I nearly had a heart attack when I came home from a chilly morning run the other day. And no, the run itself did not cause this almost cardiovascular disaster. I had been fantasizing about a piping hot bowl of banana, raisin, and cinnamon oatmeal for 5 miles. 5 whole miles of sweat and drool. It was intense. So when I burst through the front door I obviously headed straight for the kitchen. To my horror we were out of EVERYTHING except the oats.
This savory oatmeal recipe is the direct result of not having my usual suspects on hand. And guess what…It was so stinking good that I have been eating this every day for the last three days in a row! I am addicted and you will be too.
Before I get to the recipe I wanted to give a huge shout out to my sister. She came to town this weekend with my little nephew and we had the absolute best time together. She came to take a look at the farm and all of our progress. We even happened to sport matching vests.
Sister farmers! (Okay, she may not be a farmer, but what she doesn’t know is that I am recruiting her to weed like crazy this summer)!
The garlic already needs it.
Okay, back to the oatmeal that saved my life. This bowl of savory oats is delicious. I always think of oatmeal as being sweet. However, this recipe is a game changer for me. Between the earthy mushrooms, fragrant scallions, and runny egg yolk this meal was a home run. The addition of a little tamari sauce at the end tied the whole thing together.
Savory oatmeal with poached egg. (serves 1)
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 scallions, diced, white and light green parts only (about two large tablespoons worth)
1 cup mixed mushrooms, diced
1 tbs coconut oil
a drizzle of tamari sauce
Heat a skillet over medium heat with the coconut oil. Add the scallions. Saute’ for about 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for about 4 more minutes.
Cook your oatmeal according to package directions.
Meanwhile poach your egg.
Once egg is poached, oats are cooked, and veggies are sautéed mix everything together. Drizzle a little tamari sauce over it all and enjoy!