Goodeats for 8/23/2008

And now for today’s eats…

Breakfast: (around noon)

  • 3 waffles with some leftover strawberry light yogurt
  • bite of Bobby’s Morningstar sausages

Lunch: (around 4pm)

  • Raw seafood salad – tuna, salmon, and some kind of fish eggs over greens with asian dressing & a hard boiled egg
  • a bunch of dried seaweed

Snack: (around 6pm)

  • raw cauliflower & peppers with my own version of goddess dressing
  • goddess dressing ingredients: TJ’s greek yogurt, soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, oregano, chili powder, apple cider vinegar, salt – I have no idea how much of each, I just add and mix 🙂

Dinner: (around 8pm)

  • fruit salad (snacked on this while cooking, too – 1 whole nectarine, 1/2 banana, blueberries, and fresh lime juice)
  • stir-fry – I had maybe 1.5 times or double what you see here (carrots, celery, nectarine, peppers, onions, with tonkatsu sauce – Japanese)
  • bite of chicken “karaage” (Japanese) – delicious, as most Japanese food is

Dessert:

  • homemade banana bread! I had one piece, and so did Bobby. I made up my own recipe, which will be posted shortly, either here or on my other blog. There are only about 75 calories per slice of this. At work we get free snacks, and sometimes they over-order on things that go bad – like bananas. I walked out of work yesterday with 2 huge bunches – one went straight into the freezer, and the other went in the fridge. I used up 4 of them with this bread but there are still 3 left in the fridge, plus the 2 I already had, plus the ones in the freezer! I will be be eating a ridiculous amount of bananas in the next few days.
  • Will probably have some blueberries later if I get hungry again!

Goodeats for 8/22/2008

Today my meals were…

Breakfast:

  • apples&cinnamon oats (I had a late breakfast, and knew I would be eating lunch early, so I kept it simple)

Lunch: (we get free lunch on Fridays at my company)

  • 1/2 turkey, tomato, and lettuce sandwich on white bread (I took off one piece of the bread and a few slices of turkey – it was huge!)
  • 1 cup of fruit… multiplied by 2 🙂
  • salad with 1-2 teaspoons of dressing (lettuce, shredded carrot, corn, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, a few beans)
  • 1 can of diet pepsi MAX (this is my guilty pleasure – I know diet soda is terrible for you)

Snack:

  • Another plate of salad with some turkey from the leftover sandwiches – this salad is great! It has peas, carrots, chickpeas, black beans, artichoke hearts, corn, scallions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and probably lots of other things that I’m forgetting.
  • Another can of diet pepsi MAX (whoops)

Dinner: (out with Bobby at Kabul, an Afghan restaurant on El Camino)

  • Salad with yogurt-y dressing
  • Charbroiled veggies (peppers, onions, tomatoes)
  • Shrimp kebab (I gave two shrimp to Bobby. I had one bite of the rice and didn’t touch the bread – all white carbs, which never fill me up and aren’t worth it.)
  • Bobby’s chicken kebab, which I had 1.5 pieces of

Will probably have a snack-dessert later. Good night!

Maggie’s "Panzanella"

I don’t think this dish is worth making unless you have exceptional tomatoes – like the beautiful heirlooms I picked up at last Sunday’s farmers’ market in downtown Mountain View. These beauties came in red, green, yellow, orange, and a beautiful deep crimson, and they were wonderfully imperfect – bulbous orbs that begged to be eaten.

Maggie’s Panzanella

Ingredients
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1.5 large tomatoes (I like to use different colored heirlooms) – about 1.5 cups total
1/4 cup chopped sweet onions (about 2 thick slices, chopped)
10-15 basil leaves, chopped
1/4 cup buttermilk
salt&pepper, to taste

Directions
Mix everything together and enjoy. To make the breadcrumbs, toast a slice of bread in a toaster, then rip it up and pulse it in a small food processor.

Goodeats for 8/21/2008

Breakfast:

  • apples & cinnamon oatmeal, with 1 banana (sliced and mixed in today!)

Lunch:

  • “bacon” and tomato sandwich – 2 pieces of morningstar bacon and some fresh heirloom tomatoes on 2 big slices of WW bread
  • 1 banana

Snack:

  • 2+ cups of blueberries (delicious free food at work, I can’t help myself)
  • quaker oatmeal raisin granola bar (again… but I’m getting bored of them.)

Dinner:

  • Egg white scramble (sauteed in a bit of sesame oil – 3 egg whites, broccoli, peppers, carrots, celery, basil, topped with salt&pepper, organic ketchup, and oregano)
  • Raw cauliflower with Newman’s Own low-fat sesame ginger dressing

Dessert:

  • 1 banana with TJ’s 0% greek yogurt and lots of cinnamon – I mashed this up after I took the picture – I love mushy foods, and Bobby thinks I’m crazy.

I really want more of those amazing grapes that I got on Sunday at the farmers’ market ($1/pound! Last minute deals on fruit are fantastic). I’ll have to go late again this Sunday and snag some more. I finished them in a day, and then I finished the blueberries on Tuesday (not so cheap – $4 for a pint, or some rather smallish container that I don’t know the name of). Sadness. All I have left are nectarines, and though they are delicious, they’re not the perfect snacking fruit. If only they had miniature nectarines – I would be in heaven.

Goodeats for 8/20/2008

As promised, I had some blueberries last night:

And then today I had…
Breakfast:

  • apple cinnamon oatmeal
  • 1 banana

Lunch:

  • panzanella was huge (bread crumbs, tomatoes, basil, salt&pepper, buttermilk)

Snack:

  • 2 cups of blueberries, a few strawberries
  • quaker oatmeal raisin bar
  • small handful of cashews

Dinner:

  • Shrimp and calamari stir-fry (shrimp, calamari, carrots, peppers, nectarine, and celery with tonkatsu sauce)
  • Tomato salad (heirloom tomatoes, salt&pepper, asian dressing)
  • Cauliflower & honey dijon dip


Dessert:

  • Nectarine with TJ’s greek yogurt

The nectarines are amazing, so I might have another one later. Goodnight!