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Breakfast of Champions – Support Magic Breakfast

September 14, 2016 | Leave a comment

Magic Breakfast Charity – Start your day doing something good

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Don’t go to school on an empty stomach.

With school having started again, it is time for a re-run of a cause close to our hearts and bellies.

  • It’s a very sad fact that 1 in 3 children in England go to school without having eaten breakfast. Even worse, that for one in four kids, the school meal at lunch is the only proper cooked meal they will have that day. Yes, you read that correctly.

The charity Magic Breakfast works with schools in deprived areas to ensure that children who most need it will get breakfast before the school day start. They provide porridge, bagels, toast and cereal – and the kids can then start their learning with full tummies. Because how can you learn anything when your tummy rumbles?

Since February 2015 we have been working with Magic Breakfast by donating one breakfast to a child for each bowl of porridge sold in our café. You get breakfast, they get breakfast. And in August this year, our head office joined in on the fun by setting up a penny jar – we encourage each other to do a weekly penny dump into the jar – the contents will go in their entirety to Magic Breakfast.

Every time you buy a bowl of porridge at our place, we will donate one breakfast to a child via Magic Breakfast.

Just like that. A bowl for bowl.

So, when your mother told you porridge was good for you, well, little did she know it was also going to be good for someone else, too.

We hope to see you all to pop by for our delicious oat and rye porridge with lovely toppings, such as nuts, seeds, fruit, honey, cinnamon – or maybe try one of our Guest Porridges that visit from time to time. Not only is porridge quick and easy in a hectic morning – it is also wonderfully warming and nutritious, and can be tailored to your taste and needs. Feeling fruity? Have yours with fresh berries. In need of a hug? Add a sprinkle of cardamom and lots of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Want it creamy? Cook it with milk.

We really want to continue supporting Magic Breakfast as much as we can. So please help out – pop by and eat porridge at ours and feel full and happy in the knowledge that someone else will be, too.

You can read more about Magic Breakfast right here

Thank you all for your continued support in this – we feel very passionately about full bellies, about children’s right to learn. About child welfare, in general. Together, we can make a bit of a difference.

Lots of love

The Kitchen People

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PS: Like the look of that lovely porridge? Find the recipe in our first book – the ScandiKitchen Cookbook.

Recipe: Blueberry porridge

March 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Ever thought about cooking your berries into your porridge? Some mornings, we just yearn for porridge with a difference. This porridge was one we tested last week and it may well make its way onto the menu in the future.

Change the toppings as you see fit – we love banana and blueberry, so we went for that, but you can do this with raspberry, too.  As for the seed and nuts, hazelnuts go well – and we also made it with chia seeds, as some of us are really into chia and all the benefits that go with those.

It’s a super lovely porridge – do give it a try.  We added a drizzle of honey, too.

By the way, if you happen to pass by the cafe for your morning porridge, we support a great charity called Magic Breakfast that provides breakfasts for young kids at schools in the UK. One in three children in the UK go to school hungry – and how can you learn on an empty tummy? So, Magic Breakfast go in and help out where the need is greatest.  ScandiKitchen donates one whole breakfast for a child EVERY time you buy a porridge at our place. So, suddenly, your porridge is double good for you. And someone else, too.

Read more about our project here  

Recipe: Blueberry porridge
 
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A delicious and super healthy porridge full of goodness
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 125g pack of blueberries
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Topping:
  • 1 banana
  • remaining blueberries
  • chopped almonds
  • Linseed
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, add the oats, half of the blueberries and the water and salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Once the berries have cooked through, mash them gently with a fork to let the juice out to colour the porridge.
  2. Serve piping hot in a bowl, top with ½ banana per portion, the remaining blueberries as well as a small handful of chopped almonds and linseeds. We added a drizzle of honey, too.

 

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