Happy Humpday, bloginas and bloginos! I hope your day is going fabulously so far. We’re scheduled to have thunderstorms today, but so far it’s beautiful out.
Yesterday I started my morning with a big ole mug ‘o yogurt.
I used Fage 0% and Chocolate PB2 to make a chocolate peanut butter mousse, then layered bananas, apricots, and cherries to make a bombdiggity parfait.
I spent the rest of the morning reading and writing furiously, and broke around 2 for lunch. I heated up a pouch of Trader Joe’s Indian Fare Carrot, Lentil & Onion Soup.
I’ve had this once before, and I really like it. The ingredient list is simple, it’s not calorically dense for the amount of soup you get, and the flavor is awesome! The only thing that would have made it better is a little shredded coconut or chopped peanuts, like I used to do at school.
I also made a melty wrap with TJ’s meatless meatballs, light munster cheese, and roasted red pepper hummus. Our hummus stash is running dangerously low… I think I need to hit up Elise‘s fridge.
This was my second cup of coffee for the day, and I was WIRED.
A couple hours later, I had an apple to fuel me through the last of my work. I had a minor freakout when my computer froze and wouldn’t turn back on… but all is well.
I finally got my booty to the gym around 6. Note to self: never go to the gym at 6 on a weekday AGAIN. It was unbelievably crowded; all the machines were taken, I couldn’t get a locker, and it was sheer pandemonium. There was a DJ spinning by the weight machines, which was cool, but I’d rather be able to work out. Instead, I did arms, abs, and five minutes on the treadmill… I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked. I did one-minute intervals at a range of 5.8 and 6.8 MPH, which keeps me from getting bored.
After a quick shower (which I don’t usually had to wait for… another reason not to go at this time), I ran over to Whole Foods for some dinner.
In my box, I got:
- bok choi
- seaweed salad
- farro with apricots and almonds (!)
- sesame-glazed rainbow carrots
- BBQ tofu
- baked tofu
Leslie snuck her cup of Coldstone into the club…
It got a little messy! This was a tasty coffee ice cream with cheesecake combination.
We hid it by some equipment under the table…
The show was a lot of fun. I think my mom, Stewart and Leslie were a little startled by the band’s appearance… a lot has changed since the above video was made. They still had a great energy, however, and everyone had a great time.
When I got home I remembered it was “trash night”, so I took all the recycling and household garbage outside. One of the main garbage cans didn’t have a bag, so I tried to tip the can into a giant garbage bag. Unfortunately the can was chained to the fence, so it snapped back, spilling foul-smelling liquid all over me. And what was this liquid? Rained-on doggy poo. I did my best to clean it up, and in doing so, covered the already-bagged garbage in the poo. I went back inside to get some new bags, but forgot to bring my keys with me. So I was locked out of the house, covered in poo, for about half an hour. Luckily the problem resolved itself and I got in about half an hour later, and took my third shower of the day. P-U!
I figured that ordeal deserved a special treat, so I went for one of the fancy chocolate squares we got at Tony Caputo’s. According to “the chocolate guy”, Amadei chocolate is the best on the planet right now. Tony Caputo’s is the only store in Utah that is licensed to sell it. Amadei has one all kinds of awards, and in 2006 Food & Wine magazine named it “The World’s Best Chocolate”.
The Chuao variety combines notes of plums, red fruits, and conserves.
“The chocolate guy” said the only way to really taste all of the flavors in a chocolate is to eat it first thing in the morning, before you’ve even had a glass of water. I’ll have to do that next time.
I ate it along with a big plate of dried figs, prunes, apricots, and dates (which were smeared with almond butter).
I washed it all down with some Trader Joe’s Bedtime Tea.
The combination of tea + a long day wiped me out! I couldn’t even get through Strictly Ballroom, a 90s Australian spoof that’s a cross between Dirty Dancing and Best In Show. It was really good, so I’m going to finish it before I go to work!
Have a splendid day 🙂