Dishing Up the Dirt

oatmeal with asparagus and fried egg

Never underestimate the power of a good breakfast.


If you all read my last post you know what I’m talking about. Taylor and I lost ourselves for a few moments while we enjoyed the wonders of roasted grapefruit. The sweet and tangy treat had us totally starry eyed and blitzed out. However, as tasty as it was it was definitely not enough fuel to get us through a day of farming. Lesson learned! We got our asses kicked that day.


As a girl who does not like to make the same mistake twice I was determined to make us a more substantial breakfast this morning.  There was no way I was going to let our day on the farm knock us to the ground once again.


This tasty little number definitely did the trick. It was so darn easy to whip up and we stayed full for hours. However, I’d be lying if I said we didn’t get our asses kicked just a little bit, because the truth is we got a beat down today. Turns out just when we thought we had things under control the wind picked up, the row covers flew off our lettuce and kale plantings, and the devil arrived (aka, flea beetle) We have a long week ahead of us.


The good news is that we have this tasty little number to get us through thick and thin. Grab a cup of coffee and dig in my friends!

Oatmeal with Asparagus and Fried Egg

Prep Time: 10 min    Cook Time: 10 min    Serves: 2

  • 2 cooks cooked oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 eggs, fried
  • 2 TBS low sodium organic soy sauce


  1. Cook oatmeal according to your brands specific directions.
  2. Meanwhile heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a little oil or butter. Crack to eggs into the pan and fry until yoke is set.
  3. Steam  your asparagus until tender, about 5 minutes
  4. Once oatmeal and asparagus are cooked combine between two bowls. Add sun dried tomatoes and soy sauce. Top each bowl with a fried egg and season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!


Use this recipe as a guide and feel free to substitute your favorite vegetables in place of asparagus.

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12 thoughts on “oatmeal with asparagus and fried egg

  1. Simply Life says:

    I’m all about a good, hearty breakfast like this to start the day!

  2. I dont think I’ve ever made a savory oatmeal, but it sounds SO good!

  3. I’ve never tried savory oatmeal either. I admit I’m a little suspicious but I do trust you! So I’ll have to give it a go. 🙂

    Best of luck this week! Hoping for a little less overall ass-kicking for you guys (unless it is you who are kicking ass!)

  4. Eek I still have never tried savory oatmeal! I need to make this a priority ASAP.

  5. I’m down with anything that has an egg on top, especially this yummy looking oatmeal! That’ll stick to your ribs all day 🙂

  6. I need a big breakfast in the mornings too and that’s just to go sit in an office, so I imagine you need a lot more fuel! This looks perfect to do the job!

  7. Lol…the devil, aka flea beetle. I have no clue what those are but they do sound evil. This oatmeal is so creative, I don’t think I’ve ever seen savory oatmeal, better yet tried it. Sounds like a perfect meal to help you kick some flea beetle ass! 😉

  8. Hi! I’m new here and I have to say straightaway: wow, this is my kind of blog! Great name, to start, then great photos, clean look and interesting recipes 🙂 Worth following!
    Have a nice week!

  9. Hazel says:

    Ooooh, I’ve never tried any kind of oatmeal before, but I’m always on the look out for healthy breakfasts so this is definitely going to be made asap! I just need to work out where I can buy oatmeal from!

  10. The combination of asparagus and a dippy egg sounds awesome!! Yum :).

  11. Emma Davidson says:

    Oh, savoury oatmeal! Never tried this … do you just cook with water and salt then? Scottish traditionalists only eat porridge this way in the morning but I prefer it with milk and maple syrup. 🙂

  12. Savory oatmeal! I’ve been wanting to try this for a while. And adding asparagus sounds sooooo tasty! 😀

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