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Reacting to reactions… December 1, 2008

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I’m in major confusion over everything in my orgo textbook. My exam is in two days. Verdict: SCREWED.

And when trouble comes my way, I procrastinate.

Nov 24

Oatmeal #137: Tropical Smoothie – Part II

  • mango yogurt smoothie, PB, coconut, raisin granola, flax

The caf served these smoothies on Sunday–which was majorly exciting! Once in a while they’d spoil us like this…

Long story short: I took some of that stuff home for oatmeal! 😀 Dessert for breakfast for the win!

Nov 25

  • Golden Delicious apples, sliced blanched almonds, flax, cottage cheese, PB, brown sugar

This week’s oatmeal has been so full of excitement! I haven’t had brown sugar in my oatmeal since…high school? That was how my mom made them! 😀

Question: What did your first bowl of oatmeal consist of?


Turkey breast + eng muffin + jam, peas

The lack of sleep is driving me nuts. Not to mention the fact that the chairs at the lab are extremely uncomfortable for sleeping on 😦 It’s at times like these that I wish I was a midget…


awake 22 hours a day! November 23, 2008

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The other two is for napping 😛 I just don’t have the willpower to pull an actual all-nighter–sorry guys, I guess I’m not that hardcore! :mrgreen:

Nov 17

  • vanilla yogurt, PB, flax, banana, chocolate almond granola bar

The key word here being chocolate. ❤

I was so stoked to see this being sold on campus! And pretty much any type of exciting food I see goes into my oatmeal the next day 😀

[and this is kinda gross, but I wonder what those noodle salads I like so much tastes like in oatmeal! I might have an off-the-side experiment on this one–although I probably won’t photograph it–I know when to have mercy on you guys :mrgreen: ]


Soup, english muffin, roasted red pepper hummus, crackers.

Small lunch 😦 The store didn’t have the turkey chili I was hoping they’d serve–so I ended up getting the only option they had–aka the vegetable soup. 


Acorn&butternut squash chili + egg + cottage cheese + carrots & peas

Chili currently owns a piece of my soul. And it’s even better with cottage cheese

Late-night snack:

Which means I had another all-nighter.

Bright side: the cranberry almond bar was good! I wish I had the foresight to buy some more food though 😦 [I was hoping that’d be a motivator in avoiding an all-nighter–but I guess life hates me…]

Nov 18


  • coffeeeeeee, cinnamon, ground ginger, flax, milk powder [ran out of real milk], honey almond granola bar,  walnuts, banana

I miss caffeinated oatmeal! Plus I needed fuel–and this provided me with 7 hours of it. Win! 😀

Back to work!

Oatmeal #90 : Nutty August 15, 2008

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Vacation going awesome! 😀 Lots of great food and goggling over crazy gymnasts flipping around on the TV [!] screen.

Anyway, Wednesday’s breakfast:

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I found this granola bar while exploring the pantry [SO MUCH FOOD IN THERE] one day and have been excited to add this to my oats ever since! However, I was expecting it to be crunchy [well..the label saids "crunchy and chewy"!] but it wasn’t 😦 I guess I mistaken it for the other kind we used to buy from Costco! But the bar was great–a little too sweet though.


List of stuff:

  • 0.5 cup Quaker oats
  • 0.75 cup water
  • 0.25 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp almond powder [it’s used to make this almond drink]
  • bit of almond extract
  • two handfuls blueberries
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • 0.5 Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Peanut Bar [but I ended up eating the other half after 😛 ]

    Couldn’t really taste the almond–but I could definitely smell it! 😀



    Congee! I guess it’s kinda like risotto, except without butter and parmesan…and probably without broth as well? 😛 But it was great–haven’t had mom’s congee in ages! Too bad I fell asleep after my run and when I woke up there was like…this tiny bit at the bottom of the pot! 👿

    Dessert–expensive stuff! [Love it when parents spoil me 😀 ]


    The coconut milk was too coconutty though–so I diluted it with water. Mom made this again [we had a huge bag of this stuff] yesterday with almond paste–AWESOME. If it wasn’t near bed time I would have eaten the whole pot 😀

    Can’t wait to watch more gymnastics tonight!

  • Attack of the Tortillas August 9, 2008

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    Thanks to grocery store sales, I bought 2 bags of whole grain tortillas about…2 weeks ago? And since then I’ve been having these things for lunch pretty much…every single day? 😛 So I thought it’d be fun to devote an entry [or like…twenty] to them!

    Wednesday [July 30!]
    Oatmeal Challenge: Oats for lunch!

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    “Toasted” [aka microwaved”] rolled oats with a bit of sweetener [the plain version was too bland!], with cucumbers, and tahini-free hummus [didn’t have enough beans to warrant buying a whole tub of tahini!]

    It was good! The oats were like very chewy granola, the cucumbers provided crunch factor, and the hummus just gave the whole thing some extra zing with its tartness! Awesome 😀

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    Thursday [July 31]
    A lot of lentils


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    I had/have a lot of lentils lying around…

    Friday [August 1]
    Veggie Cereal


    Cereal + veggie in a tortilla = surprisingly good! But I knew that already 😀 I mean, it’s not that weird if you think of cereal like you’d think of rice…

    Had this along with a small red plum! I think I didn’t get around to eating this til an hour after lunch?

    Saturday [August 2]


    Well since I had a can of black beans I thought it’d be cool to do the classic black beans & corn combo! Only instead of salsa I used ketchup…because I have a whole jug of it [thanks mom!] that I wanted to finish ASAP…like before school starts and I have to eat at the cafeteria…but I still haven’t finished it! I have never eaten so much ketchup in my life…

    Sunday [August 3]
    Doing the Splits


    Check out how clever I am with the title! ‘Cause I split the tortilla in half! How funny am I?!

    Anyway, I wanted to use the hummus I made again with carrots, but I also wanted to use ketchup, and I thought it’d be a waste of good hummus if the ketchup was mixed in ’cause the latter would overpower the former…so I chopped the tortilla in half and had two different “flavors”!

    Monday [August 4]
    Oatmeal Challenge: Corn & Carrot Soup

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    Finishing this entry off with some oats! I didn’t add a lot, just one tablespoon of ground oats to thicken the soup–because I read somewhere that you can use it for that! I don’t think it really did much though 😛

    Oh, and I also used my coffee grinder to “puree” the cooked carrots & corn, I figured, hey, the thing looks and operates enough like a blender….! [I should note that the instructions specifically tells me not to puree soft foods and grind seeds…well…I’ve used it for both and my grinder’s still fine! Got a one year warranty anyway, so might as well test its limits! :mrgreen: ]

    Anyway, for the tortilla, I merely popped 0.25 of one [I think?] in the toaster–it comes out like crackers! I used the soup as a dip–delicioussss~

    Stay tuned for part two! [still got 2 tortillas left to use 😀 ]

    A Slew of Food Stuffs August 8, 2008

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    Wednesday’s breakfast
    Hot & Cold

    Nice and cold muesli [goji beries, yogurt, milk, oats, flax, cinnamon] topped with microwaved cocoa granola [used the berry crumble recipe + 0.5 tsp unsweetened cocoa–microwaved for 1 minute] Photographs really badly, but tastes good, as usually! 😀

    Dessert for Dinner


    Veggies + parmesan
    White & brown rice with adzuki beans and berries! Is my life exciting or what?!

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    Too bad it wasn’t as sweet as I was hoping it would be! Was still awesome to have such desserty foods for dinner though 😀 I think a bit of honey would have made it perfect!

    Risotto – Part II


    First things first–check out tilapia! It was almost intact that time!

    White&brown rice, lentils, and tons of veggies–huge bowl! I quite like risottos [risottoes?] 😀

    Oatmeal #84: Red, Orange, Yellow

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    I made this with milk powder, ’cause I have a lot of it 😛 Definitely didn’t produce any creaminess! I added a splash of milk at the end ’cause the oats were drying up–which is what happens any time I don’t use a milk + water mixture!

    Anyway, other stuff in the oats were: raspberries, corn, carrots, all-bran, walnuts, flax! Veggie oatmeal–if you haven’t tried it, try it! :mrgreen:

    More Microwave Adventures


    Check out the microwaved egg at the bottom! All you need–boiling water, dash vinegar, egg, then cover and microwave for 50 seconds! The first time I did it–[yesterday, I believe], and I had an explosion…I think ’cause I only microwaved one egg, and didn’t really need 80 seconds! [I followed instructions from wikiHow 😛 ]

    Anyway, I was really looking forward to this breakfast ’cause whenever I had all-bran with my oats, I always felt full! But I guess it doesn’t work like that on its own! 😦 So I guess I either need more cereal, or oats!

    Haven’t made dinner yet since I ate a ton of cottage cheese 2 ish hours ago~but it’s definitely another risotto! :mrgreen: