Today's post should probably be written in Polish, as even though I tried to find a good and accurate translation for the word Kasza Jaglana, I simply couldn't. I guess a more general term we could use for the purpose of this blog post could be grits
When I lived in NYC, some well-travelled Americans knew what I meant when I talked about "Kasza". Even thought they wouldn't be able to spell it to save their lives;) haha
But at least they knew its taste and some even liked it, actually. But then again, New York is a pretty special place on earth and people living there are a funky mix of nationalities & ethnicities.
The problem with Kasza is that in Poland we have so many different kinds, perhaps too many... Sometimes when you're trying to recreate some staple Polish dishes abroad, you realize that kasza is the one ingredient you're missing.
When I arrived to Belgium, I expected the same kind of selections of different Kaszas that we have back home. After all, it's not like Belgium is miles away. To my surprise, all I could find was blé. Sad but true...
Why am I rambling on & on about kasza today?
Well, it's super nutricious and everyone should be eating it, for starters :)
But there's also another reason. I just found 2 unopened boxes of kasza and decided to make myself some healthy breakfast for tomorrow.
In order to make it, you'll need:
- Kasza jaglana (what else)
- One apple
- Some orange juice
- Some nuts, dried fruits
- Cinnamon, nutmeg
You cook kasza for +|- 20 min. After it cooled down, you add a bit of honey to sweeten it up.
In a separate pot, you throw in your apple, and carmelize it for a while. Add orange juice and spices.
When it's soft, add some dried fruits and nuts.
Stir it all up and pack for tomorrow ;)
For me, Monday is always the longest day of the week. If you have a good breakfast with you, you're up to a better start!