Oatmeal #133: Pomegranate December 13, 2009Posted by oatmeal in Lunch.
Tags: blackberries, muesli, pomegranate
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.
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
~0.25 cup pomegranate seeds
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, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.
Tags: banana, cereal, cocoa, coconut, coffee, goji berries, longans, muesli, pumpkin, yogurt
That is what I am! 😦 Can’t wait til this semester is over…
- pumpkin, yogurt, cinnamon, walnuts, flax, coconut, shreddies
- goji berries, walnuts, flax, longans?, mocha, milk
Not sure where my breakfast pictures went?!
- cocoa, cinnamon, ground ginger, banana, walnuts, flax, milk
With Tazo Green Ginger tea! Didn’t taste very gingery to me 😛
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, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack.
Tags: apple, banana, cereal, coconut, juice, muesli, peanut butter, pumpkin, sesame, tea
Don’t you love those?!
- pumpkin, Muslix cereal, cinnamon, milk, walnuts, flax
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 😦
- Granny Smith apple, walnuts, apple juice, pumpkin
- 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! It was a glorious moment.
Vanilla [?] yogurt, cheerios, raw oats, huge loving splat of PB
Chili of some sort [vegetarian?], chickpeas, kidney beans, huge pile of broccoli. I think I went for seconds?
- 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, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.
Tags: banana, cocoa, muesli, nectarine, sesame, yogurt
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[?]
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!
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
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, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast.
Tags: apples, cereal, juice, muesli, sesame
- 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, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner, Snack.
Tags: almond, chocolate, goji berries, muesli, peaches, pear, sesame
[wow–it’s been a while since I updated!]
- 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!
That’s PB&B&CC! Guess what CC stands for
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, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner, Snack.
Tags: coconut, juice, muesli, pineapple
Okay not really…
Sunday & Monday’s breakfast:
- canned pineapples–courtesy of the cafeteria!
- 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!
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 😛
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, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Lunch.
Tags: almonds, banana, muesli
Roar–I give up:
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:
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, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Snack.
Tags: coconut, goji berries, muesli
Okay wow, what a disappointment:
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!
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
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…
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, 2008Posted by oatmeal in Breakfast, Dinner, Snack.
Tags: juice, kiwi, muesli
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:
Oatmeal #106: No cows – Part II
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 😦 ]
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?
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:
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!!!