I enjoyed waking up with the sun this morning! As long as I get enough sleep I love waking up early 🙂 I made sure to get up with plenty of time to get ready for work so that I could fully enjoy my morning coffee and meal. Banana oatmeal was the only thing I wanted and this bowl really delivered! I made my oats with 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup water, a pinch of salt, cinnamon, and a small banana. I stirred in some brown sugar at the end and then topped with vanilla almond granola and an almond butter spoonful. Heaven! I upped my portion this morning from 1/3 to 1/2 cup because I knew I’d need the fuel to work until 12 with only a 15 minute break (definitely not enough time for lunch) and my oats did not let me down- I was only starting to feel hungry when I sat down to lunch at 1:30! Talk about the magic of oats here 🙂
And as my title says, lunch today was cooked! By me! IN my apartment! Hahaha now the reason why I’m so excited about this is because I haven’t been able to do any of my own stove-top or oven cooking because our stove is a piece of (insert expletive) and doesn’t work. But, my roommate and I recently discovered that if we turn on the gas and manually light the burner, we can cook! Not the safest thing to do but we make sure to turn the gas off when we’re done and this way we’re able to cook food. So, in my excitement I whipped up some broccoli stir-fried with the juice of half an orange, orange zest, a ton of fresh chopped ginger, and tamari. Then I grilled some tofu with hot sauce and added everything to some udon noodles. Sprinkled honey roasted almonds on top and lunch was served!
It’s always more fun to eat with chopsticks 🙂 I had some delicious juicy papaya for dessert too.