Monday, March 10, 2014

Egg in Oatmeal over Sweet Potato Bean Mash
 a.k.a. mochi oatmeal

one egg in oatmeal with a touch of maple syrup over sweet potato bean mash

This is my mochi oatmeal, I also have a version of this from 2012. Lately I have been having this for my post-workout snack, which means I'm having two starches per day these days. More about that when I get back from break. I know it looks like I'm here, but I'm not here! I'm kind of not here all week, oh well try the veal...

(Just kidding, there is no veal.)

a baked sweet potato
a can of black beans
1/2 cup quick-cook oatmeal
a pinch of salt
1 cup water
an egg
almond milk
maple syrup

If you don't already have sweet potato bean mash on hand, mash up a baked sweet potato—which you do have to have on hand, I mean not generally but if you want to make this up real quick—with a can of rinsed and drained black beans, right in your serving bowl. Leave some to eat and put the rest in a mason jar in the fridge.

Okay, pretend you already did that and you just got home from practice. Grab your jar of sweet potato bean mash and put a big spoonful in your serving bowl.

You can cook your oatmeal on the stove, but I just do mine in the microwave because it's easier to wash an extra bowl than a saucepan. Put the oatmeal, salt (essential), and water in a small mixing bowl and microwave on HIGH for two minutes, give it a stir, then give it another minute on HIGH.

Meanwhile, beat your egg in a rocket blender. I did try beating the egg directly into the oatmeal, but I find that it incorporates better if it's well beaten before being stirred in. I also played with the number of eggs, from none to two. I feel better if it has at least one egg for protein, and this amount of oatmeal does just hold two eggs if you don't mind eating something more like an egg soup. Which is a thing, you know.

When the oatmeal is done, put your serving bowl in the microwave and give the sweet potato bean mash a minute on HIGH, too.

And then meanwhile, stir your egg into the oatmeal.

When the sweet potato bean mash is done, scrape the oatmeal over the mash and swirl them together a bit. Pour as much almond milk as you want, and drizzle a thin pinstripe of maple syrup down the middle of the bowl.

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