All of a sudden another week has gone by! Why does the end of summer and the beginning of fall seem to go by so fast? Fall is certainly my favorite season and September is my favorite month (my birthday is in September – yes of course I am a virgo – and it’s also yoga month).
If you have been following my blog for a while, you might know it used to be a food log – I would post everything I ate each night when I got home from work. Back then I was living in CA and I was a programmer. Still am a programmer, but don’t live out west anymore. These days with work, living in NYC, all the yoga I do, plus various other commitments, I definitely would not have time (nor would I want) to do that every day. But once a week? Yes! I think my food log would get pretty boring anyway, because I tend to eat the same foods each week. It changes by the week, but each week is generally pretty similar.
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i made this stir-fry for lunch yesterday (tuesday, 1/24):
i decided to bring my lunch to work this week. i work at a big bank and we do have a cafeteria, but to be honest – it’s not that healthy, and after 3 months of the same old slop, i needed a change! this stirfry is made up of:
- broccoli + broccoli stalk (don’t throw that part out – it’s great if you saute it)
- red pepper
- can of tuna
- frozen corn
- fresh cilantro
- garlic + chili powder
- cooked in bacon fat (i save this each time i make bacon)
i had a sesame bagel alongside the stirfry. i’m really into bagels this week.
i also vowed to bring breakfast. i don’t usually like to drink my calories, but i have found several drinks to be quite delicious as of late, in particular:
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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.
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.
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.
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