The God­fa­ther re­turns

Su­san Jane White Eats shoots & leaves

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - APPETITES -

I’m done with quinoa. Christ, what a diva. I can’t wait for oats to as­sume the num­ber-one spot as God­fa­ther of Superfoods again. At least I can pro­nounce this one, with­out hav­ing to re­fer to my iPhone notes, or my ‘Legumes That Are Seeds Pre­tend­ing To Be Grains’ app.

This week, we’re help­ing oats knock quinoa (pro­nounced

off its pedestal. Oats con­tain two types of groovy fi­bre that ex­cites nurses and health sci­en­tists.

This grain’s pla­toon of sol­u­ble and in­sol­u­ble fi­bre serves our pipes in more ways than one. First, this type of fi­bre will help keep you reg­u­lar. Bye-bye, haem­or­rhoids and con­sti­pa­tion. Hello, light-footed daf­fodil. Se­condly, oats’ cargo of fi­bre will help sat-nav your pipes for ex­cess choles­terol, like a tena­cious traf­fic war­den. Take that, I like oats for their slow-re­lease

say) queen-wah! so-pass-

mojo. Have you ever no­ticed that your body chugs for longer on a bowl of por­ridge, than on a plate of toast? That’s be­cause oats break down slowly in our sys­tem. This makes oats an ex­cel­lent food for ath­letes, but also good for chron­i­cally hun­gry teens and anx­ious cabi­net min­is­ters.

More im­por­tantly, oats won’t give you the highs and lows that are as­so­ci­ated with su­gar-coated break­fast ce­re­als, re­spon­si­ble for many code-red sit­u­a­tions in class­rooms and in Le­in­ster House. You must meet my break­fast waf­fles. A happy waf­fle will have a moist in­te­rior. An un­happy waf­fle will taste of soggy Kleenex. There’s an art to a good waf­fle. Sim­ply pro­vid­ing one on your cafe menu does not make you cool. Nail­ing a waf­fle recipe, how­ever, will earn you pil­grims.


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