Step 1: Get out of bed on the right foot. Shower and have a yummy breakfast. I like Dad’s leftover waffles. Thanks, Dad!
Step 2: Be productive at work.
Step 3: Enjoy a delicious salad from Organique. Or just enjoy a nice lunch and some time away from your desk.
Step 4: Indulge in your addiction. Luckily mine is apples. They make me happy.
Step 5: Get some exercise. I like to walk home from work and read blogs on my blackberry.
Step 6: Get pampered. A mani/pedi will do the trick.
Step 7: Eat a veggie-ful meal with a yummy topping. My favorites are miso-tahini dressing, raw blue cheese, and whipped cream cheese (though maybe not all at once).
Step 8: Have dessert. I had the ripest kabocha I’ve had in months. Yum!
Step 9: Blog, and then get off the computer. Watch Biggest Loser or something 🙂 Hang out with your sweetie pie.
How did you enjoy your Tuesday?
This morning I grabbed a quick and random breakfast. It was a waffle from this weekend (my dad’s waffles) and leftover cabbage with mustard from the corned beef I made last night. Both were taken right from the fridge and eating at room temperature. I smeared some almond butter on the waffle. I ate this at my desk.
I think it’s okay to admit that I eat weird, mis-matched meals like that. Because I’m a food blogger you might think that I am always eating the perfect bowl of oatmeal or perfectly plated dishes with lots of healthy things like wild fish and organic vegetables. But I’m not. I like to eat whatever I have on hand and I eat something because I enjoy it… not because it’s what I “should” be eating.
So lunch was a medley of things I had in my fridge. I steamed up some watercress, daikon, and burdock. I topped it with chopped corned beef, mustard, and whipped cream cheese. And it was great. I ate it out of a tupperware, cold. I might have had something else with this as well, but I don’t remember. I know I had an apple later on in the afternoon.
After work I wandered down to the West Village to look at an (ugly) couch. I met up with Kate and we tried to shop for vintage dresses. It didn’t work out. I got slightly depressed when I tried on some dresses (not vintage ones) and realized how my body has changed recently.
Went to Whole Foods for some maca chocolate, then headed home. I had more leftovers from the corned beef meal and I also had kabocha with whipped cream cheese.
Sometimes my eats go in phases for no reason other than I need/want to use something up. I don’t really want to use up my whipped cream cheese, but now that I have started eating it I can’t really stop because it’s so good. I’m eating the corned beef because it’s good, but also because I don’t want it to go bad. I’m eating all my random veggies because I buy huge quantities of them in Chinatown for cheap and I just like veggies. So there.
I’m trying to figure out what dessert will be (aside from the square of chocolate I munched while thinking of what to write about tonight). I would go out and get ice cream again, but it is gross outside. So I may have a non-traditional dessert of baby carrots and blue cheese (my snack from earlier).
Do you eat weird things? Or weird combinations?
Saturday was the first day of spring. I’m visiting my family in New Jersey and my dad made waffles. I had them with some of my sister’s Artisana macademia nut butter and my dad’s homemade syrup (he taps our trees every year and boils it down).
After breakfast we walked over to Rita’s for free water ice. Every year on the first day of spring, Rita’s opens and gives out free cups of their yummy flavors. I actually opted for sugar-free rootbeer. One of my food rules is that sugar is more evil than fake sugar. We all enjoyed our ices.
Back in the city, after dinner, I got ice cream at McDonald’s. That made my night. Another one of my food rules is that McDonald’s cones are okay occasionally.
Today my brother was in town (he actually came last night and brought our piano) so we took him to brunch at Quantum Leap (vegan place by NYU) as thanks. It was not very good! I ordered the macro plate because I was missing Souen this weekend but QL’s was so disappointing.
After my brother left I made corned beef for dinner that I had picked up at Pennington Market back in NJ. (It was a special packet that included the seasonings.)
Corned beef recipe – cover beef with water (1 inch above), add spice packet (looks like a tea bag), bring to a boil (uncovered), cover and simmer for 3-4 hours. Add cabbage for the last hour (chopped up roughly).
Eat with kabocha and mustard. I pulled a Heather and had my second bowl with whipped cream cheese. Oh. My. Goodness. That was the best.
Dessert was another McD’s ice cream cone (2 nights in a row!) and exercise was a walk on the Upper West Side to look at a couch and arm chair from Craigslist (which I think we will get).
I am now officially over my rambling and I am off to bed. I hope your weekend was as lovely as mine. What did you do?
Been working a lot – it’s fun though!
When I was little I used to make a tuna concoction with my friend for a snack. Some of the common ingredients were…
- tuna (duh)
- mustard, especially the kind with seeds
- egg whites
- random spices
After work I went over to that friend’s house and then I walked home, which was a little over 2 miles. I actually walked to my friend’s after work while chatting with my mom, which was another 3 miles. Walking home was actually really nice. I haven’t been doing yoga much recently (because my mind is going too fast) but sometimes I need that time to let my mind go blank.
I’m having dessert now, which is a bowl of ripe kabocha!
What did you have for dessert today?
Maggie’s Green Mung Bean Seaweed Coconut Delight
Ingredients (makes 2-3 servings)
- 1 cup dry mung beans (mine were split)
- 3 cups of water
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
- a few handfuls of dried seaweed (wakame is good)
Dump everything in a pan. Bring the water to a boil, then turn it down to a simmer. Cook, covered, until beans are done. Depending on the beans this could be 40 minutes or it could be an hour and a half. Just keep testing them.
It is AWESOME. I promise. Chockfull of (good) protein, vitamins, and minerals. It even has some healthy fats (coconut oil).
The trick about the oil is that it keeps the water from boiling over. You must use the (healthy) oil.
I’m back to work. What’s your favorite weekday breakfast? I think mine is oatmeal (which I had this morning).