October 28, 2015

Simple Seedy Porridge with Ginger Pears

A bowl of porridge with pears

Our little boy, Kai, came into this world earlier this month. There is no word to describe how the arrival of a baby changes your life, and I guess that you have to go through it to be able to know what it is like. Parenting is both wonderful and incredibly challenging; we’re only at the very beginning of the journey, and what has struck me the most so far is the outpour of love one can feel for a child.


Those days, when I am still in my pyjamas by midday and can’t even find time to have a shower, it is needless to say that finding time and energy to write a blog post has been rather difficult. However, I didn’t want to leave this space blank for too long. It helps me to keep a sense of normality in my life that to know that Food Moods is still going. On some mornings, my little one happens to have a bit of a lie in, and this has given me the chance to get up and prepare myself a decent breakfast. A bowl of warm porridge is exactly what I am craving, especially after a night with not much sleep, to help nurture my body. It is soul food at its best, and I have been delighting in this moment of bliss quietness at the start of the day, watching the mist and colourful trees outside and listening to my baby’s breath in the room next door, while eating my breakfast.

A breakfast table wth a bowl of porridge

Happy autumn folks and see you soon on the blog x

Simple Seedy Porridge with Ginger Pears – serves 1
•A knob coconut oil
•1 pear, cored, peeled and sliced
•A small knob of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
•60g small oat flakes
•1tbsp sunflower seeds
•1tbsp sesame seeds
•1tbsp linseeds
•Water
•A small handful Inca berries, peeled and halved (optional)
•1tbsp runny honey

1.Heat the coconut oil in a small pan or skillet. Add the pear slices and ginger and cook on a medium heat for about 10-15min, stirring every so often, until the pear is soft and cooked through.
2.In the meantime, place the oats in a small saucepan with the sunflower, sesame and linseeds. Cover with water and heat gently. As soon as it starts bubbling, add a bit more water and keep stirring for about 3min, until the porridge gets really creamy. Take off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
3.Top the porridge with the pear slices and Inca berries and drizzle with honey. Eat warm.

Porridge Tout Simple aux Graines et Poires au Gingembre – pour 1 personne
•Une noix d’huile de coco
•1 poire, évidée, pelée et coupée en tranches
•Un petit morceau de gingembre frais, pelé et émincé
•60g de petits flocons d’avoine
•1cs de graines de tournesol
•1cs de graines de sésame
•1cs de graines de lin
•Eau
•1 petite poignée de physalis, coupées en deux
•1cs de miel liquide

1.Faire chauffer l’huile dans une petite poêle. Ajouter les poires et le gingembre et faire revenir à feu moyen pendant environ 10-15min, jusqu'à ce que la poire soit tendre.
2.Pendant ce temps, mettre les flocons d’avoine dans une petite casserole avec les graines de tournesol, de sésame et de lin. Couvrir d’eau et faire chauffer à feu doux. Dès que le mélange commence à frémir, ajouter un peu d’eau puis mélanger constamment pendant environ 3min, jusqu'à l’obtention d’une texture crémeuse. Transférer dans un bol.
3.Ajouter les tranches de poires et les physalis et arroser de miel. Déguster chaud.

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