04 October 2008 – Afternoon/Night


  • la tortilla factory WW wrap with 1.5 tablespoons almond butter

After my snack we went to the Japanese grocery store, a small local market, and Trader Joe’s.  We got a whole lotta stuff – including (but not limited too): apples, butternut squash, shirataki noodles, chicken breast, bbq sauce, salad dressings, persimmons ($0.99/pound!!), a luscious cherry brownie, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, Z-bars, smart dogs, and dried shiitake mushrooms.  It was one of the most fun shopping trips I’ve had in a while.

For dinner I used the blogger secret ingredient – butternut squash!  The recipe is posted.  I took inspiration from The Fitnessista and her peanut noodles, and just ran with it.  Thanks, Gina!


  • butternut squash “pad thai” – with almond butter!  I had another whole plate of this.  Those are shirataki noodles (Japanese), made from yam flour.  They have 0 calories and I adore them – I don’t usually like pasta or other noodles.
  • Shishamo – a small fish, this is the Japanese name for it, I don’t know what the English name is.  I sauteed them in sesame oil.  These are actually “ko-mochi-shishamo”, which means they are full of eggs.  The eggs melt in your mouth and are delicious.
  • some extra shredded carrot and bean sprouts that I mixed into the noodles


  • sliced persimmon with unsweetened chocolate almond milk, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and some crushed bran flakes

I adore persimmons – I’m so glad they’re coming into season 🙂

Have a great night!

Edited to add:

  • 1 carrot with some peanut/almond butter sauce

  • apple!

4 Replies to “04 October 2008 – Afternoon/Night”

  1. i love this post!! SHISHAMO!! never thought i’d see that around the blogs 😀 i love those fishies. yum. and persimmon!! one of my all time favourite foods – thank you for reminding me that they are coming in season! and the BSI recipe looks delectable – great idea to use shirataki. so happy you went to a japanese grocery store 🙂 🙂

  2. mi – Bobby’s half-Japanese and he’s introduced me to so many awesome foods. I love it! There are so many amazing Japanese dishes.

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