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Nourishing, Comforting Porridge With Fruit & Nuts

Nourishing, Comforting Porridge With Fruit & Nuts

Fight off the sniffles and give “comfort food” a new and healthy meaning with this wonderful, warm porridge—a luscious treat for a January evening.

Current scientific evidence indicates that whole grains play an important role in lowering the risk of chronic diseases, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and also contribute to body weight management and gastrointestinal health.

Ginger is among the most beneficial roots on earth, battling a wide range of ailments from colds to joint pain.

Cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom are time-tested spices that boost immunity.

Almonds and walnuts are a powerhouse of nutrition.

Fruit, fresh or dried, is an essential source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Combined together, these ingredients make a superb bowl of good health for you and your family.

Here is the recipe:

Warming Porridge (serves 4)

  • 1 cup combined whole grains (steel cut oats, flaxseed, spelt, kamut, millet)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Seeds from 4 cardamom pods, powdered
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • Sea salt to taste

Bring 4 cups of water to boil in a heavy bottomed saucepan.

Tip in the grains, spices and salt.

Let stand for a couple of hours, then simmer gently until the grains are tender and fully cooked. This should take up to 20 minutes.

Serve with warmed organic milk, chopped almonds, brown sugar and fresh or dried fruit. (Discard the cinnamon stick.)

 

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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2:38AM PST on Jan 17, 2014

Sounds goid.

8:57AM PST on Jan 13, 2014

Looks good. Thank you!

8:11AM PST on Jan 10, 2014

thanks

5:04AM PST on Jan 10, 2014

yummyyyyyyyyyy

9:39PM PST on Jan 9, 2014

good recipe for a cold Saturday morning, thanks for sharing

3:57AM PST on Jan 9, 2014

Yummy, love porridge!

2:53AM PST on Jan 9, 2014

Sounds and looks delicious! Thanks.

12:33PM PST on Jan 8, 2014

Thank you.

11:04AM PST on Jan 8, 2014

Sounds good on a cold winter day :) Thank you!

8:51AM PST on Jan 8, 2014

Delicious and healthy.

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