Oatmeal #95: Strawberry-Banana Cheesecake August 21, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack.
Tags: banana, cake, corn, egg, strawberries
WE FINALLY HAD BANANAS IN THE HOUSE! [they’re all gone now–hence past tense and sad face: 😦 ] You can imagine how exciting that is 😀
Mom also baked some cheesecake the night before, so combine that thought + breakfast and you get another oatmeal experiment!
I think I had about half a slice in there–but that’s plenty once you break it up and mash it into the oatmeal while they’re cooking. And since I already had the cake to flavor the oats, I chopped the banana instead of mashing it like I usually do.
This picture makes it look gross, but it isn’t! I blame the bad weather, which also meant poor lighting!
The cheesecake flavor wasn’t that strong–I had to actively search for its taste–I guess maybe I’ll use the cake as a topping next time?
Other things I added: vanilla extract, almonds, soy milk, cinnamon, mixed grains
When I’m home, it’s very rare that I ever have sandwiches for lunch [I know–I’m spoiled rotten!] But that day I guess no one felt like cooking so my brother went to buy McDonalds [for my parents] and Subway [for himself]. I didn’t feel like waiting ’cause I was hungry–so I made a sandwich!
I sliced one piece of thick white bread in half since I had another piece earlier and didn’t feel up to eating three thick slices of bread x_X
Contents: honey ham, roasted turkey, lettuce, apple slices.
Awesome sweet + savory combo! Am definitely recreating this when I go back to school in September!
Only one picture ’cause all the other ones were ugly!
Contents: oats, grains, small egg, corn, banana, soy milk
Plus a cup of raspberry mocha! [the cocoa blend I added was raspberry flavored–but I think a mocha smoothie is definitely in my future!]
Milk, cheerios, bran flakes, raw brownie.
The brownies turned the milk into chocolate milk! Awesome 😀
Ignore my brother’s ugly hand.
I went back for another piece of sashimi, california roll, california roll + sashimi, and a tuna sushi. The rolls are huge!
ZOMFG It’s my birthday soon–WHAT DO I DO?! -cue mid-life crisis-
Experiment #36: Mangoes – Part II June 8, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner.
Tags: egg, mango, soy nuts, walnuts, zucchini
And there goes the last of my mango! But well worth it 😀 Didn’t even need to add sugar ’cause the fruits were sweet enough! The addition of zuchini was purely for decorative purposes–my breakfast was a little too orange for my taste.
Went to eat brunch at Morisson’s restaurant yesterday with my housemates so no pictures! But I had a huge pancake [I spread egg yolk on it instead of syrup ’cause I’m interesting ], french toast, 2 eggs [so many eggs in one day!], 2 sausages [there were 3 but I couldn’t finish!], and a huge strawberry milkshake–all for $10! I was stuffed and I got my money’s worth–although I think I’m going to take a break from eggs for the next couple of days!
Didn’t feel like cooking when I got home last night, so for dinner I microwaved some frozen veggies, zucchini, and had that along with leftover polenta and potatoes, topped with some Classico Red Wine & Herb sauce.
I’m glad I didn’t make myself cereal, or else I would have exploded! I didn’t expect the bowl of veggies to turn out this big when I pictured it in my head~ Oh, and I finished my bag of soy nuts! 😦 I want to go buy some more…but I’ve been to the grocery store so many times now that the cashier lady could probably recognize me…
Breakfast Challenge: Day 3 June 3, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast Challenge.
Tags: blueberries, egg, pumpkin, walnuts, zucchini
Since I like japanese food so much, I decided to have breakfast in japanese style–rice, fish, green tea, and miso soup! Of couse, I don’t have all the resources available to make it a traditional breakfast…like natto and pickled veggies…and I didn’t grill my fish ’cause I don’t have a grill! 😛 I also used instant miso soup packets.
But yar anyway, it was really strange eating things like soup and fish for breakfast! I guess it’s a refreshing change from the sweet stuff I normally eat 😀 And the rice tasted so good–I seasoned it with rice vinegar and some japanese rice seasoning~can’t wait to make it again!
Potato scones! Although I did alter the recipe slightly and opted for baking instead of pan frying ’cause my baking sheet is so much easier to wash than an oily pan!
Guess the next time I use a recipe that calls for pan frying when I’m baking, I should add more flour! The scones were quite mushy even after I flipped them over and sprinkled more flour on them to bake~they were delicious though 😀 But they tasted more like cake than scones!
I had two slices with peanut butter and jam, and on the side I had half a cup all-bran cereal with milk and chopped pears mixed in!
Experiment #33: Veggie Oatmeal – Part II
The bowl smelled predominantly of cinnamon–I find that once you add cinnamon to a dish, the smell covers everything else. Not that it’s a bad thing–but I never noticed it til now! And I didn’t even add that much cinnamon! Weird~
I’ve been looking forward to this all day, ’cause I don’t usually cook oatmeal on stove top, and if I do, I don’t throw in the fruits to cook! So that was kinda cool 😀 Tried tons of new things today!
Experiment #27: Eggs – Part II May 26, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.
Tags: banana, blueberries, corn, egg, pumpkin, strawberries, walnuts
Had this yesterday.
I bought peaches & bananas on Friday! I was so excited to have the two most awesomest fruits in the world in my house at the same time that I had to throw them in together in my oats 😄
I’ve actually never had bananas with oatmeal before [I know! What the hell, right?]–so it was interesting 😀 I think this fruit is made to go with oatmeal! Actually, I think bananas go well with anything–just like oatmeal goes well with everything! 😄
Yesterday at lunch I tried a new sandwich filling:
It was pretty good…although as much as I tried to prevent it from making the bread soggy by sandwiching it between the cheese and cucumbers…it wasn’t enough…it was a very messy, but tasty lunch!
Even more bean sprouts:
I’m almost done the bag my mom bought! I’ve been having bean sprouts every single day ’cause it’s a huge bag and wasting food is bad 😀 I’m also well on my way to finishing the tomatoes–only 1.5 more to go! I don’t really like cooked tomatoes, so I ate them raw and boiled everything else.
And this morning I decided to continue working on the tub of pumpkin I still have left…’cause I’ve had this for at least a month now and I’m not really sure how long I can keep canned pumpkin for… 😯
I used 1/2 cup of oats this morning ’cause 0.33 cup just isn’t enough! And I wanted to go for a run after I went to the lab at 7 a.m. so I decided to have a bigger breakfast 😀 I think I’m going to use half a cup from now on!
My run today was good–haven’t ran in a while, so I started easy–20 minutes in total [split into four blocks of 5 minutes, with a one minute walking break in between] by the lake and then back home. I want to get back to running again so I’m going to aim for going at least twice a week! Hope I’ll be able to keep this up!
Experiment #26: Eggs – Part I May 24, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.
Tags: blueberries, egg, strawberries
My dad actually introduced me to the idea of cooking an egg with my oats a few years ago! I used Quaker’s large oatmeal flakes ’cause they take longer to cook, and I figured the amount of time it would take to cook the oats would match the time it took the egg.
Anyway–I’d forgotten exactly how awesome this tasted! The egg + milk combo made the oats even more creamy than usual! I could eat ten bowls of this.
I’ve never had Babybel cheese before…a lot of people seem to have this for lunch from what I see around the web, so I wanted to see what the big deal was–plus these were on sale 😛
It tastes like mozzarella…
Since I was one of the volunteers at this event my school’s hosting, I got free food! I basically went to the BBQ, sat down to eat like…4 slices of watermelons, then packed up the burger [hence the soaked napkin 😛 ] and ran back to the lab for more work 😛
The veggie patty was good! Day-um
I finished the last of mom’s rice balls & celery yesterday! Am slowly reducing my stash of leftovers–whoo!
A mix of brown & white rice–yum! Haven’t had rice in so long since I’d been eating rice balls in place of rice! I tried to make tomato pesto with garlic, parmesan, and sunflower seeds, but ended up with tomato sauce 😛 Still good though–and that’s what matters 😀