Posts Tagged ‘beets’

beets for brains [wiaw - what i ate wednesday]

to continue the meal of the day theme, i’m doing my first what i ate wednesday.

breakfast was oatmeal + fruit (melon and grapefruit) + cinnamon from my work cafeteria. i’d say it’s a good 1 cup of oatmeal (cooked) and another cup of fruit. i get this most mornings if i don’t have yogurt + fruit.

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for lunch i brought yogurt + banana, and baby carrots + halal dip (the dip that comes with street meat – if you’ve never had it, oh my gosh you are missing out – the best one is on 53rd and 6th ave).

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i planned on supplementing this with some kind of snack, and this is what i got…

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Salads Schmalads… More Sandwiches Smandmiches!

A while ago I challenged myself to stop eating salads so often. So I did. I haven’t eaten a salad for a meal since lunch on August 6th. (It was a Tuna Nicoise salad from Macaron, by the way.) Salads are great, but they don’t do so well with my stomach so even though I am the salad girl, I knew I had to take a break.

So what do people eat when they aren’t eating salads?

My first guess was sandwiches. Here are some of the fun combos I have made (or bought). My favorite is at the end.

beet sandwich 500x500 Salads Schmalads... More Sandwiches Smandmiches!

This sandwich has Steamed Beets (my dad’s), Tofurky, mayo (lots), mustard (lots), and lettuce. The bread is some whole-grain oat nut thing I got at Whole Foods.

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This one is a “Peking Style Zen Duck Wrap” (vegetarian) from Zen Palate. It was decent. It was much better dipped in my brother’s dish’s peanut sauce. It had fake duck, lettuce, carrots, and a spinach tortilla.

Garden Beets and Nuggets of Wisdom

I just found this very insightful nugget:

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.

From a fantastic article in the WSJ.

Guess what these are?

dads beets 500x500 Garden Beets and Nuggets of Wisdom

They are steamed beets from my dad’s garden. Tender, sweet, and fresh. The best kind of beets, I think. I’ve never had better. I like eating them plain or topped with yogurt, or in a sandwich. I’ll post the sandwich later.

What’s your favorite way to eat beets? What’s your favorite quote or nugget of wisdom?