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After a 3-month non-stop feasting on all sorts of food, my test results finally manifested negatively on this indulgence. Cholesterol levels are a tad higher than normal so I run to old, reliable oatmeal to deliver me back to health. Aside from its many benefits – one being a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which helps reduce LDL cholesterol, I just absolutely love it – especially this Scottish oatmeal. It is a quintessential start to my day until recently, that is. I’ve been lazy in the morning, preferring easy, instant fares such as granola with milk or yogurt, toasted breads with loads of butter and jam (tsk, tsk.), or just plain coffee (if I’m really, really lazy).
Plain oatmeal is bleh so I almost always cook it with milk (instead of just plain water), somedays I sweeten it with agave syrup and a fruit (like bananas or mangoes). More often though it’s the savory kind that I crave for – topping it with spicy tuna from the can, grilled sausages or even pork floss. And recently I discovered that cheese goes very well with oatmeal too when I stumbled on Stephanie Izard’s recipe that suggested fusing olive oil, cheese, salt and pepper – but of course! An instant favorite!! 😉 So here’s my version.
Here’s what you need
- Oatmeal, preferably steel-cut
- Parmesan cheese (you can also try gouda, edam or manchego)
- Extra-virgin Olive Oil
- Sea salt (I used flaked salt)
- Freshly cracked pepper
Here’s what you do
Cook the oatmeal (as directed on the pack) with milk (or water if you prefer). Drizzle some good EVOO, add a fair amount of shaved or cracked cheese and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper (adjusting to your taste).
Satisfaction twice over – healthy and great tasting to boot… is this a winner or what? 😀
* Bob’s Organic Scottish Oatmeal is available at Healthy Options.