- 1 cup Oats (old fashion or steel cut)
- 2 cups Water
- about a tablespoon Cooking Oil
- 1/2 Onion
- 1 Tablespoon Minced or Chopped Garlic (Store bought)
- 1/2 cup (hand full) Mushrooms
- 1 oz Goat Cheese
- 3 tablespoons Pesto (store bought)
I am an avid follower of Gary Vaynerchuk. As he releases podcasts/YouTube videos, I download them and it helps me to stay motivated and creative. I like to listen to him when I am working out because the combination of exercise and motivational podcasts are inspiring. I also listen to Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income, The Art of Charm, and Food Blogger Pro. Every now and then I will dabble in another podcast but these four are my primary “go-to’s.”
This last week on Gary’s AskGaryVee show #158, he discussed starting a porridge pop-up restaurant this December in New Jersey. I thought to myself “I could totally kill it with a savory porridge recipe” followed by “Damn Gary that’s a good idea.” This would be great content for my vegetarian recipe blog. I am always trying to think of unique, delicious vegetarian recipes. Awesome porridge recipes started overwhelming my brain. After all, porridge is just oatmeal right? Yeah, I can make that awesome. I also thought this would be a great opportunity to hit up Gary Vee on Twitter for the first time. My big break!
So, what do I have in the pantry?
Oats? – Check
Onions and Garlic (aromatics)? Check
Something super savory? Mushrooms – Check
Store-bought pesto? I love this stuff. – Check
Cheese. I have cheddar and goat. Lets go with goat. – Check
Looking at all this it appears that I could make some sort of Green, and White themed savory, awesome porridge. That’s interesting. Those are kind of like the New York Jets colors. It is like last Sunday when I made waffles with blueberries, white chocolate chips and cool whip mixed with hemp powder (totally safe for the kids. I bought it at the grocery store!) to complete my Seahawks Waffles.
So here it is, NY Jets Savory Porridge! It tastes great. Not a vegetarian? No problem as this porridge will complement any meat on your plate. It is a great alternative to other heavy sides like mashed potatoes, rice or French bread. Give it a try and you’ll never look back.
- Boil the water and add the oats.
- Cook for about 10 minutes or until the oats are tender. You should be able to stir these like oatmeal. We are not making cement. If the seem try add water until you can stir with ease.
- At the same time, heat your cooking oil and sauté your onions and garlic.
- Dice/chop your mushrooms.
- Add the mushrooms after the onions are partially clear.
- Keep stirring, this process should not take more than 10 minutes.
- After then onion, garlic, and mushrooms are cooked add them to the oats.
- Fold in the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and the goat cheese.
- Serve with a tablespoon dollop of pesto and some additional goat cheese.