Yo ho ho. Cookie dough. In my bowl.
No, not real cookie dough. I had enough of that on Friday when I made a batch of Giant Oatmeal Drop Cookies. The applesauce made these very moist and cakelike, a bit like mini apple oat cakes. Very fall-y.
No no, the cookie dough I had for breakfast this morning was mock cookie dough in the form of Fitnessista Breakfast Cookie Dough Cereal.
I don’t love the vanilla protein powder I have so the taste wasn’t quite perfect, but the fun of digging through the murky almond milk lake to the mushy sludgy cookie dough bottom more than made up for it. I’ll have to try this again (and again) with other protein powders. Highly recommended!
Despite the chilled beginning to this Monday morning, I’ve actually been rocking the hot oats much more lately. It’s about time. The temperatures are hardly beating 10 degrees C lately.
And pumpkin oat bran is just so darn delicious. I need that little burst of internal warmth to wake me up on these chilly morns.
Current winning combo: 1/4 cup oat bran, 1/4 cup wheat bran, 1/2 cup pumpkin, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup almond or vanilla soy milk, cinnamon, stevia or SF maple syrup, cottage cheese stirred in at the end.
Forget orange hands, there’s even orange seeping out of areas of my face now. I’ll never need to buy bronzer again.
This weekend was homecoming. Did I go? No. Have I ever gone? Erm no.
I always work on Saturdays and it’s never been appealing enough to do otherwise just to see the big game. Plus I heard it was cold and rainy, the ingredients that would create one very cranky girl had I been part of it. Instead I got to spend the day warm and sheltered and got plenty enough exposure to the drunken shenanigans when I went out that night. The streets were lined with stumbling shouting students of course. We went out plenty early to avoid being stuck in club line ups, which have been all too frustrating in previous years of not thinking beforehand.
It was fun but typical. I think I’m pretty done with the night scene. It gets old fast, at least in this city. And my old haunts are now loaded with a new young set of night lifers, making me feel ancient at the still very ripe age of 22. Though now I can enjoy it more only doing it once in a while rather than weekly (or multiweekly…).
Though if they were more like this…
Naw. I’d be too cheap for it anyway.
Other than that I laid low, tried to do some readings (epic fail), tried to buy some fall clothes that I so desperately need (slightly less epic but still present fail), and ate fake yogurts that there was no way I couldn’t at least try when they come in flavours like raspberry chocolate, crème caramel, strawberry parfait and cafe latte.
I also ate things with greens, like butter chicken with… well chicken + couscous + veggie medley over spinach.
I also did the tuna mixed with dijon mustard and hummus over spinach thing. See the little pink bits? Picked ginger. I had some left over from a grocery store sushi container. Pickled ginger and tuna go so well together. Which shouldn’t be surprising since they serve it with sushi… aka fish? But whatever. I was pleasantly surprised.
Now here we are at another Monday and another week. Which should just fly by since this weekend = Canadian Thanksgiving and Oktoberfest!
Are you into the nightlife or are low key evenings more your thing? I used to want to go out way more often (the club scene seemed way more exciting a couple years ago) but these days I just don’t crave the drinking and dancing thing much anymore… too much effort!