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Apple & PB November 21, 2009

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It’s my new favorite combo!
For some reason PB& banana doesn’t seem so appealing to me lately…maybe I have PB&B burnout? I put frozen banana + strained plain yogurt in my oatmeal instead now!

And I took a break from bread baking this week due to having to volunteer at COR and run participants at the sleep lab!

I did my first run this morning and I nearly died…got about 1 hour of sleep in between coming home, eating a huge breakfast [I have to food deprive my subjects because I’m studying water intake!], grocery shopping, and running off at 11 a.m. to run practice sessions for my other participants!

I was actually late for my 11 a.m. appointment 😳 And anyone who has ever had an appointment with me can tell you that I’m always the one who’s 10 minutes early for everything! Rawr.

Anyway, so I didn’t get around to lunch til 2: 30…but man this makes up for all the sleep loss!

PB&A served over crunchy whole wheat toast and cinnamon!

And to prove to you of my new love for PB&A:

This is what I had for breakfast on Nov 16 [Monday]! I guess in this case it was PB&A&F [fig!]

0.5 cup oats, water, milk
1 tbsp wheat germ, 1 tbsp flax
1 gala apple, 1 chopped dried fig
cocoa, dollop yogurt
sunflower & pumpkin seeds, PB

It was good!

Semester countdown: one month until winter vacation!

Wow I am lazy! January 19, 2009

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I’m getting worse and worse at updating!

Jan 12

  • oatmeal, peanut butter, banana, flax, cinnamon, coffee, ground ginger, milk

I haven’t been very creative with my oatmeal ingredients lately–so I thought I’d get creative with the food presentation! Food photography is quickly becoming my way of procrastinating 😛 That and watching pokemon!

Jan 17 – dinner:

Noodle salad + lime dressing

Bought it from the tuck shop! Noodle salads are the best! Really fills my craving for noodles and asian food ❤

Jan 18:

Whole wheat bread + cream cheese

One big difference this semester: I no longer eat oatmeal everyday! It is so weird…but I washing a plate of bread crumbs is easier than washing a bowl with oatmeal bits stuck in it~

 

Off to watch some more pokemon! [No, I actually don’t have time to watch TV–but I do it anyway because I’m secretly masochistic :mrgreen: ]

Obsessed with picture taking January 13, 2009

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I have not been able to put my camera down ever since I discovered how the closeup shots work!

Jan 7

Breakfast:

 Microwaved pancake!

First pancake of the year!

  • oatmeal (mix of quick oats & organic rolled oats), unsweetened coconut, peanut butter, milk, cinnamon, ground ginger, flax

+ huge Fuji apple.

I wanted to toss the apple in the pancake–but I only had a plastic knife and those aren’t very good at apple cutting–too bad–because cooked apples go really well with pancakes! I’m so tempted to go and buy a real knife…

Jan 8 breakfast:

Mini blueberry bran muffins–nicked from the caf!

 

+ 1 egg

I’m really digging having muffins for breakfast! But it feels weird not to eat oatmeal everyday–have gotten so used to it ever since I started this blog!

Jan 9 dinner:

YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT THE CLOSEUP SHOTS?!

Why can’t I be addicted to studying instead of random things like taking pictures of food?!!?

Last Meal January 9, 2009

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Last breakfast at home 😦 [this was a few days ago–jan3]

  • oatmeal, banana, black & white chocolate chips, cinnamon, almond extract, almonds, milk

WILL MY BREAKFAST EVER LOOK THIS GOOD AGAIN?!

Maybe I’ll wake up earlier so I’ll have time to cook the oatmeal on stovetop–the boiling water method makes oatmeal so ugly 😦

More pictures just for good measure! I miss being home already…AND I JUST GOT BACK TO SCHOOL -headdesk-

I guess it’s not so much being home as having enough time to go to the grocery store…but my parents aren’t here! [And just for good measure–I also miss being able to play Guitar Hero everyday]

Still jetlagged. It always takes me a while to adjust to the time difference. Booo because I want to go to the gym! I have too much energy 😛 Can’t sit still in class! That’s why I always sit in the front row in lectures, ’cause I keep crossing and uncrossing my legs and I need room to fidget :mrgreen:

Hooooome! December 21, 2008

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Elongated vowels to emphasize my excitement!

Now that exams are over, regular posting of entries and blog reading can resume! 😀

First bowl of stove-cooked oatmeal in months:

My breakfast just a few minutes ago!

  • oats, cinnamon, milk, small banana, white & dark chocolate chips, almonds

+ hazelnut mocha

Against a snowy backdrop! We’re having some kind of snow storm right now, which kinda kills my soul but at the same time I’d rather be stuck in the snow at home than at school…

Yesterday:

The same thing in pancake form and without the white chocolate chips:

Quaker’s quick oats just aren’t powdery enough for the texture that I usually get! But I kinda like this chewy version :mrgreen:

On the morning of my last exam:

  • strawberries!, a very small banana, flax, coffee, cottage cheese, mocha, PB

There were more strawberries involved than depicted above, but they were hidden :mrgreen:

And yeah…there’s a whole bunch of exam-time oatmeal pictures that I skipped, but that’s ’cause those ones aren’t really pretty! I’ll probably post them all in a blob later on though–just because some of them are kinda fun! But I’m not going to upload them now because I have HOMEWORK to do.

[I think my TA may have taken the "spirit of giving" concept a little too far…]

Cookie! December 11, 2008

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Um wow I have been missing for a while! But since I’ve got a lab report due tomorrow, I figured it was the perfect time to be lazy!

Nov 28

Before:

[note that only half remained :mrgreen: ]

After:

My favorite pancake combo to date!

It was the last day of classes–so I figured a celebration was in order!

  • 0.5 white chocolate & macadamia nut cookie, 0.5 banana, flax, oats, cottage cheese, PB

Loaded with awesomeness!

Best part? The cookie melted into the batter! Excitement!

Lunch:

Cinnamon raisin english muffin, turkey breast, beans, carrots

Snack:

English muffin, PB, apple, and tea!

I can’t remember if this was for an all-nighter or not. It probably was though. Probably for commerce.

Nov 29

Breakfast:

Kashi golean cereal, milk, cinnamon, and apples.

Dinner:

Cod, broccoli, jam, english muffin.

Exactly one week to go until I am not at school!

My brain is trying to tell me something… December 5, 2008

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This should tell you a little about my mental processes when I am working:

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True story. Nov 25. There were no witnesses, but I do have the screencap!

I thought it was hilarious that the program went “What?” like it was in disbelief :mrgreen:

Nov 26

Oatmeal #138: Nutty Oats – Part IV + applesauce

  • applesauce, sliced &blanched almonds, cinnamon, ground ginger, shredded coconut, PB, flax, milk, quick oats, organic oats

Applesauce in pancakes! I have never tried it–have you? I added the entire mini container–so I managed to get the apple flavor!

Also–I decided to blend two different types of oats together because I’m running out of quick oats [my weapon of choice for microwave pancakes] so I decided to mix it with organic oats–it turned out quite well, actually! I was afraid it might take longer to cook, but it didn’t! And it was much chewier too.

 

+ spiced chai tea with milk. I haven’t had tea + milk in ages! If I had sugar around as well, it would have been complete!

My very amazing lunch:

Something I haven’t had in a long time [since last year!]–couscous! Ever since the caf introduced it into my life, I have been hooked. Grains = awesome in all forms!

The above contains: couscous, dried apricots, peppers, carrots, beans, tomatoes,  raisins, peas, lemon-garlic vinaigrette

Extra large lunch, extra awesome.

Night-time snack:

I believe it was for an all-nighter. Can’t remember if I succeeded in staying up all night or not…I probably didn’t…

Nov 27

  • banana, cottage cheese, flax, peanuts, pistachios, green raisins, PB

+ coffee

Actually…maybe I did stay up all night…

2 more exams + 1 paper left!

So I only need another week of all-nighters and maybe 3 days of sleeping over at the lab, and then I will be writing my last exam and then going HOME!!!

I have been waiting for this since school started!

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?

Dinner:

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…

Pancakes November 26, 2008

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I am obsessed. I’m almost out of quick oats! Am very sad…as I’m not sure how well organic oats will work with my microwave method…

Nov 21

Oatmeal #136: Apple & Coffee Pancake

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More caffeinated oatmeal coming this way!

  • coffee, apples, flax, ground ginger, cinnamon, milk powder, oats, greek yogurt

I need to figure out how to make apples look better in pictures….unfortunately the sucky lighting in my room doesn’t help!

But oh well–it was fun tasting 😀 The smell of cooked apples and coffee was fantastic!

Snack:

Check out the snow in the background! How am I going to get to all my classes on time if I’m sliding all over the place? I hate snow 👿

Luckily…it all melted away pretty quickly!

Lunch:

Very thanksgiving like! Except the Canadian Thanksgiving was a month ago 😛

Turkey breast, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry stuffing

Nov 21

Banana bread pancake–same as what I had on Wednesday–but with peanut butter! ❤

+ spiced chai tea.

I always thought chai would smell more cinnamony–but all I could smell was something that’s like dried orange peels [star anise?]

Lunch:

I finally got my turkey chili!

Too bad I had to scarf it down in a hurry to get to bio on time 😦

Chili, beans, edamame, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, cottage cheese

Nov 22

Breakfast:

Cinnamon raisin english muffin + butter, turkey, kidney beans and chickpeas, cantaloupe

+ Lime Herbal Tea

English muffin = A+

Tea = Z——-

Am officially in need of more english muffins in my life! Too bad the cafeteria doesn’t bring them out that often 😦

The tea was absolutely horrible. It was wayyyy too lime-y. I couldn’t even force myself to chug it down. So I decided to save it for lunch the next day:

 

Voila~

The return of cafeteria oatmeal! The last time that appeared on the blog was April 27–aka a very long time ago!

  • pears, cottage cheese, tea, PB

Unfortunately, I had too much tea–so I still have some of it sitting in my fridge! 😦

And this tea was something even the oats couldn’t save…

Dinner:

Bread, hummus, cucs, beans, egg, apple

All-nighter snack #1 [Nov 23 morning]

Breakfast:

With my orgo homework in the background! But I was actually working on commerce 😛

Toast + butter, banana, egg, apple

Dinner:

Noodle salad + tofu + kidney beans

All-night snack #2:

I think that’s foccacia? I’m not sure what that type of bread is called…but it’s amazing with Herb&Garlic cream cheese.

+ chocolate chip cookie.

And exciting news [for me, that is]–I managed to get 7.5 hours of sleep yesterday! That’s almost 8 hours! Oh my god it felt so weird to sleep properly on a pillow and everything…[I have been sleeping on my bed…but I was half on my chair, and half on the mattress 😛 ]

Am going to the gym today…since I’m feeling so energetic. [That may or may not have something to do with the huge cup of tea I just chugged…]

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: ]

Lunch:

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. 

Dinner:

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!