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The Official Porridge thread

Old Sep 13th 2009, 1:32 pm
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So many of us are eating porridge for various reasons, so I thought it may be a good idea to start a porridge thread for anyone interested.

I'm taking it to hopefully help me in losing weight. I take my porridge plain, with water and have begun to add some honey to make it more palatable. I use the instant kind. My cholesterol is actually quite low as I'm vegetarian so that hopefully won't be an issue.
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So many of us are eating porridge for various reasons, so I thought it may be a good idea to start a porridge thread for anyone interested.

I'm taking it to hopefully help me in losing weight. I take my porridge plain, with water and have begun to add some honey to make it more palatable. I use the instant kind. My cholesterol is actually quite low as I'm vegetarian so that hopefully won't be an issue.
I make mine with water, have agave syrup as low in GI and add sultanas (dont know if its 1 s or 2) and sometimes add ground almonds or cranberries. Oh or a stewed apple. not much room left for the porridge really is there????

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For those who make it the 'old fashioned' way, and are in NZ, which oats do you think make the best porridge?

Just to clarify, I don't use the instant oats because my kids quite often and ocassionally my DH like to have a bowl too.
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I can only take 2 mouthfulls and want to be sick i'm the same with weetabix too
What else can I eat ????? I'm going to need to lose weight for my medical (which is going to be hard enough to get through without being mrs blobby)

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For those who make it the 'old fashioned' way, and are in NZ, which oats do you think make the best porridge?

Just to clarify, I don't use the instant oats because my kids quite often and ocassionally my DH like to have a bowl too.
Harraways 'rolled' oats are the ones we like! they wouldn't do if you like distinct big oats in your porridge, but as they make OH and laal one gag, 'rolled' do it for us! (do use the bigger ones for flapjack tho!)
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Rolled oats,water and salt. That's it. OH and kids like it with banana,sultanas and honey.Yeuch!

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Does no-one make it with milk?

I use home-brand cheap porridge oats ... made with 1/2 water, 1/2 milk.

Then add either a dollop of jam, or honey - yummy!
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Hi Lou,yep forgot to say OH makes his with milk.

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Originally Posted by Kija View Post
So many of us are eating porridge for various reasons, so I thought it may be a good idea to start a porridge thread for anyone interested.

I'm taking it to hopefully help me in losing weight. I take my porridge plain, with water and have begun to add some honey to make it more palatable. I use the instant kind. My cholesterol is actually quite low as I'm vegetarian so that hopefully won't be an issue.
I have a very good and simple recipe (irish oatmeal) from my mom. You can make a huge supply and throw it in the fridge - it lasts forever. We add 1/2 a banana, few raisins and some skim milk and heat it on the stove. Its wonderful on a cold day.

If you want the recipe let me know - very healthy and very easy....even kids love it....
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I use Uncle Toby's rolled oats, or the "milkie" ones. In UK I only like Scott's porridge oats (not Quakers!) and the "milkie" ones here are the closest I can find. I make mine with trim milk in a saucepan and add a splash of cold trim milk after serving. Only downside is I have syrup on top so not much help in dieting
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Hi

I brought some uncle tobys oats yesterday as my daughter loves porridge, we make it with milk, and i like mine made with milk and a dollop of jam yum
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Show of hands please.

Who is still on the porridge and who has binned the stuff.
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Show of hands please.

Who is still on the porridge and who has binned the stuff.
I have porridge every morning - yummy
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Old Nov 3rd 2009, 9:37 pm
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Guilty
Have it for lunch when in a rush....usually just before going to work for a late shift, have it with fruit (pear or banana now cause strawberries & rasberries got a bit expensive!!). OH has every morning......likes to have his oats lol
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Does no-one make it with milk?

I use home-brand cheap porridge oats ... made with 1/2 water, 1/2 milk.

Then add either a dollop of jam, or honey - yummy!
Yes I do I use harraways rolled oats and make it with skimmed milk and add a little brown sugar - yummy..
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