I am going to start off with a most cliched line.."It seems yesterday " but then here I am with my 50th post! I started into this journey of food blogging, thanks to many wonderful bloggers out there, keeping my fingers crossed, wondering if I would be noticed, apprehensive if I will be given that much needed boost...But I realize now that I need not have been. I have made one hell of a bunch of talented ppl as friends and if at all, I look back and think, is it 3 months already, the credit goes to you all :) More to come from me... Oats are perhaps the most nutritious of all the grains. A quick gist on Oats is as below
  1. Oat Bran helps to reduce blood cholesterol when taken regularly with dramatic results
  2. Oats are fiber rich. They contain Vit E and some B Vit, as well as iron, calcium,magnesium,phosphorous and potassium.
Oats are available rolled,flakes, as oatmeal and oatbran. Whole oats are unprocessed, so their nutritious bran and germ remain intact. Oat groats are the hulled whole kernel while rolled oats are made from groats that have been heated and pressed flat. Quick Cooking rolled oats have been pre-cooked in water and then dried which diminishes their nutritional value.
Tips and Usage
  1. Medium Oatmeal is best in cakes and Breads
  2. Fine oats are good for pancakes, and fruits and milk shakes.
  3. Oat flour is gluten free and has to be mixed with other flours that contain gluten to make leavened bread.
  4. Oat Bran can be sprinkled over breakfast cereals and mixed to make smoothies.
"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. " ---- Adelle Davis How true is that. Nothing beats the feeling of having a fulfilling breakfast ( read: Not heavy but filling )- a breakfast so rich in nutrients that it makes us feel, in one word, Healthy. I am among those who try to take the food pyramid very seriously and try to incorporate the same studiously in day to day meals. Talking so much about Oats would have made it obvious that the recipe that I am going to post is with Oats ( duh! ). My simple and healthy recipe is Oats Porridge with dried fruits and apple. Beyond the usual need for a good diet it is equally important to make sure that enough vitamin and minerals are taken. Many of the required nutrients can be found in dried fruit. Apple a Day keeps the doctor away was not said without a reason and also rolled Oats helps to strengthen the nerves, help prevent *insomnia and reduce the effect of sudden mood changes produced by hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy. Combine all of it together and You have a complete package.
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup reduced fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of mixed dried fruits
  • 1 apple,chopped with skin ( skin has nutrients too )
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Heat a pan and spray Butter flavored PAM spray generously. Add rolled oats and stir for 2-3 min.

2. Now add dried fruits, milk and water and let it come to a boil.

Add cinnamon and simmer till soft and mushy.

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By Dhivya on Dec 17, 2007

Cynth- You jus made my day! That was such a wonderful thing to say..am so honoured to get that from you ..:)

By Dhivya on Dec 17, 2007

Thank U lathamma...:) Will see if I can think of more entries for your event!

Thanks Sagari :)

Thanks Marta...:) am glad u liked it

Thanks EC..more to come from me :)

Thanks RC - I know U jus crossed yours... :)feels like a big acheivement! haha

Thanks Srivalli - am sure u r capable of 5-6 in one! :) :)

Thanks Sunita..sure will try to come up with more..

Thanks Kribha :)

Awe comeon Bee..Did I note a sarcasm! But then U know what..Now that U tell me...I am wondering qhy I dint do the same ;-)

Thanks HC :)

Thanks Raks! Its a relief! :)

Hey thanks a heap Viji..that sure means a lot to me :)

Thanks Siri! :)

By Cynthia on Dec 17, 2007

Has it only been 3 months? You have made such a significant contribution that it seems that you have been around for a very long time. Congrats on the 50th post and here's to many, many more.

By Siri on Dec 17, 2007

Lovely.. all 4 birds in one shots..:))

~ Siri

By Vcuisine on Dec 16, 2007

Nice one Dhivya. all in one shot. Congrats on 50th post. Viji

By RAKS KITCHEN on Dec 14, 2007

4 in 1...!!Good shot! nice entry for the events!

By Happy cook on Dec 14, 2007

Congrats with you 50th post.
Love the step by step recipe

By bee on Dec 14, 2007

oh, no!!! with chocolate chips, you could've sent it to two more events. :D

By Kribha on Dec 14, 2007

Congrats on your 50th post. Pics look beautiful.

By sunita on Dec 14, 2007

Dhivya,congrats!...looking forward to more from you...thanks for the recipe.

By Srivalli on Dec 13, 2007

Congrats and that looks great...4 in 1 is great..I am also thinking same!..:D..

By Red Chillies on Dec 13, 2007

Congratulatons Dhivya. It is a great milestone indeed! Loved the picture that you have taken with the sun rays and maple syrup in the porridge. It is a keeper :-)

By easycrafts on Dec 13, 2007

Thats a quick and healthy one..thanks for sending it to the event..

By chemcookit on Dec 13, 2007

This sounds delicious, and I agree with Latha - the step by step pictures are a great idea! Thanks for taking part to the event

By sagari on Dec 13, 2007

nice post pics look beautiful

By Latha Narasimhan on Dec 13, 2007

I am amazed at your step by step pictures! Most of the time I forget to take pictures till the dish is complete! :) Thanks for the entry Dhivya! :)