"Oats are like a blank canvas," she said. In fact, traditional Scottish oat cakes were part of her inspiration. She started with one basic recipe and then used her intuition to develop other flavors. "I think of places I've lived," she said. Her Ginger Lemon Cashew bar was inspired by time living in Taiwan. Another flavor she's made was Wasabi Pea with Ginger and Cranberry. "Food should be something surprising," she said. One of her most popular bars is Cherry Cranberry Almond, which contains four different types of almonds, dried cherries, hemp and organic oats."
"Steel-cut oats are like a Roto-Rooter for the body. The oats pass through your system, taking toxins and bad stuff like cholesterol with them because they are sticky and granular. If there's one food that everyone should be eating for optimal health, it is steel-cut oats. I know this. I saw it on "Oprah."
"Oats, then, of course, is a type of cereal, particularly enjoyed by horses, but also human beings. Oats are like the cookies of horses, they totally dig it. It is usually used in the plural."
"This is when we found out that oats are like crack for bunnies."
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