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Oatmeal #133: Pomegranate December 13, 2009

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Today:

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!

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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?!

Lunch:

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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:

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  • 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.

Lunch:

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

Oct. 7

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  • Granny Smith apple, walnuts, apple juice, pumpkin

Oct. 8

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  • 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.

Dinner:

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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

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  • 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~

Lunch:

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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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Thursday:

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! 

Dinner:

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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

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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…

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

Later!

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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Contents:

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

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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:

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

Thursday:

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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~

Contents:

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

Dinner:

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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!

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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:

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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 😛

Dinner:

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PB&B ENGLISH MUFFIN!!!!!

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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DID. NOT. WORK.

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:

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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?!

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

Basically:

  • 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!

Lunch:

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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!

Tears…

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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:

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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…

Pros
FUN!
BBQs!
Meet people!
I really want to!
Cons
$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:

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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.

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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!

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…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:

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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~~

AND TOMORROW IS FRIDAY!!!