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Old 04-28-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Oats: I need flavouring!

I am tire of the same old pinch of salt. Is there a dry and shelfable condiment I can add to it? Other than raisens or anything that is sweet.

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Old 04-28-2006, 06:14 PM   #2
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There's always ground cinnamon, fennel or nutmeg.

You may also wish to use something like kefir, yogurt or soy milk instead of regular milk. All of which give great flavor to a healthy meal.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:14 PM   #3
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Ishbel, I know your bloody porridge thread detector is going off, but we have a person that wants to move away from the pinch of salt .

How about some spices? Ground cinnamon and nutmeg work very well. You could try some allspice (made from the allspice berry) or some traditional mixed spiced. Ground star aniseed could also work if you wanted a slight aniseed/licorice flavour. A nice proper vanilla extract would also go extremely well.

Sorry for the repeat of Aurora's advice, posted while I was typing up mine.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:28 PM   #4
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Dried cranberries,cherries,apricots etc.Applesauce and cinnamon.Canned peaches,pears ets.
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Dried cranberries,cherries,apricots etc.Applesauce and cinnamon.Canned peaches,pears ets.
Anticuchos mentioned that he/she did not want sweet ingredients.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:58 PM   #6
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Gotcha Haggis.
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:58 PM   #7
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I add cinnamon, nutmeg, and sliced or slivered almonds to my oatmeal.
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Old 04-29-2006, 01:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I think I'll give the cinnamon a try since so many suggested it.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:40 PM   #9
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My friend's husband prepares her oats for her each morning-; it's the only thing he cooks. She told him she liked raisins, cinnamon, banana chips (or sliced bananas) and milk.

One day she thought the oatmeal tasted a bit different to her and asked her husband about it - he told her he did it exactly as she asked and exactly as he always prepared it. When she went to the spice cupboard she noticed the pepper was in the cinnamon's usual spot!

She said she really liked it! You might want to try that.

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Old 05-02-2006, 03:30 AM   #10
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My friend's husband prepares her oats for her each morning-; it's the only thing he cooks. She told him she liked raisins, cinnamon, banana chips (or sliced bananas) and milk.

One day she thought the oatmeal tasted a bit different to her and asked her husband about it - he told her he did it exactly as she asked and exactly as he always prepared it. When she went to the spice cupboard she noticed the pepper was in the cinnamon's usual spot!

She said she really liked it! You might want to try that.
Intriguing.

While we are on the topic, baked custard made with honey goes well with a little cracked black pepper on top. Apparently it is how the Romans used to make it.
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