Rebel with an Oaty Cause

October 8, 2010

Today I made myself oats for lunch. What’s that you say? Oats are for breakfast, not lunch? Yeah, I’m badass like that.

Every now and then I get the urge to throw caution to the wind – to go against the norm, stand up for my taste buds and declare, “I will not let society tell me when I can and cannot eat pancakes or porridge!” This may perhaps be a tad dramatic, but it is a worthy cause.

My oat love prevails as I attempt to increase the prevalence of porridge parties and other oaty occasions. If I am feeling a bit of James Dean behaviour coming on, then I will munch on some carrots, celery or capsicum so that I am not missing out on the fabulous benefits of vegetables, which ordinarily feature in my lunch/dinners. I’m rather the organised, nutritionally responsible rebel 😉 Still badass, though. Trust me, offer up pancakes at a dinner party and be prepared to endure abhorrent eyes. Most people just won’t appreciate its brilliance. *sigh*

Perhaps one day society will be less judgemental of breakfast battlers like myself, who wish to occasionally celebrate the fabulousness that is oats and other breakfast delights out of the restrictive time-frame that we are currently forced to comply with. Porridge for lunch? Yes please!

Today at lunch I went all James Dean and prepared a bowl of creamy rolled oats, topped with soft and sweet stewed apple, and sprinkled with brown sugar.

It was delightful, and I ate it adoringly and with pride for my deviant oaty behaviour.

Heidi xo
  • Leah October 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Love it! I am a huge fan of 'breakfast' type meals any time of the day. Who says you can't have pancakes for dinner?!
    Hubby and I defy with brinner's all the time!!

  • Heidi October 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Brinners! Fabulous 🙂

  • InTolerant Chef October 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Ha to convention, Ha, I say! We love breakfast type foods and eat them whenever the mood strikes. Quite often, BigJ only has weetbix for dinner, but rich, creamy,brownsugary oats are welcome any time of day. And as for pancakes… here's to whimsy and unconventional eating habbits!

  • Kath October 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Yay for breaking up meal schedule! 😀 😀 😀

    Have you ever tried savory oats? They make a very good company for a hearty dish.

  • phe October 9, 2010 at 12:52 am

    this is EASILY my favourite post yet. SO MANY THINGS TO LOVE. mwaa xoxoxox

  • sara October 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Just ate oats and sausage for lunch. 🙂

  • Anna Johnston October 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Now that's being a rebel 'with a cause' 🙂 I say 'ditto' to Rebecca from Intolerant Chef…, "Ha to convention indeed & here's to whimsy & unconventional eating habits"
    Go you Good Thing!!!!!!!

  • eatme_delicious October 10, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Mmm the apples on top look really good! I have only had oatmeal for dinner once, but I love eating breakfast food for any meal. Growing up we often had waffles for dinner. 🙂

  • Lisa October 10, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Oats and apples with cinnamon! PERFECT combo ever! =) Love it girlie!

  • Heidi October 11, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Thanks for the oat love ladies! 'Ha' to convention indeed 🙂

    Kath, I've never tried savoury oats – will have to look it up!

  • almostalwaysravenous October 11, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Ah, brekky any time of day for me too, well maybe not for dinner though =P.
    Glad you liked the brownies! I'm surprised people actually read my very long-winded recipe =)… overloaded with my beginners hints haha.
    Nice meeting you!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 11, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Yum! That looks delicious 🙂 Heidi, I love breakfast foods for dinner too! Although people do look at you strange-I think they're missing out! 😛

  • Hannah October 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I love that you think this is deviant. I eat oatmeal more at dinner time than at breakfast time, for sure!

    Also, James Dean. Mmm.