I’m having a love affair with my dessert.

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I got up early to see Bobby off on his business trip (just until tomorrow afternoon).  I ended up doing about 50 minutes of yoga with my extra time, then cleaned up the kitchen and living room a bit.  I love cleaning.  It makes me feel so calm.

When I got to work I made oats – 1/2 cup oats, a whole banana (sliced), a cup of vanilla almond milk, and about a cup of water.  Nice and soupy.  The picture came out all fuzzy, but it looks the same as every other morning oats picture!  I snacked on an (unpictured) apple mid-morning so that I wouldn’t be too hungry at lunch…

Lunch today was free – Engineering lunch!  We went to Garden Fresh, that awesome veggie restaurant in Mountain View.  I got the steamed veggies and tofu with brown rice and a nice sweet brown sauce.  I had about a cup of rice and finished off all of the tofu/veggies.  It also came with a small bowl of veggie/tofu soup.  (These pics aren’t from today; the veggies look pretty much the same but with chunks of tofu instead of fake chicken.)

When we got back to the office I had another (unpictured) apple for dessert.

Lunch and lunch dessert actually filled me up quite a bit, but around 3:15 my office got our weekly Costco delivery and there were delicious apples just staring at me.  So I had one.  Later on I had a chocolate brownie Zbar.

After work I dropped off a book at the library and took a nice 30-minute walk around downtown Mountain View.  I didn’t get in my lunch walk today because of the lunch with coworkers, so this was really refreshing.  I love being outside.

For dinner I had a large stirfry with egg whites (4) and ketchup.  I kept dinner light because I had something really exciting in mind for dessert.  The stirfry included egg whites, 1 apple (small), cabbage, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, a big carrot, mushrooms, and some sesame oil – and lots of seasoning & soy sauce.  That’s organic ketchup on top.

Dessert was a monster.  I had half an apple, a bunch of frozen mango (heated up), a persimmon (fuyu), a little less than 1/2 cup TJ’s high fiber cereal, white chocolate raspberry yogurt (1 cup), whipped cream (more added while eating), and this brand new Pumpkin Pecan Butter (this is 1 tablespoon but I added another later on) from Williams Sonoma.  Heaven!  I could eat this every day for every meal!

I had more frozen mango with whipped cream and Pumpkin Pecan Butter because is was just so freaking good.  I’m curled up on the couch now watching House and I think I might break out my new Real Simple – haven’t read it yet!  Enjoy your night :)  Thanks for all of the lovely anniversary wishes.  You guys are so sweet and really brighten my day, so THANK YOU!

24 Comments on I’m having a love affair with my dessert.

  1. Madison
    4 December, 2008 at 10:09 pm (6 years ago)

    your “monster” looks delicious! did you get your pumpin pecan butter from williams and sonoma? i think i saw it there and really wanted it! i wonder if it tastes like the trader joe’s pumpkin butter

  2. Pearl
    5 December, 2008 at 12:09 am (6 years ago)

    ahh.. what does pumpkin pecan butter taste like?

  3. carolinebee
    5 December, 2008 at 12:19 am (6 years ago)

    i love all that ketchup!! I used TJ’s organic ketchup it’s great.

  4. MizFit
    5 December, 2008 at 4:01 am (6 years ago)

    still cant believe we have no TJs here.
    and thanks for the HANGRY reminder.

    Im gonna link that as well.

  5. coco
    5 December, 2008 at 5:08 am (6 years ago)

    awesome eats!!!!!!! specially the heaven dessert!!!
    Great idea for the stir fry, I’ve never though adding egg whites and apply into it. So, thanks for inspiring me! ^_^

  6. Michelle
    5 December, 2008 at 5:22 am (6 years ago)

    Wow, love your eats today…especially that dessert!

  7. VeggieGirl
    5 December, 2008 at 5:56 am (6 years ago)

    MAN I’d have a love affair with that dessert too, haha!! :-D

    TGIF!!

  8. K
    5 December, 2008 at 7:35 am (6 years ago)

    That dinner is right up my alley! Looks delicious :)

    Have a great Friday!!

  9. Kim
    5 December, 2008 at 7:58 am (6 years ago)

    Wow that dessert looks AMAZING and delicious! Yum!

  10. Hil
    5 December, 2008 at 9:18 am (6 years ago)

    Frozen mango is the Best. Stuff. Ever. You can’t go wrong with it.

  11. healthy ashley
    5 December, 2008 at 11:31 am (6 years ago)

    Is it just me or is frozen mango the best thing ever? Seriously.

    Cleaning makes me feel calm, too :) Cleaning and writing down lists/notes to myself. If it’s on paper I don’t have to worry about it as much!

  12. HangryPants
    5 December, 2008 at 11:41 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you for linking to us! I hope I get more comments. :D

  13. Meghann
    5 December, 2008 at 12:00 pm (6 years ago)

    haha I think your title is the perfect anaology of my life :)

  14. Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming)
    5 December, 2008 at 12:43 pm (6 years ago)

    Whipped cream!!!!!!!!!!!! my friend Rachel makes fun of me all the time cause I used to just eat it straight out of the can. I even put it on broccoli once (it was actually not bad ;) )Pumpkin pecan butter sounds too good to be for real! sigh…. :) Happy Friday!

  15. Biz
    5 December, 2008 at 2:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Your like my sister – she puts ketchup on everything!

    Happy Friday!

  16. Sagan
    5 December, 2008 at 4:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Sounds like a fantastic dessert! It’s nice to veg out with a good tv show or magazine:)

  17. Erin
    5 December, 2008 at 5:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh yum! I like that dessert!
    Those engineers know how to eat right!

  18. Sharon
    5 December, 2008 at 9:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Don’t you just love Real Simple? I love the design of that magazine. It makes me love it so much more with it having such great content too!

    And yeah for free lunches!

  19. miss v
    6 December, 2008 at 5:48 am (6 years ago)

    all of these meals from today (and your other posts) look delicious. and i’m an apple fiend too!

  20. Joanna
    6 December, 2008 at 8:34 am (6 years ago)

    you are right. that dessert is a beast!!! the pumpkin pecan butter looks to die for. i wish there was a williams sonoma near me!!!

  21. gina (fitnessista)
    6 December, 2008 at 10:00 am (6 years ago)

    the dessert looks incredible!!!
    the pumpkin pecan butter sounds like it would be something that i would LOVE
    hope your weekend is amazing!

  22. John Ledcreatt
    18 December, 2008 at 4:52 am (6 years ago)

    First of all congratulation for such a great site. I learned a lot reading article here today. I will make sure i visit this site once a day so i can learn more.

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