What's up chickadees?
Thank you all for your well wishes with my allergies! Allergies or not, I'm sure we can all agree that feeling under the weather is never fun. Luckily I'm back in my house tonight so I'll see how it goes.
To bridge the gap between my two stays, I came home to a yummy lunch snack whatever you would call a meal eaten at 4pm. Last week I made a batch of Veganomicon's Snobby Joes to have for the week. I made a few minor changes and cut the recipe in half. My subs included using French (puy) lentils, a yellow pepper instead of green, dijon mustard instead of yellow, and omitting the maple syrup.
This recipe always makes me wonder why I don't make it more often. It's dang tasty, I'm telling ya! I've never had the meat version (it always grossed me out, not to mention I hated red meat even before becoming vegan), but I'm pretty sure this one would be better anyway. The whole "sloppy" idea isn't my kind of fun so instead I snobbed it up and served mine with millet and a medley of greens. (Like my use of "medley"?) Classy.
Today I choose to just eat the few leftovers straight up with some green beans and carrots. I wasn't hungry at all during the day. Strange. Knowing the importance of fueling my mind and body (especially for my yoga sesh), I ate anyway. I can't say I didn't enjoy it, though. Seriously, try it for yourself (just click).
Jumping back to this morning, I definitely fueled my brain for success. Three tests and a paper due called for a breakfast I can always count on. Pear oats it was. I love the texture of pears in my oat bran since they make oats so creamy and thick. I also love the fact that this combo works well for even overripe pears so I don't have to throw away food that I temporarily forgot about. Wahoo!
Apparently I'm all over the place today because now I'm about to show you dinner. Oh well, I guess that's how it goes when you've been studying for the lab practical of the dissection of a fetal pig for what seems like all night. Go figure. Luckily I wasn't studying for it before din din or I would have lost my appetite. Blech. I would explain my views on the dissection here, but why ruin your appetite as well? Don't worry, I do have a lot to say (but when don't I?), but I'll just save it for now.
Anyway, din was delicious. I had my favorite salad with a few subs and even tried my hand at preparing tempeh. Sure, Lightlife did the hard work, but I've never actually used a block of tempeh myself. It was definitely worth it. I think it's safe to say I'm a tempeh covert thanks to these girls. I choose flax tempeh due to my love for flax seed and it was yumm-ay!
To top it off, I've been enjoying some more pear to end the night on a sweet note. Warmed diced pears with cinnamon in a mug makes me happy. Can you tell I'm overstocked on pears? No complaints, though. I do love me some fruit. Speaking of which, I'm on a strawberry kick, as well. The fact that I went through 1 pound of them singlehandedly on Sunday is only the beginning. Oh boy, I love summer!
Now that you've heard my precursor to the pig lab, what do you have to say about it? I know it's a requirement in most biology classes, but everyone feels differently about it. Did you have to do a similar lab? Did you enjoy it or want to opt out? I can't wait to hear what you all have to say and share my own feelings.
Also, are there any foods that you've been downing lately? I can say strawberries are definitely high on my list. Oh, the joys of summer! Just wait until there are more organic farmers at my farmer's market with their locally grown produce... *swoon*!
Have a lovely night!