Friday, November 21, 2008

Where's Johnny Mathis When You Need Him?

With the recent nip in the air and the appearance of Christmas wreaths at my local Whole Foods, I was definitely feeling in the yuletide spirit today: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" would have made for the perfect soundtrack. Oddly enough, I checked my iPod, and Johnny Mathis's Christmas album was conspicuously absent from my "holiday collection." Somehow, I managed to download every Christmas album my family owns onto Nestor the Nano...except for dear old Johnny's. Hmph. I'll be sure to put that on my Thanksgiving to-do list.

I spent the day in the typical Friday manner: gym, Whole Foods, watching Duke win a championship game:) Here are the goods that I ate in between:

I think this smoothie was a strawberry-pineapple-coconut concoction with the usual soymilk and Nutribody protein. I'm sure it was delicious.
I had a presentation yesterday morning for my Gender & Language class, so I spent breakfast worrying/preparing for that. My nervousness was temporarily assuaged by some PomegranPlus waffles with pom seeds and a pear with almond butter.
After the gym, I had to meet with a TA to work on my stat paper. As a result, I didn't return to the apartment until later, so my tummy didn't have patience for creative cuisine. I decided to try something that I've heard is popular in Britain: bean 'n toast. Not bad. I also had some broccoli, a salad with Woodstock dressing, and an orange.
At half-time of the Duke-S. Illinois game, I took a break for dinner. Baked tofu with bottled peanut sauce, stir-fried veggies, and whole grain couscous made for a delicious supper.
The smoothie last night consisted of the absolute last of my frozen fruit: a frozen banana, sliced peaches, soymilk, and Nutribody protein. Tasty, although next time I'll add some cinnamon.
I treated myself to some tofu-banana French toast this morning. I topped the two slices with pom seeds, sliced banana, and almond butter. Yum.
Lunch today was another "hash" meal; I just threw some leftovers/staples into a pan and hoped for the best. This mish-mash included leftover baked beans, spinach, red onion, nutritional yeast, and Bragg's. On the side, I had a whole wheat sandwich thin and an apple with PB.
I just finished dinner about an hour ago due to the evening's basketball game. When I returned to the apartment, I made a quick tofu scramble with zucchini, tahini, ginger, and soy sauce. I served it alongside pita wedges, an orange, and a salad with mozzarella.
Now I am off to fuss with my pedicure for tomorrow. What's your favorite color of nail polish?

Happy Friday!


magpie said...

Favorite nail polish colors - dark purple, brown, dark red. I like wintery colors.

Those pom waffles sound realllllly good.

just me said...

that french toast looks amazing!

Erica said...

All of your food looks beautiful. The pom seeds really add a special something! Enjoy getting your toes done!

VeggieGirl said...

Better get that Johnny song!! :-D

So glad you got that presentation over with!!

I'm commissioning you to prepare meals for me. Period. ;-)

**Favorite nail polish color = Black Satin (by Chanel).

Anonymous said...

i definitely need to download christmas music!!!! :)

love your pom waffles...

Emma said...

Enjoy your pedicure!

You are right about baked beans on toast being popular in the UK (espeically with students- in fact there is a student cookbook entitled 'Beyond baked beans'!)

Anonymous said...

Christmas music and Whole Foods? Where do I sign up :) Love the name of your ipod haha

My fav. nail polish: OPI's Dusk Over Cairo - I'm really pale so anything too dark makes me look ghostly!

Delish meals as always!

flower said...

Beans on Toast is quite a delicacy (I really cant spell) The woodstock dressing looks yum.
I given you an award

ChickPea said...

Magpie: Ooh those all sound perfect...I will def use those for future occasions.
Just Me: Thanks! It's so easy too.
Erica: Aww you're kind to compliment my food like that. Those pom seeds are a great way to jazz up any dish.
VeggieGirl: Haha, maybe I should look into that line of work...personal chef, meals ready in less than 20 minutes!
Ooh Black Satin sounds super elegant.
LoveofOats: Thanks!
Emma: Haha, I wasn't sure if that was just some false stereotype, or if it really was popular over there. It's good stuff!
ksgoodeats: Seriously, we need to hang out--Christmas music and Whole Foods are probably two of my most favorite things!
I am really pale too, so I have to be careful about looking ghostly as well!
Flower: Thanks so much for the award! You are so kind to think of me. I'll mention it in my next post:)