Packages, packages, packages

May 18, 2010 § 4 Comments

I love gettin’ packages, even though most of the time they’re stuff that I ordered online through Amazon :-D. But it’s always a nice surprise to come home to find a package sitting at your doorstep, or that yellow slip in your college mailbox notifying you that you have a package that needs to be picked up.

Today was one of those days! I came home with a brown, padded manila envelope at the door. I knew immediately what it was!

Eat, drink and be vegan!

I’ve seen alot of bloggers referring to this recipe book, and all the dishes look so delicious! Being a vegetarian myself, I thought I could give vegan recipes a try. I haven’t read through it thoroughly yet, but just by skimming through some pages I can already tell I’m going to love this book! It includes nice pictures, easy to read recipes, detailed instructions, tips & advices on the side columns, and constructive blurbs about each dish. It also has descriptions of ingredients (e.g., olive oil, butter, vinegar, etc) and what effects they have on the outcome of the food. Hopefully I will be able to use alot of these recipes throughout the summer! Some of the recipes include alot of ingredients and some hard to find though…hmm.

Remember how my blender broke the other day while I was moving? I ordered a Black & Decker blender. Hopefully it’ll make awesome smoothies! I don’t know whether I should also get a food processor?I guess I’ll see how the blender works when it arrives, hopefully tomorrow!

Another thing that’ll be arriving soon is my PB2 & Chocolate PB2 Combo pack! I ordered these back in March, but Bell Plantation has been having backordering issues. So today, I finally got a notification from UPS telling me they’ve shipped my orders! Hopefully I’ll get them next week!

Now, on to food!

This morning I had an amazing bowl of oats for breakfast! Since I scheduled a 2-hr Ashtanga yoga in for this morning, I wouldn’t really have time to make breakfast. So I made overnight oats and heated it up in the microwave this morning. Breakfast in 2 min!

All mixed up:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 2/3 cup H20 (aka water, hehe)
  • 1 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened applsauce
  • 1 tsp sweetener (sugar, stevia, whatever you like)
  • 1 scoop BioChem Chocolate Fudge Whey Protein powder

On the top, I added 3 sliced, thawed frozen strawberries.

Not the most aesthetic picture, but I already dug in before I remembered to take a picture. Anyways, holy yum! This was one FREAKINLICIOUS bowl of oatmeal! I actually just made another bowl of overnight oats when I was prepping for dinner. Can’t wait to devour it again tomorrow morning! ๐Ÿ˜€

Gonna go catch up on Chuck now. Pretty tired now since I’ve been standing/walking around in lab all day today. Night!

+What are your view on food processors vs. blenders?

+Have you ever tried overnight oats (whether plain cold, or warmed in microwave)?

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§ 4 Responses to Packages, packages, packages

  • I love getting packages AND letters! I almost never get anything in the mail, so when I get anything I am super excited! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I don’t know about the difference between food processors and blenders. Apparently food processors is more for solid stuff, like pureeing and chopping and blenders is for more like liquids, like smoothies. I have a Blendtec, and as far as I know it can do both! So I’m sorta neutral on that issue. (One thing I know is that I wouldn’t normally use a food processor for chopping stuff, because I’d rather do that by hand! Excellent practice.)

    I’ve tried them! I originally tried them with just milk and a splash of water, but I tried them a few days ago with yogurt and it’s SO much creamier! Do you have chia seeds? Add them to the milk and it’ll give a yogurt-like creamy effect. (Got this from Angela at Oh She Glows! :D) I love overnight oats. I’ve also tried oatmeal raw, just mixed in with yogurt (from Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point) and it’s not as chewy/nasty/hard as you might think! Maybe because I had just a few tablespoons of raw oatmeal mixed in with a lot of yogurt, but I don’t know.

    I love experimenting with food. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • elaine says:

      lol i sometimes eat oats just raw too! like sprinkling them on top of yogurts and what not. hmm don’t have chia seeds on hand since i thought they were kind of expensive. someday though…:-)

  • Lindsay says:

    I’ve always loved racing home to check the mailbox to see if I got anything special! Usually it’s just bills, but every now and then I’ll get a fun letter or a suprise!

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