Food Blog world is full of crazy food delights and eating trends that normal folk cannot begin to get their heads around.
There is one that I’ve been dying to try. But the time just wasn’t right.
Allow me to present to you…
Oats in a Jar!
You better believe I finally got to the bottom of one of my nut butter jars. I have several in the cupboard that I’ve been working my way through so it takes a while to finish one up. Technically I guess this wasn’t a nut butter since it was the last of my Peabutter jar but you get the idea.
I cooked up a pot of:
~1/3 cup of oats
water and light vanilla soy milk
1/2 large banana
sprinkling of ground flax
splash of agave
Then blended it all with the handy dandy immersion blender and scraped every last creamy bite into the jar with the ~1 tbsp of pea
nutty delight left at the bottom and ate it while sitting cross-legged on a big comfy green chair in my living room in the morning sunlight.
This was definitely a breakfast to remember.
Other things I’ve been eating:
After my speedy workday that ended at 11 (TGIF) I came home and had a pretty early lunch of salad that included all of the necessary mix-ins: cottage cheese, baked tofu and SQUASH. Some of the greatest foods out there all in one bowl.
Later on I did some shopping and spent more money that I wanted to on more clothes than I needed. Alright I really didn’t buy that much, however I really don’t need any clothes at all so any purchase is too much. But two of the four shirts I bought were on sale so that’s better, right? Except for the fact that I currently have a pile of other new shirts sitting on my floor that have yet to be worn. I’m not allowed to spend money!
Then I came home and went for a non-solo bike ride for once since my brother actually wanted to go with me. It’s nice having a bike buddy! We also scored a free shirt that we found lying on the ground. It was a nice button-down in his size so he kept it. We did wash it first ;)
By the time we got home dinner was ready. Thanks Mom. :)
We had Mediterranean chicken breasts, brussels sprouts and and radioactive mac&cheese with salsa for dipping.
Then I was craving a little after-dinner crunch so I popped open a bag of cheddar popchips to try.
Oh my lanta. As a cheese lover, these are definitely my new favourite popchip flavour and I am going out to buy a big bag as soon as I’ve finished up all of my small bags. These are AMAZING. Oh so cheesy. Oh so delicious.
Friday night I was going out to a club for a friend’s birthday so I required some liquid energy to give me a bit of a boost before the night began.
Bring in the iced coffee! This one was extra special though because it was butter pecan flavoured.
A while ago I signed up for some of these free Ensure meal replacement drinks online just for the heck of it. I have no intentions of using them to replace a meal but holy heck are they ever delicious, so I figured they’d make a pretty tasty iced coffee flavour add-in. And do they ever. I added about 1/4 of the bottle to my iced coffee and had one of the tastiest homemade iced coffees ever. I’m pretty excited about the fact that I still have two bottles left. Plenty more butter pecan iced coffees to come.
Then I went out for the birthday, had a couple drinks, danced a bit. It was decently fun but I’m not a huge fan of the club we went to so I was a little sketched out. The shirtless and pretty buff DJ looked like a young Christian Bale though so that kept me amused for a chunk of the night ;)
I noshed on some plain yogurt, banana and peabutter (this was before I finished it off in this morning’s glorious breakfast) early in the am before heading off to work. I also had a nice big iced coffee. Non butter pecan this time.
My work lunch was a spinach salad with leftover pieces of chicken and baked tofu.
The lunch order of the day was Chinese so I had a few bites of my brother’s Singapore curry noodles dish and ate most of the steamed rice that came with my dad’s meal. Steamed rice is so addicting.
I also had some yummy fresh melon. Those ugly blobs in the bottom left corner are chunks of lychee fruit.
I got home from work at dinner time, where we had tortellini with marinara and salad. I also had a small piece of leftover chicken and a blob of pesto for pasta dunking.
I’m a pasta junkie and ate way more than that. I don’t know if I’ll ever break the out-of-the-pot eating habit. Meh.
Saturday night I almost went out dancing but my friend and I opted to take a break and just stay in and play Mario Kart and Wii Sports. I was nearly passing out by midnight anyway so this was definitely a smarter plan.
Now it’s Sunday and I’m eating salad with a spoon, then heading out for some groceries. Tonight my friend from out of town is here visiting and we’re going out for RETRO dancing of course.
I love Sundays!