Author Archives: Lauren Smith

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

This Week in Oatmeal 05/20/2017

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

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This Week in Oatmeal 05/13/2017

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is chocolate!

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This Week in Oatmeal 05/06/2017

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

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Orange-Rhubarb Oatmeal with Orange PB2 [Guest Post]

I feel so honored and proud to be sharing a recipe for Orange-Rhubarb Oatmeal with Orange PB2 that Lauren has chosen as one of the winners of  “Spring” Oatmeal Contest.

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Oatmeal Enthusiasts: Meet Cathy G.!

Hey, oatmeal lovers. I know, I’ve been absent a few weeks. As always, I blame it on lots of cloudy days and an inadequate camera. Thankfully, today I can introduce you to Cathy, whom you recognize thanks to her guest recipes, Cherry Chili Brownie Baked Oatmeal, Vegan Scrambled Eggs Oatmeal, and Cinnamon-Tahini Icing. I can’t believe she hasn’t been an Enthusiast yet, but that problem is solved today!

Hi!

My name is Cathy (well, it’s Kasia in reality but on the Internet I’m known as @cathyhope9).

Lauren has honored me with the title of Oatmeal Enthusiast of May 2017 and I’m proud to be included in such a noble group of oatmeal lovers!

I’m a 22-year-old Chemistry student from Poland. I discovered oatmeal about three years ago and I quickly got addicted to it! Now I need my cup of oats daily!

I never had oatmeal for breakfast until I started college. I got interested in working out, eating clean and being fit. I learned about overnight oats, and I made them only with Greek yoghurt and banana. My classes started early, so having ready-to-eat breakfast in the fridge was perfect solution. On weekends I made stove-top oatmeal with apples (and with water! I was vegetarian but I hated cow’s milk). I discovered that when I don’t eat yoghurt, my face is clearer so I cut down on dairy. I found out about veganism and made slow transition to plant-based lifestyle. (My mom threatened me that she will stop cooking for me if I ever go vegan, but she still cooks for me.) I’ve never had vegan overnight oats! (And I need to change that soon!)

My favourite type of oatmeal is definitely baked oatmeal. I can have it only when I’m at home (because we don’t have an oven in dorm) and it makes it very special breakfast I impatiently look forward to. I learned about baked oatmeal from Jasmin (@jasmin.clean.eat) whom I “met” on fitness app. She shared a recipe with me and I fell in love with baked oatmeal from the first bite 😉

I don’t remember how I found The Oatmeal Artist blog or how or who recommended me it but I’ve been a faithful reader since then. I learned so many useful tricks from Lauren, like segmenting orange, mixing PB2 with fork…. I read about soaking oats before cooking on the blog. Lauren’s imagination and creativity has no limits and I have never been disappointed in any of her recipes.

I eat oatmeal everyday, before classes, before working out, I ate oatmeal before running my first half marathon! When I can’t eat oatmeal, like when I don’t have access to kitchen, when I’m travelling, I start missing my oats very quickly.  Need proof that I’m an oatmeal lover? Some time ago I bought new shoes and a 2-kilogram bag of oats on sale and guess what made me more excited? Of course oats!

Day 1

It was Palm Sunday (that’s why I pictured my palm with my oatmeal) and for breakfast I had oatmeal with the best plant based milk I’ve ever had: rice-coconut milk (It was so delicious that I drank it straight from the carton and when I used it for oatmeal, I didn’t add any spices because I didn’t want to mask its flavour) and grapes.

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This Week in Oatmeal 04/29/2017

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

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This Week in Oatmeal 4/22/2017

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

Don’t forget to enter the Nairn’s oatcakes/crackers prize pack giveaway! Ends tomorrow night.

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Heyooo dear readers, followers & food bloggers💫 I AM BEYOND HAPPY, like extremely.. AHH 😭😭 okay, okay so I will explain: basically the easter🐰 gave me yesterday the most precious gift I could’ve ever asked for! 😩 …my 🐱 💫 As you maybe got to know in our recent post I lost my cat 🐾, but yesterday after 8 days… she came into my room and was like “miaooo” 🙀🙀 She came back & ohhh myyyy god I missed her soooo much 😻 She’s like the love of my life, my soulmate💖 She plays a big role in my little family 🙌🏻 It was so quit & her absence made such a big difference 😪 you can’t even imagine! But now she is back & I’m the happiest easter egg(y) alive lol 🥚🐥 Hope everyone had a wonderful 🐣-time!! ~C. #oatmealartist #oatporn #granola #oatmeal #vegan #happy #love #food #oatmeallover #obsessed #freaks #food #fruit #oslo #norway #foodblogger #healthy #breakfast #vegan #porridge #porridgepassion #foodporn #oatmealrecipe #oatmealporn #nuts #prettyfood #healthyfood

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This Week in Oatmeal 04/15/2017

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is carrots!

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The Blog’s 5th Birthday + a GIVEAWAY by Nairn’s!

Friends!

Tomorrow, my blog turns five years old. Five years! This little baby is ready for kindergarten.

I’m celebrating with a GIVEAWAY for FIVE winners, courtesy of Nairn’s and their fabulous gluten-free oatcakes and crackers!! Scroll down for details.

This past year has not been easy as I’ve gotten more and more frustrated with my inadequate camera and photography skills 😇 but I’m still proud of the posts I managed to publish this year.

Like this Pumpkin & Kale Steel Cut Oatmeal:

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Vegan Scrambled Eggs Oatmeal [Guest Post]

Hi! I’m Cathy and it’s my third guest post on Lauren’s blog. [Check out her other posts: Cinnamon-Tahini Icing and Cherry Chili Brownie Baked Oatmeal!] Today I’m presenting you a recipe for vegan “Scrambled Eggs” Oatmeal.

I had a strange relationship with eggs before going vegan: I loved when my Grandma prepared me French toasts (vegan French toasts are on my “to do” list), didn’t care if there were eggs in a cake I ate but when I had to cook with eggs, I was grossed out and scared that I’ll be afflicted with Salmonellosis. Eggs were definitely not something I missed when I started plant-based diet.

My Polish vegan Internet friends often share pictures of their scrambled tofu. It looks like egg, they swear it tastes like egg and I honestly never wanted to try it…but one day I was in the mood to experiment and decided to make different version of vegan scrambled eggs… with oats. I  love tofu but I love oatmeal more 🙂 (more…)