I only have pics of 2 of my meals today.
For breakfast I had some more oatmeal. I cooked 1/3 cup of oats in 1 and 1/3 cups of water (the good ol' volume trick! look at how much it cooks up!) and mixed it with ground flaxseeds, cinnamon, banana and walnuts. I read somewhere that the way you cook your oats determines the texture. I usually add my oats to boiling water and it tends to come out clumpy and dry. I like creamy oatmeal and I could never figure out why mine never cooked up creamy. Then I read that if you add your oats to the water first then bring them to a boil together it'll end up creamy. I tried it today and it was amazing! Super creamy and delicious, this is the way I'm definitely going to cook my oats from now on! I wish I could credit the person that wrote about it, but I don't remember who it was!
For lunch I had a small container of rice and beans and veggies from the deli next door.
I went to my brother's house today to celebrate my niece's first birthday. I can't believe it has been a year :) They all ate pizza and I ended up with some split pea soup (I found vegan at the deli near his house where I get my chopped salads!) and a little tangy cucumber salad. Very delicious.
So I want to introduce you to my gorgeous niece :) Her name is Delilah.
I can't even deal with how cute she is. We thought it would be hilarious if we put the giant cupcake in front of her and it definitely was :X I'm the only vegan in the family so the cake was not vegan but it was just so cute I had to show this to you!
This was the aftermath of the cupcake massacre of 2011. She's the best little peanut. Love this kid :D