Sunday morning has become our "oatmeal for breakfast" morning. Tom is a trooper and bypasses his beloved bacon and eggs for a bowl of whole grain oatmeal with turbinado sugar and a bit too much 2% dairy milk. Granted, I found him a milk that is not ultra-pasteurized that actually TASTES LIKE MILK and ... he loves it. My research showed the purpose for ultra-pasteurizing milk is solely for increased shelf life! YUK! Milk from our local Working Cows Dairy offers a tastier fare. Now that I've switched Tom from whole milk to 2% it's the one saturated fat I give him.
Here's where the story begins ... because this marvelous organic, non-ultra pasteurized milk is what it is, the shelf life is a bit shorter than what we're used to ... therefore, Tom's milk had curdled ... I had oatmeal cooking and gave him his options ... "Do you want your oatmeal plain, with soymilk, rice milk, or almond milk?"
I got 'the look' ... I suggested the almond milk since it's taste isn't quite a 'green' as the soymilk and not as thin as the rice milk. He agreed. I didn't pour as much milk as he would have had it been cow's milk, but enough that he could definitely taste it! Imagine my surprise when he liked it! And, imagine HIS surprise when he liked it.
Will almond milk replace his beloved cow's milk? No ... but perhaps it will on oatmeal! It's progress!!!
I am ...
... a former blogger for a health site, which means eating healthy aka heart smart
which has become a passion for me. I will start at the beginning when I first
discovered I had high cholesterol.