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.
- 1/2 frozen banana
- ~1 cup mango
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1 tbsp chia
- Handful ice
- Handful spinach
- Half pack Vega Berry blend
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!
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…
While the soup heated up, I found my hand in the chip bag. Food Should Taste THIS Good all the time!
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.
And dined by candlelight – and Gossip Girl!! My episodes are closing in on me. I think I only have 2 discs left!?
When I came home, I found a bottle of Tusker that Tusker the Kenyan beer bottle elephant got for me!!!!
There’s nothin’ like drinking a Tusker in Kenya though 🙂
Goodnight, sweetheart, goodnight.
Evan Thomas says
I love the cubed theme in your dinner
That soup looks yummy and comforting for a late dinner! Lucky girl with a warm meal cooked by her hubby waiting for her!
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
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!
Daria (Summer of the CSAs) says
I love all the little surprises in the backgrounds of your pictures. 🙂
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?
Brie (The Fit Bride) says
Mmm, that bread looks divine. Now that fall is here, I think bread and soup will have to be on the menu soon!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
i once bought a gift for someone of a tray made out of all tusker bottle caps – it was so cool…
Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now says
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!
kay (eating machine) says
yum, that soup sounds good! i never think to get out of my chicken soup style eating when i have soup… yours sounds tasty!
Last night I was wandering around the kitchen singing that song to myself.
Keep watching Gossip Girl…the new season premieres next week…can’t wait!
Ooh spinach in the smoothie; nice trick! P.S. hello, other Cara!
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 😉
GOSSIP GIRL SEASON PREMIERE on Monday — are you reaaaadddyyyy?!?!? I can’t wait 🙂 !!
Morgan (lifeafterbagels) says
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!
I hope you catch up with GG before the season premiere next week! Hopefully the gang in college will be fun/watchable!
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?
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.
That tofu soup looks really good! And I agree with chips in or on top of soup.
Tusker!! I love it!
Angela (Run Study Eat) says
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
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 🙂
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 🙂
Whitney @ Lettuce Love says
That soup looked wonderful!
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
Mmm..you can’t beat dinner by candelight sometimes. I plan on dining the same tonight. 😀
The soup looks wonderful, by the way!! I need to start making more soups, now that the weather is chilling over. 😀
Beth @ CrossBorderCravings says
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!
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!
i am having a gossip girl marathon this weekend with my friends! the new season starts next monday the 14th 🙂
Nice and Sweet….perfect!
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. 😀
Pam (Highway to Health) says
Yum! That soup looks AWESOME!
(and I LOVE you went to Africa….definitely on my list of places to go! 🙂 )
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?
Anne [email protected] New Weigh says
Dinner by candlelight is so nice!!
ha, I was eyeing that recipe too! Glad it was good.
Amanda @ Cakes and Ale says
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?
Favorite soup = Nutty Vanilla Sweet Potato + Kale. It’s on the sidebar! And split pea.
3 more episodes to watch and then I’m so ready!!!
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!
It’s an Amazing Grass shaker I got from the Blog Summit.
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?
It was quite brothy, so I’d cut back on the broth if you do.