Hola chicas! (I am constantly thinking that phrase in my head; that’s what happens when you have a horse named Chika. FYI: Chica means ‘little girl’ in Spanish. See, my blog is so informative ins’t it!! Who needs school?)
Tuesday – the most blah-esque day of the week. Which means this might be the most blah-esque post ever too. I do want y’all to shed some light on something for me thooough – but more on that in a second izntityeh.
Non-blah things – a recreation of yesterday’s disaster-to-delicious oats!! Here’s what I did:
Oatmeal Rice Pudding (cos that’s what it tastes like :D) – based on Katie’s voluminous oatmeal trick.
– 30g oats + 15g rye flakes (or other flakey thing that does not get fat with water, like oats do – you want the chew!)
– 1.5 c. water/milk/mix
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– tiny pinch of salt
– a buttload of cinnamon
– a small ripe pear
– sweetener of choice (maple syrup, brown sugar, fruit syrup, date syrup, agave nectar…your choice. BTW – did you know ‘agave’ is pronounced ‘a-gah-vay’?? Wtf? I always thought it was a-gave. BOOoOOOOoo 😦 no wonder health food store owners look at me funny when I say it. Hmph)
The night before – combine everything apart from the pear and sweetener in a bowl, and microwave for 3-4 mins on a med-high heat. Allow to cool, then fridge overnight. Don’t put it in the fridge hot, cos APPARENTLY if you put warm things in the fridge, the whole fridge temp gets higher, so come morning you’ll have rotten milk and meltyness everywhere, and feel very ashamed. Tip of the day …
In the morning – put the mix into a small baking dish, slice the pear thinly over the top, sprinkle with more cinnamon, and a drizzle of your sweetener. Bake in the over at approx. 160-180 degrees for approx. 25-35mins. Check it after 20 though! This dish won’t ever set like normal baked oatmeal – it’ll stay runny – but it develops the bestest eva texture, flavour, chew and creaminess 🙂
Take out of the oven, and let it cool for a while cos it WILL burn your tongue (and fingers, when you pick out the bits of pear like I did – I eat like a caveman) if you try to dive straight in 😀
I like to transfer mine to a bowl, then pour cold milk over – SO GOOD:
PEAR! It’s in there 🙂 It just does a mighty fine job of moonlighting as oatmeal. Sneaky.
Creamiest thing ever. If you get bored waiting for it to cool, eat frozen grapes:
They are the best thing since fake oat based rice pudding. Ohhhhh yes.
Need more entertainment? Listen/watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cegdR0GiJl4 (I think this is the explicit version, so if you’re feeling precious and sensitive, maybe don’t watch it? / don’t blame me if you get offended, have nightmares, or become obsessed with this song and have it on repeat all evening :P)
Die Antwoord – Enter the Ninja. They played this on the ten minute take over on Greg James’ radio 1 show the other day, and he was all ‘oh no, terrible song, blah blah’ but…I love it! Anyone with me??
Oh yeah – since we’re talking about nuts and bolts (yes, we were. WE WERE.), lunch again moved on from the processed bars! Still rushed (seriously, where do my mornings go?? I don’t get it!) buuuut REAL food:
You don’t really need two pictures of the same thing, but I thought I’d give you two anyway. I’m generous like that 🙂
Remember back in the summer when I was obsessed with them!? Roasted and dried and salted broad beans, chickpeas and soya beans 🙂 made for a super tasty, protein packed quick snacky lunch (@3.10pm – darn the professor who skipped the ‘coffee break’ as he calls it….), alongside cauliflower/parsnip:
Those parsnip puffs…oh boy. SO sweet and puffy and soft! Holy crap I love parsnip.
Not as much as I love seeing my name in print!
My second article in the uni student paper, The Rabbit 🙂
So it was edited again, and they still missed the other ‘t’ off of my last name – but the editing wasn’t as brutal as the last article. I was pretty pleased 😀 I’m now just waiting for Women’s Fitness/ VegNews/ Runner’s World to start a bidding war over who gets to use my services next…watch this space….
OH! I almost forgot! The thing I want you to shed light on –
Last night I couldn’t sleep, so i dug out my Brendan Brazer Thrive Fitness book for some..er…’light’…reading to send me off to nodland. I randomly opened it up to a page, and he was banging on about alkalizing v acidifying (seriously, are those even words, let alone spelt right? I’m seriously tired right now :p) foods, and how the alkaline ones are MUCH better for you, and help with recovery, from general exercise and injuries. My ears pricked up at that bit, seeing as I still have a case of Angry Legs, so want all the help I can get. He didn’t really mention much though about WHAT those foods are, so I was wondering; I know there was a minor blogtrend a while back about alkaline/acid foods, so I was wondering, a) what your thoughts are, b) if you know much about that method of eating, and c) if you’ve actually done it.
Acid vs Alkaline – shed some light plez!
Now, for those of you that asked so kindly – my new CarBaby (still unamed – I want MORE suggestions people! MORE MORE MORE! They’re great so far, so keep ’em coming!) looks like this:
Not really. She actually looks like this, except a darker blue:
(source) Note: that’s not my real car, that’s a google-fied image 🙂
A Peugeot 106 🙂 Cute huh? Well worth the three-figure sum I pad 😛 told ya she was cheap!