Monday, June 30, 2008

Another Quick Post

Hi everyone! Sorry, today's post will contain limited commentary again. I hate it when pesky tests must take priority over the fun stuff. Boo! Anyway, here are the weekend's eats:

I tried a cool new treat on Friday night: Erin's Bakery Mini Breakfast Cookies. These were the peanut butter flavor. They're small but oh-so-peanut-buttery. Truth be told, I went back for another one:)
Quick breakfast of strawberry-soymilk smoothie and some Whole Foods brand Organic Flax Waffles with a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Lunch didn't happen until 3PM, so I was a starvin' Marvin. I made a hearty sandwich out of a Rudi's Flax English Muffin, mashed avocado, Soy Boy 5-grain tempeh, and Annie's BBQ sauce. I am totally in love Annie's products! Oh, and the salad has sliced button mushrooms, Romaine, and Craisins.
Dinner was completely random but so tasty. I grilled up the rest of my eggplant on my good friend Mr. Foreman. I drizzled tahini on top--SO GOOD. TRY THIS. I also had a hearty portion of corn/black bean salad and some plain soy yogurt with fresh blueberries.
I got around to trying my Kashi Vive sample. It was good, but a little too sweet, and that's saying a lot coming from a girl with a healthy sweet tooth. Maybe it would be better mixed with some bran flakes or something equally bland.
The shake of the evening was good in theory but not in taste. I combined a So Delicious Cinnamon Bun soy yogurt with a Chai Latte flavor Spirutein packet and some ice. Really sweet, but the cinnamon flavor didn't sufficiently shine through. What a waste of a good cinnamon bun yogurt.
My breakfast was supremely boring so let's skip to lunch. It included a grilled tofu/hummus sandwich for which I used--you guessed it--Mr. Foreman. I also had a salad with salted cashews and balsamic vinegar and some random frozen fruit remnants (peaches, mango chunks).
For dinner, I tried another new product: Amy's cheeseless roasted vegetable pizza. Two thumbs up! I was surprised to discover that there was no tomato sauce on it though. I remember VeggieGirl's review of this product on Iateapie a while back in which she suggested adding additional veggies--I think that's a good recommendation. My family enjoyed it too--after I took my portion my dad and brother-in-law Major finished off the remaining 3/4. Go figure. I also had a salad with chickpeas, plus a bowl of strawberries and a glass of chocolate soymilk. I make the soy milk by whizzing plain soymilk in the MB with special dark cocoa and stevia; this is my current obsession.

Smoothie time featured another attempt at using soy yogurt: strawberry banana soy yogurt, "Nutty Berry Burst" Spirutein, peanut butter, and ice. It was mediocre at best. I am in dire need of a tasty shake--I've had quite enough of these sub-par creations.
Excellent breakfast this morning: oat bran (cooked on the stovetop) with whipped banana and a healthy dose of almond butter. It's not difficult to figure out why this is a classic:)
For the midday meal, I had tempeh dipped in a rather thick peanut sauce, along with a perfect (Chilton County!) peach, spinach salad, and a few rice cakes. I was hoping for some rice crackers, but the cakes'll do, I suppose. This kept me really full--no growling tummy in class today!
Now I am off to eat dinner! Ciao/chow!


VeggieGirl said...

Ahh, sorry about the Blogger issues - I was having trouble uploading photos earlier as well :0(

Mmm, the peanut-butter breakfast cookies sound delish!!

Kimberly said...

Eggplant and tahini are two of my favorite things - I will definitely try them together!

Jenn said...

Cookies for breakfast? What a WONDERFUL idea!!

I didn't know Annie's had a BBQ sauce! I love all of their products too - I must try that!

I love your checkered plates and bowl :o)

orangepop said...

I've just recently tried a few tubs of the Cinnamon Bun soy-yogurt. YUM! I understand why you would hate to waste this. AND, it's hard on the wallet because it's the only flavor of that brand that sells, really, so it's the most expensive one by about $.30 where I am!

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Yum! As always everything looks great. You must be full of energy all the time with all the healthy food you eat.

I hope your classes give you a break soon enough. This is the 'slow' time at my job (students are gone for the summer, not much reporting), so I have too much down time - at work no less!

Danielle said...

Good luck with classes busy girl!

Anonymous said...

ooo where did you find the erin's breakfast cookie at? i want to try them :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Short or long, I love all your commentary... and of course your photos and creative meal ideas. We seem to have similar taste buds :o)

ChickPea said...

VeggieGirl: I highly recommend the b-fast cookies!
Kimberly: Yep, eggplant and tahini do go pretty well together--I guess that's why baba ghanoush is so good!
Jenn: Annie's makes a lot of great condiments...def try them! Thanks for the plate compliment:)
OrangePop: I always try to buy the So Delicious on sale, otherwise it's a bit pricey.
Jennifer: I am on a bit of a break as of more quizzes for two weeks!
Danielle: Thanks! Good luck to you in your travels!
Love of Oats: I got the mini cookies at the Fresh Market (very similar to WF). They probably sell them online too.
CCV: Yeah, I think one of the reasons I love your blog so much is because everything on there suits my taste buds perfectly!

Erin said...

Hehehe, starvin' Marvin. I like using that phrase too. And Erin's bakery??? Somebody got the name before I could!

I like those Amy's pizzas too, but I can eat the whole thing at one time, and that is not so good for my waistline.

Procrastination Free Living said...

I know all the dishes is so delicious can i have one order in every dishes?? haha joke ,,, great blog !! now i ate my dinner in advance!!