Sorry to dissapoint with the un-exciting lunch today – it was kind of a repeat of Monday. The other half of my acorn squash filled with applesauce and cinnamon. I just really like the portability of these for work. They fit perfectly in a square tupperwear, can be filled with a variety of fillings, and help make sure I get a good dose of veggies in without having to make a salad (I prefer hot food over cold foods in the winter).
I also had a baggie of PB Bumpers cereal, which I ate along with a handful of peanuts and pistachios. I love getting nuts still in their shells so I have to crack them open myself… it makes eating them kind of a game. 🙂 I also had the tiniest most adorable clementine. For some reason though, my lunch filled me up, but really didn’t satisfy me. What’s up with that?? I have been craving salty popcorn all morning like it’s my job. I guess we all know what I will be snacking on later tonight… 😉
Over lunch I caught up on all my blog reading and saw, much to my delight that Lindsay of For the Love of Oats chose Pumpkins as this week’s BSI!!! Seeing as how I love all things pumpkin or squash, I am pretty psyched about this. I can’t wait to get my creative juices flowing this week and come up with an original recipe this weekend. I use squash and pumpkin almost daily, but I want to come up with something extra special for the BSI contest.
I got off from work reeeally not wanting to cook, or do anything at all for that matter. But I wasn’t super hungry and it was still early so I figured I had some time to kill. What better way to get out of a funk than go for a quick run. I had to go to the ATM, so instead I decided to go one that was 1 mi away so that I could get the blood flowing. When I came back I felt totally refreshed. I got my laundry, showered, picked up some fresh veggies to add to some tofu, chicken and beef I had marinating, and got to work on my stir-fry!
I made a nice little plate of fried rice to go along with it with some eggs, peas & carrots to bulk it up. Here’s how to make some excellent Fried Rice (no, this is not authentic).
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 tbsp grapeseed oil (or any other mild tasting oil)
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 1/2 c. frozen peas & carrots (thawed)
- 1 c. bean sprouts (optional) – the thick white kind in Asian stores
- splash Tamari or Soy Sauce
Simply throw the oil into a pan over high and add the egg, scrambling quickly. Next add the peas & carrots and sramble a bit and then dump in the rice. Toss everything together and continue to cook over high heat without stirring in order to crisp up the rice a little bit. Toss the rice to evenly crisp every few mintues. When You reach the desired level of crispiness, mix in the bean sprouts and add a splash or two of Tamari and cook until the beans are heated through and serve!
I was kinda wiped after dinner so I watched some history channel and was in bed by 10pm… Niiiice. 😀