We decided to go NJ-diner-style for dinner last night. I looked up “breakfast food” on Yelp.com and stumbled across American Diner in Sunnyvale. This is what I got:
That is 1/2 a Belgian waffle, 2 halves of French toast, and a fruit cup. I also poured some HFCS-free (!) maple syrup on top. It was a very large portion and I did actually finish the whole plate (well, I didn’t finish that huge pat of butter – but probably half of it). I also had some of Bobby’s muffin and a bite of his ham (eh – I’m not really feeling meat so much ever since Food, Inc.). American Diner was actually pretty cute, but… not really a place that we’ll be going back to very often. It was very – well, diner-ey.
Another food I got the other day was protein powder. I bought this on Wednesday and I have tried it several ways, but so far my favorite is added to oat bran.
The company is Jarrows Formulas (link to nutritionals and ingredients). This product is vegan and vegetarian. They use non-GMO soybeans (a must). One serving has a whopping 25 grams of protein and only 110 calories. It is not sweetened at all and it has spirulina. I made a bowl of oat bran with peanut butter, protein powder, and sesame seeds. It was fabulous.
The protein powder gives the oat bran a strange/odd/different consistency. It’s a little chalky, but it’s not bad. I had to add some extra water because I think it sops up more water and makes the oat bran fluffier. And greener!
Today I plan on going to Borders to look at a new book that Cindy recommended. What are your plans this week?
P.S. It’s my wonderful mom’s birthday today, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I miss you!