I could never persuade my husband to try porridge. In his eyes it might as well have been a bowl of gruel. Finally, last October after an illness caused him to re assess his diet he relented to trying my daily bowl of slop and as I predicted he would, he loved it. Now each morning, I am making up a double batch of porridge and filling two bowls. Porridge is also a brilliant vehicle for getting your dose of super foods while hardly noticing. Currently on an average day we’ll have linseed, chia seed, bee pollen, honey and dried fruits. At weekends there might be fruit and toasted nuts. I try and mix it up a bit. So last weekend on Sunday morning I stuck a bowl of porridge under his nose with a roasted pear dumped in the middle and he took it all in his stride.
Porridge (serves 2)
Cinnamon Roasted Pears adapted from Smitten Kitchen