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Archive for September 22nd, 2010

These past few days have been a bit busy for me…among other things, I’ve been prepping for my follow-up job interview (which is tomorrow – eek!). 

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Coffee for four. 

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All for me 🙂

I have been cooking, too, but as you can see, blogging has taken the back burner.  Also, I’ve been having a string of bottomless pit days.  I’m sure you’re familiar.  You know the days when you’re stomach just won’t quit.  Which is all well and good, except that it leaves me with 482 photos to post.  Ugh.  I may as well dive right in…

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These were overnight oats that I made Sunday morning and consumed Tuesday morning…does that make them overday oats?  Overnights oats?  Not sure.

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As you can see it had all the essentials, most of which I mentioned in detail in this post.  Just add water and watch them grow…

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It certainly had time to expand!  It was nearly 3 times it’s original volume and entirely raw. 

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Not much to say here.

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Along the same lines as my AM eats…lunch was a PB and apple sammie.

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It started with the last of the jar of crunchy peanutty goodness, which I then layered with coconut flakes, flax seeds, and cinnamon.  Until…

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Oh yeah.

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More fruit.

At this point, I feel I should mention that these eats fueled an insane amount of exercise.  First I went on a 30 minute run.  Then, since I was still on a high from getting my bike back from the shop, I decided to go on a bike ride.  What started out as a short ride (to get my feel for the area and good bike-friendly roads) turned into a 10+ mile ride.  I got a burst of energy after just 10 minutes and decided to ride to my (finger’s crossed) future employer.  The hospital is just over 5 miles away, and there are several routes to take.  No time like the present to experiment with commutes…so I decided to give it a go.  The way there took 37 minutes, and the way home took 32.  Route #2 it is!  I prefer the second way anyways because it’s safer (bike lanes, minimal major intersections/fereways, etc.). 

For dinner all I wanted was a hugh jass salad.  And I mean HUGE. 

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The wedding guest who gave us this gorgeous family sized serving bowl had no idea that I would be using it as a solo dinner bowl.  Muahaha.

  • kale
  • broccoli slaw
  • carrots
  • yellow and red bell peppers
  • carrots
  • raw corn

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So much freakin’ fiber.  I poured a tahini & Bragg’s mixture all over it and dug in. 

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I know the lighting is less than ideal, but please note the size of my legs (pink sweatpants aside), hand, and fork.  This baby was a Bieste (Glee reference?).

The most incredible thing of all was the flavor of the famer’s market fresh veggies.  I don’t think I knew what a bell pepper was supposed to taste like until now.  I’m never buying my produce anywhere else from now on.  Who cares that it’s not cost effective, I’m supporting local farmers and the food tastes better.  That’s worth the extra $$ in my opinion. 

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The next day was more of the same. 

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Brushing up on my skills.

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Home-made raw almond butter (recipe in a later post) on a heel piece of bread.

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After my morning jolt, I went to Barnes & Noble (lord help me!), followed by the farmer’s market (ditto to that one), and finally my Apple 1:1 appointment (nerd alert).

There were about 100 books I wanted, but thanks to Jenna’s tweet I refocused myself and only came away with 2 books.  I added the other 98 to my to-read list. 

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I had way less self control at the farmer’s market…

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I want it all!!

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It should come as no surprise that I did some damage.  I even brought my fold-up goody green bag in anticipation…and that’s just a portion of my loot.

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Lunch was a quickie sando with avocado, leftover bean dip, and (non-Daiya) vegan “cheese.”  It was fabulous, but I needed more food a short while later.

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Snack plate with crudites (how fancy am I?) and a ‘lil tub of Sabra.  These individual servings are so cute.  Janetha would be all about it.

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Later I sampled my farmer’s market fare…starting with a kind of pear I’d never heard of before. 

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Before my workout I prepped dinner…chopping, marinading, and tupp-ing.

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So many new things from the market! 

Russian blue potatoes (aka purple potatoes), white fingerlings, and red potatoes

White eggplant and Japanese eggplant

Zucchini, yellow squash, pattypan squash, and globe squash.

While these all percolated in a Bragg’s/nutritional yeast marinade, I did Jillian’s shred (level 3), followed by a 10 minute run cool down. 

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The only problem was it needed more cowbell nooch!

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Oh heyooo.  That’s more like it.

I showered while these roasted for 25 minutes on 375 degrees.

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I added in chickpeas too.

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This was the first of three servings.  Clearly portions aren’t my strong suit.  The bigger the better, the more the merrier…obviously these phrases were created for a reason, right?

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Say hi to Kyle studying in the background.  Hi Kyle!

Ok, back to interview prepping for tomorrow.  Peace!

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The Good Wife

A wordless Wednesday post…

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Stored until my husband came home to claim it…

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Aren’t I a good wife? 

[vegan lasagna recipe here]

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