Toasted Coconut, Cinnamon and Cashew Oatmeal

A healthy and vegan oatmeal made with coconut milk, cinnamon, cashews and plenty of toasted coconut.

Toasted Coconut, Cinnamon and Cashew Oatmeal | The Breakfast Drama Queen

Since I enjoy telling stories on this blog, I hope you won’t mind if I begin this post with a little story that highlights a talent of mine. At the risk of sounding boastful, I’m quite good at creating awkward situations.

Late last year I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed. I already mentioned that I unwittingly turned up to my follow-up appointment with blue lips (uh, oops), but I didn’t mention the really awkward part to that story.

Toasted Coconut, Cinnamon and Cashew Oatmeal | The Breakfast Drama Queen

Before the wisdom teeth removal, I had no idea that going under anesthetic involved being jabbed with a needle. And I’m freaking terrified of needles. So when the anesthetist showed up with all his equipment, I panicked. A lot.

The only thing I could think of doing was putting my right hand (the one not about to be hit with a needle) over my eyes. The anesthetist giggled.

‘Not a fan of needles?’ he asked.

‘No,’ I whimpered.

‘That’s a pretty reasonable fear,’ he said.

‘Yeah,’ I nodded. ‘At least it means I’ll never be a heroin addict.’

‘Um…okay.’

I then took my hand off my eyes to see the anethesist’s puzzled face. It was an expression somewhere between ‘Was that a joke?’ and ‘Who on earth am I dealing with here!?’ Before I could say anything else I was asleep, which was probably for the best.

Toasted Coconut, Cinnamon and Cashew Oatmeal | The Breakfast Drama Queen

Anyway, that story of anesthetic-related awkwardness has nothing to do with this oatmeal.

(Random side note: anesthetic/anethesist are also spelled anaesthetic/anaethesist)

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