- Paperback: 38 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 14, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1460981952
- ISBN-13: 978-1460981955
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,205,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Porridge Manifesto: An amazing life starts with an amazing breakfast Paperback – March 14, 2011
About the Author
Rachel Cole is a life coach and creative project maven with years steeped in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area food scene. The common ingredient all of Rachel’s varied endeavors is a passion for inspiring people to lead well-fed, inspired and connected lives. Prior to launching her life coaching and creative projects practice, Rachel served as the Program Director for 18 Reasons, a non-profit food and art community space affiliated with San Francisco’s legendary Bi-Rite Market. She hold’s a Master’s degree in Holistic Health Education from John F. Kennedy University and is enrolled in the certification program at The Coaches Training Institute. In pursuit of her own education, inspiration, and connection, she has worked on an organic farm; learned to make quinoa alluring while working with popular cookbook author and blogger Heidi Swanson; planned exciting educational programs for the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, and written for and created Edible San Francisco Magazine’s Edible Pursuit trivia night series. Rachel can be found creating and coaching from her kitchen table in Oakland, California. www.rachelwcole.com
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I'll be honest - when I first took the book out of the packaging, I was disappointed that it was so slight and brief (only 38 pages). For $15, I had expected something more substantial. But these reservations quickly dissipated when I read the book, and realized that though brief, it contained a wealth of information and was just what I needed. These past months, as I have instituted a new habit of eating whole grains for breakfast, I have gone back to this book again and again for tips about which grains to use, where to get them, how big (or, in this case, small) of a crock pot would work best, etc. I have used this book more than any other cookbook on my bookshelf these past few months! For me, these were $15 very well spent.
One other word of advice: this is not a cookbook per se. It is truly a manifesto. It contains tips galore, and one sample recipe, but it does not tell you how to make 10 different kinds of porridge. What it does is much better. It gives you the tools to create a seemingly infinite variety of hot morning porridges to suit your own tastes and preferences. Far more versatile than a traditional cookbook, in my opinion!
Also, the book is beautifully designed. There is plenty of white space for your own notes, and the colors chosen for printing are lovely.
I have been a routine oatmeal eater for several years. 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch of salt, microwave, brown sugar, cinnamon. I now know how dreadfully boring that is. While I haven't fully attempted the author's method yet, I have incorporated some different additions to my bowl that have made it both more nutritient-rich and more exciting. This book is not a cookbook - but a jumping off point. It includes guidelines and ideas for what might make it into your bowl.
I just received my Porridge book and it's simple to follow and I can't wait to try it. Finally a healthy option for breakfast that is easy to make, with ingredients that are tasty!
Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest ones, and author Rachel Cole seems to have nailed it.
...And now I am going to go get out my slow cooker and give it a whirl.