Not your mom’s oatmeal.

One of my colleagues back in Texas overheard me cursing at my oatmeal one morning. I’ve always had a less than perfect relationship with its bland, wet and lumpy self. No matter how much raisins, maple syrup, pecans I threw at it … it was still … oatmeal. It’s only saving grace is that it’s incredibly cheap and a really healthy addition to one’s diet.

So I finally thought about it for a while and decided, maybe, it simply needs to grow up a little. After a little morning Yoga, I threw some very grown up elements at it and damn if it didn’t taste really good! Finally, an oatmeal I can enjoy without a coworker thinking I’m crazy to one hate the stuff or two that I’m crazy for talking to a bowl of oatmeal. (The crazy part may actually be true I’m afraid.)



  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup lightly steamed spinach (30 to 50 seconds)
  • 3 crushed cloves of garlic then chopped after 5 minutes
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 healthy shot of Sriracha
  • 1 egg


  1. Boil the water for both the egg and the oats
  2. Mix turmeric into oats and then stir into boiling water reducing heat to a simmer
  3. Steam spinach over poaching pan then remove and drain a little (I used the same colander for this)
  4. Poach the egg for 5 minutes in the cheater silicone pod
  5. Add garlic and Sriracha to oats.
  6. Move oats to a bowl and top with poached egg.
  7. Have and head out to the office.


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