Monday, December 28, 2009

Savory Oatmeal! Let Me Count the Ways...



Savory Oatmeal Has Changed My Morning!

I really love oatmeal...though I can't always handle eating sweet food too early in the morning...so I looked up some savory oatmeal ideas and it was quite a revelation!  A lot of the websites/forums were talking about treating the oatmeal like fried rice...cooking it with chicken stock and adding scrambled eggs etc. I also add fresh garlic to the oatmeal as it cooks sometimes, for flavor.

So...I took that as my jumping off point and came up with the following combinations (all with scrambled egg):


Smoked Salmon with Green Onions


Smoked Salmon with Green Onions, Tomato, Goat Cheese and lemon Juice


Green Onion with Cheddar Cheese and Organic Worcestershire Sauce


Butternut Squash with garlic and cayenne


Butternut squash with nutmeg cayenne, garlic...and cooked the oatmeal with leftover Pumpkinhead Ale!


Red cabbage, soy sauce and sesame seeds


Tomato, fresh basil, smoked salmon, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar and goat cheese
 

 Tomato, avocado, cumin, chili powder and lime juice



Not pictured:
  • Soy sauce with green onionSmoked Cheddar
  • Worcestershire, seeded chili peppers, chipotle tabasco
  • Tomato and basil with goat cheese
The possibilities are endless!

XO

P.S.  I use Old Wessex Ltd. "Scottish Style Porridge Oats" ;)

5 comments:

me said...

I've always been a purist (salt and butter only), but I'll try anything with smoked salmon in it!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!!! (and I just happened to have some smoked salmon hanging around!!)

The Lion's Share said...

Salt and butter are fantastic too :) I love that I can get in some of my daily veggies by adding them to the oatmeal...

Anonymous said...

Give us a taste review! How was it?

The Lion's Share said...

Delicious! I had the tomato and avocado one this morning...mmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

I also love savory oatmeal. There are many variations and it's a healthy alternative for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Thanks for sharing.