Sunday, April 30, 2017

Five To Go

One week down, five to go until the end of the school year. Yippee! Thank you to everyone on my previous post for the culinary inspiration. I will have a few things to show on Wednesday. For now, the weekend:

Peach bellini and good conversation with a friend on Friday evening:

Saturday morning looked like this:
  

Workout, massage, lunch:
 White Bean & Kale Soup, Sourdough Roll.

Sunday morning coffee was so good, I had two cups: (it's all about this caramel creamer)

Lots of laboring in the kitchen, which will be shown in my next post, but here is one labor eaten today: kale chips with not enough nooch and too much bell pepper.

See you soon! I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Just Dinner

Uninspired by cooking dinner this week, I've fallen into a rut. Suggestions are welcome, and with Cinco De Mayo around the corner - I smell tortillas and avocados on the grocery list.

Monday: running errands, cranky, and skipped my workout class. Snarf's veggie sandwich.

 Tuesday: in a rush (I met a few friends to go bowling...hilarious, as I haven't done that in ages), so I picked up a sparse salad at Whole Foods (they were replenishing the salad bar, so half of it was empty!) with Just Ranch and way too many pretzel crisps.

Wednesday: 45 minute spin class and the last of the lentil vegetable soup and corn muffins. I didn't actually finish the soup in the bowl, but I'm calling it "close enough" and sharing the remainder with the squirrels. Ha!

Our weather has been much cooler the last two weeks, and so I think that is throwing my spring menu inspiration. Tell me what you're eating, and inspire me!  See you this weekend!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Countdown Begins

Six weeks until summer break! I can hardly believe it! This is the best, and the most chaotic, time of year. I'm trying to soak up what free time I have, and keep my healthy habits steady.  I'm approaching a month of four workouts a week, better sleep, and lots of prayer time to alleviate stress.  So far, so good!

Post workout smoothie: Amazing Grass, frozen banana, frozen pineapple, and water.  I'm going to have to stock up on this brand - really delicious combo!
 I made more corn muffins for the remaining four servings of vegetable lentil soup. They didn't turn out as well, but I still ate them! Lunch both Saturday and Sunday:
I met a colleague friend for dinner at Pho 95.  She's moving to Brooklyn (Maud!) after school ends, as her husband took a job there.  So she is soaking up all of her favorite places. 
 

Sunday breakfast was basically dessert: one spoonful of cocoa powder and peanut butter added to my oat bran. Topped with banana. 
 Meal prep for lunches: another round of stir-fry veggies, jasmine rice, and sweet chili sauce.
Quinoa Enchilada Bake (kind of - I had to sub half the quinoa with millet), which contains black beans, corn, red enchilada sauce, green chiles, Daiya cheddar shreds, cumin, chili powder, coriander.
Where did this weekend go? It was so fast!! I'll see you on Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

On Deck

Here's what I prepped and have been eating this week:
Lunch prep: Stir-fry veggies in coconut oil and steamed jasmine rice - topped with Sweet Chili Sauce. Lunch the rest of the week will be the vegetable lentil soup (seen below, and made on Saturday).

Frozen mango, frozen banana, Vega Coconut Almond, and water:

 Dinner the last two nights has been the same: vegetable lentil soup, and corn muffin.

Tonight, it was a cabbage and kale salad with sweet onion dressing, sunflower seeds, and Boca Chik'n patty.
 The sunset tonight was also beautiful, even though it is ushering in a cold front.
I anticipate tonight's dinner again tomorrow, and perhaps a baked potato on Friday.  I have a feeling I'll be eating that soup well into next week. Ha ha! Guess I'll make more corn muffin (how terrible, I'm sure!).  I have a very busy weekend, but will be sure to snap photos and share a recap on Sunday.  We did it - we're half way through the week!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Whirlwind Weekend

Killer workout during the spin/HIIT class. It was so full that there were two instructors (read: no downtime or breaks!).
 As I am out of avocado, and don't want too much of a good thing - I took a break this weekend from the avocado toast with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning.  So instead, I sprinkled it on my steamed kale at breakfast. Ha ha! I didn't even focus on the tofu scramble (tumeric, garlic powder, nooch, Cholua), as I was so excited.
I made a huge vat of vegetable and lentil soup to enjoy this week after work. Carrot, onion, celery, green bell pepper, cabbage, canned tomatoes, lentils, vegetable stock, spices.
 Corn muffins to accompany said soup.
 I met a friend for an almond milk chai (Remy tagged along as well).
 Prom took place at the Aquarium.  I was excited to see the kids dressed up, and to take a tour - as I'd never been there!


 Easter service and lunch with my parents and brother:
 Everything in the front row was enjoyed on my plate: baked hashbrowns, green beans, salad, asparagus.
 See you on Wednesday with highlights of the work week! I hope you had a great holiday weekend!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This Week

Still on the avocado toast with nooch and Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning train. Everyday. Served with coffee and coconut creamer.
Lunches this week: TJ's Masala Burger with steamed kale; Steamed lentils, green beans, and rice pilaf. 
 
 Dinners have been on repeat: Cabbage and kale salad
 Or Pasta Con Ceci
 Or half a baked potato and steamed kale with miso gravy.

I hope you all have had a great week! Prom and Easter this weekend, so I'll be back with highlights!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

All the Treats

I met a good friend for lunch at Modern Market, and while you have seen the Superfood salad with tofu and no cheese about fifty times, here it is once again! Ha!
 

It was so warm yesterday, I finally ventured to the newly opened Sweet Cooie's Ice Cream shop.   Cute story behind the name, and they donate a portion of every scoop to women's education. It's super cute inside - I'll be sure to snap more photos on my next visit.
 This is their "single" scoop. It was huge. As in, half a pint of ice cream.  Vegan Peanut Butter Oreo, in all of its glory:
 Today, I had lunch with my brother at Fire on the Mountain. Their Spicy Peanut Salad with Seitan was top notch, as usual.
Good thing I'm back on the workout train, so I can eat all of the deliciousness without the guilt. Or at least with less guilt. Ha ha! See you on Wednesday with visions from the work week.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Four Days of Highlights

I'm on a roll! Enjoy it while it lasts. Ha ha!  The end of school year events (SAT testing, prom, senior banquet, graduation, final exams for underclassmen) are a little more spread out this year, and I couldn't be happier. I think I should be able to not disappear (here and everywhere else) these next two months, and in the meantime, I'm inspired to photograph tidbits here and there. 

Visions from Sunday:
 
 Oat Bran with maple syrup, nuts, and seeds. Taking a break from this bowl from a while, as I have had it so many times!  Kale and cabbage salad mix with cucumber, carrots, Boca Chik'n patty, sunflower seeds, and sweet onion dressing.
Monday: back to work breakfast of avocado toast with nooch and TJ's Everything Bagel Seasoning. Sarah, you have changed my life - yet again!! Ah-may-zing.
Monday afternoon was a "longer walk" day for Remy, which means about 15 minutes at the park. I picked him up at the end, as I could see his gait weaken. It's such a process, but I'm committed.  The weather was phenomenal.
 
Pasta con Ceci for dinner.

Tuesday: I woke up to this...
It snowed all day, but once I was home from work, and as it was Remy's rest day - I had time indoors to cook for the rest of the week.  This was recommended to me:
Served with steamed broccoli and potato and zucchini pancakes based on this recipe. Note: the tofu is really good! I shared it today with co-workers and a student!
 Dinner used the Sriracha Tofu, too! In miso soup.

Wednesday: Springtime in Colorado means all the snow is now melted. Remy had a "medium" walk today (less than 10 minutes), and did not want to go home. Ha ha!
 Dinner tonight of spinach, cucumbers, carrots, mushroom, fried onions, Boca Chik'n patty, and Wild West Just Dressing.
 And so concludes my mega mid-week post! Thanks for reading, and I'll see you this weekend!