For some time I have been debating whether to get a slow cooker or not. After a good look around I took the plunge 🙂 My biggest problem was I had one years ago when Cliff and I hadn’t been living together very long. It was my sisters old one and I just never got on with it. I couldn’t cope with having to brown things off in a pan first and then transferring to the ceramic dish in the slow cooker. That meant extra washing up! 😉
I discovered the Morphy Richards Sear and Stew slow cooker. It has a metal inner that you can use directly on the hob! Yay!! That means true one pot cooking…no extra washing up.
I have been experimenting with different recipes now for about 2 weeks. There have been some winners and some utter disgusting losers! But I am loving it. I used to cook twice a day for dinner as Cliff gets in too late some days to eat with the kids. Now I can cook once and keep ours warm for later.
I will be adding recipes that are a success shortly 🙂
Before Christmas Eli began being sick everyday at around 1pm. (Sorry TMI!) He would literally empty himself and was then fine! This went on for a couple of weeks and we decided we needed to change something, so we changed his milk. He was on whole, cows milk, having 3, 250ml bottles a day. We put him on soya milk. There wasn’t a clear reason why we chose soya but we did. And it worked! The sick stopped 🙂 Yay!!
However, I then started to look into soya milk and decided I wasn’t happy with this choice for many reasons. After a lot of deliberation and research, we are happy with oat milk and I can make it myself! So I know exactly what is in it 🙂
We are making changes to his diet to make sure he is getting enough calcium and calories.
So here is my first batch of Oat Milk:
To make you need:
100g Rolled Oats
1.5 litres of water
In a large bowl add the oats and water. Give it a good stir and then cover the bowl.
Leave the mixture to soak over night.
Once soaked, take a stick blender and blitz for a few minutes.
Strain the mix with a fine sieve/muslin or similar into a clean bowl/jug.
Now pour into a container (large jar or bottle, glass is preferable).
Will last about a week in the fridge.
Yields just over 1.5 litre.