Simple, hearty and tasty food is the best kind of food.
I have loved this breakfast for a long time. So much so, Johnny’s Mum used to have all the ingredients in stock for whenever I came over. She is the sweetest.
I have been thinking lately about the kind of recipes I want to continue to share on the Bright Full Life. I want to help people fall back in love with food after a history of food restrictions. I also want to share dishes that are easy to make and with ingredients that we can all find in our local supermarkets and grocers. For a while (like a lot of nutritionists), I was getting well into the latest superfood this, superfood that and allllll the rest of it. I found it exciting to try new foods and experiment with them. And don’t get me wrong, I still use some of them like spirulina on the regs. During my studies however, I have felt the urge to help people know how to cook simple, healthy and delicious recipes using normal and easy to find ingredients. Foods that are “normal”, and just easy to find, for all different types of budget.
So with that all said, I want to share simple and delicious recipes that can be made with ingredients from your local supermarket or grocer. Ingredients that are accessible, and ingredients that are not intimidating.
I have been taking the time to really see what different supermarkets and grocers offer in this city. What ingredients people can access. What price ranges these ingredients are. Although this little space of mine isn’t primarily a food blog at all, I want people to come here and see a recipe and be inspired to make it, and then it be easy enough for them to do so.
I want people to want to make a healthy recipe because it will taste good and because it is easy to make.
I know I have hardly been making gourmet food recipes over the last few years… far from it. Smoothie bowls anyone!? I just want to share some more simple, easy to make and delicious healthy food ideas that lots of people have the ability to make.
You get me!?
So to start these simple and delicious recipes off, I am sharing a classic, and a classic that is seriously delicious, warming and will nourish you body and your soul all in one.
Cinnamon, Honey and Peanut Butter Porridge – serves 1-2 depending on how hungry you are…
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup milk of choice (I used rice milk)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp honey (use maple syrup if vegan)
Toppings of choice – I used 1/2 banana
- Mix the oats, cinnamon and milk in a pan and bring to the boil.
- Simmer for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the honey and the peanut butter.
- Pour into a bowl and top with a banana or whatever you fancy.
Do you prefer easy to make recipes? What is your favourite porridge/oatmeal combination?