Savory Oatmeal with Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

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“Please, sir, I want some more.”

Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist

Have you jumped on the savory oatmeal bandwagon?  I am a bit late to the party I must admit, even if I have been a lifetime lover of breakfast oatmeal.  SVOATS, as they are called, offer endless possibilities for inventive flavor pairings.  Oatmeal with attitude!  Just skip traditional oatmeal toppings and think of it as a whole-grain blank slate like you would rice, congee, risotto or polenta.  I have to admit I love berries and maple syrup in my oatmeal and I hesitated to try the SVOATS food trend for far too long.  Even Dickens was serving up savory gruel in Oliver Twist in 1838!

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