July 28, 2014

OATrageous Oatmeals Debut and a Giveaway!


4 years ago in DC, at a food blogger conference, I met a very nice woman who was about to have her first cookbook come out.  I was so excited for her...and now...now she is about to have her 4th cookbook released!  I am so excited for her and its so well deserved!

Kathy Hester is an authority on slow cooking as well as healthy eating.  She has a successful website; Healthy Slow Cooking as well as her first three books - Vegan Slow Cooking, The Great Vegan Bean Cookbook, The Vegan Slow Cooker and now she adds OATrageous Oatmeals!

Who doesn't love oatmeal...right?  In her new book, Kathy shares recipes using oatmeal for everything from drinks to dessert!

“If you thought oats were just for breakfast or cookies, prepare to be dazzled. Kathy Hester has taken the humble grain to new heights in this collection of savory and sweet oat recipes that include blackberry mojito refrigerator oats, steel-cut oat sausage crumbles, oat dosas with coconut chutney, and much more.”

 —Robin Robertson, bestselling author of Vegan Planet, Quick-Fix Vegan, One-Dish Vegan and many more

To kick things off in style for her OATsrageous Oatmeals launch, Kathy partnered with OXO to bring you a fun giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kathy also has another way for you to grab some goodies... be one of the first 100 people to email your OATrageous purchase receipt to oatrageousoatmeals@gmail.com it should include your full name and mailing address (for delivery purposes only) and you will receive a cool giveaway package with full sized items and coupons from some of her favorite brands worth over $25.0! After the first 100 Kathy has a special e-newsletter with recipes and ecoupons that she has gotten just for this promotion!

Curry Cashew Savory Granola
From OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester printed with permission of Page Street Publishing

Makes 2 cups (161 grams)
soy-free, gluten-free option*, oil-free option**

One of the reasons I love curry is that it blends spices used in desserts with savory and fiery flavors. Because of that, this granola straddles the line between savory and sweet. Try it as a delicious topping to the Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup (recipe on page 107) or a great change of pace to your normal morning yogurt.

2 tablespoons (14 g) ground flaxseed
mixed with 4 tablespoons (59 ml) warm
1 cup (92 g) rolled oats (*make sure oats are marked gluten-free)
3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil (**replace oil with 1 tablespoon [15 g] ground
flaxseed mixed with 2 tablespoons [30 ml] warm water in addition to the amount above)
1⁄3 cup (55 g) golden raisins
1⁄3 cup (26 g) finely shredded coconut
1⁄3 cup (43 g) minced cashews nuts
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1⁄8 teaspoon ground mustard
salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 350F (177C) and either oil a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
Add all ingredients but the salt to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix well, then add salt to taste.
Pour the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet and press thin. You should have one large, flat
piece about 1/4 to 1⁄8-inch thin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are browned and the
middle is no longer wet.

Let cool on cookie sheet and break it up into large or small chunks with your hands. Use to top
salads or plain yogurt, or just eat by the handful for a snack!



  1. I'm most excited to win the cookie scooper, but everything from OXO is wonderful, everything I have from them has never failed to deliver as promised.

  2. My favorite OXO tool is the cookie scoop. I use it for cookies all the time. It makes big bowls of cookie dough go fast.

  3. My mandolin!! It helps with so many things.

  4. The craziest thing I make with oats is a chocolate chip cookie with blended oats in it. The oats add boady and a little texture to the cookie, but you can't tell if has oats in it.

  5. I've used oatmeal to crust chicken. That's as crazy as I've gotten with oatmeal.

  6. I love my OXO spatulas, actually I just like all OXO products!

  7. I'm not sure if I've used oats outrageously before, but my favorite use for them is in crumb toppings!

  8. i've used it on meatloaf but not sure if that is "crazy" or not!! lol

  9. I could use anything but a cookie scooper would be perfect as the new school year starts!

  10. An oxo mandolin would be awesome!

  11. A apple crisp topping is about as adventurous as I've gotten.

  12. I always wanted a cookie scoop, but have never gotten one.

  13. I love my OXO 2 cup measuring cup

  14. The craziest thing I've made with oats is a pizza crust

  15. Oxo's tilted measuring cups were the first I saw designed that way, and that's when I knew that Oxo was an awesome brand that I wanted in my kitchen!

  16. OXO 2 cup measuring cup always can use a good measuring cup and spatulas

  17. I love my oxo measuring cups!! I love their products!

  18. I think I'm most excited about the measuring cups and the cookie scooper.

  19. It's not really crazy trying to make homemade oatmeal raisin cookies but they didn't come out very well

  20. I'm a big fan of the measuring cups.

  21. I've never done anything too adventurous with oats...oatcakes are about my limit. But I'd like to branch out and try some new things.

  22. I would like the measuring cups