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10/22/2012 06:37 pm ET Updated Dec 22, 2012

Savory Oatmeal For Breakfast

Olga Berman

I remember having to eat oatmeal for breakfast when I was a little girl. It was not a pretty picture. I had to sit at the table for as long as it took me to eat the entire portion of the brownish bland porridge. I did it, but I was not happy.

Of course, adding toasted nuts, brown sugar and maybe some fruit would have made my childhood breakfast better, but once I grew up, I chose the savory direction.

Savory, you may ask? Yes! Because oatmeal starts as a pretty flavorless dish, you can add some needed excitement quite easily and it doesn't have to involve sweets!

My first attempt at that was Oatmeal with Leeks, Ginger and Tamari.

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Just recently I made another savory oatmeal breakfast: this time it had store-bought kiimchi, scallions and sesame seeds. Both dishes were topped with fried eggs.

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Have you ever tried savory oatmeal?

For more unusual breakfast ideas, check out my recipes.