Friday, April 5, 2013

Plain Yogurt and Oats. Savory, Sweet, or Both?

I love plain yogurt, full fat if I can find it and, in fact, now that I think about it, if I can't buy full fat then I usually pass, there are a lot of other really good, healthy and tasty foods.  It may be because what I enjoy about plain yogurt is it's salty tangy "cheesy-ness" and when the fat content is lower it's more gelatinous.  I think our Farmers' Market starts tomorrow in which case I should find my beloved sheep's milk yogurt!  uh oh!

Today I kind of ate my meals backwards! I had roasted chicken and mashed cauliflower for breakfast at 9:30 (5:30am yoga), and for dinner I'm eating oats!  Steel cut oats, another food traditionally eaten sweet can also be prepared as a savory dish. The two together, steel cut oats, plain yogurt with a little lime and good pinch of salt is fine just like that! But I did add some raisins because savory sweet is really good too!  And then I remembered I had some pumpkin seeds....I probably didn't need both (no, I definitely didn't need both!), or either, but too late!  It was so delicious!

Do you like, or eat plain yogurt?    99% of the time I add lime (acid) and a good pinch of kosher salt to bring out the cheesy nature of the yogurt.  I've added corn in the summer, sliced almonds, oats (of course!), farro (another fav) and/or other grains, and I've even tried beans (not so great!)  I'm thinking maybe adding in some salsas this year along with the grains (cucumber salsa?), and fresh herbs for that I'm into the herb thing!

Do you eat savory yogurt meals?

I've posted a couple of recipe ideas for savory steel cut oats, my favorite is topped with feta and a grind of black pepper.  Maribel, one of my training partners was the first person to ever suggest it to me (thank you!) and you can find many other savory oat recipes online.  I've not added any veggies to oats though...

Have you had, or do you have your own recipe for savory oats?

ps steel cut oats take 5 minutes in the pressure cooker, which is great when you don't have 25-30 minutes.  Being able to make them quickly probably saved me from eating the bread pudding I brought home for Mark from the Mexican market!  


Maribel said...

Steel cut with pumkin seeds sounds fabulous! I love my savory oats with a soft boiled egg.

Tracy Reifkind said...


I've got to get into the soft boiled and fried egg on other foods! I don't know why, but it's just not that tasty to me! Maybe I'm missing something.

For me it's one of those things like sushi. I like it okay, but it doesn't satisfy.