6.09.2009

raw challenge - day 9 - scrumptious cream of wheat


Raw Cream of Wheat

Raw Cream of Wheat with Date & Prune Puree.

Didn't think it was possible, did you? How could a bowl of raw wheat actually be 'scrumptious'? I must admit that, when I took my first shot at this dish, my hopes were not particularly high. That'll learn me. This recipe is creamy, so yummy, dead easy to make and you can really go to town as far as the toppings are concerned. Try it with fruit, nuts, seeds, ground flax, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup and so on. I'm adorning my breakfast bowl these days with a date and prune puree, plus a good glug of homemade nut milk. If you like your porridge or cereal, I highly recommend giving this recipe a whirl.... whether you are eating a raw diet or not.


Raw Oatmeal

1/2 cup steel-cut oats
2 tablespoons raisins
3/4 cup water
pinch of salt

Soak oats and raisins in the water for eight to twelve hours in a 2 c measuring cup or yogurt container, left on the counter. In the morning, blend the soaked ingredients until creamy, using a hand held blender. Serve in a bowl and top with whatever your heart desires.

Date & Prune Puree

6 prunes, pitted
6 dates, pitted
1 ½ c H2O

Place dried fruit in a bowl, along with the water and allow to soak for 8 hours. Whirl up all ingredients in food pro, adding more water until desired ‘sauce-like’ consistency is achieved. Press sauce through a sieve. Store in the fridge in a sealed container.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bloody hell, Diane.
You're a better person than me.

Raw food for 100 days?
I'd last about two, and only then if it was summer.
So good luck with that...

Nice seeing you today.
If only very briefly...
N @ D's.

Simon said...

Are spirits allowed?
I'm not sure I could survive a summer without gin and/or rum...Beer.
No boiling involved in wine, raw cider. Maybe I could make it. Thanks for the recipes and inspiration

diane thompson said...

Hi Simon,

I am absolutely enjoying my beer, wine and coffee this summer! So far, there have been no visits from the 'Raw Police'.

Diane