Here at SciBlogs, there are apparently very specific rules we have to follow for shillery.
Scientists writing about their presentations and conferences, radio programs, debates, books, etc: GOOD
Science ‘journalists’ writing about their books, appearances/signings, TV shows, movies: GOOD
Mark CC writing about Google and Google products: GOOD
Pepsi scientists writing about the science of products at Pepsi: BAD
Well I feel left out. Ive never written a book or worked with Alan Ball or big HALLAYWOOOOD directors. No one even asked me to be in EXPELLED. So I cant shill for any of that stuff. And Ive never worked for a big company. And there are few virology-based pop-culture items I can shill for (are there any? do condoms count?). So Im just going to shill for random products/companies/programs I like, for basically no reason. I mean, sure Im not a researcher for Pepsico or anything like that, so I cant write about any science here, but opinions being devoid of science has never stopped anyone from expressing those opinions here at SciBlogs before. Why start now?
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Its normally my biggest meal of the day, and I regularly end up having breakfast foods for dinner. Eggs (a million different ways), bacon, sausage, french toast, waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, omelets, muffins (BREAKFAST CAEK!!!), cream of wheat, and, oatmeal.
I love oatmeal.
I love Quaker oats.
Im not a *huge* fan of their flavored microwave oatmeal (though I always keep it on hand on mornings Im really in a rush), but I make this SUPER NOMMY granola using Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats. The one morning food I dont totally like is cereal. I mean, it tastes fine, and its enriched with vitamins and minerals and stuff, but I am inevitably hungry an hour after I have ‘just cereal’ for breakfast. But not when I make Alton Browns granola (bonus shilling for the Food Network!)!
I actually go to a foo-foo grocery store to get lots of different raw nuts and seeds, and unsweetened dried coconut to cut down on the sugar/salt content, and increase the nutrients (pumpkin seeds are loaded with iron). And then with some fresh fruit cut up on top, this stuff is friggen awesome. Dont leave out the coconut, though. The way it crisps up in the oven, LOVE IT (bonus shilling for the coconut industry!)
This granola is also great for my dad, who is on a low sodium diet. He is normally a big-time snacker (crackers, nuts, pretzels, etc), but hes had to cut out a lot of his favorites due to his restricted diet. But this granola is super crunchy and satisfies his snacky-needs, without a lot of sodium (I leave it out, even in batches just for me), AND it helps his cholesterol.
YAY QUAKER OATS!! Your product is worth a shilling! LOL!