional).
Sugar, to taste (optional or honey, any sweetener of your choice).
For variation, add use vanilla sugar or add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder or Milo.

Method:
1. Soak the oatmeal with 200ml of the water for 5-10 minutes.

2. Bring 600ml of water to the boil, add the oatmeal and stir well. Turn up the heat and let it boil for 5 minutes. Stirring every now and then to prevent bottom from burning.

3. Lower heat and simmer the oatmeal for 10 minutes or until the desired softness/texture is achieved. (If not using egg: turn off heat and served with sugar, honey according to taste).

4. Stir in the beaten egg to make ribbons and serve hot or warm.

Recipe #2 (Savoury – like congee)
Ingredients:
150g Oatmeal.
800ml Water.
1 Egg, beaten.

Seasonings:
Salt, to taste.
Light Soy Sauce, to taste.

Meat:
150g cooked Chicken Breast, shredded (just boil chicken breast in 1000ml water till cooked, cool and shred – retain the chicken broth and use as the 800ml water).
OR
150g Minced Meat (choice of lean Beef, Lamb, Pork).

Marinade for Minced Meat (if using):
½ teaspoon Salt.
1 teaspoon Light Soy Sauce.
1 teaspoon Sugar, optional.
1 teaspoon Oil (can use sesame oil also more fragrant but this is heaty).
2 teaspoons cornstarch.

Garnishings (optional, amount to your desire):
Fried Shallots/Onions.
Spring Onions & Cilantro, chopped.
Ginger strips.
Red Chillies, sliced thinly (deseed).

Method:
1. Marinate the minced meat for 10 minutes and mould into small balls.

2. Soak the oatmeal with 200ml of the water for 5-10 minutes.

3. Bring 600ml of water to the boil, add the oatmeal and stir well. Turn up the heat and let it boil for 5 minutes. Stirring every now and then to prevent bottom from burning.

4. Lower heat and simmer the oatmeal for 10 minutes or until the desired softness/texture is achieved.

5. Add in the meatballs and seasonings and cook until the meatballs are done.

6. Turn up the heat and let it come to a fast boil, turn off heat and stir in the beaten egg, gradually to make ribbons.

Recipe #3 (Sweet)
Ingredients:
150g Oatmeal.
800ml Water.
1 Egg, beaten (optional).
Sugar, to taste.

Garnishings (optional, your choice, amount to your desire):
Raisins/Sultanas.
Banana, sliced.
Any Fresh Fruits.
Dried Fruits of your choice: Cranberries, Apricots, etc…
Canned Fruits, drained of their syrup.

Method:
1. Soak the oatmeal with 200ml of the water for 5-10 minutes.

2. Bring 600ml of water to the boil, add the oatmeal and stir well. Turn up the heat and let it boil for 5 minutes. Stirring every now and then to prevent bottom from burning.

3. Lower heat and simmer the oatmeal for 10 minutes or until the desired softness/texture is achieved. (If not using egg: turn off heat and served with sugar, honey according to taste).

Fresh fruits that may be suitable for your oat porridge :)

Fresh fruits that may be suitable for your oat porridge 🙂

Recipe #4 (Oatmilk Drink):
Ingredients:
1 cup Oats.
5 cups Water.
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract, optional (pure extract or 1 pod vanilla bean).

Method:
Put everything in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Lower heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Strain, discard pulp or make some cupcakes with them.
Sweeten to taste if desired or drink them sugar-free.
Keep in the refrigerator for a nice chilled drink.

Vicky Nanjappa

Eating oats keeps Vicky on track – see benefit #5 :p

Benefits of Oats:

1. Lowers cholesterol: A study showing people who ate a bowl of oatmeal every day lowered their cholesterol by 20%.

2. Stabilises blood sugar levels: Oats keep you fuller for longer without sugar highs and crashes.

3. Lowers the cancer risk: Oats have high levels of fibre, which lower oestrogen levels which prevents cancer.

4. Reduces high blood pressure: 1 in 3 adults has hypertension. Oats are high in soluble fibre which helps to reduce hypertension.

5. Keeps bowel movements regular: The high fibre content helps speed the passage of the bowel through the body reducing constipation.

6. Helps you lose weight: Oats help you feel fuller longer which curbs your appetite. Studies have shown that children who eat a bowl of oatmeal a day are 50% less likely to suffer from obesity.

7. Improves athletic performance: It has been shown that oats alter metabolism and enhance performance if eaten about an hour before exercise. (Green Thickies make the perfect pre-workout drink).

8. Oats help to have a longer healthier life: Out of all the grains, oats have a higher better balance of protein, and a good balance of essential fatty acids. Oats have a great range of vitamins and minerals and beta glucan which helps the body to heal quickly.

9. Oats are tasty: Oats have a very neutral taste so they can be added to many types of food and used for many different dishes.

10. Oats can help you sleep: According to Dr. Oz, Oats are also good at night time to help beat insomnia.

Information on Benefits of Oats from Green Thickies. Katherine Natalia healed herself of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and lost 56 pounds. She invented Green Thickies to provide a complete meal drink for busy people who care about their health. Please visit her site for smoothie recipe that I did not provide here.

Photo Credit: From Winnie the Pooh who happened to be Vicky‘s good friend 🙂

P.S. If you like very smooth porridge, blend them in an electric blender in step 1. Blending the oatmeal is good for those suffering bad sore throat and have trouble eating. Blending is also helpful for very young children and elderly persons who may find difficulty in taking whole foods. Please note that rolled oats take longer time to cook than oatmeal. You may need to adjust cooking time and water level accordingly.

Happy eating 🙂

Comments
7 Responses to “No Milk For Vicky”
  1. wow. such an honour for me this is. you actually put out a post. thank you so much for the recipees. i will use all of them. thanks a ton samantha it is such an honour :)) my bear is still with me lol 🙂

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