Steel-cut oatmeal fans turn to this grain for its pleasingly chewy texture, but during a heat wave, no one wants to stand and stir a hot pot of porridge. Skip the stovetop and turn to your refrigerator instead. Here, oats are slightly ground to soak up honeyed milk and marry with a variety of textural mix-ins.
In food processor or blender, blend oats until a coarse flour resembling polenta forms. Tip into large bowl and stir in pumpkin seeds, ground flaxseed, and salt.
In same food processor (no need to clean), pulse apple until finely minced.
To oats, stir in minced apple, milk, honey or maple syrup, lemon juice, and vanilla. Mix everything well to combine, cover, and refrigerate for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight. If a thinner consistency is desired, stir in more milk.
Give muesli a good stir before dishing into bowls and topping with fresh fruit, yogurt, and additional honey or maple syrup.
Tip: if you mistakenly overgrind your oats into a powder, use this as oat flour in your next baking project.
Oven-roasted delicata squash makes a crispy treat atop this green salad. As its name suggests, this squash has a thin, delicate skin that’s tasty when cooked. Pomegranate molasses, an ingredient common in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine, brings a sweet and sour flavour to the dressing. No pine nuts? Use squash seeds! Simply collect about 1/4 cup (60 mL) seeds from cleaned squash, rinse, and mix with 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of the spice mix used to roast the squash and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) olive oil. Roast at 425 F (220 C) on parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Look for whole grain farro, which leaves the germ and bran intact, for this satisfying porridge that’s sure to kickstart your day. While the cooking time is longer than for pearled or semi-pearled varieties, you’ll get more nutrition. Take the time to enjoy the delicate scent of cardamom and ginger wafting through your kitchen as you prepare this. Ancient grain Farro (also referred to as emmer or einkorn) is a variety of wheat known as an ancient grain, which means that it hasn’t changed over time through breeding as is the case with many varieties of modern wheat.
Spanish-inspired flavours of almond and orange and a good punch of protein make this pudding a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or dessert. The tiniest amount of large-flake sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil help bring all the flavours together. Amp up the orange For some additional orange flavour, when cooking chickpeas from dry, add a few strips of orange zest to the cooking water. Tastier toast Take your toast to the next level by using this pudding as a satisfying spread.
Breaking with tradition, think of this as a guise of tabbouleh salad with staying power, thanks to the addition of hearty sorghum and fibre-rich navy beans. It also ages fairly well, so it serves as a make-ahead meal that can keep for up to 3 days. A perfect plant-based option for weekday lunches.