Alicia Grimshaw, life and soul of a porridge party and Deputy Editor of About Time Magazine. When Cherry Bakewell met Porridge – two worlds collided. When Alicia met Bill (a.k.a. Bills Restaurant) two more worlds collided. The result – a homely, cherry-tastic triumph. And two new friends.


50g Rude Health Daily Oats

½ tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp ground almonds

500ml Rude Health Oat Drink

1 tsp flaked almonds

30 cherries (or 1 tin)

1 tbsp water

1 tsp honey


Soak the oats in oat milk and water for a decent amount of time.

Place the oats, 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract,  ground almonds and a dash of oat milk to a pan and stir on a low heat. Remember to stir the porridge so that it doesn’t stick together.

In a pan, place 1tsp of flaked almonds on a high heat and toast for two minutes (or until the almonds are golden brown). Remove from the heat.

In another pan, place 30 cherries (or one tin), a tsp of water and a tsp of honey – keep stirring until it makes it turns into a jam. Should be around 2-3 minutes.

One the porridge has turned into a thick-like consistency, put in a bowl, top with the cherry jam and sprinkle the toasted almonds on top. Job done.