Man, I was a pig today in Lab!! Figures whole grains day was the most fun. Grains are my favorite food!
First off, the egg bagel breakfast held me over really well. I ate my banana + nuts at 10:00 but probably didn’t need them. But I was too excited to have a banana to pass them up. After I ate the banana + nuts I got a little hungry, strangely, but then it went away and I wasn’t that hungry for lunch…er, lab!
My group was in charge of Tabouleh [bulgur]…
…and Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars [oats], which didn’t really turn out. We used rolled instead of quick oats (all we had) and I think the quick would have stuck together more. These kind of fell apart like granola.
But they tasted HELLA GOOD!!!! (That’s more than it looks like too…)
In addition to our two recipes, around the room we made all kinds of "cereal grains" as they are technically called:
- Couscous (plain)
- Farina (Cream of Wheat? I kinda liked it!)
- Almond-Poppy Seed Spinach Noodles
- Orzo Salad with Tomatoes and Herbs
- Buckwheat Pancakes (SO GOOD!)
- Oatmeal Raisin Muffins
- Brown Rice with Onions and Cheese (um, ew!?)
- Vegetable Barley Soup
Here’s my plate from L to R:
Tabouleh, Cream of Wheat and Couscous, Spinach noodles and Orzo salad. I didn’t try the onion rice or barley soup.
Then the best part: Half a Buckwheat Pancake and an Oatmeal Muffin:
Then I made an experimental pancake with leftover muffin batter. I HATE all the food we waste in this class! Then I ate half of it because it tasted so good but was made with vegetable oil and not at all healthy….dessert!?
I’m still feeling kind of greasy now and doubt I’ll need a snack this afternoon.
After lab, I went directly uptown and took my Chem lab test. Glad that’s done so I can enjoy the evening at home!