"Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue." If this were a bride's wedding day tradition, she'd be three out of four with today's healthy breakfast recipe.
Something Old: Oatmeal for breakfast. (See How & Why to Cook Oatmeal Every Day. I'm an oatmeal fiend!)
Something New: Oatmeal in a brand-new way, oatmeal with an Asian flair, with green onion and soy sauce. Sound weird? Um, yes. But is it good? Yes!! I'm not giving up my favorite oatmeal with peanut butter (or a new stir-in, tahini!) but I was surprised how hearty and satisfying this oatmeal tasted, and lasted, throughout a cold and blustery morning.
Something Borrowed: Food writer Mark Bittman's diet strategy, Vegan Til Dinner. He used it to drop 35 pounds, lower his cholesterol and blood sugar. It's a simple idea, no counting points, no outlawed foods, just an automatic alteration of the proportions of plant to animal products. More information from the New York Times' Health Blog.
But what do you think, could we go vegan before dinner? I've been doing my own variation, vegetarian before dinner, mostly to get my calcium-important milk, but there's no reason I couldn't drink milk at night, rather than in the morning. For those of us who'd like to eat less meat versus no meat at all, this is an intriguing strategy. (Note to Vegetarians)
Something Blue: No blues today!
SAVORY OATMEAL with SCALLIONS & SOY SAUCE
Time to table: 5 minutes
Uncooked oats, for more fiber, preferably old-fashioned oats
2 green onions, white and green parts, chopped
2 teaspoons soy sauce
Cook oatmeal in your favorite way. (See microwave oatmeal, stovetop oatmeal, oven oatmeal or slow cooker oatmeal.) Stir in most of the green onion and the soy sauce. Garnish with remaining green onion. Enjoy!
~ Four Ways to Cook Oatmeal (Kitchen Parade) ~
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