Blueberry Banana Oatmeal

This was one of my favorite oatmeals I’ve ever made. I LOOOVED it. So I thought I’d share it with you all and do a mini tutorial since one of my friends (Hi Lisa!!!) wanted to know how to make oats!

First, my favorite kind is Bob’s Red Mill’s Organic Thick Rolled Oats.
Just do it!!!

Onwards… to my fabulous orgasmic Blueberry Banana Oatmeal!!!

1/2c Oats
1 1/4c Water
1 Large Banana (ripe!!!)
~1 tsp Mexican Vanilla Extract
1 package of Blueberries
1/4c Wheat Berries 
1 tbs Flaxseedes
Cinnamon (to taste)
2 HEAPING blobs of yogurt (I used Wildwood Organic Soyogurt)
1 Cinnamon Stick (to garnish!!!) 

1. Boil water on HI until bubbly and then pour in oats and stir.

2. Turn heat down to Med-Med Hi and stir, as the water and the oats start to congeal, cut up a banana and add/stir in.

3. Add your vanilla extract…

4. (Don’t forget to stir stir) Add in your cinnamon

5. As it starts to form more oatmeally (after a few minutes) I add in my flaxseed. :]

6. And my wheatberries (love love love the chewiness!!!)

7. When it’s a little runnier than I’d want for my consistency, I added in my blueberries (usually I add them right in the beginning so my oats turn a beautiful rich blue/purple color!!!)

8. Stir stir stir (you can still make your oats blue/purple if you want from here on out but today I wanted them whole and plump  just warmed up so I only stirred them for about a minute or two until the oats fully thickened up!)

9. Pour into big gorgeous bowl (or huge mug, or anything haha, sometimes I eat it out of the pot!) and add as much as yogurt on top as you want. It makes it soooo creamy when you mix it with the oats!!! (you can also use cottage cheese, ricotta, a dab of cream cheese, anything you want, freaking ICE CREAM or PUDDING!!! hahaha)

10. Stick in a cinnamon stick and start chewing!!!

This was my FAVORITE bowl of oats EVER!!!!!… AND this is me popping my banana oats cherry :] Despite the fact that every blogger than their mother (literally!!!) has had banana in their oats, I never had. It added a sweetness that I’m not used to (I never add sugar/syrup/etc to my oats) I love the natural sweetness of fruits and veggies and this was SOOOOOOO GOOD!!! (but if you like it sweet feel free to add brown sugar, agave syrup, maple syrup, anything! I bet some toasted coconut and cinnamon chips would be DELICIOUS!!!) And the MEXICAN vanilla added a delicious smell to it, it just added to the essence of it! YUM!

Health Update & then some…

Today was THE day. Yes, THE day that I went to the Hematologist. I got tons of vials of blood taken, weight (eep! I had JUST eaten SOOO much food and drank so much @_@ argh! I hate getting my weight taken IN clothes AFTER eating/drinking… blah), blood pressure, temp, the works…

Doctor: So you’re a little bit anemic…
Me: Yes…
Doctor: Do you eat well?… Do you bleed?…

[ the usual talk and she glances at the test results from my blood … she did ask me if I had rectal bleeding and I giggled cuz I’m 3.]

*glances at test results*
Doctor: Well you’re SEVERELY anemic. You have pretty much NO iron in your body, you could need a blood transfer if it gets worse… you have a less blood count today than you did two weeks ago… you should eat red meat.
Me: …
Mom: *freaks out*

Ok, that’s not the REAL convo word for word but I’m still woozy from getting my blood taken out.

Jim: poor little tiffie being vampired :(
Me: it’s SO dumb, i need blood but they keep TAKING it

But that pretty much sums it up for ya’ll. There’s also a chance it could be Thalassemia Minor (there’s a good chance cuz I’m Asian!) I’m starting my Iron IV sessions tomorrow (which will be two hours long) and the ones following (up to 4-6, depending) will be about an hour.

GREAT. Me + Hospital are gonna be great buddies.

My doctor kept asking about my eats and if I ate red meat or any meat at all. I told her I was more vegan/vegetarian with maybe some seafood and occasional chicken… It’s strange, while I eat it, I no longer ever crave it so I mainly eat vegan/vegetarian. I’ll still eat meat I just don’t go out of my way to cook it or get any of it unless I’m sharing with other people. I’m a big seafood lover tho. Shrimp, Clams, Fish, Squid, Crabs, Lobster :] But even those I rarely eat anymore… @_@

*sips tea*

Breakfast/Lunch was a giant bowl and a half of barley w/ 綠豆 (green beans) & dried and rehydrated longans (I refer to them as two different names… 龍眼 and Taiwanese people generally refer to them as 桂圓)

& of course my vitamins & gummy vites!!!!!

I came home with a list of things and their iron quantities… chocolate & dried peaches were on the list of things with pretty good amounts of iron *snicker* so I had a chocolate covered orange slice and dried peach!!!

I’m getting ready for dinner right now… I’m planning some Orange Cumin Shrimp w/ Tomatillas… Leeks & Chanterelles and some Spaghetti Squash and Roasted Delicatas!!! Everything I’m making seems so yummie but I’m daydreaming about a nice big bowl of BANANA OATS w/ BLUEBERRIES… I think my mom might yell at me tho since it’s not really overflowing with iron @_@ BUT it’s what I CRAVE :[

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edit @ 1143pm

Dinner:

Preparing to cook!!!

Cooking with tomatillos for the first time!!!


They’re like tart tomatoes.

The shrimps before I tossed it all together with the wilting fresh basil, and tomatillo/hot pepper/spinach/grilled scallions mixture

(I had marinated the shrimps for about an hour with fresh orange zest & juice, garlic, pepper, wine, paprika & cumin!!!.. I think a few other spices too but I don’t remember hahaha)

Spaghetti Squash

Spicy Orange Cumin Grilled Shrimp w/ Tomatillos, Scallions, Basil & Spinach + Roasted Delicatas

Leeks w/ Garlicky Brown Butter Chanterelle Mushrooms

I didn’t make this, it’s just sliced beef my mom brought home from her monthly lunch party with her gfs.

I REALLY REALLY craved an amazing SWEET bowl of oats sooooo…

The most amazing bowl of oats I’ve ever had…
BLUEBERRY BANANA OATMEAL


Banana, Blueberries, Flaxseed, Wheatberries, Cinnamon & Mexican Vanilla


Plopped with a few GIANT BLOBS of Soyogurt :]

Wildwood Organic Plain Soyogurt

It was THICK and CREAMY and DELICIOUS!!!!
& very Greek Yogurt-ish but with a taste of soy!!!


& two marrocs from my lovely Coco!!!! <3 SOOOO HARD to not eat EVERYTHING!!

A snack while I watch Pan’s Labyrinth for like the billionth time (SUCH a good, but really really sad movie) Two more chocolate covered oranges, and two more chocolate covered dried peaches!!!!


I know I know I said no candy but I really really needed a few gummies tonite. I’m having a *really* bad nite tonite :[

Nite!!! I have a few things to catch up on work since I’ll be having my first Iron IV session tomorrow afternoon!

Surprise!!!!

GUESS WHAT I GOT ON MY DOORSTEP TODAY?!?!?!?!?!

What could it be???? LOVED the cute little PINK popcorns tho.. haha my puppy ate one @_@

Delicious YUMMIES!!!! :] I couldn’t WAIT to try them for my dessert :]

I ♥ you Coco!!! Your surprises will be coming to you soon!!!

Speaking of the awesome Coco :] I got tagged by her!!! I did this awhile back… I think on another blog of mine but I’m always up for sharing :]
Here are the rules:

  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Post the rules on your blog
  • Write 7 random things about yourself
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post and link to them
  • Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
  • Let the tagger know when your entry is up

My Random Things:

  1. I drank from a baby bottle until I was well into the first grade. My mom guesses that’s why my lips are so pouty. I guess that’s why I have such an oral fixation (yay Freud!) I always need to suck on hard candy, lollipops or chew gum. It’s a bad habit so I’ve weened myself of the extreme (I could go thru packs and packs of gum a day)
  2. I’ve only had a twinkie ONCE in my life and it was my freshmen year in college. My roommate couldn’t believe it (she was a hostess fiend!!! so she bought a box and made me try one. My first, last and only time.
  3. Like Coco, I get along better with guys. My best group of friends is guys and we gossip like girls :] Hahaha.. they FORGET that I’m a girl sometimes and I can always outrude, outcrude and outperv them :] I’m more of a guy when it comes to certain things and think that a lot of girls are wayyy overdramatic. My best girl friends and I we NEVER say bad things about each other and we’re all VERY different from each other so we get along great. I hate competition and two-faced girls. But this poses as a problem for my best friends’ girlfriends sometimes. They just don’t get that they view me as a little brother (they’re all a few years older than me) than a girl. I’m really girly on the outside and I have my emotional girly moments and I love shopping and cute things and pink and all that, but I’m a guy in some ways too.
  4. I’ve only used someone else’s ID twice in my life. I somehow always got to get away with getting into clubs underage. The first was to get my belly button pierced (for the first time, I’ve gotten it done twice) and the second, they knew I was using someone else’s ID but they let me in anyways, AND gave me back the ID. HAHA. ONCE I pouted and got let into a 21+ Club/Lounge on my 19th Birthday. BUT ever since I turned 21 I had SOOO much trouble getting into places. WTH! Once I even got QUIZZED on my astrological sign and etc… dumbpoops. :P
  5. I’m obsessed with buying panties…. I have so many and so many kinds that I could probably wear a different pair everyday for at least a year once. I even buy kid’s panties!!! TMI???
  6. I used to eat “I cant believe it’s not butter” when I was a kid out of the tub >_<; EEW!
  7. When I was little I tried cooking rice in a glass bowl in the microwave and the bowl split right in half and slight my hand open.

I was trying to come up with people to tag but I think everyone’s been tagged already… so if you want to share details, please please do :] I love reading tidbits about peoples!!!

Dinner was… a lot of random stuff…

Steamed Kale & 2 chunks of 豆腐乳 :]

I ate ALL of it!!! NOM!!!

And then some sauteed Mung Beans w/ Hot Peppers… SOOO GOOD!!!!

I ended up eating more than HALF the plate.

There was also a tofu/pork dish but I wasn’t in the mood for any meat.

BUT………….. I WAS STILL HUNGRY!!!!.. which is strange because I wasn’t when I first started eating.. but then you know how they say that spicy food can open up the appetite (at least us chinese ppls do hehe, we call it “open stomach”)

So I had Chinese vegetarian ham w/ 大白菜 (Big White Cabbage)

It was sooo good, I used to LOVE Chinese vegetarian ham when i was a kid. My mom would panfry them crispy and make sammiches with fried eggs :]

So I ate the rest of the roll sliced up and fried CRISPY!!!

DESSEEEEEEEEEEEERT I had Indigo Rabbit Chocolate Pillows..

& then I tried 3 chocolates from Coco :]

This was a yummie soft cookie sammich :]

& a Murroc.. but I forgot to take a pic of me eating it @_@ SOOO GOOD!!! Now I know why she’s addicted to them!! SO HARD not to eat them all!!

25 Rambutans & 32 Longans while watching Wicked Little Things.. which was creepy because the kids were creepy.. but seriously, if there were no stupid people, there would be no scary movies.

I had a little wine that I bought on a trip to Acadia during Labor Day wkend this year. I totally forgot what I bought (it was from a wine tasting)

Apple Raspberry Wine.. it was way too sweet for what I wanted tonite tho :[

Dior’s sleepy face :]

Who else is a huuuge Top Chef fan???