April 17, 2009

Wow, what an exciting, crazy day!!

I wish I had more time to tell you about my oatmeal experiment but this is all that matters: overripe bananas are the best! It was unanimous. Also, don’t let your oatmeal sit out for an hour before serving :(

Green, frozen, ripe, overripe

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Green banana

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Yellow banana

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Frozen banana

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CA-reamy overripe banana!! The sweetest and creaminess, thanks to natural sugars :) You can totally see the difference.

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After sitting out for a while they got rather gross :(

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I probably ate about 1/3 a cup of my oatmeal for second breakfast.

And tried Tara’s waffles with compote made with alternative sugars (left some waffle crumbs)

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Mindy’s quinoa bread (which was so doughy and good!

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And Gina’s banana bread.

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I was getting full at this point, so I just had 1 bite of each.

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I am so glad I had a small breakfast because I was in quite a carb overload at this point. I probably had a tiny bowl of oats, 2 slices bread, 1/2 a waffle with compote and 3 bites of banana bread.

After lab I came home and quickly turned around to go pick up Sarah at the airport!!

I gave her a choice of restaurants for lunch and, as most out of towners do, she chose EarthFare :)

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I loaded up on raw veggies, beans and a few small bites of salads, plus blue cheese. I wasn’t that hungry from lab.

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After we each at over a pound of salad :) Check out Tales Of Expansion for her recap!

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After lunch we went by Great Harvest to say hello to Matt and grab a sample :)

The ambrosia bread! And a butterscotch scotchie cookie. I had a bite of each!

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Plus a bite of this homemade pizza that Matt made for lunch – it was killer!

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We were conveniently right on the greenway, so we went walking! We walked to Kate + Nate’s and met them, and then took Gilbert out for a walk!! We probably walked for about 45 minutes to an hour. Sarah and I had lots to chat about – she’s very cool and easy-going :)

And she brought me biscotti! Remember when I won some from Sarah in the BSI a while back? They are SO delicious! The texture is the best party. Here’s her Earl Grey recipe.

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I had to try one :)

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So delicious!! These are on my “to make” list after exams are over!

I’m pooped and need to go get ready for Nate’s party tonight.

See y’all late!!

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1 Lara (Thinspired) April 17, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Kath this looks like such a fun class! And what a fun Friday in general for you. How cool that you got to hang out with Sarah. Thanks for the oatmeal tip…just another one of many that you have given me! 😉


2 Lisa D April 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Have fun at the party! And wow what a difference those bananas make! But if you blended them, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I like my bananas kinda unripe because I think they taste more banana-y and less sweet


3 Angie April 17, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Looks like a great afternoon! For some reason, I don’t remember my food labs looking so fun!


4 VeggieGirl April 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Fun experiments; and hooray for meeting up with Sarah!!


5 Sarah (lovINmytummy) April 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm

I’ve heard Burger King has Sponge Bob stuff, in case you are looking for a gift…or a Whopper Jr. Ew.


6 Marissa April 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Sounds like a great lunch!


7 Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm

What a fun lab! Those biscotti are adorable!! Have a great night 😉


8 Sharon April 17, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Wow, that is so much fun!


9 Mel April 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Your class sounds so fun… Just by looking at the oats, you can tell the difference!


10 Emily W. April 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm

What an awesome day! That class looks like SOOO much fun! And those biscotti?!!? YUM!


11 caitlin April 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm

aww i remember being at that earthfare!! :)


12 Kara April 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm

have fun at the party!


13 Heather April 17, 2009 at 5:36 pm

That sounds like a great food lab! I agree that the overripe banana sure looks like the best option!

All the Great Harvest eats look so good! Matt is one lucky guy to have such a fun job. Was he always interested in baking?

Have a great time at the party tonight!


14 Christy April 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm

I make biscotti all the time but I love that she has them in smaller pieces…what a fantastic idea! What stage of baking does she do this?

Hope you girls have a great weekend!


15 Alison April 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Your food lab sounds like such a fun class. I wish I could do something like that.


16 Leanne April 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I would totally pick Earth Fare too! :)


17 K April 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm

What a great day!! I’ll bet your lab loved the oats :)

Those empty salad bowls make me proud! Way to dominate the bowl you guys!!


18 run sarah April 17, 2009 at 6:35 pm

How fun- love the oatmeal experiment! Yay for blogger meet ups too!


19 Lisa April 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I really hope to meet one of my blogger-friends in the real world someday.

Your lab looks like a lot of fun – there must be so much activity! In one of my anthropology tutorials we had our discussions while my prof and I separated bat bones and human teeth/bone fragments from some cave dirt. It was fun, if not very tasty.

Have fun at the party!


20 zestycook April 17, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Very fun experiment Kath! Looks like you are in for another busy day


21 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) April 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Love all of your oatmeal-banana varieties for your Food Science class.


22 Michelle Hisae April 17, 2009 at 7:24 pm

What a difference a banana makes! I can see significant differences!


23 The Duo Dishes April 17, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Good food can really make the day! Those biscotti are a great gift. Happy Friday to you.


24 brandi April 17, 2009 at 7:40 pm

what a fun day! enjoy the party, and all the oatmeal looks great!


25 Meg April 17, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Love the experiments! Hope you have fun tonight!


26 MLT April 17, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I love your tee shirt Kath, where’s it from?


27 Hangry Pants April 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I concur with over ripe bananas. Frozen are second though.

And I concru re: Sarah and her biscotti. Although I tried a different flavor they were still just as yummy and cutely sized and shaped.


28 Priyanka April 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Frozen banana oatmeal wins hands down! Yummy salad!


29 jennifer April 17, 2009 at 9:25 pm

What a fun sampling day!


30 Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) April 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I have often wondered what goes on the labs in dietician school… and I am still kind of wondering. What was the oatmeal experiment about?


31 allijag April 17, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Sarah!!! :) How fun, looks like you two had a nice time!!


32 Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 17, 2009 at 11:36 pm

What a great day!!! Jealous you got to meet Sarah :)


33 Michelle T April 17, 2009 at 11:54 pm

yay! I love the tribute to over ripe bananas! They’re SO under-hyped and people don’t appreciate them enough, but they are definitely my absolute favorite in oatmeal. Yummmmyyyy!!!!

What a great day of eats. As always, you’re the QUEEN of beautiful yummy looking salads. Have a faaabulous weekend Kath!!


34 Jessica April 17, 2009 at 11:56 pm

What a fun and interesting oatmeal experiment!! All of the food in this post just looks amazing!! I realllyyyy wish I could try that homemade pizza!


35 lain April 18, 2009 at 6:48 am

Is someone wearing pajama pants in your food lab? It looks like it in one of the pics. haha!


36 Kath April 18, 2009 at 10:23 am

Old Navy last year, I believe.

Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen),
I was testing the effects of different kinds of banana on the sensory evaluation and gelatinization characteristics. Nothing technical or fancy!

lain ,



37 Erin April 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm

As always I am jealous of that salad bar and that BREAD.

Ugh, I am rife with jealousy at your posts sometimes Kath.



38 Jenny Beverage September 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm

No clue if it notifies you about comments, if it doesn’t I’ll find another way- If you have to cook in class, what do you do if you have a food allergy? I’m allergic to gluten and I’m pretty sure people with that should touch flour at all, right? Just wondering what to do when I start going to school. Thanks :)


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