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Oatmeal #120: Oatmeal Casserole September 29, 2008

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Yesterday:

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Double post today to speed things along so I can move onto this week!

  • 0.25 cup oats
  • 0.25 cup cooked brown rice
  • 0.75 cup water
  • 0.25 cup milk
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 0.5 cup spinach
  • 0.25 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parmesan or salt or 0.125 of a bouillon cube << otherwise there’s no flavor!
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 1 tbsp walnuts

Mix everything together. Microwave [or cook on stovetop if you’re not lazy ๐Ÿ˜€ ] for 2 minutes–ADD LOTS OF WATER–because I didn’t and explosion occurred. It was trรจs sad.

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Need to put more veggies next time! ‘Cause I was not full on this thing~maybe get a bigger bowl or something, ’cause I’m capable of eating epic proportions of vegetables ๐Ÿ˜›

Dinner:

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Clockwise from top left: pear, container of broccoli, spinach, chickpeas, and kidney beans in boiling water [lazy way of cooking vegetables ๐Ÿ˜› ], whole wheat english muffin with hummus, hard-boiled egg. 

Oatmeal Challenge: Pizza & Bean Balls July 26, 2008

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Yesterday, I finished off pizza week with oatmeal!

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Along with kale and the excess toppings in a separate bowl! It was good that I had extra food, ’cause the pizza was quite small ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The dough was nothing fancy–oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and water! A recipe for regular pizza dough that I found said also to add oil, salt, etc but I didn’t feel like it ๐Ÿ˜›

Here’s my version:

Oatmeal Pizza Dough [no yeast required!]
Makes 1 thin crust pizza

Ingredients:
0.25 cup whole wheat flour
0.25 cup quick oats
1 tsp baking powder
0.25 cup water
1 tsp vegetable oil [if desired]

Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix all ingredients together and bake 10-15 minutes.

The center of the pie was quite doughy, and the crust was a little tougher. It didn’t really taste like the pizza crust you get at restaurants [maybe due to lack of oil?], but rather more like stiff flatbread/tortilla.

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The sauteed toppings: onions, chickpeas, tofu, orange peppers, parmesan cheese

Sauce was Classico Tomato & Basil sauce. I don’t have normal “pizza sauce”, so I figured pasta sauce works too ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh and check out my exciting lunch today!

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I opted to make bean balls this morning [out of adzuki beans and green lentils] this morning instead of going for a run ๐Ÿ˜› They tasted great–slightly crunchy because I baked them a little too long, but had just the right amount of seasoning–and it didn’t take much! Just 2 tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp pasta sauce, the rest of the flavor were all beans.

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For fun factor, I used about 2 tablespoons quick oats in the batter–not sure what difference it made though! ๐Ÿ˜›

The white stuff to the left of the bean balls is a cucumber-yogurt sauce–chopped cucumbers, plain yogurt, and lemon juice–a little bit of yogurt really goes a long way! It tasted almost like mayonnaise.

And to finish off my adventurous tortilla, a random raw kale leaf ๐Ÿ˜› I don’t really have a lot of things in my fridge to stuff wraps with!

Oatmeal Challenge: Risotto July 25, 2008

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Like risotto [oatmeal-sotto?]…but extra chewy!

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Words cannot convey to you how heavenly this was! I love how oatmeal tastes good no matter what you do to it! It tasted so creamy, and every bite was full of flavor!

I noticed that while cooking, the oats and the water it was cooked in [before adding broth] was a slightly darker color, which I suspect has something to do with the sauteed onions and garlic that was in the pot–so pretty! And the smell was A-MAZING.

Stuff I had:

  • 0.5 cup oats
  • 0.5 cup water
  • 0.5 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 0.25 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 0.5 yellow pepper
  • 1 slice soft tofu
  • frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrot mix
  • 2 tsp parmesan, sprinkled on at the end

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So this was my first ever “risotto”–can’t wait to cook it again the normal way!

Ooh, and check out the normal lunch I had today and yesterday!

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Pasta salad! I created a dressing out of equal parts extra virgin olive oil, ketchup, and rice vinegar, and seasoned with oregano–super good! I should eat like a normal person more often ๐Ÿ˜€

Experiment #12: Creamy Macaroni April 29, 2008

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Had this on Sunday–second non-cafeteria meal!
I didn’t really know how it was going to taste when I made this, but turned out awesome. I actually meant to make mac n’ cheese, but it didn’t come out looking like mac n cheese so I’m going to call it “alfredo sauce” instead ๐Ÿ˜›

The sauce tasted just right, but unfortunately I don’t think I made enough sauce…either that or it was too liquidy–’cause when I mixed the sauce in with the pasta, I couldn’t really taste it. So next time I think I’m going to add a bit of parmesean [maybe 0.5 tsp?] to give it even more flavour.


Recipe–if anyone’s curious. Makes for an interesting cooking experience, that’s for sure ๐Ÿ˜„
Makes 1 serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rolled oats, ground into powder
  • 0.25 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp soymilk
  • 0.5 slice cheddar cheese [or 2 tsp nutritional yeast–for you vegans]
  • 0.25 tsp oregano leaves
  • 0.5 cup uncooked whole wheat pasta

Boil pasta. Then drain and set it aside.
In a small bowl, mix oats and oregano leaves together
Add 1 tbsp water to a saucepan and wait til it bubbles, then add garlic. Let it sit there for a minute or so.
Add the oats mixture.
Add the soymilk and cheese.
Stir the sauce for about 30 seconds.
Switch to low heat and fold in the yogurt. Stir for another 30 seconds, or for as long as you like.

Um yeah! And the sauce doesn’t taste weir or funny at all~it just looks a bit chunky ’cause of the oatmeal ๐Ÿ˜€ But it didn’t taste any more different than regular cream sauce, at least, to me it didn’t ๐Ÿ˜›

Oh, and here’s what I had for dinner yesterday~

Added too little water to the rice so had to cook it twice…-sigh- But it tasted awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ Next time I’m going to add more vegetables, ’cause I wasn’t full ๐Ÿ˜ฆ