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Weird Things I Eat "Part 1" - Fiesta Oats

Posted Oct 13 2009 10:05pm
You can consider this a "Part 1" of a series of posts, but they'll just crop up whenever I decide to share one of the many weird things I eat. Pesonally, I think this is delicious, but my husband thinks its gross and a complete disgrace to oatmeal.

I love it. I think its fun, its colorful, its got veggies and whole grains. How could you go wrong. Well, decide for yourself, but I present you with one of my most favorite meals, that I probably have at least 3 times a week:

Fiesta Oats!
The consistently ugly pictures are what has kept me from posting about this...bear with me.

The ingredients are as simple as you'd think:
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup salsa
1/3 cup frozen corn.

Its the method though, that makes it perfect:
First, cook the broccoli (I just use the "frozen veg" option on my microwave)
Add the oatmeal, salsa, and water, stir until combined.
Cook at 50% power for 5 minutes.
(You should cover with a paper towel or something, it splatters)
Remove, stir in corn, cook an additional 30 seconds on 100% power.

Then, enjoy!
Keep in mind that it just finished being in the microwave for well over 5 minutes. That sucker is HOT. Sometimes I use oven mitts, but since I never eat in close proximity to my microwave, I always put the bowl onto a hot plate for transport

Today, I am eating in front of my computer, love Mac's Photo Booth.

I highly suggest you try it, the salsa makes the oats even more creamy, plus it gives them a little bit of a kick. Some pep. Something totally yummy and awesome. Oh, plus it is versatile; I've usually have it for breakfast but it is now also my default for lunch or dinner. I have added some black beans for a more substantial meal, Trader Joe's soy nuggets or tofu scramble for an extra boost of protein, and yesterday when I was out of frozen broccoli, I used frozen peppers and onions instead (for something I like to call, Fajita Oats). Any of those things get added in with the corn.

So there you have it. Weird thing I eat number one. Yummy way to start the day!
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