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August 25, 2009



Glenna, I applaud your efforts. My boyfriend and I are trying to do much the same thing with our eating habits.


Absolutely adore steel-cut oats! Strangely enough they're a specialty food over here in the UK: we have to go to the local equivalent of Whole Foods to get them! Best of luck with retraining your taste buds!


looks good. i'll have to give that a try sometime soon. i'm needing to work more fiber in our diets and steel-cut oats in one of the best ways to do that. i never thought about adding any of the things you mentioned! thanks for the great ideas!


Kyleen--It's harder than it sounds, huh? We're fighting a lifetime of subliminal cravings.

David--That is very strange, eh?

Kimberly--You're welcome. Let me know what adds you come up with, okay?


Fresh cream and berries. Sounds yummy to me! I was looking for steel cut the other day actually but couldn't find any. I'll have to look harder. I wanted to make it for the kids breakfast.


Colleen--Sometimes they're called "Irish" oatmeal or "Scottish" oatmeal. I love it. Mmmm...cream and raspberries or peaches....yum!


Ummmmm . . . I had Marshmallow Malty's ( a.k.a. generic Lucky Charms) for breakfast this morning. Usually, I eat better than this, but lately I've been craving (and partaking of) "70's kid breakfast": brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts, Carnation Instant Breakfast, Leggo-My-Eggo waffles, etc.). Your article about the steel-cut oatmeal was just the kick I needed to get back to eating nutritional breakfasts again. Maybe it was the piece of chocolate on top . . . YUM!

Linda Sue

Retraining your tastebuds takes a while. If you still want to cut the sugar craving, try a 1/2 tsp. of raw honey with 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. It does wonders for allergies, which is what I am taking it for, but a great unintended result it that I don't crave sweets. I am trying very hard to stay away from Corn Puffs and LIttle Debbies, and this seems to help.

I like the idea of adding chocolate to oatmeal, which is one of my favorite desserts. I don't have it often, since we stopped using the microwave (already feel better after only two months). Thanks for a great read.


Diane--I know. I do that too. It's nuts how badly I want things that I know are bad for me.

Linda Sue--Thanks for the tip! That's wild but if it works, I'm there!

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