Sunday, March 27, 2011





     In the mood for something that will stick to your ribs?  How about some oatmeal!?  If you're oatmealed out and tired of diced fruit or cinnamon and spice, I have something you may be interested in.  More of a suggestion rather than a recipe, (since we all have our own preparation technique and preference for consistency) I highly recommend Raspberries and Cream oatmeal.  To achieve this flavor I used:

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Torani Raspberry Syrup  (my bottle came with a handsome giraffe on it :)

     Feel free to use actual cream as well, stomach permitting.  If raspberry syrup isn't your thing, I highly recommend Zulka Cane Sugar.  I once had a friend over when I was making something and when I opened the container where i kept my sugar, he immediately took notice and asked me what the scent in the kitchen was.  I told him that it was sugar, and he responded with a look of disbelief and bashfully asked for a spoon.  I gave him the utensil and he scooped up a spoonful and ate it straight.  It seems what I thought was good sugar turned out to be mind blowingly amazing sugar.  I grew up with professional bakers and it's what I was brought up on.  White refined sugar now tastes "fake" (and slightly disgusting) to me.
     I avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup and Palm Oil at all cost, thus I was pleased when I first discovered the cane sugar based raspberry syrup.  It provides me with the ability to whip up a quick meal without having to dirty up the blender.  I also use it on pancakes, waffles, and sometimes in my coffee.  If you're worried what the guys will think, throw your joe into a thermal coffee mug and try to keep a straight face every time you take a swig.

29 comments:

  1. For whatever reason I've never been an oatmeal guy. Maybe this will change my mind.

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  2. I've yet to try this with grits. When I get a chance I'll share the results.

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  3. nice man, will try the recipie. I know the new mcdonalds stuff is a joke!

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  4. Oatmeal...I usually get the ready break cereal during the week while i am training this sounds like a nice way to spice it up. Boring taste off it on it's own

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  5. This is great. I love oatmeal, but always want to kick it up a notch!

    Keep it coming!

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  6. i really like the blog idea, followed for more!

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  7. Exactly how cheap is this? I am a starving college student tired of eating Ramen, so I am looking for something with flavor but won't break the bank! I doubt that I could afford decent sugar, but I will check the grocery store the next time I am out to see if I can make this delicious oatmeal. I am looking forward to your recipes as long as they come out as delicious as they sound!

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  9. Good vanilla and sugar generally come from central and south America. If you are located in the US in a border state you're in luck. Otherwise you may have to order online if your local grocer doesn't carry these items. If you can, try to cook your own food instead of instant meals. That palm oil and salt will kill you. Whats the point of going to school and getting a fantastic career if you die of a heart attack at the age of 47? Grits, oats, potatoes, rice, etc. are all fairly affordable and can be prepared in a microwave, slow-cooker, or other counter top cooking appliances. My oven and stove top died several years ago due to a short and I have yet to replace them as my counter-top appliances suffice. I also have a grill outside if I want to rotisserie some chickens etc.

    As far as the sugar goes, I believe the sugar I mentioned ought to be cheaper than "American" brands considering they are imported from countries with lower cost of living than the US, and they are less refined (less processing cost, more natural flavor). RAW brand sugar is ridiculously expensive and the amount of sugar in the bags sold are hardly enough to sweeten a pot of coffee.

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  10. works on lactose-intolerantic people too, I think

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  11. You know I never liked oatmeal much until recently and I have problems gaining weight so I will try your ideas, they sound great. I usually just throw a scoop of peanut butter and brown sugar into mine :-)

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  12. I gotta try peanut butter in my oatmeal now. Some people like protein because of special diets, I like it because I can just make a smoothie and not have to worry about eating a meal with it too. Toss in some yogurt or milk (and take a Lactaid) and a smoothie can hold me over till the next meal. One summer I had nothing but 100F degree weather, a blender, some soup, and plenty of fresh water on tap to keep me hydrated, and I lost just about ever inch of spare fat I had. I looked much better at the end of that summer than I did the summer I decided to eat french fries for breakfast everyday...

    ~H. Coct

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  13. Now I'm all hungry and don't have anything to eat in the house :(

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  14. Convinced me to have oatmeal tomorrow morning, actually, I don't know if I could even last until then.

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  15. Peanut butter in oatmeal?? Now there's something I have to try...

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  16. *stomach growl*

    Damn you, sir! Damn you!

    :P

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  17. God, I hate Quaker Oatmeal, just go all natural

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  18. can't wait to try some of that ice creme

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  19. I understand this. I think I want to start eating more naturally and healthy but its so damn expensive :(

    Great blog bbtw! Following!

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  20. I'm truly inspired by your blog! Great to read once again. Keep this up!

    - Pappa Püllï

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  21. Oatmeal is the best for clean complex carbs.

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  22. People underestimate just how good oats are for you. If you have a bowl in the morning it can be satisfying for hours after.

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