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Savory Oatmeal with Asparagus

savory oatmeal

Yes, that’s oatmeal in a savory dishSavory oatmeal with asparagus to be precise. An unusual combination or maybe it’s unusual to use oatmeal for any other occasion than breakfast? I love to experiment with savory oatmeal. Not only because it‘s very easy to prepare and I can be a lazy woman, but also because its really delicious. The variations are endless, but this plate of food was exceptionally tasty. And easy to prepare!

Did you know asparagus are very healthy?

Asparagus are rich in vitamin K, C, A, and B and contain minerals such as copper, selenium, potassium, iron, zinc and manganese. The many different antioxidants help to detoxify the body of harmful toxins. Asparagus are also a source of fiber so your digestive system will be very happy with this meal.

As if all this is not enough, asparagus also help against bloating. They help to keep the body can get rid of excess water. After eating asparagus you will need to urinate more frequently and thereby get rid of excess water and excess salts.

Asparagus are a good food if you want to prevent and beat a bloated belly, but also if you have any problems with swelling of the body.

Asparagus also reduce blood pressure which makes them a good choice for people with high blood pressure or other heartrelated diseases. (source: source)

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Is nutmeg healthy?

I get this question quite often and the answer is: yes, absolutely! Nutmeg is often used to enhance the flavor in dishes, but it also keeps the immune system strong and promotes a good night of sleep. A pinch of nutmeg also contains potassium, calcium, iron and manganese. Nutmeg is used for centuries as a remedy for indigestion. Nutmeg also contains myristicin and this seems to protect your brains against diseases like Alzheimer. In the holistic world nutmeg is also used to help with liver and kidney problems or to increase blood circulation. Be careful, too much nutmeg is lethal.

Old fashioned oats 

We all love it. Oatmeal is also good for us though. Oatmeal contain good fiber that we need and it lowers cholesterol (especially LDL), reduces the risk of heart disease and help with digestion. Oatmeal also ensures that your blood sugar remains stable.

In other words, this dish is great if you suffer from cravings ” in the evenings after dinner.

Make sure your oatmeal is really gluten free. This should be the case, but due to certain processes it can happen that there are unwanted gluten in your oatmeal.

Have you heard of savory oatmeal? How do you prepare your savory oatmeal? I would love to know

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Savory Oatmeal
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of rolled oats and 2 times the amount of water
  • teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 cube organic vegetable stock (low salt)
  • 2 small onions or 1 large onion, chopped
  • half a teaspoon dried turmeric
Instructions
  1. Savory Turmeric Oatmeal
  2. In a saucepan you will need to heat the onions in the coconut oil until they are tender. Then add a little bit of the water and the bouillon cubes. If the bouillon cubes are soft (stir them a bit), you can add the rest of the water and the oatmeal. Let this simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Continue stirring once in a while though. If all the water has been absorbed, add the turmeric. Stir again.
  3. Tomato Salad
  4. For the tomatoes in this dish I cut some tomatoes into small pieces and mixed them in a bowl with cold-pressed olive oil, a pinch of Celtic sea salt, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of dried basil.
  5. Fresh Lemon Asparagus
  6. After I've washed the asparagus and cut off the bottom with a potato peeler to thin them at the borrom, I heated the asparagus in some coconut oil on low heat until they are almost tender. Then I added the juice of a whole lemon over the asparagus. Before serving the asparagus I drizzled them with nutmeg. So simple, but oh so tasty. You could use a lime instead if you find lemons to be too acid.

photos and text by the green creator (c) (copyright) 

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