Tuckered Out + Tusker

September 10, 2009

Tonight kind of went by without me noticing. Time is flying!

My eggs + toast kept me totally satisfied all afternoon, but I knew I needed to pack a substantial snack since I planned on having dinner after class tonight. So I made a smoothie! It ended up being perfect because I didn’t drink it until I got to class (it was still cold 45 minutes later) and the volume was super filling.

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  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • ~1 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • Handful ice
  • Handful spinach
  • Half pack Vega Berry blend

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I was perfectly hungry when I arrived home at 8:15. I’d planned a Tofu soup for Matt to make (he’s a great cook, but I like to leave him one-step recipes when he’s all alone so he doesn’t have too much to worry about). It was filling and delish. And SPICY!

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The recipe was from the newest Cooking Light: Fiery Tofu and Coconut Curry Soup. Luckily we’ve had a jar of red curry powder in our fridge for ages, and I got tofu – Nasoya Firm Cubed – to throw in. Some green pepper, carrot, ginger, frozen snap peas (I told him to use whatever we had) and coconut milk later…

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While the soup heated up, I found my hand in the chip bag. Food Should Taste THIS Good all the time!

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I decided to go with a slice of Flax Oat Bran – cubed for ease of eating – instead of the chips though. It seemed to go better with the soup.

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And dined by candlelight – and Gossip Girl!! My episodes are closing in on me. I think I only have 2 discs left!?

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When I came home, I found a bottle of Tusker that Tusker the Kenyan beer bottle elephant got for me!!!!

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There’s nothin’ like drinking a Tusker in Kenya though :)

 

Goodnight, sweetheart, goodnight.

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1 Evan Thomas September 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I love the cubed theme in your dinner

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2 angieinatlanta September 10, 2009 at 9:01 pm

That soup looks yummy and comforting for a late dinner! Lucky girl with a warm meal cooked by her hubby waiting for her!

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3 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm

That soup sounds amazing! I need to try making a curry like that. And what a perfect way to end your evening… I’m right there with you on those Gossip Girl episodes. I’ll be sad when it’s over!

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4 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) September 10, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I love all the little surprises in the backgrounds of your pictures. :)

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5 Lizzy September 10, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Soup is going to make a great return into my life soon. The one thing im most looking forward to for the winter! yours looks amazing! :) whats your favorite soup?

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6 Brie (The Fit Bride) September 10, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Mmm, that bread looks divine. Now that fall is here, I think bread and soup will have to be on the menu soon!

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7 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 10, 2009 at 9:25 pm

i once bought a gift for someone of a tray made out of all tusker bottle caps – it was so cool…

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8 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 10, 2009 at 9:25 pm

That’s awesome that you have such a great hubby to get your dinner ready for you when you get back late. So sweet of him!

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9 kay (eating machine) September 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm

yum, that soup sounds good! i never think to get out of my chicken soup style eating when i have soup… yours sounds tasty!

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10 Lisa September 10, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Last night I was wandering around the kitchen singing that song to myself.

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11 Cara September 10, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Keep watching Gossip Girl…the new season premieres next week…can’t wait!

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12 Cara September 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Ooh spinach in the smoothie; nice trick! P.S. hello, other Cara!

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13 Erika September 10, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I LOVE coconut curry, and have been on a curry kick for a couple weeks now :-)

Try adding coconut milk and curry spices to steamed veggies, such as cauliflower, for a nice kick!!

Glad you got to enjoy a Tusker ;-)

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14 Stephanie September 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm

GOSSIP GIRL SEASON PREMIERE on Monday — are you reaaaadddyyyy?!?!? I can’t wait :) !!

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15 Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 10, 2009 at 10:22 pm

I think me resisting Gossip Girl is really becoming a losing battle. I’m afraid I will like it too much and become addicted. Other shows I may become addicted to – Glee, Vampire Diaries, Melrose Place. EWWWWWWW!

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16 Deirdre September 10, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I hope you catch up with GG before the season premiere next week! Hopefully the gang in college will be fun/watchable!

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17 Stacy September 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Oh how I wish the hubby knew how to cook! His skills magically disappeared when we moved in together!

I am dying to try Tofu, never had it, but worried about the taste texture aspect. Does any one have advice for a first timer? Best dish/way to cook it?

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18 BroccoliHut September 10, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Whoa, I WANT that soup. Seeing your pics gave me an idea–use the chips as a crunchy topper for the soup! I love me some crunch.

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19 Leianna September 10, 2009 at 11:32 pm

That tofu soup looks really good! And I agree with chips in or on top of soup.

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20 Susan September 11, 2009 at 12:22 am

Tusker!! I love it!

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21 Angela (Run Study Eat) September 11, 2009 at 12:55 am

cubes!

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22 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) September 11, 2009 at 1:28 am

I love that soups are in season now! I wanted them all summer but ended up snubbing them due to the heat. Now it’s 40 something degrees out, time for some Mmm! Mmm! Goodness hehe :)

Jenn

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23 Sarah September 11, 2009 at 6:07 am

Hi Kath! What kind of cup/mug is that you use for your smoothies? I’m such a smoothie girl and always looking for something efficient to make them more portable! Thanks :)

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24 Whitney @ Lettuce Love September 11, 2009 at 7:03 am

That soup looked wonderful!

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25 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) September 11, 2009 at 7:08 am

Mmm..you can’t beat dinner by candelight sometimes. I plan on dining the same tonight. :D

The soup looks wonderful, by the way!! I need to start making more soups, now that the weather is chilling over. :D

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26 Beth @ CrossBorderCravings September 11, 2009 at 7:25 am

I’m a huge fan of those FSTG chips too! I’ve tried the sweet potato and chocolate so far (sooo good with PB). And I currently have a bag of Buffalo in my cabinet. Can’t wait to try!

Soup looks excellent!

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27 Katie September 11, 2009 at 7:45 am

After hearing all this Gossip Girl talk I think I’m going to have to add it to Netflix and catch up! I think I’m missing out. I am looking forward to trying that soup, it looks yummy!

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28 Jenna September 11, 2009 at 7:51 am

i am having a gossip girl marathon this weekend with my friends! the new season starts next monday the 14th :)

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29 Pam September 11, 2009 at 7:53 am

Nice and Sweet….perfect!

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30 AnnQ September 11, 2009 at 8:08 am

That smoothie sounds great! :-)

I had one for Breakfast today…one scoop of chocolate protein powder, 8 oz H2O, 1TB Flax Seed, 1tp of PB, 1 cup Strawberries. :-D

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31 Pam (Highway to Health) September 11, 2009 at 8:08 am

Yum! That soup looks AWESOME!

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32 AnnQ September 11, 2009 at 8:09 am

(and I LOVE you went to Africa….definitely on my list of places to go! :-) )

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33 Lara September 11, 2009 at 8:12 am

Do chia seeds in smothies impart a “gel” like they do when you mix into yogurt or cottage cheese or do they just get ground up so fine that doesn’t happen?

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34 Anne Marie@Her New Weigh September 11, 2009 at 8:30 am

Dinner by candlelight is so nice!!

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35 brandi September 11, 2009 at 8:33 am

ha, I was eyeing that recipe too! Glad it was good.

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36 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale September 11, 2009 at 9:10 am

I’m definitely trying that recipe soon – I saw it in the lastest issue as well. I’m thinking maybe serving it over brown rice, more like a typical curry?

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37 Kath September 11, 2009 at 9:29 am

Lizzy,
Favorite soup = Nutty Vanilla Sweet Potato + Kale. It’s on the sidebar! And split pea.

Stephanie,
3 more episodes to watch and then I’m so ready!!!

Stacy,
I would bake it. Gliding Calm started the baked tofu revolution and has her recipe on her site. I have a BBQ baked recipe on my sidebar that is good too!

Sarah,
It’s an Amazing Grass shaker I got from the Blog Summit.

Lara,
The do kind of gel, but once you blend the smoothie they don’t really seem to have much effect. It was not a gel smoothie. It tasted like a normal one. Perhaps a bit thicker though?

Amanda,
It was quite brothy, so I’d cut back on the broth if you do.

Kath

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