Ever since reading this article in the NYT today, my favorite song from Rent, "Light My Candle," has been playing incessantly in my head. As I walked to the gym, as I waited in the check out line at Whole Foods, even as I was chopping garlic--I could hear Roger and Mimi singing their duet. Quick, someone get a different song stuck in my head! What songs tend to linger in your mind?
Aside from repetitive humming, I have had a busy few days. Here's what I ate along the way:
I looked to one of my Food Network faves for lunch inspiration: Ellie Krieger. Her Chickpea and Spinach Salad with Cumin Dressing sounded intriguing to me, so I made my own version for my midday meal. I simply placed chickpeas on a bed of spinach and dressed it with a sauce containing vegan mayo, ground red pepper, cumin, and lemon juice. On the side, I had some corn thins and an apple with almond butter.
I was craving a hearty dinner that day, so I made an Italian Sub: TVP with tomato sauce, oregano, basil, and garlic on a whole grain bun. Messy, but oh-so-delicious. I also had some broccoli, a salad with Goddess dressing, and a pluot.
The smoothie of the night contained strawberries, peaches, soymilk, and Nutribody.
Yesterday seemed like a parfait kind of day, so I made a quick layered concoction with Honey Nut Os, TJ's Honey Greek yogurt, cashews, and sliced banana. Not to toot my own horn, but this was pretty fabulous.
For lunch, I made my tasty Asparagus Salad again, since it spawned a pretty intense food fugue the last time I had it. This rendition included mixed greens, orange segments, tofu (cooked in soy sauce, ginger, and garlic), peanuts, asparagus, and mushrooms. YUM. I also had some rice crackers on the side.
Dinner was spent out with my new "little sister" in Chi Omega. We ate at a campus eatery (the 'Dillo) while we watched the Duke basketball game. I ordered the Black Bean Taco salad (with guac, of course!). Here is a recycled picture from the last time I ate there.
I concluded the evening with a peach-pineapple smoothie.
After facing the frigid temperatures this morning, I was ready for something hot before heading out the door to run errands...so made some warm oat bran. Yep, I, too, have hopped on the oat bran wagon. I made mine with all anti-oxidant rich superfoods: pomegranate (POM juice), almonds (almond butter), and dark chocolate (dairy-free chocolate chips). It turned out to be quite the morning treat. Thanks so much to Janny from POM Wonderful for sending me samples!
Here's the loot from a rather nippy trek to Whole Foods:
Highlights: Greek Gods yogurt (on sale!), bok choy, BBQ sauce (finally, I can try Jenn's humbecue!), baked blue corn chips, and more Odwalla bars!
After getting a little homework done, I took a break for lunch. I combined chickpeas with broccoli slaw, garlic, tahini, and curry powder; I sopped up the goodness with an Ezekiel pita. That's a sliced Golden Delicious apple and a simple salad with mushrooms on the side.
Several errands later, I returned home for a lovely dinner of White Bean and Walnut Bruschetta from ED&BV. I've made this several times before (yep, that's 4 times), and it never ceases to satisfy. I had a salad with red bell pepper and mozzarella on the side, as well as a dish of grapes.
That concludes this evening's post--hopefully next time I type, I will have managed to rid my mind of the Rent soundtrack. Happy weekend!