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Repeat lunch!


I was boring today and had the same lunch as yesterday… oh well.  I was actually all out of hummus last night, but I had some leftover chickpeas (about 1/4 cup) that I whipped up in the food processor along with about 1 tbsp plain nonfat yogurt, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1/8 tsp cumin and salt & pepper to taste.  I spread a few tbsp of the finished product on another spelt roll, added lots of lettuce, tomatoes (hidden under the lettuce), bell peppers, Dijon mustard and voila!  I also had another massive Honey Crisp apple along with it.. as well as some English Breakfast teawith milk and Stevia.  I don’t know if the picture conveys how big the apple is, but seriously it’s bigger than my tea mug!


I also snacked on some frozen grapes before lunch while I was working… not a good idea in a cold office.  I was freezing afterwards!  Hmm my computer won’t let me upload the picture of the grapes.  Oh well, you’ll have to use your imagination I suppose.  Drinks have been confirmed tonight after work – I’m so excited!!  I’ll definitely need to have one of the Nature Valley bars I have stashed in my drawer beforehand though – being tipsy tends to spoil my appetite and make me not want to cook and I’m really looking forward to some chicken fried rice!!  Thankfully I already cooked the rice and poached the chicken, so all I have to do when I get home is chop up the chicken, scramble and egg and throw in some frozen peas and carrots.  Not traditional, I know, but that’s one of my favorite short-on-time dinners.


October 14, 2008 at 1:04 pm 2 comments

Tapas night!!

Yayy I was able to get my run in after work Friday!!  I did about 5 miles total (took a break in the middle because I had to stop in and feed my kitten) and it felt great.  I had never stopped and started running like that and I must say, it really makes it seem like you actually did less miles than you really did.  Sort of tricks your body… 

So Friday night we decided to do something I haven’t done in a while…. tapas night!  I love tapas because it allows you to get a ton of different flavors so that you don’t have to fill up on only one flavor at time.  We decided on a few different dishes:  Spicy thai-BBQ chicken bites, homemade hummus, cut veggies, sweet potato rounds, baked tofu and some generous glasses of Pinot Grigio 🙂 .  I love tapas night.

I was trying to get down all the cooking times so that everything would be ready at the same time – I definitely need a little work on that, but it’s sloooowly coming together.  Unfortunately I burned the baked tofu a little, but I still ate it.  The bf kind of avoided it though… oh well.  I just did a little wheat-free tamari sauce, honey, salt and pepper on the tofu – at 400 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.

The chicken was cooked at 400 for about 10-15 minutes after soaking in a marinade made of Tabasco sauce, BBG sauce and “Thai Kitchen” red Thai chili sauce.  I stuck these on toothpicks for dipping into BBQ sauce.  (sorry, the pics a little blurry)

Next up was some Baked Sweet Potato Rounds… I tossed these with a bit of EVOO, salt and pepper, placed them in a glass baking pan, and baked them at 400 for about 40 minutes.  They came out excellent – some were soft, some were crunchy… all were full of flavor.

The homemade hummus was definitely nontraditional, but was still big in flavor.  I used 1 cup (canned, rinsed and drained) garbanzo beans, 1/4 c. plain nonfat yogurt (Stonyfield), 1/2 a lemon (squeezed), 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp tahini, and some fresh black pepper to taste.  I served this up with some blanched broccoli, lettuce, and bell peppers.  I might get more excited about veggies than the average bear, but I looooved this!

Sorry guys… I forgot to take pics of the tofu.  They were a bit blackened though, so it was nothing too impressive.  I topped off the meal a few hours later with a cup of frozen grapes.  If you haven’t had these before you are totally missing out…  my favorite dessert by far!  I could eat these by the pound.

October 11, 2008 at 10:37 pm Leave a comment

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