Honey and cinnamon porridge is just one of those dishes that should be guilty but it’s really not. This dish is really perfect during those winter months where you want to curl up in bed. These are simple store cupboard items that you are bound to have lurking around at the back of your cupboards. Give the porridge a makeover to start your day right.
50g Porridge oats
300ml of milk/water (i used skimmed milk)
1 heaped TSP of ground cinnamon
1 TBSP of honey (brown sugar is a good substitute)
Your favourite bowl..
Weigh out your ingredients. Try not to waste your ingredients, there is nothing worse than grey gloopy porridge.
You can make the porridge in the microwave if you don’t want to cook over the hob. Zap in minute intervals, stirring each time until you have reached your desired consistency.
To cook on the hob, add the oats, milk and cinnamon to the pan. Stir the mixture. Turn the hob on to a medium heat. Stir the porridge constantly, making sure that it doesn’t burn. Continue until you are happy with the texture. Transfer the porridge to your favourite bowl, then top with a good drizzle of honey, enjoy!
Tip: If you are cooking your porridge on the hob, fill the pan with hot water immediately after cooking to save time washing up.
This healthy cook at home alternative is a very simple recipe that uses ingredients that you’ll already have at home. Get the kids involved. One that all the family will love including students on a budget. So put that takeaway menu down!
1 Large Carrot
1 Large Onion
Chicken (enough for 4 mouths)
4 TBSP Oyster Sauce
2 TBSP Honey
Pinch of chilli powder / flakes
– Serve with rice or noodles
Finely cut the carrots into strips. Chop the broccoli into bitesize pieces and the onion into half moon slices. In a large frying pan (or wok if you have one) heat a good glug of oil in the pan evenly coating it. You want the pan smoking hot like Gerard Butler. Chuck in the onions and break then up into strips using your utensil of choice. Once the onions have started to soften add the carrots and broccoli. Stir fry for a couple of mins making sure they are getting a nice colour. Its okay if they start to brown, it adds flavour. Pop the chicken into the pan. I used left over chicken from a roast and shredded it. If you are using raw chicken repeat the same process but add the chicken after the onions. Wait until it is cooked before you add the rest of the veg. Chicken thighs are tender and cheap and would be delicious in this recipe. Add the honey, black pepper and chilli. Stir. Add the oyster sauce. Stir. You should have a nice and shiny, thick and gloopey sauce. Lower the heat. If the sauce gets too thick add some water to loosen it. I didn’t add any salt as the oyster sauce is already quite salty. If you want to add salt, taste first, because you can’t take it out once you have put it in! Serve on top of rice or mix in with noodles. You can add and takeaway any veg dependant on what you have in the fridge. Enjoy 🙂