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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Oatmeal from Rolled Oats

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by Mike Yukon

Oatmeal is a very versatile and simple food. Great for; breakfast and ingredient for cookies, meatloaf, burgers and vegetarian dishes to name just a few. An ideal food for back-packers, canoeists, campers of course it's an important long term stored food.

Oats go through a process where they are cleaned, toasted and hulled before they are suitable for eating. After this, they are called Oat Groats which oatmeal, rolled-oats, are processed from.

Oats have a variety of healthful attributes, including unique antioxidants that are thought to help reduce cardiovascular disease, they are also a whole grain that offers a good source of fiber. One serving of oatmeal (1/2 cup dry 1 cup cooked) has about 4 grams of dietary fiber and 2 grams of soluble fiber. According to the Mayo Clinic, 10 grams or more of soluble fiber per day helps decrease your total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Since almost all forms of oats contain the bran, endosperm, and germ, they are equally nutritious.

How to Cook Oatmeal using Old-Fashion Rolled Oats
makes 2 cups cooked

Ingredients:1 cup rolled oats old-fashion type not instant
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs brown sugar

·         bring the water to a boil
·         add all the ingredients
·         reduce to a simmer
·         simmer for 4-5 minutes or until cooked
·         enjoy

Optionally you can add some canned meats, fish, veggies, butter powder, cheese powder to make it into a more filling and complete meal.

1 cup of old-fashioned Rolled Oats (Oatmeal) when cooked equals 2 cups ready to eat.

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