"With its classic Italian flavors, this reminds me of spaghetti bolognese. It has no meat, cheese, or pasta, but it's just as hearty," says Lilly Hippel, the human half of A Girl and Her Food Processor.
1 cup water
1/4 cup steel-cut oats
1 cup frozen spinach
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/4 cup marinara sauce
1/3 cup ground beef-style vegetable or soy protein crumbles (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Boil water and stir in oats, reducing heat to medium. Cook for about 5 minutes, then taste-test oats; they should be about halfway done. Stir in spinach and nutritional yeast, and continue to simmer on medium heat about 5 minutes or until spinach is thawed and oats are at preferred chewiness. Stir in marinara, protein crumbles, salt, and pepper and cook another 1 to 2 minutes to evenly heat all ingredients.