Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quilters Breakfast....or should I say Nutritionist Quilters breakfast..that is me...


I did not have my customary breakfast this morning...
Steel cut oats was replaced with Crumpets..

I suppose only Britain and Canadians know of 
Crumpets as I did get quite a few emails with..
"what are crumpets?"

I was sending off a STAPLE list of FALL AND WINTER staples
one should have in their home.... ( to make meals in less than 15 minutes_
to those who have been keen on eating more nutritiously ,,,
 Those who have a copy of our book
"I Want it ALL"...

( before I quilted my DH and I were authors and both Registered Nutrionists,
besides both being in medical and pharma) He still is.....and well you 
know what fills my days wink...

If there is one question I get asked more often then none it is these 2..

#1 DO YOU SLEEP?
( yes on average 8-9 hours every night)

#2 What do you EAT?
( welllllll that is a long one, as I love FOOD, cooking, baking
eating it....) 




I thought I would give you a wee insight into my morning habits....
Besides my coffee, limit of 2 cups...

I eat steel cut oats 6 out of 7 mornings....just plain with maybe a teaspoon
of maple syrup or brown sugar...

Formula for perfect steel cut oats..

If you have been avoiding steel cut oats because it takes too much time..
 try this....
Put 1 cup of water on to boil, once boiled add 1/4 cup of oats...
cover pot with lid, shut off your stove....and in the morning, add 1/4 cup 
more water, heat and serve....

This is how I make it ...sew forget about waiting 20 minutes
before it is cooked....try doing this before you go to bed...

( see saved myself almost 23 minutes lol)

BACK to todays breakfast...I LOVE CRUMPETS..
they have the texture of a yeast pancake, or like a biscuit.
but doughy....THEY HAVE 0 fats....very low in calories...
although I am never about calories.....

"Our body requires so many nutrients, if it does
not get it, it will have you overeating till you DIE! 
Yep....every disease is caused by the foods you eat
and the foods you do not?

If you love to have a great boost to your day, toast
2 crumpets, add 1/2 butter to each and serve
it up with ST Dalfours preserves....I have been buying
this since I lived in FRANCE. Up until a few years ago,
I would order a couple cases per year...now we can 
get in Canada and United States has it specialty shops..

WHYYYYYY it is so good, it is only sweetened with grape juice..
no sugar in any of their preserves...very nutritious and just 
the right amount a sweetness one would like to begin their day...

For the next 48 hours only.....if you would like a copy of our book
and you order 1 copy at $20.00 Canadian, and cost to ship..
YOU can have a second copy for 10.00....


If you wonder what gives me sewwww much energy
and keeps me organized...YOU can read it all here..

We have food plans, lot's of interest files
in behind secrets of what the  "crazy makers" do to your foods
and how they keep you eating more and more..

We even have a warning about this book..
"if ever you lend it out, you will never get it back"



What did your breakfast look like?

Don't you WANT IT ALL TOO?

now I am off to get dressed and get some much
needed assignments handed in...






64 comments:

  1. Now that looks like a great way to start my day!

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    1. and what did you start off with ? lol

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  2. Yes, yes ... I have this book and it's as marvelous as its authors!! :) Love the look of those crumpets and the sound of how you cook your oats ... may have to give that a try. If only I could get those crumpets here in Montana!! :)

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    1. Hi Wendy....ahhh that is nice to hear.... and I can send you some...they would travel we'll

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  3. It's a wonderful book! The crumpets look yummy..thanks for explaining them.

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    1. Ahh you were not the only one who did not know...my pleasure lol

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  4. I do, I want it all....which is of course why I've been on a diet since January 31st (of this year). I'm on a little break now....but managed to loose 27 kg so far! Only 5 more to go! This morning I ate an apple and All bran cereal for breakfast. Love it! Never tried crumpets, but I am a big fan of oatmeal in the morning. Then again, I also love eggs or toast or.....well you get the picture!

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    1. HI Heleen...wow...that is a wonderful loss....good for you....and yes breakfast is really important to lose weight....you got it..

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    2. Is it easier to lose kg or lbs, I need to know where to set my goal, for I bought this book to.. I am telling you,, Not kidding I thought MS was kidding us.. But she called me... I have talked to a real live famous person or famous cup yesterday !!

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  5. always looking for nutritional goodness I would love a copy of your book and one to share with my friend. thanks. You are right crumpets are Canandian and British! Sometimes they are hard to find at the grocery store, but I must look next trip to the store. I didn't realize they are fat free!

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    1. Hi Lee...send off your mailing info...will get one out x2 to you lol and yes fat free, cholesterol free too...

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  6. Have you tried Staffordshire Oatcakes, bit like a pancake but more substantial and a staple food stuff in our area. Great with cheese and bacon, eggs or even with fruit and syrup? Love crumpets too, toasted.

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    1. HI Shirley and yes I love oatcakes....they are amazing...we have a friend who makes them every couple of weeks...
      crumpets toasted oh yes..you would not want to eat them cold lol

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  7. I would love to get 2 of your books. I have the hardest time eating breakfast. I just don't like most "breakfast" foods. Crumpets look good though.

    Sybil

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    1. HI Sybil. you are a no reply blogger..send me an email here madamesamm@me.com thanks..

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  8. Hi congratulations for the book. I like 2 toasted bread, and coffee. I didn´t know the crumpets, looks really nice and no fats, it so good.

    Have a nice day.

    Ale
    Costa Rica

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    1. HI Ale...sounds like a good start....until you put the butter on it of course lol Working on your project wink

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  9. Trader Joe's sells crumpets if you can't find these. I love the nooks and crannies that butter can melt into. I have a cup of tea and 2 slices of home made bread for breakfast.

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    1. Ruth, is trader joe a grocery store? and yes I agree it is the nooks and crannies that hold the butter...oh my I need some more...for the weekend...thanks for the image lol .

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  10. Sending wishes to you for a wonderful day!
    Old Fashioned rolled oats here most EVERY Morning. Personally, I am a protien lover. Eggs, eggs, eggs...anyway except sunny-side up.(don't care for squiggly stuff) Must say, the crumpets look great. Have never seen them where I shop.

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    1. Yes Susan, old fashion oats...there is nothing like it... possibly my fav breakfast choices ...that and I have been eating oats since I was a tot..never got sick of it except when the Sisters would burn it and still make us eat it lol
      crumpets...well you may have to come across the border for some...

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    2. Oh how I would love that!!!

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  11. The crumpets look like American English muffins. I tried steel cut oats and do like them but they time it takes to prep in the morning is not ideal for me. Thanks for the tip, now do you just leave the pot on the stove overnight or does it need to be refrigerated? Thanks for these awesome tips because I usually don't have time in the morning for breakfast so I whip up a greek yogurt smoothie and off I go.

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    1. HI Kim...similar but not really...english muffins are more bread like...crumpets are moist and doughy but you toast them...hard to explain, but my they are filling... and yes you don't need to refrigerate..just make sure you boil the water add the oats and cover...it will seal itself till morning..never been sick for decades doing it this way...and I have them 6 x a week lol YOU will love doing it this way..and such a filling breakfast when you are on the go

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  12. Oooh I know what crumpets are (being English and all!) but I dont eat them often as I thought they were loads of calories - how delightful to discover that they arent! We also prepare porridge the night before and heat it up in the morning - saves oodles of time.

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    1. Ooops almost missed you..started at the top then from the bottom up lol you were my center....
      and yes crumpets are English and Canadian..and no they are low in calories and no fat....I have never gained wt eating them...and I love them...sometimes for a late snack too...x

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  13. Eggs, eggs, eggs. Thanks for the steel oats tips. That's a great idea. I really like them, especially in winter. Your book is wonderful!

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    1. Ohh love eggs too but steel cut oats...my all time necessary start of my day...

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    1. well you would know wouln't you..you are healthier too...did I say that lol

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  15. Crumpets are easy to make, I do sometimes but they are so cheap in the UK that I only make them for special days. We love American style pancakes but with buckwheat flour and a drizzle of the best Maple Syrup that I can find. In the summer it is usually home made yoghurt and fresh fruits, in the winter Porridge made with water and salt Scottish style.

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    1. HI Pam..crumpets are easier to purchase too around here...and I have made them , just way too much work when the ones I buy are almost as good as it gets lol pancakes love them too...and yes with buckwheat flour....you sound very nutritious...good on you ..

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  16. Love steel cut oats, I eat them 2 days a week when I am off work. The days I work I make a protein shake with fruit in it that I can drink on my way to work. Time is too short on those days for regular breakfast. I get up at 4:30 and have to leave at 5:30 for work. I would be interested in your book as well. I am always trying to improve my health status.

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    1. HI Charlotte...ok that is a great start..those who do eat breakfast are far healthier with more stamina too...YOU is up when I am up...and I just come to my mac lol ok send details for mailing..

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  17. I didnt know Crupmets were calorie free, I cant read labels.. Madame Samm is this true, you and your husband have a real book??? Has anyone ever asked you this question?? Do you Smoke, ( wink) I want tell anyone... LOL

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    1. Ohh you is funny lady...0 fat does not mean 0 calories...in fact there is really nothing with 0 calories...( ok there is ) but I never talk about it...lol
      and yes we are well known authors in fact in Canada...we have been on tv, radio, book stores lol. yep real authors...lol
      Never smoked in my life..hate smoke...and don't drink either...ever...x

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    2. didnt I see a martini glass on this blog before??? I do know thats the less calorie booze.. My mom goes to Canada often with a bunch of priest and nuns.. they go to drink and shop..LOL

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  18. Crumpets for breakfast ...yum one of my favourites and when the weather gets really cold porridge with milk and honey. Oh how I wish crumpets were calorie free wouldn't that be great.

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    1. Believe it or not one crumpet is less than 100 calories...give me a crumpet any day over one itty bitty cookie.... so yes Lindsey you can eat crumpets...oats have a lot more calories..but then it is not about that...it is about the nutrients from these foods that your body requires... I know..more than you needed to hear...lol go eat crumpets

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  19. OH! I adore crumpets -- but they are rather hard to come by in North Alabama. Sad, isn't it? I like steel cut oats, too. Those I can get! :)

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  20. Samm - Please, please save me a copy of this book as it has been on my radar for awhile. #1 reason is because you and your sweetie wrote it and #2 I believe it would be good for me to have with my on-going diet issues.. We love crumpets - my Marty being English and all you know - so glad I learned through the comments that Trader Joe's here in US carries them. Hugs from me, Judy C

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    1. Hi Judy..on its way...and glad to hear Marty will be able to have a serving or two of crumpets...these would be good for you too..
      staple list on its way too... thx

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  21. Click below to find out how women in France burn calories. Funny!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yEH4Yum4nN4

    I don't read,talk or speak French, other than...the typical three or four sentences that usually come from song lyrics. We did have French offered when I was in High School. Wee wee...I think this youtube is a commercial?
    I hope you like this clip, my Brother In Law had sent it to me yesterday and it was timely.

    I have been gluten free for over 12 years. What a journey to end up on that road! A quote I like that explains my journey to Gluten Free diagnosis: "I chose the road less traveled, now, where the heck am I?"

    When I am home. In the winter, I eat Buckwheat for a hot cereal breakfast. I have to try your cooking method to see if that cuts down the cooking time.

    I have a hard time finding and making good Gluten Free bread for toast or sandwiches....lettuce wraps and corn tortillas are my mainstay for sandwiches.

    I would love to know if your book has information to boost my whole grains, your way of cooking steal cut oats looks to be a start!!! Oats are iffy for my system. LOVE oats, miss 'em and I miss Beef and Barley soup.



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    1. sent you off note ....and yes to answer your question...we give many recipes that are loaded with protein and alternatives..

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  22. Mdm Samm I have been thinking (procrastinating) of ordering your book for months this is the final push I want it I'll email you and (double wink) {I just sent off your Mod mini for it's final border} it's looking GOOD!!

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    1. Hi Vicki..just waiting now for your address...have them all ready to sign and ship lol ohhh my mod mini.mmmm

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  23. Ha ha, I bought crumpets this evening! Just fancied them, toasted butter and home made jam - heaven!

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    1. And most days, it's traditional rolled oats with some fresh fruit :)

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    2. Ohhh something else we have in common..cool lol or rather warm delight

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  24. Fabulous way to start the day. We in Australia know what crumpets are, quite often they are part of our breky too.

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    1. Hello Tracee...Australia has them too...well I will be darned...something else we have in common...I think I will celebrate and have me another serving this morning...( next day now)

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  25. LOVE your book. Great recipes. Used the turkey recipe and sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving last year and will again this year as it was a big success. We had your chicken tenders for dinner last night. The granola is a mainstay in our house...love it with plain yogurt. The lemon quick bread with a cup of coffee.....hmmmm I need to make some of that tomorrow.....
    I hope you put out some more variations on your granola and quick breads.

    So glad to hear I'll be able to get crumpets soon as they are building a Trader Joe's in our town. Haven't had a crumpet in years, since my last trip to Europe.

    Good luck with the sale of your book. It's a wonderful book, a great read as well as awesome recipes. Hope you sell a lot of them.

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    1. Ahhh Roxanne...sent you a couple more this morning that will indeed be festive and tie you over until our next ones are published lol..
      Ok TRader Joe..grocery chain? And thanks...for the great review..

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  26. Hi doll! I'm here, standing in line for your book! Save me a copy, OK? LOL (Tell me if we are doing Paypal, or whatever!) I've put the steel cut oats on my grocery list..... (^_^)

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    1. On its way Jacque...sending off staple list too...that will come electronically..thx... steel cut oats..ohhh you will note a great difference in appetite...

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  27. I make a batch of steel cut oats in the crockpot for a whole week. Then I just warm up a bowl each morning in the mircowave.

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    1. For the whole week...so do you refrigerate it for a week? and microwave...mmmm you may have to read our book someday...we talk a lot about microwaves....but you are eating oats...and that is good...really good start.

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  28. All I had this morning was a glass of 1% milk and a piece of whole wheat toast with honey from a local farm that's owned by one of my quilters.

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    1. that is good at least you ate something..most 82 % skip breakfast..soo good on you... honey ...the only food in the world that will never ever spoil

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    2. so the pot of coffee I drink and coke is out, I never eat before 4 pm.. I guess thats one reason I never sleep .......mmmm Note to self, make on 10cups tomorrow to wing me off....... and half of a coke.. only 2 martinis at noon.. Dont drink cooking wine too..... this will be a huge adjustment to me.

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  29. Breakfast this morning was Greek yogurt and my one coffee for the day. When we lived in Canada I too luved crumpets...with butter and my homemade raspberry jelly or strawberry jam. BTW..I luv your quote of the day! Have a wonderful weekend...xop

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  30. I used to forget to eat in my rush to get everything done, but it was causing a few issues as I was not getting enough calories. When my daughter woke I used to run to her first thing, now I open her bedroom door to let her know I am there and let her have a toy to play with. For the past month I have been having a pre-made breakfast drink with a straw (it slows down the gulping tendencies), sipping while I make-up baby girl's bottles and meals for most of the day. I also pre-make a sandwich, putting it on a plate with some fruit, cover it and its all ready for when I am able to eat lunch. I have been slowly changing our foods to be more healthy. Up until a year ago it had been 5 years since we owned a microwave, trying to get away from micro-cooking I now make meals with just enough food for us to eat. I will bulk-shop produce at times (I have a few bags of cut-up items for emergency crock pot stew), but I like to eat fresh when we can. THe further away I get from processed and take-away foods the more our sense of taste is coming back. I have always appreciated your insight to things so I hope I can pick up your book. I get annoyed when people tell me that this or that should just be common sense, but if it was then we would not have most of my generation in a quandary as to what is good nutrition. Thank you so much for sharing (and gently prodding me with your words, lol).

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  31. Love, love steel cut oats, and I cook up a weeks worth in my slow cooker and just microwave it in the morning with maple syrup and Almond milk! Yum! Oooh! I haven't have crumpets for years! My Grandma's favourites! Thanks for the reminder!

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