Remember a couple of months back we mentioned about us being involved in a cooking video for Singapore Vegetarian Society VSS? Well, the video is finally out and we’re so thrilled to finally see ourselves on screen! We looked quite funny and chubbier than usual on camera. More recipes will be posted on the VSS youtube channel so return for more. The DVDs are also free and if you would like a copy of them, feel free to email VSS for more information!

The yummy oatmeal dish we made will be the perfect breakfast power meal for a lazy weekend brunch or you could cook it the day before and heat it up the next day. It was super easy to make and really delicious! We had tonnes of fun making them and we want to thank Clarence, Pauline and Ashley for this lovely opportunity!

Recipe 2: Savoury oatmeal with sautéed mushrooms, onion and thyme – Priscilla & Roland

Serves: 2


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup rolled old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional to taste
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 to 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced (we recommend mushrooms with a richer, earthier flavour, like brown button mushrooms/chestnut mushrooms, baby portobello mushrooms, or shitake mushrooms)
  • 3 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme (or dried thyme)
  • Nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves, for garnish (optional)


  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot. Pour in oats, reduce heat to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until oats have reached desired tenderness.
  2. Meanwhile pour oil into a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Add onion and garlic and saute for 3 to 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and thyme sprigs and saute until mushrooms turn golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. (If liquid dries too soon, add 1 teaspoon oil at a time.) Remove thyme sprigs.
  3. When oatmeal finishes cooking, remove from heat and stir in nutritional yeast. Scoop into pan with vegetables and mix thoroughly. Transfer to serving bowls and add olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves.


  1. There are many interesting savoury ways of preparing oatmeal, although most people usually just have it with milk for breakfast.
  2. A tastier and healthier variation is to use steel cut oats. If using, use 2 cups water and 1 cup steel cut oats.

3 thoughts on “We’re on YOUTUBE! A part of Plant Strong DVD by Singapore Vegetarian Society!

  1. You should really start your own youtube channel and make more videos! I have been making easy recipes lately and very coincidentally I have also made a savoury style oatmeal porridge with dark brown Korean/Japanese miso paste that tastes like chicken porridge. Oatmeal porridge is one of my staple foods that I find to be very fast and easy to prepare. I like the Mornflakes brand of instant oatmeal that makes very white and creamy porridge.

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