We made it.
All hail the weekend.
I know I am.
(raises lighter in the air as if at a KISS concert)
I know I am also sending you all even MORE oodles of love for all your congrats and sweet, lovely comments on The Healthy Everythingtarian’s first birthday! And for not making me feel alone in my neurotic craziness. And most importantly, for all your love and support on the construction of our well in Cambodia.
Twas’ a long, insanity-filled five days. That’s for sure.
Anyways, I had another new breakfast creation yesterday – Asparagus + Brown Rice Breakfast Scramble!
3/4 cup brown rice
3/4 cup asparagus
1/4 cup onion
1/2 T olive oil
1/2 T minced garlic
pinch of crushed red pepper
sprinkle of nutritional yeast
You know me – I like my breakfasts sweet, sweet, sweet. However, once in an Everythingtarian while, savory just does the trick…
Yum. So yum in fact, I’ve had it the past three days in a row for breakfast.
Lunch yesterday was out of pure convenience and laziness – a trip to Gotham Bagels! I heart this bagel store because they have my new obsession (which I am determined to recreate at home): scallion tofu.
The “V” = heaven on a bagel.
It would be a vegan sammie consisting of scallion tofu, roasted poblano peppers, tomato, arugula and avocado all on a whole wheat bagel…
Along with a bag of honey dijon kettle chips + Diet Coke, I am still thinking about how delicious this lunch was.
Since this week was crazy (I had worked 40+ hours before even coming into work on Friday morning), my boss told me to go home. Yes, she told me. One of the many reasons why the people I work with rule. At 2pm, I skedaddled out of work early and pondered my options for the afternoon…
Go for a short run?
Clean my apartment?
Crawl in bed with my new Food + Wine magazine?
Go to Whole Foods, the co-op and every other grocery store in town?
Sold to the highest bidder…also known as Whole Paycheck.
WF pecan chocolate chip cookie. Obviously, that was a must-by.
After spending $80 at three different grocery stores, I had a mild heart attack before making it home safely to put away all my groceries. Then, taking a cue from the very first blog I ever read, I made this…
Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and D’Anjou Pear? Yes please.
The only substitutions I made were baby spinach (for arugula), balsamic vinegar (for red wine) and instead of splitting the beets up, I ate them all myself.
I am now mad I ate all the beets, because I want this for dinner tonight and every night.
Then, because I am clearly obsessed with Katie, I whipped up an old favorite recipe of hers…
Healthy Breakfast Bars? Also, yes please.
I made a couple of substitutions here (depending on what I had on hand), including stevia baking blend (for brown sugar), 1 T cinnamon (for 1 measly teaspoon), maple syrup for honey and 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/4 cup Greek yog (for 1/2 cup pumpkin puree).
Breakfast for dessert? Definitely the new BFD.
Alright, now I really do need to beet it because I am running an 8K race (= 5 miles) this morning! It’s rainy, cloudy and kinda chilly here in Madison, but the Crazylegs racing spirit will prevail. I have no doubt. What I am a bit doubtful of is the fact I haven’t run since Monday’s 9-miler…wish me luck!
What are YOU up to this weekend? I slept 11 hours last night, am off to the race and then am looking forward to a weekend of writing, laundry, sleeping and catching up on workouts. Happy weekend :).