Today I received an unexpected package from Turtle Island, makers of the legendary Tofurky products. The folks at Turtle Island sent me a sample of their tempeh selections in organic five grain, spicy veggie, and organic soy. My guess is that they found my address through VegFamily--I'll be sure to give these products a try in the next few days. Once school is over, I might actually have time to sit down and write some reviews again...
Now, onto the vittles. My breakfast yesterday was oh-so-tasty. I had two more of the Kashi GoLean waffles, but this time I topped them with sliced peaches and cinnamon, with some raw almonds on the side. Despite the yum factor, I was hungry again by 10:30. I am not impressed with the level of satiety these waffles provide. Maybe if I paired them with something more fibrous or protein-ish...
Yesterday's lunch was another freebie, but I was really not impressed with the offerings at this eatery. They had several vegetarian options, but they all included a plethora of cheese. So many places think that vegetarian cuisine consists of dumping gobs of cheese on vegetables. There were no vegan options other than the rather old-looking hummus and pita in the refrigerated section of the restaurant. Boo! So I ended up getting a salad with cucumbers, red onions, tomato, and goat cheese. When I returned to my room, I added Italian herb tofu for a protein kick. One of the apple titans joined the party, along with a cherry vanilla yogurt.
Last night's dinner ended up being a bit of a failure. Inspired by a lonesome-looking jar of tomato sauce in my closet, I decided to try my hand at pita pizzas. Problem was, I didn't have any shredded cheese on hand. I improvised with some string cheese, but it wasn't quite enough to cover the pitas. It still tasted good, but it's not very eye-catching :( On the side I had mixed greens with beans and Bragg's, along with some blueberries.
As a study break last night, I decided to have another random bowl concoction. Last night's combination featured nonfat kefir, Fiber One, wheat germ, and cinnamon. It didn't really strike my fancy; I think kefir is best reserved for smoothie-makin'.
Speaking of smoothies, I had another one this morning. Actually, today's breakfast is an exact repeat of last Wednesday's breakfast: chocolate soy protein powder, frozen banana, almond milk, and cashews on the side. In order to get out of my rut, I am looking for suggestions: What do you like to put in your smoothies?
I really enjoyed today's lunch though; it reminded me of the Southern cuisine I encounter so much back home in 'Bama. The theme of this lunch was beans 'n greens. I had a mashed sweet potato with cinnamon and a touch of sugar, spinach cooked in Bragg's, and some chili beans. Yum! I had to run to discussion section, so I grabbed an orange and some almonds for the road.
Well, I need to finish up some Abnormal Psychology reading and work on my Shakespeare paper. Sounds like an exciting evening, no? Maybe I'll break it up with some cooking...Ciao for now!