Monday, December 22, 2014

Oat-chata & a Cookbook Giveaway

By: The Food Hunter

They say that the potential health benefits of oats are numerous and include lowering cholesterol, helping to improve blood pressure and lowering the risk of diabetes, amongst other things. Oats are also inexpensive and a great option for delivering delicious fuel to your body.

Most of us get caught up in eating oats either in the form of oatmeal or granola; which can easily get boring. In her new book Oatrageous Oatmeals author Kathy Hester provides delicious and creative alternatives to eating oats.

Recipes include sweet options like, Banana Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, Chai-Spiced Oat Shakes and Blackberry Mojito Overnight Refrigerator Oats. Along with savory recipes like Mushroom Sun-Dried Tomato Steel-Cut Oat Risotto, Oats-bury Steaks, Not-from-a-Box Mac and Oat Chez and even healthy vegan sausage crumble made from steel-cut oats and spices.

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Oat-chata
Adapted fromOATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester 
printed with permission of Page Street Publishing

4 cups (946 ml) water, divided
1/2 cup (40 g) steel-cut oats
1/4 cup (27 g) skinned almonds, whole or slivered
1/4 cup (46 g) long grain brown rice
2 whole cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon (15 ml) agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Put 2 cups (473 ml) of the water in a 4-cup (946-ml) sealable glass container along with the oats, almonds, rice and cinnamon. Soak overnight or between 8 to 24 hours.

Once the soaking time is up, remove the cinnamon sticks and pour the mixture into a blender. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes or until most of the particles have broken down.

Strain through a small mesh strainer into a bowl with a pour spout. Rinse the blender and strainer.
Strain the mixture a second time into the blender. Add the other 2 cups (473 ml) of the water,
agave, and vanilla and blend well.

Store leftovers in the fridge. Serve over ice.

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29 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I've got to try, I don't eat enough oats.

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  2. This is such a great book - and this recipe has been on my "to-make" list since I first saw it, thanks for the reminder!

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  3. I go in phases where I eat my oats plain and sometimes add them to my smoothies! Love the idea of changing up the flavors!

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  4. I've mainly had my oatmeal plain--cooked on stove top, add a little milk and maybe a drizzle of honey. I also use rolled oats in my meatloaf.

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  5. This looks delicious! Love using oats in different ways!

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  6. I normally eat oat like oatmeal or in granola bars! I love the Oat Chata and giveaway!

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  7. Oats are so good for you, what a great drink to use them in!

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  8. This looks tasty! I like my oats with protein powder and fresh berries

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  9. Healthy oatmeal cookies. But very interested in the savory recipes in this cookbook. Plan to experiment with oatmeal as an alternative to rice for vegetarian cookies.

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  10. I love oats in cookies and as a topping on apple crisp!

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  11. Lately I've been enjoying them with lots of raspberries, cinnamon, and soy milk...yum!

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  12. I'm totally guilty of only eating oats in either oatmeal or oatmeal cookies! I would love to add more oats into my life.

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  13. I actually made Kathy's drink before and its delish! Who knew!

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  14. Oh please pass the pitcher, I need a tall glass!

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  15. I eat oats as oatmeal or no bake cookies

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  16. Look like a drink that will stick with you all morning!

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  17. I had no idea you could make a drink out of oats!

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  18. Oat-chata sounds just great. I already have Kathy's cookbook and I agree that it is great!

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  19. I have to admit that I am not the hugest fan of oats that is unless they are in a cookie, or crunchy but this oat-chata sounds fantastic and would love to give it a try. ~ Bea

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  20. I was first introduced to a smoothie with oats about a year ago and was surprised at how much I liked it! This looks like something I need to try.

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  21. Sounds interesting! I've never tried this, will have to give it a go.

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  22. Looks pretty awesome Ill have to try!

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  23. This is really cool. I love the overnight soaking and using both grains, really interesting and I'm sure it's delicious!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  24. Love horchata... adding oats sounds wonderful! I can imagine how well those flavors go together.

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  25. I eat my oats with cream and sugar and sometimes with raisins.

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