Good morning and happy humpday! Now that I am no longer in school, on Wednesdays I look forward to two things: 1) The Dining In section of the Times, and 2) Yoga. I won’t be going to yoga today, but I’m already salivating over this Pan-Baked Lemon Almond Tart. Sorry about the haphazard posting schedule of late; yesterday turned out to be a busier day than I’d expected, and I spent the hours from 8 AM- 1 PM glued to the table, reading for my internship. In my haste to get out the door on time, I left my camera in the sock drawer (…?) and, alas, you will not be able to see three of my snacks. Please try to carry on.
Yesterday I was so bleary-eyed when I dragged myself out of bed (possibly a little louder than usual, to Ari’s misfortune) that as soon as Mr. Coffee started brewing my much-needed six cups, I just made the easiest breakfast I could think of. I threw together some nonfat yogurt, the last of the pumpkin pie mix, and an enormous apple (which was almost as big as the bowl).
This wasn’t nearly all of the apple… I had to eat the rest off of the core because it wouldn’t fit in the bowl! I topped the mixture with a glob of (self-salted) peanut butter.
By the time Ari got up, I was already working on my mid-morning snack: chunks of energy.
I finished my work with just enough time to take a quick 2-mile run. I was in a bit of a foul mood- I hate rushing around and feeling frantic- so the run really helped. The adrenaline kicked in, and I ran at a faster pace than I’m used to. (My heart rate monitor wasn’t working, so please excuse the lack of statistics.)
Total distance: 2 miles
Total time: 18:55
The toaster oven isn’t working for some reason, so right before I jumped in the shower, I popped an Ezekiel English muffin in the oven at 400 degrees. When I was dressed, the muffin was ready! How’s that for time management?
I made two open-faced sandwiches: one with roasted red pepper hummus, a Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger & sprouts, the other with asiago cheese (which the entire household could smell). I also finished up a bag of baby carrots… we’re really running low on produce!
This is about when the pictures stop… I had a peach on the way to work, and, at four, when I was literally falling asleep while seated next to my boss, I excused myself and went to the reception area to eat a Trek Mix bar. These feelings of tiredness hit me all of a sudden, but sometimes a little spike in my blood sugar is all I need to revive me. We had a book release party in the office, which was catered by Fresh Direct (think antipasto, dark chocolate bark, fresh fruit, sandwiches). There was enough wine to give each person his or her own bottle; normally I would have taken advantage of the free food and drink, but I just wanted to get home. I had a glass of white wine, which I sipped on for an hour, then graciously made my exit.
Dinner was all ready when I got home; I made my standard, go-to college meal: Gliding Calm tofu, brown rice, and a sweet potato with agave and cinnamon (plus some kind of butter substitute that I found in the fridge).
I was really craving some broccoli, but I wanted to be in bed more than I wanted to go back to the store. To finish off the night, I made a lovely dessert plate with dried fruit (fig, apricot, prunes, Medjool), almond butter, and cardamom and chipotle-spiced dark chocolate.
Now I’m off to get some cross-training in before I meet up with a couple lovely ladies for a treat. Have a great day!