Whether soaked, baked, toasted or blended, oatmeal possesses some of the most potent health-giving properties; it is packed with vitamins and dietary fibre, and is kwn to support the immune system. Oatmeal is also a fantastic vehicle for introducing other deliciously healthy foods, from fresh fruit to probiotic yogurt and antioxidant-rich chocolate to honey. With chapters on Oatmeal & Porridge, Muesli & Grala, Bars & Cookies, Muffins & Cakes and Drinks and recipes that really get the tastebuds working, you'll be spoilt for choice. From super healthy Quia Oatmeal to Pumpkin Spice Porridge, Bircher Berries and No-bake Maple Clusters, these oaty breakfasts pack the perfect punch. For energy-boosting snacks and treats, try Ginger Cashew Bars and Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. And, if you still haven't had your fill of oats, try the moreish Blueberry or Peanut Butter Oat Smoothies.
Amy Ruth Finegold owns her own company, which makes and markets her own gluten-free baking mixes - specially blended using nutritious grains and seeds. She has taught cookery classes in Divertimenti and given live cooking demonstrations in Whole Foods Market and other food stores in London (where she lived until recently), and now lives in her New York home with her husband, Todd, and son, Jake.