Wild Oats and Aprons Girl

Wild Oats and Aprons Girl
"Learn How to Use Whole Grains Everyday"


(No Classes Currently Scheduled)

Classes are $25 each,
about two hours long, Arlington, WA area.

To reserve a seat and get directions,

or leave a msg at
425-971-2265 (email is preferred, so that I can send directions and confirmation)

For complete class descriptions, see website:
www.wildoatsandaprons.com, and click on 'Classes'


**Contact me for the possibility of having a class at your site, with your group.


How do you make whole grains as accessible, fast, and craving-good as your favorite restaurant food? Good news; I've got about a million ways. Consider these classes and instruction your own personal Kennedy Space Center, launching you on your own fun journey with whole grains. You will be amazed at how easy and super tasty whole grains can be, and how many ideas will come to you, once you start out. In fact, it would be my best compliment if YOU became better than me, coming up with multiple ideas of your own.

Some have asked me about the glamour girl logo, if I think its a likeness of me.

Good grief, no! She's a "bread babe", and me, at age 45, could be considered more of a 'bread broad'--but don't call me that. That would make me feel all unhappy inside. We both have blond hair and blue eyes, and we both smile a lot, but thats where the likeness ends. (Btw, the wild oats girl, as well as my website, were designed by my incredibly talented niece. Check out her work:http://www.kikiandsquishy.com/chris/info.html

Still, is "bread babe" too cutie-pie for representing whole grain living? I know, right? When you think of whole grains, don't you picture unshaven legs, no make-up, no style? Ha! That was so last decade. You and I are going to make whole grains CHIC! Whole grain dishes will be soon fought over at potlucks, for sure. The Wild Oats and Aprons Bread Babe represents YOU, the customer: smart, chic, happy, super cool.

Yeah! Run with it.

Tanna Mosalsky

Tanna Mosalsky

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oats are proven to lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and calm nerves, a very nice benefit for our crazy times.
I am a serious stress-eater; I eat when I'm stressed. Long before I learned oats calm nerves, I must have instinctively known it because I was making a pot of this special oatmeal, my basic, bejeweled oatmeal below, in the morning, and then just leaving it out all day on the counter in a sealed container, taking a spoonful several times throughout the day, as I passed by it, like when I felt "I gotta chew!", like when I'm frustrated.

In a small saucepan, add:

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. raisons

1/2 c. cranberries

1 3/4 c. water

Bring to a rolling boil.

Add 1 cup oatmeal, barely stir, immediately remove from heat.

Let sit uncovered for 2 minutes.

Feel free to add hipping cream, butter, cinnamon, raw or brown sugar, chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, etc.

Rolled oats are the star for this class. They are naturally sweet, crazy-versatile, they are inexpensive, and easy to prepare. They are a great source of B vitamins, and, surprisingly calcium, as well as protein, and of course, fiber. In fact, oats seems to have a special level of fiber---I think it was an Harvard article that likened oats to 'a garbage truck for your body---it hauls out the trash". A very good thing.