Sunday, September 1, 2013


Another from A Week of Meals for $29.78.

Starting in the 1920s, my Estonian grandmother was a follower of Swiss nutrition pioneer Dr. Maximillian Bircher-Benner, who invented this healthful cereal. It makes a good meal any time of day. If you've never had it before, try it. It will fill you right up and make you feel like going for a hike in the Alps.

There are many ways to make it. Here's the simplest, for when you're short on money or time or your cupboards aren't stocked:

Simplified Muesli

1.5 c raw oats
1 apple
1 c nondairy milk (soy, oat, coconut . . .)

(chopped nuts if you have them)

Chop apple into little cubes, and mix with oats and milk (and nuts). This is actually one of my favorite meals--yummy and satisfying.

If you have the following ingredients, add any or all of them:

Raisins or chopped dates or any other dried fruit (such as cranberries, currants . . . )
Any other fresh chopped fruit, or fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries . . . )
Seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin, chia, flax . . . 

Alps, Isaac Levitan, 1897

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