Savory vegan oatmeal

One of my favorite dinners when I’m cooking for one is a big bowl of oatmeal. And as a girl who will take salty over sweet any day, I came up with the perfect way to make a meal out of the popular breakfast food.

Just throw in some spices & veggies & whatever else you have up in the cupboard and voila! A tasty, healthy dinner. And the best part… it takes a max of 15 minutes to prepare. That sounds pretty darn good to me when I come dragging home from work in the evenings.

1/2 cup Quaker oats
1 cup water
dash of salt
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup diced tomatoes, fresh or canned
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/8 cup shredded vegan cheese
Handful of spinach
Dash of Italian seasoning

Bring 1 cup of water to boil and cook oatmeal according to directions on package.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan. Saute mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes (if fresh). Sprinkle in Italian seasoning to taste. You can also use some fresh chopped basil or rosemary.

Once veggies have cooked, mix into oatmeal. Pour into a bowl, top with the shredded vegan cheese and enjoy your yummy, “cheesy”, savory oats!

Told you it was a cinch : )

Happy world vegetarian day!

It is the 1st of October. Which means… it’s World Vegetarian Day!

Today marks the start of Vegetarian Awareness month which runs through the end of October. In honor of the month, I’ll be featuring a different veggie or fruit everyday with some yummy recipes accompanying each. Get excited for tons of new recipes headed your way : )

I’ll also be posting fun facts about vegetarianism throughout the month so keep your eyes out for those. (You can show them to your carnivore friends and help them see why being veg is so terrific!)

Any ideas for vegetables/fruits/grains I should feature??

Check out the veggie month website here!