You’re So Cheezy

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 3, 2010

Greetings! :)

I had so many hiccups with work today. It was just one. of. those. days. I won’t bore you with the details though…!!

If there is one thing having my own bakery has taught me, it is that my own personal meals need to be QUICK, easy, yet still nutritious.

After a slight set back during clean up (I spilled a huge bag of GF rice crisp all over the kitchen! DOH!!!!!!!!), I dove into dinner mode.

I am on a huge savoury oats kick. I am really smitten over something when you see it on the blog more than once or twice. [See here and here for my first two successful attempts.]

Tonight my goal was to make the creamiest and cheesiest bowl of savoury oats yet. Did I just say cheesy? Why yes I did, and its’ name is nutritional yeast! Nooch for short. ;)

Sneaky Peaky…


Chia seeds were my best food find in 2009. My best food find in 2010 is nutritional yeast (so far anyways!). Although I started to use nutritional yeast in 2009, I didn’t really appreciate it until recently!

What is nutritional yeast?

“Yellow in color and with a nutty cheesy flavor, nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast that is a favorite amongst many vegans because of its unique flavor and similarity to cheese when added to foods. Sprinkle some on hot popcorn or garlic bread, or add a generous spoonful to a stir fry or pasta sauce. Nutritional yeast can be found in the bulk foods or supplement section of your health food store. [Source]

“It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium. Some brands of nutritional yeast, though not all, are fortified with vitamin B12.’ [Source]

Nutritional yeast is a great way to reduce your cheese consumption, yet still create fabulously cheesy and decadent dishes! It is basically a vegan’s dream, but anyone with any diet can incorporate this into their meal plans.

This was by far my favourite bowl of savoury oats…


‘You’re So Cheezy’ Savoury Oats


  • 1/2 cup regular oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (the cheeze factor!)
  • 1/6 block vegetable bouillon cube (or to taste!)
  • Dash or two of turmeric
  • Dash or two of the little black dress of seasonings (see below)
  • Salt, if necessary

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.


Best Buds:


Creamy goodness. You will not be disappointed when you try this.

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I couldn’t find the new Mary’s twists in Whole Foods the other week! Hope they arrive soon. Anyone tried them?



  • Mary’s Crackers, crunched up
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Salsa
  • Veggie burger flop from last night (it tasted BAD today! blech!!) 

Steam coming off the spoon!


Thanks to those of you who suggested adding nutritional yeast to my oats!


There are really no words for this. But I’ll try. :mrgreen:

It was the most beautiful and decadent tasting dish I have had in a long time. Yet healthy, vegan, and packed with superfoods! You could even add a tablespoon of chia seeds to the oats for an extra kick if you are feeling down right crazy.




Eric and I have this inside joke between us involving the word BOOM. If you have seen the movie Couples Retreat you will know what I’m talking about. In one scene the yoga instructor teaches a class to the couples. He twists and bends the women’s bodies all over the place and as he moves their body, he says BOOOOOOOOOOM in this really creepy voice. It is just hilarious and we were dying laughing as we watched it.

Anyways, now Eric and I always say BOOOOOOM at random things and we laugh our heads off. Eric saw that I wrote boom in Sunday’s post and he said, ‘No one is going to know why you say that you weirdo!’ lol. So…FYI!

Dessert- dried organic apricots. Booooooom.


Nature’s iron supplement, I call these!

What is your best food discovery (or favourite meal) so far in 2010?


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I’m off to workout. I wasn’t going to, but after the stress of the day I really think my body will thank me for releasing some endorphins! Need to focus on how good I will feel afterwards…think happy thoughts…


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Jenn @ Livewellfit March 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Favorite discovery so far? Well…let’s talk!

Green monsters of course. :) Plus my own secret ingredients.

Homemade veggie burgers

Maca powder

Oats in a PB jar!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I STILL haven’t tried Oats in a jar!!

What r your secret ingredients?? :)


Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 3, 2010 at 9:14 pm

NO way!!! Girl, you MUST try OIAJ.. they will amaze you.


ErikA March 3, 2010 at 11:08 pm

What are oats in a jar?


Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Oats in a jar is when you take an almost empty jar of nut butter and add a serving of cooked oats (like whippped banana oats) to the jar. The hot oats melt the nut butter and you get a bite of nut butter with each bite of oats.. to die for!


Alexa December 17, 2016 at 1:29 am

OMG! That sounds AMAZEBALLZ – I’m trying that as soon as I wake up tomorrow T___T Starvinggg~


Chloe (Naturally Frugal) March 3, 2010 at 7:34 pm

That looks amazing, for anyone vegan or non-vegan! What a great idea to make oats your meal for dinner, it’s quick and easy, plus obviously delicious. Must try this one night when the boyfriend is gone. Not quite sure he’s at this stage…yet ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Yea I made it tonight b/c Eric was working late and I know he hates oats!


Nicole @ Making Good Choices March 3, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I definitely never would have thought to add nutritional yeast to oats! they look so good – to be honest I haven’t even tried that yet – I guess I have to get to the store! :)


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) March 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Oh my gooooosh foodgasm. I need to make these, ASAP!



Elle @ Acquired Tastes March 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I just tried nutritional yeast in 2010 – however, when I bought it I only got a tiny bit because I thought it might be weird, and now I’m having trouble finding it anywhere!

I really liked it on top of spelt pasta with spices, olive oil, and pine nuts – yum!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 8:19 am

Did you try a bulk food store? Thats where I found mine.


Amy March 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I just tried nutritional yeast and i am hooked.Mary’s crackers too,their the best. I made a parfait today with yogurt, marys crackers and blueberries. yummy


Jil March 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Ahh that looks sooo good! It reminds me of cheese grits – but way healthier. haha


Daniel March 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I have tons of great food finds just this year (as I started reading blogs only recently at the beginning of this year). Green monsters (most recent- I LOVE them!), overnight oats, nutritional yeast, chia seeds, nectarines, Bosc pears. So many new things that I’ve found I enjoy and so many more to try! (Like the nutr. yeast with oats, I still haven’t tried savory oats or pancakes!)

Is there any concern that one would get an overdose of B-vitamins or other nutrients found in nutritional yeast or would you need to consume an awful large amount to do that?


bev March 5, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Almost no danger of B-vitamins overdose, since they are water-soluble. Any extra your body gets would be eliminated in the urine. The overdose-prone vitamins are the fat-soluble ones: A, D, E and K, because our bodies have no way of getting rid of them. Even those, however, usually need pretty high doses of supplements to give you enough to see overdose symptoms.


Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama March 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm

LMFAO!!! I love couples retreat!!! AND I am so going to try those oats! YUMMY YUMMY!!


Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) March 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I don’t usually like savory oats, but I’m really liking the idea of something ‘cheezy’ and avocado. interesting!


Kim March 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Haha, my husband and I have the same “BOOM” joke between us. That movie was just OK, but that one scene lives on…

I’m a bit intimidated by nutritional yeast (same with chia seeds). My favorite food find this year was goat cheese. I don’t know why it took me until 2010 to try it. I didn’t really know it existed, to be honest. Oops!


Ashley March 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Apricots are also nature’s “keep you regular” supplement. That bowl has me drooling..and I want your SPOON…gimme! ;) I still have yet to try savory oats! I am definitely up for it. I also LOVE nut. yeast but hate what it’s called…I’m not sure I like “nooch” either, lol. Maybe “Neast?” Yes, I think that’s it! I’m also still dreaming about the avocado pudding…ohhhh there just aren’t enough hours during my unemployed daaaay! haha


Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) March 5, 2010 at 7:26 am

I agree Ashley. Anything with the word yeast reminds me of an infection…. yuck.


Anne March 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Definitely green monsters. I had green smoothies before, but in January I started trading my regular protein shakes for green monsters, and I haven’t looked back.

More of a storage discovery – I buy nutritional yeast, chia, hemp seeds, sea salt in bulk and keep them in shakers for easy addition to salads, soups, etc. anytime!


Eliza March 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm

great savory oat recipe! i always make savory oats, never thought of adding nutritional yeast, that is such a great idea!



Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I’m with you with nutritional yeast! I LOVE it. It has changed my life!


christina cadden March 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm

MMM, looks so good!


Melissa March 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm

OMG that’s beyond cool that you were linked on FitSugar!!!! That was the FIRST blog I ever read (well, PopSugar was). haha it seems like forever ago that I discovered that site. SO SO cool you were linked! I always look at those…cant believe I missed it today.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 8:21 am

The Sugar websites were some of the first ones I ever read too…I love them!


Estela @ Weekly Bite March 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Dried apricots are my favorite dried fruit!! YUM!

I have yet to find new food discovery for 2010…


Tay March 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Oh delicious!! I have yet to try savory oats, but I think this one will be my first. Too bad I forgot to pick up nutritional yeast at the store today! I’ll be patient thought, and wait ;-)


cara March 3, 2010 at 8:17 pm

hi angela

are rolled oates the same as oates? i have some rolled oates i would like to cook up i’d like to try this!



Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 8:22 am

I think as long as they don’t say instant they are the same…?


Stacey March 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm

After seeing your apricots
I’m reminded that I haven’t had any in a while and they are so delicious.


Nora March 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Angela, this is so funny, I made oats almost EXACTLY like that last week! Except I made them even weirder by having them in an almost empty PB jar and stirring in some hummus. I know, I know.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 8:22 am

PB + hummus now that is one thing I have NOT tried! lol


Nicole Y. March 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Oh my word!! This looks brilliant! I am trying this tomorrow!!! :)I love your creative eats! :)


Allison @ Food For Healing March 3, 2010 at 8:34 pm

hmm best food discovery this year? I started loving Chia seeds last year, but i guess Chia pudding and almond milk is this years new thing.
I have yet to try nutritional yeast though

**March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month (check it out on my blog) **


Heather (Heather's Dish) March 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm

i’ve gotta admit, my rediscovering oatmeal has been the best one yet this year! although i’m a little scared of the savory kind (YIKES) but yours looks really good regardless :)


Angela March 3, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I just bought some “nooch” today!! That’s so ironic that I’m reading this now and I’m so excited to use it on my popcorn tonight!
I would have to say that aside from that, my other good discovery has been baby carrots. Although I know they’re high in sugar…I snack on them when I’m having a sugar craving and at least this way I’m getting some good old vitamin A


Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl March 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm

your savory oats look DIVINE! I’m too sheepish to try them in fear of not liking ’em!


MarathonVal March 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Nutritional yeast is quite possibly my favorite ingredient to cook with, and has been a STAPLE in my diet since going vegan last summer!


Carolyn March 3, 2010 at 8:50 pm

LOVE Mary’s Crackers!


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad March 3, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Wow, those savory oats look like cheese grits (a classic southern breakfast)!

I’ve tried the Sticks N Twigs. I reviewed them here:

They’re good, but they don’t hold a candle to the crackers.


Jamie @ Tearaveler March 3, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Mmm! Nutritional yeast on top of ‘over the stove’ popcorn is good too! Never thought to put it in oats though, I’ll have to try it! =)

Food find o’ the year thus far: Kale and tomatillos! I might have to give chia seeds a try too since they’ve been getting great reviews across the food-blogging world =)


Tracey March 3, 2010 at 9:01 pm

My favorite meal that I have discovered this year is the Runza’s I made. They are so good and remind me of being back home!


Elle March 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Thank you, Lady Glow! I’ve wanted to like oatmeal *forever* since it’s so good for you, but I’ve never really been able to get into it… until your genius idea of adding nutritional yeast! I just made a little test portion using your recipe but using a tablespoon of oats and 1/4 cup of brown rice (hey, starting slow). I stirred in the salsa, so it tasted like queso dip. It was so, so yummy!

My best of 2009: Green Monsters!
My best of 2010: nutritional yeast!


Jolene ( March 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I have never had nutritional yeast – I will have to check my local health food store for it.

I still haven’t had savoury oats … I need to just DO IT!!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 3, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Nooch is awesome!! I was afraid to try it, the yeast part kinda freaked me out, but so glad I did. It really is cheesey!!!!! I have also been afraid of savoury oats.. but these look awesome. I need to take the plunge!!

And best food find this year so far – Chia seeds, xanthan gum, and nooch.


Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 3, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Great look oats Angela!!
My best discovery has probably been black beans. They are pretty hard to find in Australia – but I now found a small shop nearby that sells them yay!


EaterNotARunner March 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I just bought some nutritional yeast and didn’t know how to use it, I’ll have to try this!


Audrey March 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I saw your link (and photo!) in FitSugar today and was all excited! Hehe.


Miss (@MediterraneanMiss) March 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

This looks DELICIOUS! Everybody seems to be posting about nutritional yeast. Why-am-I-so-behind??

My food discoveries for this year so far have been:
Coconut Milk
Kale (mmm!!)
& Chia seeds!
Looking forward to adding to the list. Nooch next, perhaps?


Mary March 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Your veggie burger looks like it’s on the way to being a yummy recipe… I’d try eliminating the water and grating the onion. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 8:24 am

The avocado also went bad I think :( Booooo


Meredith March 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I think those pictures may have just sold me on the savory oats idea. I trusted you enough to try the green monster, don’t know why little old OATS scare me!


Laura B. March 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Favorites of 2010: Green monsters, homemade almond butter in food processor, Toasted Nori sheets


Sarah Ikegami March 3, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Cheesy oats, I haven’t tried that, for sure! I tend to use polenta as my savory, grainy, creamy dish and I love to add nutritional yeast but I might have to try savory oats…boom!


Michal March 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Your cheezy sauce looks delish to me! I bet this is going to be the best thing ive eaten in 2010


liane March 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Ok, i’m not going to lie, nutritional yeast kind of freaks me out. I have no idea why. I feel like I would buy it, it would sit on the counter and I’d just stare at it wondering what in heavens name I was supposed to do with it!


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman March 3, 2010 at 10:25 pm

You’re a genius. That looks like it’s packed with cheese. And anything cheesy tasting is awesome in my book. I’m a little behind. My favorite of 2010 so far is almond milk.


Sarah March 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

That looks so amazing. I can not wait till I’m back home in my kitchen to make that oatmeal. I love oatmeal but I’ve yet to try savory oatmeal and cheezy oatmeal would be fantastic!!

Thanks for the fabulous recipes :)


Cassandra March 3, 2010 at 11:19 pm

That cheezey creation looks tasty, I end of learning so much about food that I had never known, or would have thought existed if it wasn’t for you…. Am I really that sheltered in the food world?


Leah March 3, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I love savory oats! Ive never added nutritional yeast to them though. Sounds just crazy enough to work!!


Alyson @ Nourished Fitness March 3, 2010 at 11:40 pm

That’s a hard one! Even though it was really at the very end of December 2009, I have to go with Kabocha Sqush!


Babs March 3, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I was just thinking about oats today, because it seems like everyone is inhaling oats in the am. I have to load mine with tons of sugar to get them down, which isn’t really healthy so I dont have them. However, I’m definitely going to try the nooch version. I like dry oats, just not oatmeal but this different flavor may help :) I love how creative you are in the kitchen.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 8:25 am

I def. prefer savoury oats to sweet


[email protected] Two Lives, One Lifestyle March 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Almond milk is probably the best and most useful food discovery so far this year. I’ve been trying so many delicious foods I see on other blogs though! Nutritional yeast is on the list, along with liquid aminos. On another note, that yoga part was the best part of that movie for sure!


Julie @SavvyEats March 4, 2010 at 12:05 am

I just tried savory oats for the very first time today. I can’t believe I have been afraid of them all this time; they are so good!

I have nutritional yeast on my list of things to try SOON.


Marina March 4, 2010 at 12:17 am

I discovered so many awesome foods through bloggin world; oatbran and oatmeal combination, flax, humus, tempeh, avocado combinations…. now I’m intrigued with nutritional yeast, coconut butter and chia seeds, but I have to find where can I buy it :)
Your savory oats sound delicious


Paije March 4, 2010 at 12:38 am

I have been too scared to try savory oats….until now! This just looks too good to pass up. I am drooling! You always have the best recipes :)


Katie March 4, 2010 at 12:48 am

So glad you tried the nutritional yeast and liked it! And, to one of the above comments, I eat nooch with hummus and veggies ALL THE TIME. In fact, that was my lunch today! My favorite discovery of the year so far has been sunflower seed butter! I am in love.


Victoria March 4, 2010 at 1:15 am

Kale chips & sweet potato oatmeal cookies! yummy


Rachel (Suburban Yogini) March 4, 2010 at 5:14 am

Nutritinal Yeast is my godsend food, being lactose intolerant!

So far this year I have discovered kale chips thanks to the blogosphere and I love ’em :)


Aoife - Adventures in Veg March 4, 2010 at 5:47 am

Just bought my first box of nutritional yeast last week, am intrigued about having them with oats…! My boyf is a cheese-hound so have been trying to find a good cheezy recipe for him – might adapt yours, maybe with quinoa?

Mary’s Crackers look so delicious, wish we had them here!

My favourite find through the blogosphere is coconut oil!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

quinoa would be amazing!


deisegirl March 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

Ha I was so happy to find “Nooch” in the health food shop near my office. I definitely needed to cut down on the amount of cheese I was eating so it’s a wonderful store cupboard ingredient to have on hand. I tried out the cheezy sauce recipe from Veganomicon a while back and it was superb…


Karen w March 4, 2010 at 7:40 am

Thanks for the info on nutritional yeast. I had seen it mentioned on another blog but had no idea what it was… Would not have guessed it was cheesy. I am soooo tempted to try it!


Sammi March 4, 2010 at 7:57 am

The savory oats thing is a little too daring for me at the moment.. I don’t know about that texture thing.. haha.

My best discoveries in 2010 would honestly just have to be homemade things.. I’ve learned to make granola, hummus, fudge, vegan cookies, almond butter..etc. And recently I’ve been obsessed with oatmeal :)

And BOOM is funny.. I actually say BAM a lot. like A LOT.


Beth @ DiningAndDishing March 4, 2010 at 8:04 am

I haven’t even tried chias yet so I’m wayyy behind! I just won a two lb. bag though and I’m so excited to try them out! Then I need nutritional yeast in my life :).

Best food find of 2009 was definitely oats in a jar!


Mauree March 4, 2010 at 8:08 am

I just tried my first green monster a few weeks ago and it has changed my life, they are amazing!! I’ve also discovered kale. I never knew how much I would like it until recently


Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind March 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

Very timely post, Angela – just bought nooch for the first time yesterday! (My dad asked what is was, then asked if I got any “normal people” food at the store. haha)

I don’t think I’ve had any new fav discoveries for 2010 yet (nooch just may be it!), but 2009 was jam-packed with ’em…I just joined the food blog community last year! :)


Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 4, 2010 at 8:39 am

Now that’s a bowl of savory oats I could be convinced to try :)


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 4, 2010 at 8:41 am

Hey Angela,
Where do you buy your nutritional yeast from?


Kelly March 4, 2010 at 8:51 am

I have fallen in love with green smoothies…that’s my new favorite food right now. Flaxseeds are also something that I have decided to run away with. ;-)
Oh yes! I totally agree with how wonderful and tasty nutritional yeast flakes are! I love them on popcorn! Will have to try them on some savory oats soon! Looks yummy!


S March 4, 2010 at 9:07 am

Let’s see…Amazing Grass, Almond products, butter, milk, etc and Mary’s Crackers. When are you going to make “boats” again? I recreated your zucchini boats and they were delish!! :)


Nicole, RD March 4, 2010 at 9:23 am

Dates! I am loving dates lately! They are nature’s candy!


Paige @ Running Around Normal March 4, 2010 at 9:34 am

Those do look good. I have to say, out of all the bloggers who have featured savory oats, you’re doing the best job convincing me! However, I, too, need to find a time when the husband’s gone to try them out. I *know* he’d turn up his nose LOL

Hmm..greatest discovery is definitely nutritional yeast. So far I just make desserts with it and sprinkle it on popcorn, but I’m learning more!
Greatest find of 2009 was Amazing Grass..thus Green Monsters :)


Jocelyn March 4, 2010 at 10:14 am

You cleaned up that bowl well : )

Looks delicious!!


Jen Sanders March 4, 2010 at 10:22 am

Yumm!!!! This is something I must try. I’ve been wanting to cut back on cheese, but I just love it too much!

My favs for 2010 so far are garlic greens (any kind of greens will do) and overnight oats! I can’t believe I’ve lived so long without these!


[email protected] March 4, 2010 at 10:33 am

Another new food brought to my life by the blog world I will have to look into!!

This post made me laugh because I dated a guy whose nickname was Nooch. I will never look at him the same. Haha.

My favorite discovery so far has been cous cous. I am mixing it in with everything and love how simple it is to make!!


Katherine March 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

Mmm those cheezy oats look amazing and seriously cheesy! I’m hungry for lunch now and it’s only 11am!

Angela, I have an uncomfortable question that I just need to ask. Do you know anything about the effects of nutritional yeast on yeast infections? Before I started eating yogurt regularly and stopped using artificial sweeteners, I tended to be prone to yeast infections. Does nutritional yeast increase the levels of yeast in the body, or is it a totally different type?



Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 10:59 am

I have heard that it is not related, although I am not 100% certain. Anyone else know?


Nicole August 24, 2010 at 11:51 am

No, definitely not related. Candida yeast is the ‘bad’ guy that lives in your body that you don’t want to be overpopulated.


Ellen March 4, 2010 at 10:58 am

-Fresh juices via juicing

-Kale chips

-Dried figs and dried dates. I sweat–the dried dates (the good ones) taste like pastries!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 10:59 am

Ive never had dried figs, I bet they are awesome


Tricia March 4, 2010 at 11:08 am

WOW! That looks sooooo good! I think I need some nutrional yeast in my life.


Sophie @ yumventures March 4, 2010 at 11:28 am

Yum, this looks great! I love Nooch too but haven’t had it since I was a kid (my mom used to get it all the time)! I feel like this would be great with polenta too.


La March 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Cheesy. Oats.

I have wanted to try nooch before but never really had the urge to buy it. Now I do! Ahhh!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm

mmm I want more. I think i’ll make a quinoa cheezy dish this time


Ana March 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Oh my world, this bowl of oats looks amazingly good Angela!!!
I also enjoy savory oats, sooo good, it is like oat risotto!!
I loved the very first one you posted about and thought the mexican themed one was so creative, but this one beats both of them, the good looks and the toppings you chose, wow, I love the pictures!
Will be having oats for dinner tonight for sure!!


Heidi March 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I may just not be looking hard enough, but what kind/brand of “nooch” do you buy? I’ve hunted online and Bob’s Red Mill has flake yeast, but I wasn’t sure if that was the same thing.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I get mine at bulk barn :)


Heidi March 4, 2010 at 9:57 pm

None of those in the states, unfortunately :( I’ll have to give Bob’s a try and see how it works!


Sonia - Master of her Romaine March 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Oh Em Gee… that looks AWESOME!!! I just started getting into nooch recently. I mostly eat it with fake buttah on millet bread…but that looks amaaaazing :)
Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe!


Tracey @ TropicalHappiness March 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm

My best in 2009… GREEN MONSTERS! I do NOT like spinach, so it never occurred to me to add spinach to smoothies! Now I have my entire family hooked!


Nicole Y. March 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I tried nutritional yeast today and I’m in love! I made Quinoa rather than oats and it was DELISH!

1/4 cup quinoa
1/3 cup almond milk (didn’t measure)
1/2 cup water (didn’t measure)
1 1/2 TBSP nooch
1 TBSP taco seasoning
– mix it all together in your pot and cook the way you normally heat up quinoa

I put mine over a bed of:
green pepper slices

Topped with:
1/2 an avocado
greek yogurt (rather than sour cream)
and salsa!!


Kiersten March 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm

My boyfriend always adds nutritional yeast (aka “nooch”) to his oats…along with sweet stuff. I always tell him how weird it is, lol. Maybe I’ll actually try it for myself sometime. I love nutritional yeast, it tastes awesome in tofu scrambles, soups, and on pasta.

My favorite discovery this year (so far) has been smoothies. I know, I know, everyone already knows how awesome smoothies are, but it took me a while to figure it out.


Jess - The Domestic Vegan March 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Oh, man! To be honest, savory oats have not sounded appealing to me until now. That cheesy bowl just looks so delicious! Nutritional yeast is one of my best food friends. :) What an awesome dinner!


Kristilyn (My 29th Year) March 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

That’s so funny! I think my favourite find of 2010 has been nutritional yeast, too! I’m going to have to try the oats … I love cheesy things!

I’ve even rekindled a friendship with a product this year – Vega’s Whole Food Vibrance bars. Last year I hated them and this year I adore them! Who knew that flip would happen?



Jenna Z March 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I give nutritional yeast the big thumbs down! Ew. I wrote a post a few weeks ago about foods that are always being hyped on fitness blogs that I hate and this was one of them! Nooch is not cheese, there’s no fooling me.


Juicing Recipes March 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I think nutritional yeast is great. Its an awesome and very bio-available way of getting B vitamins and more. If you don’t like the taste Jenna Z, then I recommend taking it with spinach, kale and broccoli green juice recipes – hehe.


marianne March 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm

My husband is away so I just made this — much to my children’s horror — it is sooooo delicious!!!
I worry that making dinners like this means I’ve moved over to some crazy side but it seems I am in good company :D


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm

are you saying I’m CRAZY?! haha


Rachel @ No Preservatives Added March 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I only recently made the decision to eat healthy. I know this sounds ridiculous, but my favorite food discovery so far is tomatoes! But 2010 has just begun- I can’t wait to try a GM or something spelty, lol.


[email protected] March 4, 2010 at 5:59 pm

That recipe looks so good! Unfortunately I had a bad experience with mooch and I have not tried it since. Maybe I need to push myself to give it a whirl.
Best food to date? My rAw granola bars! Yum!


Kelly March 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Ah, totally need to make this. I’ve been trying to think of something for dinner and I think the cheezy oats will be it!

Food finds:
Almond milk!
Avocado- I was always meh about avo. Didn’t think they were anything special. Now I’m addicted, can’t get enough avo. I eat a 1/2 of one several times a week.

Sadly, I’ve also discovered one thing I don’t like. I’m going to get tomatoes thrown at me for this. Mary’s Crackers. Do. Not. Like. The texture and taste is just so odd and not pleasant to me.


cait March 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm

What kind of nutritional yeast brand do you use? I’ve been trying to find it everywhere and I can’t seem to get my hands on it!


Cole March 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Cheezy oats look really amazing. I love nootch, I just need to find it!


mountain girl March 5, 2010 at 11:34 pm

I know I’m a day late here, but I made your recipe with soft brown rice instead of oats and had it on a bed of kale with some sesame seeds. I also subbed curry for the turmeric and coconut milk for the almond milk. It was really delish!


Susan March 6, 2010 at 7:05 am

Oooh, I love savoury oats too, stirring nutritional yeast into the pot is such a good idea!! I’ll have to try this next time :)

My best food find so far this year is “protein cookie dough.” Every single night for dessert I mix chocolate protein powder with a little bit of water to create a thick, yummy pudding :)


Marianne March 7, 2010 at 12:49 am

I think this is a bowl of savoury oats I could get behind. I’ve always shied away from them, because I do love my sweet oats for breakfast (or dinner), and I couldn’t think of the perfect combination of savoury flavours that would work for me. I bet adding some corn would work well with the avocado and salsa in the cheesy oats. And I think I actually have all the ingredients for this in my house! Woot!


Lauren M. May 5, 2010 at 12:14 am

I’ve been wanting to try these oats for so long but I’m either eating at work or eating with my boyfriend. I wanted to eat them so badly tonight that I sent boyfriend home after we weight lifted together. I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t these…but I am enjoying them right now. I have some ideas for the future. Thanks for sharing your obsession!


Nicole June 1, 2010 at 6:48 pm

These are super yummy!

I added ground cumin to the oats instead of the tomato/basil seasoning. I served them just like Ange did….with Mary’s crackers, avocado, and salsa. Also squeezed a bit of lemon onto the avocado pieces, and drizzled it all with extra virgin olive oil instead of putting oil into the oats.


Thanks for another great recipe Ange! You rock!



Heather July 27, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I JUST made this an hour ago, delicious ! I used it as a topper for 1/2 cup lentils, steamed broccoli, mushroom, zucchini, onion and red bell pepper. Very, very good, filing and nutrient-packed! Thanks for the excellent recipe !


HefiA September 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Haha!!! That’s so funny, because my husband and I use the BOOM joke all the time too!! That’s why I was laughing about the empty plate “Boom-effect” before you explained it.

You’re funny.



Sara September 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

Yum… I was so excited to make these oats that I actually had them for breakfast this morning! Very interesting and delicious!! Thanks!


Heather September 29, 2010 at 1:07 am

I make these cheesy oats all the time!! I am addicted!

Last night I added a few tablespoons of pumpkin for extra color and added veggies! It was fantastic!!


Harley August 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Hands downs you have some of the best vegan recipes!!! I was looking for a new way to cook oatmeal and no doubt in my mind OhSheGlows had it! This savory oatmeal dish will be a staple in my vegan diet!!! So good! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you blog!


Jenna November 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I love love love this recipe. I’m a newly converted vegan and loved cheese grits, this fills that void. I added fire roasted tomatoes and some jalapeno. so good.:)


Hannah April 19, 2013 at 3:43 am

Loved by both my four year old and I! I added butternut pumpkin puree, hummus, Dijon mustard, peas and corn. Perfect comfort food.


Monica February 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Thanks! I’m trying this tonight with leeks and broccoli. I also wanted to tell you about my favorite savory oats: Cook oats with a little curry powder, add caramelized onions, thawed peas and 1 can diced tomatoes (cooked down w/ some garam masala until almost dry).


Donna August 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm

These look fantastic! Can you please share your ‘little black dress of seasonings’? I searched and could not find this secret concoction mentioned on your blog. Thanks! :)


Adrienne January 18, 2015 at 11:59 am

I have been dreaming of savory oats for some time now and OH MY, these were *divine*. Had this for breakfast this morning–savory oats make the BEST breakfast!–added onion and garlic powder, smoked paprika (my “find” for 2014) and served with baby arugula and carrots sliced into thin ribbons with a veggie peeler. So satisfying!
I’ll share another savory breakfast oats idea with you (cuz I like you ;)
Skip the nutritional yeast (I know, it’s amazing, but stay with me) and add some roasted tahini and miso paste (at the very end so you don’t kill the good stuff). Top with carrot ribbons and baby bitter greens or finely shredded kale, a generous amount of ground toasted sesame seeds and a splash of umeboshi plum vinegar. It’s like macrobiotic breakfast oats and it is so yum. Hope you try it and enjoy! :)


Stef October 7, 2015 at 1:02 am

Made this, and it’s just what it says: creamy and cheezy! Yum.


Alyssa February 13, 2016 at 10:46 am

Another killer recipe! This is my first time trying savory Oats, and I’ve got to say that I think I like them even more than the traditional sweet ones!

I was even able to find the same ‘little blacl dress’ seasoning, and it’s AWESOME. I topped it off with some salsa, green onions, hemp hearts, and a drizzle of Harissa infused olive oil.

This was a great way to start my day :)


Felecia Crull April 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm

What is the”little black dress of seasoning”?


Tracey June 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Felecia, I had the same question: I think it’s the President’s Choice Sun-dried Tomato & Herb (in the picture with the turmeric)… That’s all I could figure out.


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