Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Busy Day

I have busy day ahead of me, but not as busy as it could have been. I got an e-mail this morning from one of my psychology Teaching Assisstants, saying that discussion section is cancelled for today...score! As a result, I have a little time to compose a blog post...

My breakfasts have been pretty boring this week...just haphazard bowl meals that aren't very pretty to look at but tasty nonetheless. I had a good-looking meal yesterday though for dinner. I picked up a Greek salad from an eatery on campus and then supplemented with a few things in my dorm room.

The Greek salad is a mix of field greens, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion, and sprinkling of feta cheese..oh my! This is one of my favorite things to get on campus. Speaking of feta, has anyone tried soy feta? I see it in the store all the time, but I have never tried it. Anyway, along with it I had an Ezekiel pita and a generous glob of tomato-basil hummus.


This evening I have a commitment from 5:00 until 10:00, but I have to be ready to go at the bus stop by 4:30! Sheesh. So...looks like I must pack my dinner--you know how much I HATE that ;) I have a strange love of lunchboxes, so I am excited that I get to use my Fit & Fresh Tupperware today!

What you see here is a pita sandwich with a banana, salted cashews, and banana-carrot juice (more on that later). Inside the Ezekiel pita are Italian Herb tofu, spinach, and salsa. Kind of a strange assortment of flavors, but I didn't have any fresh tomatoes, so we'll call this Italian-Mexican fusion cuisine. I hope it doesn't get too soggy by the time I eat it!

As you may have noticed on the sidebar that I added recently, I am a food product reviewer. I frequently receive free samples of foods from companies that want me to feature their products on VegFamily. Yesterday First Juice sent me a few bottles of their lower-sugar fruit-vegetable beverages (yay for no artificial sweeteners!). It's really meant for young children, but I am sure I will enjoy it just as much. Plus, look at the cool bottle it comes in! I will definitely be saving the container for future use.

Well, I must go to my Cognitive Psychology class now. I will leave you with a few questions: do you pack your lunch/dinner? What are your favorite things to pack? I am always looking for fresh ideas!


Jennifer said...

Yeah for the cancelled class!

I am constantly amazed at how well vegan student who live in dorms manage to feed themselves! Kudos to you!

I have heard the soy feta is pretty gross. I've seen it at the store too, but am generally pretty wary of vegan cheese (I only like two - Follow Your Heart vegan Monterey Jack and Vegan Rella), so I try to avoid using faux cheese.

(Oh, and I'll take that pita and hummus off your hands if you didn't finish it all)

Ooooh cognitive psychology, one of my favorite psych classes (aside from social psych of course). I got a degree in psychology and sociology - very interesting.

My favorite things to pack are pita and hummus, Amy's frozen vegan burritos, chips and salsa, raw veggies, or dried fruit and nuts. Mmmmmmm.

Vegyogini said...

I recently posted about Sunergia soy feta and it is gross. I pack my lunch for work every day and always include a red grapefruit, which I eat like an orange (peeled and in sections. Otherwise, my lunches either consist of leftovers or packaged baked tofu that I cube and eat w/ a brown rice tortilla. Yum!

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for extra time to write a blog post! :0D

The Greek Salad pitas look wonderful - too bad about the soy feta though!

I saw those fruit drinks at Whole Foods the other day - interesting product!

Steve Yoder said...

Go, Cron! Love, Dad

Veg*Triathlete said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog re: the photo!

I also have some bad news about the soy feta. I just bought it for the first time a few weeks ago. I had high hopes & was looking forward to a real treat (it wasn't cheap!), but it tasted AWFUL. I can't remember which brand it was; perhaps others are better. Let us know if you find a good one!


Anonymous said...

My absolute favorite thing to pack is an almond butter(or any nut butter)/trail mix/banana sandwich. It is soooo good. If you spread both slices of bread thinly with the nut butter than the sandwich will stick together perfectly for travel. Try to use trailmix that doesn't have any big chunks it it either, it will make things much easier.