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Breakfast for Lunch, Lunch for Breakfast December 6, 2009

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Breakfast food for lunch!

I recently got back into adding corn to my oats! It gives the whole thing texture and chewiness–which is always awesome. I started craving corn during one of my overnight sessions at the lab–further proof that sleep deprivation does strange things to you. But I’m all done running people for this semester so it’s full sleep ahead [haha–look at me! I’m funny! :mrgreen: ] from now on!

0.5 cup oats, dried milk, chocolate powder, ~0.5 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp wheat bran, 1 tbsp flax
0.5 frozen banana [not pictured]
1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
0.25 cup corn, 0.25 cup pumpkin
~0.5 cup plain yogurt
pumpkin seeds

Frozen banana and yogurt together is the BEST! I used to cook my oats with the banana in it but ever since I started freezing the bananas and having it on top instead, I can never go back! Cooked banana tastes too bland to me now!

And guess what I had for breakfast yesterday?

Mac & cheese! [with an entire raw red pepper] It was glorious.

I haven’t had this stuff in ages and when I saw boxes of this stuff on sale for $0.50 I had to buy some [3 boxes, to be exact]! My exam time meals are going to be so freaking magnificient.

2 weeks and ! day til I get to go home! Physiology exam next week–haven’t started studying yet–oops.


Oatmeal #130: Pumpkin Pancake November 7, 2008

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Oct 28


Can’t believe it took me this long to try this! I’ve been wanting to make this for a really long time, but:

1. Didn’t want to wait for the microwave

2. Didn’t want to wash the bowl I mix the batter in and the plate

But I was out of fruits that day, so I had to suck it up πŸ˜›


  • pumpkin, cinnamon, ground ginger, flax, milk, greek yogurt, walnuts

I got a billion things I haven’t done…including the commerce assignment that’s due today. D: I also have a stats final on Monday, Chem lab report, Bio lab report and quiz next Thursday, then another Commerce assignment due the day after?!

I’m going to need a lot of oatmeal [preferably infused with caffeine and brain cells] to get me through the next 1 month and 11 day.

On a fun note, I destroyed a piece of chem lab equipment yesterday morning! I feel so powerful…like Mohiner Suresh from Heroes…except without the scary part πŸ˜€

Oatmeal #127: Pseudo-Pumpkin October 31, 2008

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I have no Halloween pumpkin, so this is my pumpkin πŸ˜€
To be fair…there is pumpkin in the oatmeal!

  • Β whole wheat bread “pumpkin”, Tomato pretz “stem”
  • pumpkin, oats, flax, milk, cinnamon, ground ginger
  • strawberries and walnuts for fun! :mrgeen:

I was going to use an english muffin instead, but the cafeteria had none of that so I had to improvise!

So glad Halloween’s on a Friday this year~

And today’s also my mom’s birthday!

Is anyone dressing up and going out this year??

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 πŸ˜›

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…]

Pumpkin Patch October 20, 2008

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Reverse dating!

October 12 [day before Thanksgiving!]

Oatmeal #126: Pumpkin Oatmeal Pie

  • pumpkin, cinnamon, ground ginger, flax, milk

With toasty bread crust and vanilla yogurt icing. πŸ˜€ I’m definitely addicted to eating oatmeal and sandwiches in general like this!



Mac n’ cheese–with turkey for Thanksgiving! I also threw in spinach, tomatoes, and an egg~

One of my ziplog boxes melted when I was making this πŸ‘Ώ The tip was touching the hot part of the stove and it melted a hole right through!

Oct. 11

  • cocoa, pumpkin, walnuts, flax, milk, cinnamon, almond pudding powder [?]

I can’t remember what else was in it ’cause this was a week ago πŸ˜›



Okay first of all–imagine the above, but times three. πŸ˜€

And the caf had salmon and chicken–so how can I not take advantage of that? Their lo mein noodle salad is also awesome -drool-


I bypassed this tray of warm, chocolatey fudge brownies that was just calling my name–so I grabbed some, along with a chocolate chip cookie and pineapples! Thanksgiving weekends at the caf are amazing!

Oct. 10

  • Pumpkin, goji berries, flax, milk/yogurt [?], walnuts , cinnamon

A very attractive picture of my lunch, taken under the beautiful florescent lights of the lab:

Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, chickpeas, kidney beans, pumpkin, oregano, and an egg! It feels like I haven’t had Brussels sprouts in ages!


Top left: Cheerios, crackers, and PB with milk.

Bottom left: whole wheat bread, baba ghanoush and cucs

Bottom right: some sort of tomato clam chowder with lots of chickpeas and kidney beans.

Whoo hoo!

And argh–don’t know whether I should go to the gym today…since I am no where near done this assignment that’s due tomorrow πŸ˜›

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? πŸ˜›

Oatmeal #47: Chocolate Covered Veggies June 20, 2008

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Wednesday’s breakfast:

Top right bowl: miso soup with frozen veggies
Top left: scrambled eggs, blueberries, strawberries, sunflower seeds
Bottom: vegan cornbread

Scrambled eggs doesn’t taste that great with strawberries 😐 I think it’s ’cause of the sour taste~

Didn’t have oatmeal for breakfast ’cause I wanted to have it for lunch, and ’cause I wanted to try muesli!

pumpkin, peas, corn, potatoes, unsweetened cocoa, sugar, soy milk, yogurt, jam, wheat germ, peanuts

It looks/sounds crappy but it was awesome! [my labmates were rather skeptical as well, when I told them about it πŸ˜› Well I did warn them!] And it smelled so good and I was so excited to have it for lunch!

And I think I’m officially addicted to muesli! I’ve had oatmeal that was cooked and then cooked to a consistency of pudding, but it was nowhere as chewy as this was!

I think the problem with having oats for lunch is that I spend the whole morning craving them πŸ˜• So much that it was all I wanted for dinner:

Left bowl: peas, potatoes, yogurt, oatmeal, a bit of blueberry-cherry jam
Right bowl: carrots, brussel sprouts, potato, broccoli, salted soy nuts, Classico Red Wine & Herb sauce

Muesli for dinner! Couldn’t actually taste the jam, but that’s okay πŸ˜€ The mixture actually tasted like sour cream & potatoes–which is my absolute favorite–so that was great!

Dad’s day! June 15, 2008

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Dad’s card:

I mailed it home on Wednesday…hope it gets there in time!

Anywhoo–Friday’s breakfast:

Oatmeal #42: Caffeinated Veggies

kiwi, carrots, corn, pumpkin, coffee powder, milk, sugar, wheat germ

Veggie oatmeal is the best! The taste of corn & carrots with kiwi is quite interesting–it’s a combo of sweet and sour…but more sweet and only a little sour [’cause of the kiwi]


Scrambled egg with celery, mixed frozen veggies, rye bread, and blueberries. A piece of rye bread and cheddar cheese.

I love eggs~you can mix it with anything! Rather like oatmeal :mrgreen:


Even more veggies!

Except I added the potatoes this time ’cause they were starting to go bad :s I bought a whole bag of potatoes ’cause it was one dollar for one bag! How could I resist a deal like that?

Breakfast Challenge: Day 3 June 3, 2008

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Japanese breakfast

Since I like japanese food so much, I decided to have breakfast in japanese style–rice, fish, green tea, and miso soup! Of couse, I don’t have all the resources available to make it a traditional breakfast…like natto and pickled veggies…and I didn’t grill my fish ’cause I don’t have a grill! πŸ˜› I also used instant miso soup packets.

But yar anyway, it was really strange eating things like soup and fish for breakfast! I guess it’s a refreshing change from the sweet stuff I normally eat πŸ˜€ And the rice tasted so good–I seasoned it with rice vinegar and some japanese rice seasoning~can’t wait to make it again!

Scottish breakfast

Potato scones! Although I did alter the recipe slightly and opted for baking instead of pan frying ’cause my baking sheet is so much easier to wash than an oily pan!

Before baking:

After baking:

Guess the next time I use a recipe that calls for pan frying when I’m baking, I should add more flour! The scones were quite mushy even after I flipped them over and sprinkled more flour on them to bake~they were delicious though πŸ˜€ But they tasted more like cake than scones!

I had two slices with peanut butter and jam, and on the side I had half a cup all-bran cereal with milk and chopped pears mixed in!

Experiment #33: Veggie Oatmeal – Part II

Pumpkin, blueberry, zucchini, egg, walnuts, 1% milk, cinnamon, ground ginger, sugar

The bowl smelled predominantly of cinnamon–I find that once you add cinnamon to a dish, the smell covers everything else. Not that it’s a bad thing–but I never noticed it til now! And I didn’t even add that much cinnamon! Weird~

I’ve been looking forward to this all day, ’cause I don’t usually cook oatmeal on stove top, and if I do, I don’t throw in the fruits to cook! So that was kinda cool πŸ˜€ Tried tons of new things today!

Experiment #28: Chocolate-Pumpkin Pudding Oatmeal May 27, 2008

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pumpkin, cocoa, sugar, bananas, walnuts, Kellogg’s All-Bran cereal

This is the combo I thougt of as I was lying in bed at 1: 30 ish a.m. trying to get back to sleep. I ended up getting up at 1: 44 and heading downstairs to create this…since I’d been lying in bed for about 2 hours~roar, I hate not being able to sleep…I probably got about 2 hours of sleep today…:(

But anyway! It was a good breakfast. Less sweet than what I normally go for, ’cause it only contained one sweet fruit instead of two, but still good! The bran cereal and walnuts made for nice crunchiness, and the pumpkin & banana made it feel like I was eating pudding! Crunchy pudding XD

So even though I was feeling a little crap-tastic due to not being able to sleep and the fact that my soy milk has gone bad despite the fact that the expiry date says “June 4”, the breakfast elevated my mood a little. Like I said–oatmeal is better than therapy! πŸ˜€

Anywhoo, yesterday my friend and I had plans to go out for dinner, so I ate the rest of my leftover rice for lunch instead:

With the last of my bean sprouts!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ So exciting!
Also contained shitake mushrooms, some black gel looking thing that I don’t know the name of [mom brought it over..it’s some sort of veggie…??], chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, romano beans, carrots, onions, brown&white rice, and four slices of raw tomatoes. The drink is a veggie soup with a very tiny bit of chicken bouillon added for flavor!

Dinner was awesome–my friend and I went to this vietnamese-thai restaurant that my mom and I discovered when walking back from the grocery store. I had the same beef noodles that I had last time–so good! And for dessert, we bought ice cream! I haven’t had that stuff in the longest time, so I was excited! I had the chocolate & strawberry flavor, she had a scoop of berries&vanilla, and a scoop of caramel & chocolate in a waffle cone. Nothing beats eating ice cream while walking!

I discovered a new favorite snack last Wednesday

blueberries, blueberries, walnuts, Kellogg’s All-Bran Original, 2% milk

Totally forgot I took this picture!
Anyway, I hadn’t had cereal with milk in a while since oatmeal has dominated my life [even more so than before!] so I decided to have some, but with berries & walnuts! I forgotten how much I lurve all-bran.

Breakfast all day, everyday!
Oh oh, and y’know how I publically declared my love for breakfast foods and I’d totally eat that stuff at every meal in this entry? Well I’m going to do it! Starting this Saturday, ’cause Friday is grocery shopping day πŸ˜€ I’m going to aim for 5 days instead of one week ’cause there aren’t enough resources in Kingston and ’cause I don’t want to saturate my affinity for morning food πŸ˜›

[Jenn, you were the one who dared me to do it! I dare you to do this dare with me! XD]