oatmeal

Creamy Red Lentils and Oats

I’ve been wanting to make to savory oat dish for a while now. I finally got around to is this week and wow, it was a pleasant surprise. I soaked the oats the night before and then woke up in the morning and it was a pretty quick to whip together. Hope you enjoy!

INDREDIENTS

1/4 cup red lentils

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 1/4 cup water

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp cumin

1.4 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin seeds.

1/2 a small onion sliced

1 tbs oil (olive, vegetable, ghee)

1 clove garlic sliced

salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

1) Rinse and leave the lentils to soak overnight.

2) Heat up oil in a medium sized pan. When it is hot throw in the mustard seeds. Then onions and garlic. Wait for a couple of minutes until they turn translucent and then stir in the spices.

3) Next add in lentils, oats, and water. Bring to a boil. Then turn the fire low and let it cook for about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

That is it! It is pretty easy. You can also get creative and throw in some other vegetables. I think next time I would try some carrots and spinach. Also you can add more or less water depending on the consistency you prefer.

Enjoy guys!

Love,

Vanessa

5 MINUTE BANANA OATMEAL

It’s getting dreary and slightly chilly here in Toronto and I’ve been craving oatmeal. Last winter I think I had oatmeal nearly 4 morning a week. It’s quick and warm and filling! Oh, also taste good! Anyways, this is something new I tried this week. I had a banana lying around and was honestly craving banana pudding but this was good alternative. The best part is that you don’t need to add a sweetener to your oats because the banana is sweet enough.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Ingredients (1 serving)

1/3 cup oats

1/3 cup water

1 tsp cacao powder

1 banana

Cinnamon to taste

 

Directions

1)    Mix oats and water in a small saucepan over medium heat.

2)    Add in cacoa powder. Stir well to ensure there are no clumps.

3)    Mash 1 banana and add to pan. Mix well.

4)    Sprinkle cinnamon on top.

5)    Add topping of choice!

 

Let me know if you guys try this and what you think!