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? Vote now please!

Postby Psamathe » 11 Dec 2020, 4:12pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Plus One for porridge, Plus Two for Muesli, a sort of porridge (PSO, porridge-shaped object?)
I have rediscovered Muesli, healthy, filling, quick, whats not to love? Cobbled it together myself of course, I do not buy ready Muesli, not even from EasyNosh
....

The issue I have had with shop purchased muesli is that so many have (a lot) of added sugar. I could get the ingredients and make my own but I'm not great at keeping stock of a wide range of components needed (and I like porridge anyway). Always seems a bit weird to me that muesli is presented as a "healthy option"but then loaded with refined sugars.

Ian

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2020, 4:49pm

Cyrils special muesli
Coarse oats, flaked almonds and/or walnuts, dates/apricots, jogurt, apple chopped up, or whatever fruit one has, banana, gooseberries, apple puree etc, simples

I used to love alpen, golden nuggets, grape-nuts, I am ashamed to admit :wink:
Now I enjoy marvelling at the prices of alpen, porridge products and the like
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Postby Debs » 11 Dec 2020, 6:58pm

Purchased a bag of Kavanagh's organic porridge oats toady, Aldi £1.49 for 1kg.

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Haven't tried it yet, can anyone give a review? :D

And how it compares with Flahavan's? ...which is £2.30 for 1kg

My local Tesco stock Flahavan's but not the jumbo size oats which i would very much like to try but can't find it for sale anywhere around here, my local Morrison's don't stock it either :(

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Postby KTHSullivan » 11 Dec 2020, 7:32pm

I have not voted as I love porridge; but sadly porridge does not like me. Suggestions please on which "button" to press.
Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed. :lol:

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Postby Syd » 11 Dec 2020, 7:37pm

1/3 oats, 1/3 water, 1/3 milk and..... salt.

None of that sweetened porridge nonsense.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2020, 7:39pm

KTHSullivan wrote:I have not voted as I love porridge; but sadly porridge does not like me. Suggestions please on which "button" to press.

I thought of that, votes can be changed
You could try with fine oats and lots of water, maybe have your porridge later, not early for breakfast

What exactly happens if you take porridge, may one ask?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2020, 7:42pm

Syd wrote:1/3 oats, 1/3 water, 1/3 milk and..... salt.

None of that sweetened porridge nonsense.

Sugar never, but
Salt?!?
I love salty porridge and have it occasionally, need to add quite a lot of salt maybe a flat teaspoonful before I can taste it. Is that wise? I thought too much salt was a big dietary problem. Or is my desire for salt a reflection of a need for it?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby KTHSullivan » 11 Dec 2020, 7:44pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
KTHSullivan wrote:I have not voted as I love porridge; but sadly porridge does not like me. Suggestions please on which "button" to press.

I thought of that, votes can be changed
You could try with fine oats and lots of water, maybe have your porridge later, not early for breakfast

What exactly happens if you take porridge, may one ask?


Diabolical flatulence and occasionally a very serious bout of the trots. Tried it with milk, without milk, with and without salt/sugar. Tried various brands and grinds; I have cupboard full that SWMBO is converting to flapjacks. Strangely the flapjacks to not have the adverse effects mentioned above. Did not used to happen when I was a child.
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2020, 7:47pm

My commiserations, I have had the same with celery and cucumber
Many other grains are available, I should try rye porridge or such like
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Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Syd » 11 Dec 2020, 8:16pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Syd wrote:1/3 oats, 1/3 water, 1/3 milk and..... salt.

None of that sweetened porridge nonsense.

Sugar never, but
Salt?!?
I love salty porridge and have it occasionally, need to add quite a lot of salt maybe a flat teaspoonful before I can taste it. Is that wise? I thought too much salt was a big dietary problem. Or is my desire for salt a reflection of a need for it?

Porridge is the only thing I add salt too when cooking and eating at home. I can therefore add less, than I suspect others can, and still enjoy the flavour. Generally around 1/4 of a teaspoon.

I also have it rather infrequently so the added salt is of little concern to me.

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Postby simonineaston » 11 Dec 2020, 8:31pm

I'm drawn to this topic, like a moth to a flame - dunno why. I know what I'll find. However, the several references to salt tweaked my interest and so I looked to see if I could find any savoury recipes (apart from the obvious one, that is) for this excellent staple. These ones all sound rather nice. The difference in texture between steel-cut, rolled and ground oats is quite marked, I now realise. This revelation joins the large number of simple ideas that haven't managed the taxing task of entering my conscious until waaaay too late...
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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Debs » 11 Dec 2020, 11:20pm

KTHSullivan wrote:Diabolical flatulence...


Those Lincolnshire porridge eaters, no wonder the place is so wind swept! :shock:

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Postby KTHSullivan » 12 Dec 2020, 1:48am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Navrig » 12 Dec 2020, 3:22am

Psamathe wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Plus One for porridge, Plus Two for Muesli, a sort of porridge (PSO, porridge-shaped object?)
I have rediscovered Muesli, healthy, filling, quick, whats not to love? Cobbled it together myself of course, I do not buy ready Muesli, not even from EasyNosh
....

The issue I have had with shop purchased muesli is that so many have (a lot) of added sugar. I could get the ingredients and make my own but I'm not great at keeping stock of a wide range of components needed (and I like porridge anyway). Always seems a bit weird to me that muesli is presented as a "healthy option"but then loaded with refined sugars.

Ian
Proper muesli should not be sweetened other than by any dried fruit.

Dorset cereals do a good range of decent muesli. Not cheap though.

I'd regard sweetened muesli as a granola which are often too sweet with refined sugars. Some small manufacturers use dried fruit and honey to creat the granola.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Dec 2020, 7:36am

I find muesli exhausting to eat. The more expensive the worse it gets. You chew for half an hour and make no impact. Pretty close to cardboard to my, obviously uneducated, palate.

On the other hand, porridge. Posh oats, pinch of salt, two thirds water/one third milk, golden syrup/maple syrup, possibly brown sugar and a bit of cream. Takes the health out of healthy but gloriously delicious.

Keeps me going right through to elevenses.
John