Heatless, Carless, Classless.
For real. All at once.
Heatless: Our hot water tank stopped working for some reason or another and now we have zero hot water. I experienced the coldest shower of my life this morning. It lasted for two seconds before I opted for ice cold sponge bath instead. I did wash my hair underneath the freezing cold tap water but there was no way I was going to stand under a stream of liquid ice. Brrrrr.
Carless: Yesterday morning – drove to class, drove home, no problems. Yesterday afternoon – rushed out the door, hopped in the car to head to my next class… nothing. My car would NOT start. It wasn’t dead since the light still came on, but nothing else. So I had to get it towed to the garage down the street. Thank you CAA. It’s fixed now but I still have to go pick it up. Hopefully it was just the starter or something equally simple…
Classless: The only positive one of the bunch. My morning class was cancelled today! What a treat. Except for the fact that I drove all the way to school (borrowing ma’s car), late already, had to park 100 miles away since my school is overcrowded and I couldn’t find anywhere close by, hoofed it until my legs practically fell off, only to see the pathetic little piece of paper taped to the door once I got there.
They really need to email this info to students beforehand. Though not that I checked my school email this morning anyway… Umm… okay so I checked the email. And there, right at the top of the inbox: 9:05 am – CS315A cancelled. I just cursed very loudly. My brother just called me an idiot. :(
If only I’d checked that darn email earlier, I wouldn’t have had to rush as much through my lovely breakfast.
The queen of all things healthy fat, a Heather breakfast inspired my bowl of blended avocado oat bran this morning:
1/4 cup oat bran, 1/4 cup wheat bran, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk, 1 packet stevia, 1.5 Tbsp SF maple syrup, 1 tsp cocoa powder and 50g avocado cooked up on the stove then blended with a hand blender and topped with a dollop of cocoa peanut butter.
And still on the topic of oat bran, I was having a little fun the other day with a container of light silken tofu that needed to be used up, so I made myself an overnight oat bran breakfast for the books.
Java Me Up Oat Bran
Blend up: 100g light silken tofu, 1/4 cup cooled coffee, stevia and vanilla.
Cook up: 1/4 cup oat bran, 1/2 cup water, and the blended tofu/coffee mix. Plus a splash of fat free hazelnut creamer for a really decadent coffee experience.
And then (if you can resist eating it right then and there) put the lid on and stick in the fridge overnight.
You’ll wake up to one really darn good breakfast the next morning.
I blended the rest of that silken tofu into a version of Cheesecake Mousse: 1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge, 60g light silken tofu, ~1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp vanilla, stevia.
Then stuffed it burrito-style into a “slice” of Nearly No-Carb Sandwich Bread with a smidge of cocoa pb. Next time I’m going to try not to burn it.
Lots of oat bran, lots of silken tofu, lots of HUMMUS.
Hummus on salads!
Hummus on sandwiches! with avocado + tomato
Hummus on broccoli and mushrooms! mixed with marinara sauce
Looks like I’m hitting a lot of fatty bases this week. Avocado, hummus, peanut butter, oh my! Maybe it’s an innate attempt to store up on body insulation for the soon to be coming COLD winter months. Oh how I definitely can wait.
What’s your #1 favourite healthy fat?
I’m thinking hummus is pretty high up there. And nut butter. Avocado’s climbing the ladder pretty quickly.