It's almost the weekend! One more work day to go.
I'm more excited than usual about this particular Friday because Alex and I are hosting a pot luck at our place. I plan on making 3- count 'em- 3 very different dishes/goodies for the event.
Of course there'll be a full recap on Saturday.
While we did not end up going to the pumpkin patch last night, we DID munch on some good eats.
Starting with this impromptu personal pizza:
The tomato sauce used was delightfully spicy and indian-flavored:
(Thank you Trader Joe's for always being amazing)
I added the last of my shredded mozzarella, red onion, bell pepper and a sprinkle of daiya cheddar to a whole wheat pita.
The pizza was delicious, thanks in no small part to the curry sauce, but I have to say: the jury is still out on the vegan daiya cheese. I had such high hopes... I guess I should have known that no feese (fake cheese?) will ever add up to the real thing. I'll keep on using it- we'll see what happens.
After eating and watching the Giants win their third game in the series (!!!!), Alex and I took a field trip to my favorite fro yo place of all time (and this time, you get pics):
A mecca of sorts.
His and Her fro yo mixes:
Mine contained pumpkin and red velvet cake batter yogurt (which should be illegal by the way), shredded coconut and carob chips. To die for.
We came home to read a bit, suffer through 3/4 of Law and Order: Los Angeles and hit the hay.
This morning was void of any and all workouts (my rest day) and full of recipe research and planning for tomorrow night.
In addition, I purchased a plane ticket to visit my aunt and some DC friends come mid-November. ME = SUPER PUMPED!!
Breakfast was the usual:
Hemp-nola with almond milk, chia seeds and raspberries
Today also marked the re-initiation of home brewed hot coffee into my life:
(+ a little almond milk, c'est magnifique)
Is it just me or does hot coffee give you more of a buzz? Holy moly, I still can't relax my jaw. The caffeine did me right today- I got a TON of work done this morning, then moved onto a spectacular lunch:
2 Eggs + 1 Egg White Veggie Scramble (omelets are for perfectionists) with whole wheat toast and Earth Balance
The innards (ew. Too graphic?):
spinach, red bell pepper, yellow squash, red onion, fresh basil, goat cheese
First, I sauteed the onions and squash in some olive oil (I prefer those on the "done" side)
Then added the rest:
I love vegetable rainbows.
A cookie from yesterday, of course.
Then I had a cleansing green juice:
Now I'm off to get ready for work and hopefully make some dough (of the green variety, of course).
See you tomorrow when I'll surely be in the midst of a cooking/baking post-nutrition class frenzy!
PS: A little gardening update for you.
I think the rain has blessed my potted herb garden.
Google told me a fully ripened habanero pepper would look like this:
Well, here is my little baby as of this afternoon:
Getting closer to meeting it's doom. Poor thing.
Also, some oregano I picked today:
(smells like pizza)
HOORAY for gardening success :)