Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Autumn: Such a Tease

Even though summer-like temperatures have returned, I am keeping my meals (mostly) on the warm side. PB and banana toast, leftover raw pad thai, and a baked potato with roasted broccoli and It's Better Than Sour Cream.

See you on Thursday!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ah, Weekend!

I am so thankful for weekends in general, but I appreciate this one because it was a perfect blend of productivity, social activity, and rest. I'll take one more, please!  And, we've had a summer relapse - 89 degrees today.

Saturday morning trip to the Farmer's Market: fire roasted Hatch chiles (from New Mexico, medium heat), corn, broccoli, and a Beet Box brownie (they always have a stand, but I usually resist temptation).
 I met a few friends for lunch at Spices, and while I didn't photograph my Chopped Salad "romaine, red onion, tomato, cucumber, and avocado (swapped for the cheese)", I did photograph our trip across the street!
 Ha! You can see one friend's reflection, and the other friend's foot in the air as she was posing for a picture.  Inside Voodoo Doughnuts:
My Vegan Raised Glazed:
In case you are new to the Voodoo schtick - it's all sexual, all the time. Phallic donuts, double entendre souvenirs- so yes, the bag says what you think it says. But the doughnut was effing amazing. Light and airy - I ate it all in one sitting.

Sunday was basically one big "Ode to Sarah", as I had oatmeal with coconut, almonds, and dried cranberries (and black tea)
 And, I made raw pad thai - inspired by this post - while not as photogenic, it was fun to make and pretty tasty!
 Spiralized zucchini, broccoli slaw (red cabbage, carrots, broccoli sticks), green and white onion, shredded green cabbage, homemade spicy peanut dressing, and peanuts.
This made something like six servings, so I'll be having this quite a few times this week!

Is anyone watching "Outlander"? I read the first three in the series years ago (we're talking late 90s, early 00), and while I'm remembering some of what happened but not all, the show is really well done. Let's give the casting team a raise because Jamie is gorgeous. So hot. I can't. OMG.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Swing

Today's high: 52 degrees, with showers.

Vega Vanilla (the last of it!), frozen banana, frozen mango, water = frozen me.

Lunchbox: snap peas, carrots, falafel, garlic hummus.

I wanted hot chocolate, but my cupboard hasn't had that in a while. So, a pb rice cake instead.

I knew that today was going to be chilly, so I've kombu broth brewing in the fridge.
A nice steamy bowl of homemade miso soup. Truth be told, I wanted pho, but my pho friend had a date. (She said she'd rather have pho than go on this date, so we'll go sometime soon. Ha!)  I think it's time for hot meals, all the time.  Farewell, smoothies - see you in the spring...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Here it Comes

We've had a taste of autumn off and on the last couple of weeks, and today was no exception. In fact, each day this week is progressively cooler with a chance of rain.  That sort of shift makes me change my eating habits! I am already craving more hot food, and I'm not sure I'll have smoothies for breakfast beyond this week.

Work wise, it has been better - we're just so busy! I was gone from the house for over 10 hours today (poor Remy!), and I have work to do once I post this. At least I'm sleeping enough, and doing yoga at home (yes, this means my long day made me miss the class I wanted to take. Trying again tomorrow.)

Frozen banana, strawberry, Vega Vanilla and water:
 Lunch: on Sunday, I roasted green beans, cremini mushrooms, garlic, and cubed tofu in the oven with teriyaki sauce.  Served with brown rice.
During our Faculty meeting, I munched on pretzels provided by the admin.


Perfect for a pre-autumn evening.

See you on Thursday!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Re-stock, Recover, Re-start

This weekend was more than a little R&R, it was a full recovery from the work week.  It started on Friday night with a trip to two stores (mainly because I was indecisive and shopping without a list), three if you count the separate transaction at TJ's Wine Shop.
 Dinner: Super Spinach Salad, one and a half glasses of whichever one it was I opened.
 Saturday breakfast after nine hours of sleep:
 Oat Bran with vanilla, cinnamon, and agave. Iced coffee with almond milk.

Lots of rest throughout the day, and a Rockies vs. San Diego Padres game in the evening.
 ("The Player" is the statue you see, and it is where everyone who doesn't arrive with their friends/family meets before a game.)
Great seats and even greater weather.

Sunday lunch platter (apologies for the out of focus)
Carrots, snap peas, falafel, garlic hummus.

Another beautiful (borderline hot) day today, here's the view from Remy's trip to a park:
Now he sleeps, and I must write lessons...

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Hallelujah tomorrow is Friday! What a week! Work has been super chaotic (to the point where I'm not sure about my long term abilities to stay - it's so disorganized, and everyday brings a new crisis. Students are great, colleagues are wonderful - just everything else is a mess.).  On a happier note, I am adjusting to the school routine and hours; meaning that I'm feeling ready to add workouts back into my life by the weekend.

Vega French Vanilla, frozen banana, frozen mango, almond milk smoothie:
"I need to go grocery shopping" lunch:
 Peach and pb rice cake sandwich

 Afternoon treat:

Chipotle for dinner:
Half of it is in the fridge, thereby freeing me from having to make another pb rice cake sandwich for lunch tomorrow.  ;)  See you this weekend!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Full Day

Students first full day of school today. So tired. This is going to be a quick one...
Vega French Vanilla, frozen banana, fresh peach, water.

Packed lunch:
 Tempeh, tomato, avocado, and greens sandwich. Carrots, apple.

 Asian Chopped Salad that should've been eaten a week ago...

Prior to dinner, I had to do more work on my school computer.  This is how Remy felt about that.
After dinner, I rewarded him with a mile and a half walk with a friend, and her dog.  And now a little restorative yoga for me, and bed.