Tag Archives: oatmeal

Polyface Meat Meal #2: Chicken


The hardest part of exam time is the sad puppy eyes searing through your back as you’re bent over some textbook or hornbook for hours a day. “Play with me,” they beg. And, they don’t understand [or care] about “grades” or “jobs.” So I thought Grady needed a friend. In lieu of a second puppy [which […]

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Pineapple, Part II


As I mentioned earlier, Vegetarian Times has a feature on pineapple this month, with four recipes, prep tips, and the nutrition low-down. Like most fruits, pineapple is insanely good for you, although it’s much higher in sugar than, say, a pear or an apple. It’s filled with potassium and fiber, and is “the only known source […]

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Pumpkin & White Chocolate Pudding Parfait


FYI while you’re chowing down on breakfast: here’s an article about the disastrous framing of the Pizza-As-Vegetable debate by the media. It’s been a while since I posted a breakfast recipe, mostly because our breakfasts have become pretty boring and repetitive. The most progress I’ve made recently was buying unsweetened cocoa powder. A tablespoon has […]

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A Welcome Break…fast


Last night was rough. Next Saturday is the “ethics” portion of the Bar exam: the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). And yes, it’s as bad as it sounds. After my 2-hour seminar last night, Shaun and I sat through a review lecture that basically involved filling in the blanks on a 40-page handout with the […]

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Deconstructed “Fig Newton” Oatmeal


Nabisco might have changed the packaging on their Fig Newtons, but this doesn’t change the fact that they’re still a cookie and cookies just aren’t the best thing for you, especially when the ingredients include partially hydrogenated oil [slowly destroying your stomach lining], preservatives, and high fructose corn syrup. Oh, to be a kid again […]

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Mad Beets and a FREE GIVEAWAY!


I suppose “free giveaway” is pretty redundant. But it got your attention, no? I have three samples of Coach’s Oats, which I tested and enjoyed, to give away to readers! Just send me a quick e-mail [ryesandshine@gmail.com] and tell me how you would prepare your free sample. I’ll pick the three winners at random later this week. […]

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Oatmeal Test Kitchen: Coach’s Oats


When I discovered that the nutritional content of steel cut oats is negligibly different than that of its flattened-out cousin, the rolled oat, I immediately informed Shaun. Why must we stare at a pot for 25 minutes every morning when we can get the same nutrition in five? “It’s the texture,” he said of his […]

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Salted Caramel Carob Oatmeal


Starbucks always serves a plethora of coffee and creme cocktails that change with the seasons. I like the flavor of coffee so much that there’s rarely a time when I’ll order these drinks, but they do sound enticing [the holiday season’s White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha, anyone?]. This oatmeal was inspired by Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Hot […]

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What “Vegetarian” Means to Me


I won’t bore you with another oatmeal recipe this morning, but let’s just say this one’s a winner, special thanks to syrups we picked up at World Market last night after Grady’s class. I used the sugar-free salted caramel to make salted-caramel banana oatmeal. Just bananas, flax, oats, almond milk, this syrup, and a sprinkle […]

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Oatmeal Test Kitchen


It’s 42 degrees outside. Our morning run was post-poned until later in the afternoon [when it’s supposed to reach a whopping 62], so I took the time to continue my tour-de-oatmeal. After all, it’s perfect hot cereal weather. This recipe was inspired by both a desire to eat dessert for breakfast and one of my absolute […]

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