I am on a roll these days: getting assignments done, eating well. I wonder if it’s the time of the month!?
I was able to get all but one thing on my to-do list complete today, and I put in a buffer time slot, so I’m doing well!
We are completely out of fruit in this house with the exception of a few blueberries that I am saving for tomorrow’s breakfast. I REALLY wanted an apple this afternoon to go with my crackers and AB/PB but the bread machine ate all the fruit! They were still a delicious snack. A few kashis (plus about 5 more straight from the box) with a tsp each of Barney Butter and Naturally More –
I also had a sip of this guy! Freshly brewed stout. And quite good!
Mailtime, mailtime, mail—time!! (Blue’s Clue’s tune 😉 )
Thanks to my buddy GENA for sending me some novels to read!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And a book for Matt on baking!) I absolutely cannot wait to read these books. I need some good fiction in my life!
Dinner tonight: Airplane Food!
Remember when I ate these two couscous dishes on my flights to Africa (and remember when I went to Africa!? I cannot believe the trip is over, and I cannot believe I went to AFRICA! It feels like a dream!) The one on the left was smoked salmon and peppers with peas and the one on the right was dried fruit, almonds, cabbage, carrots, grapes.
So tonight’s dinner was a hybrid of these two made with this:
For two servings:
- 1 box of couscous (1/3 for her, 2/3 for him) sprinkled with cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chickpeas
- ~1/3 cup sliced bell peppers
- 2 dried figs, 1 apricot, 1 tbsp raisins, all hydrated in some hot water
- 3-4 oz of smoked salmon, chopped (I buy a “bad” kind from Harris Teeter. I need to find wild Alaskan in smoked form, I know. Kelsey just found some at TJ’s, so maybe it’ll be good.)
- 2 tbsp chopped almonds, toasted in oven or microwave for 60 seconds
- Cilantro garnish (very important!)
Super easy to make too – the only cooking was the couscous (and the beans way back when)
It was really good, but not as good as my airplane versions!!! I loved the mix of textures:
- Fluffy: Couscous
- Crunchy: Almonds + peppers
- Chewy: Salmon
- Soft: Fruit
- Mushy: Beans
I meant to blog these two posts from Weekly Bite last week and got too busy! Estela (an R.D.) wrote two posts on weight loss that I think deliver excellent messages. I especially like what she writes on hunger:
I am off to do one or all of these: bath, yoga, reading.
Speaking of reading, I am currently reading Bethenny Frankel’s book Naturally Thin. (I feel like I have a “connection” with her because I watched Martha Stewart Apprentice in 2005 and no one else did, right?! I also have a “connection” with Katie Holmes because Dawson’s Creek was filmed in Wilmington, NC where I’ve visited my whole life!) I recently read an article of Bethenny’s in Health and thought she had some great ideas on healthy eating, so I got the book on Amazon. The cover and style are kinda cheesy (this is 2009, not 1995!) but so far the book is awesome. I’m only on Chapter 2 though..
To the books!