I don’t think it’s a surprise to any of my readers, that I love oats. From my several attempts to make different granola oat bars, to even substituting flour for oat flour in my chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe– I can’t deny I love oats. I even have oatmeal as a snack sometimes. So naturally, I am always on the look out to find new ways to incorporate oats in to homemade snacks. The other day I came across an Oat Cake recipe from the Real Local Cooking blog – not only did they look amazing but they could be made sweet and savory.
The sound of food plays are significant role when it comes to our judgment. We judge the freshness of carbonated beverages; the sound of a soda can cracking open, the gas escaping from the container the fizz the bubbles make as you pour it. The crunch you hear when you bite in to a carrot, the sharp sound that’s produced when you cut in to raw vegetables. People use sound to judge the readiness of foods like popcorn or the sizzle a burger makes on the grill. There is no denying that sound is a part of our food experience.
In the late 90’s and early 2000s, the way to lose weight was with elimination diets. It was all about the Atkins Diet, the South Beach Diet and the fat-free diet. People were swearing off carbs and fat to shed unwanted pounds.
Unless you are accessing food allergies, completely eliminating a food group is not attainable, and most importantly, not healthy. It can cause food nutrient deficiency, osteoporosis and immune problems.
The dieting craze now is about portion control- eating less of everything. Which meanshigh fats, carbohydrates and even sweets are welcomed back in your home, but this time, with a measuring cup handy. Not only is this a healthier way to live, it’s an easier way to live. You won’t go through life feeling deprived and craving the things you love (which always results in a large amount of indulgence).