Thursday, November 6, 2014


I love breakfast. Some say it is the most important meal of the day. I don't know if it's true but I do know that: I LOVE BREAKFAST. So obviously when I decided to cut back on gluten and dairy I knew I was in trouble. Because I did not quite realized it at the time but my breakfasts were made of 99% of gluten and dairy. Going salty was just not an option for me, I need sugar/sweets in the morning, eggs being the only exception. Sorry guys, I just don't see beans and sausage as something that is acceptable before noon ;) So I had to figure out what to do.

 August was sort of easy because you know in Summer you get hundreds of fruits available. So there was a lot of fruit salads going on. But it's now November and I'm just not going to eat an apple every single morning. But then I discovered porridge. Or oatmeal, whatever you call it. It's awesome, delicious, fun to make, and there's an infinite number of ways to costumize it! 
Because I also stopped dairy, I had to try a few things there too. I kind of like soy milk, but mostly with like a Starbucks, as in a drink. Then I discovered almond milk. Which might be my new favorite thing in the world (after porridge that is!). So that's what I use to cook the oats and what I add in my coffee every morning. I also buy a few gluten free products now and then such as bread and toast (so that i can spread my nutella on something mostly).
I now start my days with a warm, delicious and filling meal that doesn't make me feel like my stomach weighs more than the rest of my body and actually gives me enough energy to make it till lunch (no more 11am "is it lunch yet??" syndrome). It's a big win if you ask me!

Top 5 Porridge toppings!

Honey + Banana
Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam
Apple, cinnamon and nuts
Berries. Black, red, whatever you fancy


  1. I just suggested to TSO yesterday that she try porridge for breakfast. She is so not a breakfast person and maybe porridge would do the trick. I should show her your tempting photos

  2. Oatmeal is the best! Especially in cooler weather months. I wish more people called it porridge. At least where I live, no one does. Porridge is more fun. :]

  3. Trying to eat in the morning....
    I love Cream of Wheat

  4. I eat oatmeal once in a while but mostly in the flavored instant packets that we find here (supposedly not as "healthy" as cooking it yourself) and only when the weather cools off + I totally agree on the almond milk choice: I would rather not have cereal in the morning than having it without almond milk! :) It's also great for smoothies!

  5. Oh yes, porridge is fantastic! So happy to have found another fan :) I love your list of toppings, I really have to try banana + honey and apple, cinnamon, nuts. Yum! I find it especially nice to have a warm breakfast in winter, so filling and comfortable.

  6. First of all, I love the title of this post! :)

    I tend to become obsessed with different breakfast foods and eat the same thing every morning for weeks. Of course, right around the time my chickens started laying eggs was the time I was all "bleh, no eggs!" But now I'm craving them again. For a while, in the summer, oatmeal was my go-to breakfast. I loved it with slices of fresh, juicy peaches. And almond milk and maple syrup! In the winter, when fresh peaches and berries aren't available, I like to add raisins and nuts to my oatmeal and lots of cinnamon. I usually throw the raisins right in the water in the beginning and let them soften and plump up as the water heats up to a boil.