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Oatmeal #133: Pomegranate December 13, 2009

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Haven’t had overnight oats in ages! Decided to have some after buying some pomegranate–another thing which I haven’t had in ages. The first time I ever had it was in grade six and then I haven’t eaten it since because 1. doesn’t seem to be in BC grocery stores 2. prep work! Nooooooo! 3. see reason #2.

But after seeing pomegranates repeatedly being thrown in my face by the grocery store’s weekly flyers for 2 weeks, I finally caved and bought one. Plus I needed some excitement in my life–because try as I may, studying for exams just isn’t exciting enough.

Night before:
0.5 cup oats, 1 tbsp flax, 2 tbsp wheat bran
0.5 cup homemade yogurt [didn’t do it right–too watery!]
2 tbsp store bought plain yogurt, 2 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp water
chocolate powder, ground ginger, cinnamon

Day of:
~0.25 cup pomegranate seeds
8 blackberries

I was going to add nuts too–but I forgot!

In case you’re wondering where all the blackberries went:

Check it out! A blind upside-down shot! All this action is so overwhelming!

On a side note, I love clear bowls! I just wish I had a glass table too because taking those shots were a pain in the #!$#!$.

Final shot–playing around with the picture decorations:

I wanted to use ribbons or beads or something but sadly all I have are textbooks and USB cords…

Oh, and yesterday I finally created an oatmeal page! I really think you guys should check it out. Because it is colorful and awesome.

Physiology exam tomorrow during some time in the morning at somewhere on campus!
1 week and 1 day til I get to go home!


Behind October 24, 2008

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That is what I am! 😦 Can’t wait til this semester is over…

Oct 13

  • pumpkin, yogurt, cinnamon, walnuts, flax, coconut, shreddies

Oct 14

  • goji berries, walnuts, flax, longans?, mocha, milk

Oct 15-16

Not sure where my breakfast pictures went?!



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Pumpkin pasta!

Oct 17


  • cocoa, cinnamon, ground ginger, banana, walnuts, flax, milk

With Tazo Green Ginger tea! Didn’t taste very gingery to me 😛

Pre-midterm dinner!


A bucketful of Brussels sprouts, an egg, and a hummus sandwich

Three more midterms to go! [Commerce, Orgo, Stats–sometimes I really hate my skewed sense of fun during course registration…]

Catch up party! October 18, 2008

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Don’t you love those?!

Oct. 6:


  • pumpkin, Muslix cereal, cinnamon, milk, walnuts, flax

After-gym snack:

Banana, greek yogurt, brown rice–if I had some PB this would have been perfect.



Soup with rice, chickpeas, kidney beans, spinach, broccoli. Boringgg did not like 😦

Oct. 7


  • Granny Smith apple, walnuts, apple juice, pumpkin

Oct. 8


  • Banana & PB!, black sesame, coconut, walnuts, flax, milk

Note the use of an actual bowl and using a cup like a cup is supposed to be used! :mrgreen: It was a glorious moment.



Vanilla [?] yogurt, cheerios, raw oats, huge loving splat of PB

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Chili of some sort [vegetarian?], chickpeas, kidney beans, huge pile of broccoli. I think I went for seconds?

Oct. 9


  • Lipton Apple Manor tea, pumpkin, Muslix cereal, walnuts, cinnamon, milk

The tea smells really good and tastes very cinnamon-y! It’s always awesome when I find tea that’s not bland tasting~



PB&B sandwich, broccoli, chickpeas, kidney beans, parmesan cheese.

That’s all I’m going to post for now ’cause I have a commerce assignment due in….10 hours? 😛

Catch up time! October 7, 2008

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This was supposed to be part of the week’s theme–but it kinda failed in that I didn’t arrange the nectarine properly so the yogurt spilled over the edges and thus failing to be parfait.


  • oats, flax, cinnamon
  • lots of greek yogurt
  • 1 nectarine

Nothing can explain my love for this stuff. So much that I had it again next morning for breakfast:

  • oats, flax
  • greek yogurt, cocoa, black sesame paste[?]
  • banana

I may or may not have had this with peanut butter. But if I did have peanut butter around–it definitely went into the oatmeal!

Other meals:

Oct 1: dinner

lots of beans, mushroom marinara sauce, carrots, chickpeas, lentil & spinach soup, yogurt&cottage cheese, mandarin oranges, mystery cafeteria cereal

Oct 2: lunch

Same vegetables as yesterday + parmesan, and a PB&B english muffin! 



Vegetable soup, tortellini salad, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, edamame, and beans

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Red peppers!! [the caf never has red peppers at the salad bar], chickpeas, kidney beans, cottage cheese, mystery caf cereal, applesauce, peanut butter

It was quite awesome 😀

Some really exciting oatmeal pictures to come later!!

Oatmeal #111: Sesame – Part III September 21, 2008

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Friday’s breakfast:

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  • oats, flax, walnuts, Kellogg’s JustRight cereal
  • 1 gala apple
  • 0.25 cup apple juice, water
  • 2 tsp black sesame paste powder


This would have made an awesome cookie or muffin flavor! I have no words to describe this combo~

Anyway, this is a pretty short entry, so just for fun, I present to you…


My chem notes! This was after I solved the problem…and then I checked the answers and realized that I am a genius.


Oatmeal #110: Sesame – Part II September 20, 2008

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Wednesday’s Breakfast:

[wow–it’s been a while since I updated!]

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  • oats, flax, walnuts
  • water, milk
  • 1 peach
  • 2 tsp black sesame paste powder
  • 2 tsp almond pudding powder


The powder combo! Two very flavorful flavors combined together = exciting! Their aromas are also very prominent, so it’s like you get even more flavor via retronasal tasting or whatever that’s called!

It’s like sesame-almond ice cream….ohmgawd!

Post-gym snack:


That’s PB&B&CC! Guess what CC stands for :mrgreen:



Haven’t had pears in a while–so I used some! I really really need to go back to cooking my oats so I can mash the pears like I did before! As convenient as muesli is, you start to miss cooked oats after a bit~


  • oats, flax, walnuts
  • water & milk
  • 1 pear, 2 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa



Peach yogurt & cottage cheese & apple & shreddies & PB! Very exciting mix of flavors, aka my new addiction–have been eating this everyday!

And if you haven’t guessed…CC = cottage cheese! 😀

Aah I’ve been headaching all morning D: I’m inclined to blame it on the fact that I had tea instead of coffee this morning…but I normally have like…half a cup of coffee??? So would missing that really have this much of an effect…?

Oatmeal #109: Tropical Oatmeal September 17, 2008

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Okay not really

Sunday & Monday’s breakfast:

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  • canned pineapples–courtesy of the cafeteria! :mrgreen:
  • 1 tsp shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 0.25 cup apple juice, 0.5 cup water
  • oats, flax, walnuts

I love how I don’t even bother cooking oatmeal anymore–muesli for the win! You wake up and a nice bowl of oatmeal is all ready to be devoured–more instant than instant oatmeal!


I guess in a way, this could also be called “Summer Is Over–SUCKAZ” Oatmeal 😛

Oh, and on Monday, I finally got my butt out of my room/classes long enough to go restock my oatmeal supply!

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2 more bags of organic oats! Quaker oats for the loose now that I’ve had organic oats–the chewiness factor is quite difference! Although I will say that Quaker oats are better for soaking up flavors of fruit juices~ [I can’t believe I know this…]

Monday’s post-gym snack:


Something you’ll probably think is gross.

  • 0.5 cup leftover mocha from breakfast
  • 1 packet instant cereal
  • a lot of water
  • splash of milk

Oh, I guess it’s not really that gross–it sounded a lot grosser in my head 😛




I get so excited every time I get PB&B ’cause it is the BEST. I need to seriously go and buy some PB so I can add this awesome to my oatmeal and make it AWESOMENESS TO THE POWER OF THREE. OMG.

Oh, and to end on an even more awesome note: next Saturday’s chem quiz got cancelled! I don’t know why and I don’t care but I am elated

Oatmeal #107: Mystery [sort of] revealed September 14, 2008

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Roar–I give up:

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Goodness–I hope this isn’t indicative of how chem labs would go for me this year…

I was closer to the desired effect, but not close enough! I don’t understand–I heated the water just like the instructions said…

Anyway, here’s what the “mystery ingredient” is:


And the white stuff in the picture is what my attempts are supposed to look like–pudding, not slush!

I don’t understand 😦

Maybe ’cause I added heated water but it wasn’t boiling?!


But whatevz, at least it tastes good–very almond-y, a little too sweet though–should add more water or oats next time.


  • 0.25 cup oats
  • 0.5 cup water
  • walnuts, flax, Kellogg’s Just Right cereal
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tsp almond pudding powder

If you’re curious, the almond pudding stuff’s in a lot of asian grocery stores–best dessert/snack ever!



Snapped this picture at the caf ’cause I arrived early enough for it to not be awkward 😛

Check it–greek yogurt! I haven’t had it in AGES and I love that the caf serves it [although not all the time–dammit!] I had 2 bowls of this ’cause it’s AWESOME. To top off this awesomeness: fruit salad! Granted, the fruits are the canned, syrupy variety, but this is probably the closest I’ll get to having pineapples, papayas, and mangoes during the school year!

Anyway~thanks for all the input on the rec rowing on my last post! In the end I decided not to do it–too poor and not enough time 😦 SADNESS. Oh well–I joined an anti-food-wasting group instead 😀 First meeting was this morning–was really nervous, but it actually went okay! Sweetness 😀

What kind of stuff are you guys involved with this year?

Boooo September 12, 2008

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Okay wow, what a disappointment:

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NOTHING HAPPENED. Which isn’t supposed to happen! I won’t say exactly what is supposed to happen [because attempt #2 is coming!], but it definitely isn’t that!


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I mean, it tasted great and everything, but…

Whatevs dude. I think attempt #2 will actually work! [And I had 2 packets of Almond crackers as consolation dessert after dinner–so I think I’ll be fine 😀 ]

Contents of the stuff above:

  • oats, flax, milk, water, walnuts
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tsp coconut
  • 0.25 packet of TBA ingredient

Post-gym snack:


Second Clif bar flavor! I think I like this one better? The other one was really sweet.

Roar, right now I’m trying to decide whether to join the Recreational Rowing club at school…

Meet people!
I really want to!
$99 club fee! [I nearly died when I saw this]
No time! [4 hours/wk of practice]
runs 8 weeks only! [inevitable–what with winter and all–dammit!]

Um yeah–I don’t know what to do 😦

Before the Featured Presentation… September 11, 2008

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Exciting developments back at the Oatmeal Lab! [aka my messy, pig sty of a room]

What will this:


Look like tomorrow morning? [and/or after I do something crazy like add milk and water?]

Tune in tomorrow [or the day after…] to find out!

And now back to our show:

Today’s breakfast:

Oatmeal #106: No cows – Part II

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Stolen caf food adventures! Snagged a kiwi yesterday, so this morning I get kiwi! 😀

  • oats, flax, walnuts, Kellogg’s Just Right cereal [snagged from inn breakfast buffet 😛 ], water
  • 0.25 cup apple juice
  • 1 kiwi

I thought the kiwi flavor would match that of apple juice ’cause they’re both sweet and sour [in the fruity way, not the chicken McNugget dip way]–and the result was quite awesome! The kiwis definitely helped the fruit juice stand out more so that I could actually taste the combo of oatmeal + juice, as opposed to oatmeal + mildly sweetened water.


I also tried a new kind of tea this morning–chocolate spice tea–awesome, eh?! It did taste quite chocolatey and smooth! I’m not really a tea person, but I liked this! [Unfortunately, the tea bag was from a free sample thing 😦 ]

Pre-first-chem-lab snack:

I thought the lab was going to be three hours long–so I broke out the heavy stuff!


…but I was there for less than half an hour….

Oh well–I’m in no hurry to start lab-ing 😛

Anyway–yeah–Clif bar! I finally have a new flavor to try–Black Cherry Almond. It tastes like it’s got rum in it–am I just crazy?

Dinner/post-first-bio-lab meal:


Since I’m on a 10 meals per week plan [the default meal plan for upper years], I eat breakfast, Sunday dinner [caf is closed], and 2 additional meals away from the cafeteria during the week so I don’t have to cook so much on weekends!

But yeah–I made the pasta salad from above this morning, and added the parmesan in when I got back to my room.

Contains: chickpeas, frozen mixed veg, whole wheat pasta, EVOO, lemon juice, oregano, parmesan

I also bought this:

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With flex $$ on my way back ’cause I knew the pasta wouldn’t be enough. The blue cheese dressing is from another salad I had a while ago! I used it with the broccoli, but ate everything else plain ’cause I realized I don’t really like blue cheese that much! It tastes funny~~