Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Do you love porridge?

Yes I have it every day
23
35%
Yes if offered, e.g. at a YH or BB
2
3%
2-6 times a week
19
29%
Not more than once a week
9
14%
Only in winter/in Scotland
7
11%
Only when visiting the grandparents
1
2%
No, I hate it
4
6%
Not tried it yet
0
No votes
No opinion / what is porridge?
1
2%
 
Total votes: 66

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 30 Jan 2020, 7:45am

Upgraded to rice and things yesterday, home-made of course, it is even better than porridge, really fills one up, didnae need to eat for hours after
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Debs » 30 Jan 2020, 2:01pm

Has anyone tried making porridge using a milky or watery protein drink?

i guess it would only need half the usually measure of powder (?)

May have to give it a try soon, but i only have the French vanilla flavour, Ooh la la! :D

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 30 Jan 2020, 2:06pm

Debs wrote:Has anyone tried making porridge using a milky or watery protein drink?

i guess it would only need half the usually measure of powder (?)

May have to give it a try soon, but i only have the French vanilla flavour, Ooh la la! :D

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Porridge made with a nut-milk rather than cow juice is rather pleasant. Almond milk seems to work best to complement the flavours.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 30 Jan 2020, 3:59pm

No, it costs as much as a 25 kg sack of porridge oats :wink:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Patrickpioneer » 20 Feb 2020, 4:09pm

I make it with water, salt, pepper and sugar, let it go cold, form it into balls and then take them to work with me. I do some very strange things?

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Ray » 20 Feb 2020, 9:42pm

I've made porridge with milk, milk/water, and variety of substitutes containing soya, hemp, almond, rice - but not yet coconut.

Most recently I've been using oat drink of various kinds, diluted 50/50 with water. This I like best of all, as it avoids dairy, and presumably enhances the effect of the porridge oats by boosting its claimed cholesterol-lowering effect.

My current favourite is an oat drink sold by Aldi, which claims to contain only oats and water, and is cheaper than all the alternative oat drinks.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Smudgerii » 21 Feb 2020, 8:53pm

Debs wrote:Has anyone tried making porridge using a milky or watery protein drink?

i guess it would only need half the usually measure of powder (?)

May have to give it a try soon, but i only have the French vanilla flavour, Ooh la la! :D

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Make my porridge with water and peanut butter, when cooked I add 2 scoops of choc protein. The protein works choc flavour is very good ( low carb version )

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Mar 2020, 6:37am

Best with water + oats alone, maybe salt

If one adds other ingredients, when may it no longer be called porridge?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 8 Jun 2020, 9:46am

Porridge is so combinable
Just enjoying mine with apple puree :wink:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby simonineaston » 8 Jun 2020, 11:23am

What is red milk please?
I think its ordinary cow's milk with all the fun, flavour and nutriment removed... it's a favourite with food factories, 'cos they get to keep all the good bits, which they promptly make into other processed food products to flog to the masses and still get to sell the remaining coloured water to someone else!
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Jdsk » 8 Jun 2020, 11:35am

I can't find that question about "red milk".

Red in the UK usually means "skimmed milk" and is usually around 0.1% fat. I don't think that those are regulated terms, and it differs between countries.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 8 Jun 2020, 12:04pm

The milk is not red, the foil cap on the top of the bottle is red
Colour of the foil denotes type of milk/fat content
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby GLJoe » 8 Jun 2020, 3:27pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:The milk is not red, the foil cap on the top of the bottle is red
Colour of the foil denotes type of milk/fat content


Maybe they are confusing milk with diesel?
Neither of them being particularly good for you :D

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Ray » 17 Jun 2020, 3:39pm

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/j ... -141650595
Some of these are on the wilder fringes of what I'd call porridge, though :shock:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby rjb » 10 Oct 2020, 9:25pm

I had porridge today for breakfast as I do most days. Did you have yours. Today is world porridge day. Do you stir yours with a golden spurtle. :wink:
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