I am one of those people who simply can’t eat the same thing for brekkie everyday. My breakfast will be dependent on the weather and how I am feeling. Today is the second day of winter and it is a little chilly so I need to warm myself with Vata nourishing foods. Black sesame is my go to Vata medicine, I rub cold pressed sesame oil into my skin in the cooler months and I put black tahini (black sesame seed paste) into anything that I can. I grind black sesame seeds and with sea salt and sprinkle them over my food in the cooler months or whenever I am feeling ungrounded or in need of warming.
This morning I am using steel cuts oats in place of rolled oats to make myself a winter warming porridge. I do find steel cut oats really satisfy my big winter hunger that can sometimes be quite annoying.
Remember: Soaking the oats overnight in cold water will make them more digestible.
This recipe serves 2 so double it if you have a family
Black sesame porridge
1 cup steel cut oats, soaked in cold water overnight
6 raw almonds, soaked in cold water overnight
1 tablespoon black tahini (available at health food stores or The Source)
pinch iodised salt
1 1/2 cup organic unhomogenised milk or milk of choice
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
coconut cream or thick cream, to serve
organic ground turmeric, to sprinkle
1 ripe guava, sliced
black sesame seeds, to sprinkle
- Soak the steel cut oats in cold water overnight. Soak the almonds in a separate bowl covered with cold water overnight. Drain both the oats and almonds the next day well.
- Put the oats, tahini, salt, milk, sugar and ginger into a small pan and cook over a low to medium heat, stirring often for 10 minutes or until the oats are soft.
- Serve the porridge topped with coconut cream, some chopped soaked almonds, a sprinkle of turmeric and black sesame seeds and sliced guava. Serves 1-2