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Oatmeal For One

(by Katherine B. Weissman)

generous 1 c. water


1/3 to 1/2 c. Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats: “The Golden Spurtle” (The name always makes me smile; these oats take less time to cook than most steel cut varieties.)

sprinkling of flax seeds

0% yogurt, plain or flavored

a couple of prunes

fresh fruit (peaches or nectarines are especially good) and/or nuts, and/or a sprinkling of granola

Bring water to boil.

Salt it.

Add oatmeal.

Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, on low flame for 10 - 20 minutes, depending on how soft you like it. (I prefer it somewhat al dente.)

Let it sit, covered, for 2 - 3 minutes. It sort of coalesces.