One of my favorite ways to eat oatmeal!
I read food blogs for about a year before I started my own, and I remember Upside Down Pineapple Oatmeal was one of the first “cool” oatmeal dishes I created (inspired by Kath, obviously). I remember serving it to the Husband and he said, “Yum! I could get used to this.” Hehe.
I love the mix of banana, grilled pineapple, and creamy oatmeal.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rice milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 banana
- Toppings: flax, cinnamon, brown sugar, almonds, and one grilled pineapple ring.
I grilled the pineapple ring on the George Foreman!
An Arm Update
A lot of people have asked about my arm. Thanks for the concern! As you might know, I strained my deltoid, but I’m suppose to be swimming in an Olympic Triathlon THIS Sunday (ahh). I strained it on February 27, and it’s gotten a lot better in the last 9 days, but not enough.
Since it’s not an acute injury, I know that all I need to do is rest my arm and give it time. Unfortunately, because of the race, I have a bit of a deadline! So, the Husband has been pulling out all the Chinese medicine stops. Acupuncture cannot instantaneously heal a strained muscle, but it can help it heal faster.
Beginning on last Thursday, we’ve done an every-other-day regimen of acupuncture and cupping. Last night, he did a crazy technique called Surround the Dragon, when he stuck 5 needles all around the sore spot. Then, we put the heating lamp near my arm for about 30 minutes.
It didn’t hurt (actually, it felt great). My arm ended up being all red and splotchy, which the Husband says it a GOOD thing because it means blood is moving around.
It looks better today!
So – there’s my arm update. I know a lot of you are interested in alternative treatments so I thought I’d share. I don’t expect to be cured overnight, but I’ve got 5 days to get in tip-top shape (I’m sure it will be fine, so I’m not panicking).
Also, since I am the Queen of Injuries, I find it hysterical that I injured myself swimming. Isn’t swimming suppose to be the ultimate injury-free sport?! If anyone could injure themselves swimming, it’s me!
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What blog recipes or dishes have inspired your own cooking?