I’m trying to cram too much into my days and am starting to feel anxious about all there is to do!! Yikes!!! That coffee this morning didn’t help – it made me SICK! I felt like I had a bad hangover . My stomach was fine, but I was shaking all over and felt dehydrated. Basically just like a hangover! I think I need to stick to smaller mugs from now on. It was NOT a good feeling.
But it did help me out in my workout – I felt like I had to just move as fast as I could to get the shakes out and so I felt like a worked out harder today. I have read research that says caffeine before a workout can improve performance, so I wonder if what I experienced is what they were talking about? I biked to the gym, did the ET , some pull-ups (I easily did 12 in a row with 70 lbs resistance when I normally do 10!), then biked home before the rain hit.
Once home and showered, I whipped up a mystery pasta salad. You might be able to guess some of the ingredients. I loved this pasta shape!
I also had a great bowl of Chobani with ryeberries and a peach.
I made the ryeberries this morning in the dirty oatmeal pot (so I would have to clean it one less time) and I store them like this in a tupperware for the week:
Lunch was really satisfying today. Not sure why! I think it was the salty-sweet combo of the pasta salad with the yogurt and fruit. It hit all my tongue’s senses –
Brothers-All-Natural Contest Winners!!!!!!
I guess you guys don’t like sandwiches as much as you like oatmeal because we didn’t have too many entries, but the ones we did get were awesome ! WINNERS send me your addresses to [email protected] !
Here’s the husband’s full report:
The sandwiches looked really good – I can definitely see us making a few of these. Too bad there weren’t more entries! What’s up with that people?! The winners:
Chelsea’s Big Sandwich
It’s a tradition in Chelsea’s family to make and share one of these, and oh man I want all of it. Besides what you can see here, there’s Italian dressing, pickles, avocado, tomatoes, and pepperocinis. It reminds me of a gag from The Simpsons when Homer acquires a huge sandwich from a company picnic:
Carl: We hardly made a dent in that ten-foot hoagie! Homer: I'll give it a good home. (pats sandwich) [flash to Homer in front of the TV, eating the sandwich. ] Marge: You've been eating that sandwich for over a week. I think the mayonnaise is starting to turn. Homer: Two more feet, and I can fit it in the fridge. [flash to Marge walking up to Homer with a blackened- looking sandwich. ] Marge: Homer, I found this behind the radiator. I really think you should throw it away. Homer: Suggestion noted! [when Marge leaves, Homer chows down ] [flash to reality ] Homer: Marge, I'd like to be alone with the sandwich for a moment. Marge: Are you going to eat it? Homer: [long pause ] Yes.
Ashley’s Brain Food
This is a great, classic meatless sandwich: grilled portabello, grilled tomatoes, cilantro, and cream cheese on whole wheat. Grilled ingredients make every sandwich amazing.
Maggie’s Italian Farmer
In case you can’t tell, I love any italian-style sandwich. Maggie’s ingredients all come from the local farmer’s market (except for some tofurkey). Herby ciabatta, heirloom maters, jarlsberg cheese and cilantro chutney. That bread looks so crunchy, I want it.
Katherine’s Superb Zucchini
Once again, sticking some warm ingredients in between bread makes a good sandwich great. Hummus, toasted pumpkin seeds, and you can see the rest. This looks really comforting.
Debbie’s Nuttiest Sandwich Ever
This is really creative stuff here. Deb takes part of a banana and mashes it up with almond butter to make a paste. Then she combines egg whites, minced dried cranberries, and a dash of sweetener and cooks them into a round omelet. As the omelet gets close to finishing, she plops the banana paste in the middle, sprinkles some chopped almonds over it, folds into a square shape, and then finishes cooking. Stick between two pieces of bread (and grill if desired) and eat! I will definitely be making something like this soon. Delicious!
And here are the rest of the entries!
A sandwich of prosciutto and fresh mozzarella on multigrain baguette, melted under the broiler and topped with fresh peach slices and blueberries, which I warmed on the stovetop with fresh basil.
A whole wheat English muffin, with a mixture of dark chocolate pb and natural crunchy pb as the base. Then it is doused with a hearty helping of applesauce, and sprinkled with fresh blueberries!
Farmers Market Sammie on Rye: Turkey, Jarlsberg cheese, Cucumber, Roasted Chickpeas, Organic herb baby romaine, organic tomatoes, Red Sweet Pepper relish, and Dijon Mustard.
The Anne wich. ‘Nuff said
Vegetarian Sandwich with fig and peach jam, vegan cheese and baco bits and lettuce
Smooshed fresh-picked black and red raspberries, natural almond butter, Ezekeil sprouted bread. Total summer yummy-ness!
THANKS FOR ENTERING!!!!!!
And thank you to Brothers-All-Natural for the prizes