Super Late recap!!
Sorry for the uber delayed post!! Today was just way too busy to get any blogging done – oh well. So before I talk about today first I have some weekend recapping to do.
Sunday was a pretty low-key day, but definitely a day of snacking so I wasn’t able to get picks of everything. Oh well, so it goes… I started out with a bowl of PB bumpers and an apple. Of course cereal without milk and all the fixins totally sucks at quenching your hunger. I had some peanut butter and 2 small clementines which helped a little, but in hindsight I wished I had just made some oats!
I tried to go outside for a walk, but it was just a weee bit too cold out. I was able to pick up my book for my upcoming book club – Post American World by Fareed Zackaria. I didn’t get a chance to start reading it until Monday morning, but so far so good!
Lunch was kinda eaten in bits and pieces, I had some chips and salsa while watching a marathon of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style mid-morning. Later on I had some dried veggie chips, apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon, a veggie burger and a freshly baked Mocha-Almond Chip Cookie!! Oh I didn’t mention that I baked?? The only thing I would change about this recipe is that I would use instant coffee instead of the Teeccino (I didn’t like the chicory flavor it gave off, and I would use dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips). Other than that they got pretty good reviews. They were certainly consumed, yet I was a little dissapointed. I’m definitely going to play along with this recipe.
- 2/3 c. sugar
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/3 c. grapeseed oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 c. gluten-free all purpose baking flour
- 1 tbsp spelt flour
- 1 tbsp Mocha No-Caf (by Teeccino)
- 2/3 c. Ghiradella choco chips
- 1/3 c. chopped almonds (I used salted)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, cream together the sugar, honey and oil; beat in egg. Add vanilla and blend.
- Add dry ingredients in order, mixing after each.
- Refrigerate dough 30+ minutes to firm up.
- Roll heaping tbsp into balls, then flatten to 1/3 of an inch and place on cookie sheet.
- Bake about 10 minutes.
- Let stand about 5 minutes to cool.
- Makes about 20 cookies.
**This recipe was adapted from Ashley of Sweet & Natural’s “Espresso Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies”
Later in the evening I wasn’t feeling so up to snuff so I had a really simple dinner. Some broiled salmon rubbed with olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper; alongside a great salad of green leaf lettuce and steamed broccoli. I topped the salad with a homemade honey-dijon dressing. I made the dressing using Grey Poupon dijon mustard, a drop of honey, extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. So yumm!!
I didn’t make a grain for dinner so I had to make some popcorn on the stove later. 🙂
Back to the grind
Monday morning again… I was feeling really lazy this morning so I decided to skip the gym and running altogether. Instead I made some plain oats with no banana and salt instead of cinnamon & vanilla. I’m a huge fan of salt so this was really yummy to me… I ate it along with a heaping spoonful of Peanut butter. Oops, almost forgot to take a picture! 😳
Mid-morning I was starving so I grabbed an apple and 1/2 of a Luna Sunrise bar to hold me over. No pic of these guys, but they definitely did the trick. Lunch was sooo yummy, but simple. Just 1/2 a roasted acorn squash filled with applesauce, cinnamon and honey and a super big banana from my stash. Yum!
Later in the afternoon I snacked on a Honey Graham Z-Bar given to be by Erica from Itzy’s Kitchen. So good!! Thanks so much Erica! 😀 I also had a small handfull of peanuts. Sorry guys, no pics of any of this because I was at work…
On the ride home I started my new book Post American World and let me just say I am loving it!!! It’s a really good look at the state of our world’s economy – ok I haven’t gotten that far, but so far that’s what I’ve gotten from it… 😉
I had a ton of errands to run tonight and was hoping to make some chicken breasts I had gotten last week, but they had gone bad. Gross!! 😡 I ended up ordering in sushi… oh well… I got it from my favorite place – Matsu on 70th St between 1st and York. It might look like a hole in the wall, but you cannot beat their super fresh fish!! I got some pretty standard rolls – yellowtail w/ scallions and a salmon-avocado roll. Simple, yet delicious. I also got a mixed green salad with some of their delicious carrot-ginger dressing. Gossip Girl + Wine + Sushi… Can you say awesome?? 😀 Oh yah… plus a rice cake to keep up my strength while blogging…
So this week I’m going to try just posting once a day to see if it makes things a little easier. I’m not saying this is how it’s going to be – this is just to test things out so not to worry!! Things have just started to get kinda busy with work and trying to think of my Christmas plans, etc. Have you guys given the holidays much thought yet? Do you already have gifts in mind? If you do I must say I am jealous… 😉
NOTE: I tried posting this last night, but it didn’t go through apparently… sorry!!!