by Holly on January 25, 2011

in breakfast,dessert,lunch,randomness,recipes

I am a modern woman of many contradictions.

I don’t always make sense.

Things I do sometimes don’t add up.

My mind constantly changes from day to day.

I really like vegan cappuccino coconut milk ice cream with butter-laden, milk-rich (read: the opposite of vegan) coffee toffee pieces.

I find pleasure in picking my nail polish off within days of getting a fresh manicure.

Last week, when the temperatures read a frozen 8 degrees, I willingly walked to work in tights. Not thick ones. Dainty, woven pretty tights I scored on sale at Gap with money I didn’t have.

I embark on PROJECT CLEANOUT missions only to forget a freelance recipe project is promptly due Monday that requires ingredients I don’t have.

I ate salad for breakfast once. It happened this morning. I didn’t hate it.

At night, I brush my teeth and drink at least two cups of tea after.

I claim I have no free time when in reality, if you take back the two hours I spend every Monday night watching The Bachelor, I would have two hours of free time I didn’t have before.

I tell people I don’t like seafood. Somedays I don’t. But somedays I do. On those days, it’s usually tuna. Perhaps shrimp. Maybe salmon. Rarely anything else.

5-Minute Tuna Salad
(inspired by Lynn’s comment on this post)

1 cup cooked wheatberries
1 cup frozen peas
1 can tuna (packed in water)
1 T olive oil
1 t lemon pepper seasoning
1 t garlic gomasio
1/2 avocado

While the title of this post may sound like a up-and-coming song on a future Britney Spears album, it is not. I actually don’t like Britney and her awful form of auto-tuned music she “sings.”

But oxymoronically, it’s still on my iPod.


Jess January 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

That tuna salad looks like the PERFECT lunch! YUM!

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 25, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I have a weird hang up about eating veggies in the morning. Considering the lack of them in my day today, though, it’s not a bad idea!

Kim January 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Love it. I make egg salad with Vegenaise vegan mayo… I always think, “This is weird, why am I doing this?”

Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I pick off my nail polish too. It’s so satisfying to get a big piece and peel it off all together.

ha! I have been meaning to tweet about drinking tea after I brush my teeth at night and if it’s bad. I HAVE to have Sleepytime Tea in bed. After my sleeping issues in December, it solved all my woes and now it’s a superstition thing.

Ashley @ 365 things January 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm

100% with ya on the Britney songs–typical Britney songs= bad vocals and awesome dance beat. Can’t stand her, I have multiple songs in my iPod. Oh well…

Nothing wrong with a salad for breakfast. A salad by definition (one of them anyway) is “any of various usually cold dishes” via Merriam-Webster. ;)

Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby January 25, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I love love love this. I too am quite a bundle of oxy-moronic attributes! Love my alone time, but wish I had a man-friend “with forearms like a Disney prince” (thanks 30 rock) to hold me close. I love veganism, but sometimes I just want to eat a daggone scallop or spicy tuna sushi. and about a trillion other odd idiosyncrasies that make my curly head nuts. :)
but that’s what makes life fun, don’tcha think?

and admit it, you lurve dancing to those britney dance beats in secret, right?
just me???

Kailey (SnackFace) January 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Thank goodness you wrote this post, because I have been thinking of doing something similar! I mean, aren’t we all walking contradictions? Like, Monday I claimed that oats “taste like paste.” I knew I was going to eat oats within the week though, so I added “at the moment” to the end of that post. Like I’m trying to counteract my inevitable contradictions? Isn’t that insane?

ANYWAY. I don’t think I could eat salad for breakfast. Unless I was a Top Chef or SnackFacin’ TV host. My only exceptions.

LUB YOU! xoxoo

Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm

wheatberries in tuna salad?!? i will make that happen in my life SOON! thanks so much for posting the idea.

Christine @wtfdoor January 25, 2011 at 10:20 pm

This is my favorite blog post ever.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm

love the tuna salad…peas in it! yum!

i have salad/veggies for breakfast daily. and my child does too. Start em young :)

Oh i commented underneath you on Jenna/ELR today and you asked about her social media icons..b/c i just unveiled my newly redone blog, i know that either AddThis or ShareThis are the 2 major sites for those. Go there and get loads of options :)

kaity January 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

that..tuna..looks awesome! i have to try it

and the colds been killer down by here da lake eh der doncha know..kidding..people dont talk that way in MKE..that much

Emily January 25, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I love the fact that the post started with desert, and the picture of baby you in the last post…seriously, sometimes that’s what I want to do on our Ikea kitchen chairs at work…minus the birthday suit part, because, well, that would just be plain awkward.

Lynn @ The Actors Diet January 25, 2011 at 11:57 pm

mmmm so glad the tuna concoction turned out! i wanna make it!

Erica D (Gratitouille) January 26, 2011 at 12:44 am

True life. I used nutritional yeast on today’s salad, yet I found myself snacking on lots of salsa con queso this evening. Who am I?

P.S. Yay tuna! Me likey.

Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) January 26, 2011 at 4:19 am

oh my gosh your ICE CREAM is to DIE forrr!!!

Erica January 26, 2011 at 5:36 am

:) That ice cream looks amazing. I think we all have a few contradictions in our lives! I always say I want to get more sleep, but yet I seem to hop up early in the morning to try and get things done!

Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind January 26, 2011 at 5:42 am

OMG, Holly. I am the definition of oxymoron.

I pray like it’s my job and have a strong sense of faith, but I’ve been to church like once.

I am “the healthiest person ever” according to family and friends (assumed because of my diet and exercise habits), but sometimes I smoke cigarettes. (What?! I know.)

I claim I like to go to bed early (I do!), but on nights out with friends, 4am is TOO early.

I was a straight-A student and ooze professionalism in client-facing situations (for work), but my mp3 player is full of dirty rap songs, and I curse like a mofo.

What I’m getting at, I suppose, is I feel ya. ;)

Lauren January 26, 2011 at 5:54 am

Girl you are NUTS for walking to work in panty hose! LoL, I wore tights the other day and I about died. I didn’t even have to walk far, just from the car to my building and I even park as close as possible. LoL

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 26, 2011 at 6:36 am

You’re hilarious – there is nothing wrong with salad for breakfast.

Maya January 26, 2011 at 6:53 am

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”

One of my favorite quotes, by Walt Whitman, in the great Song of Myself. Thought it was applicable here!

Eliz@The Sweet Life January 26, 2011 at 7:14 am

Life is full of contradictions–makes it more exciting! Love salad for bkfst.

Kacy January 26, 2011 at 7:53 am

Toffee on ice cream is pure heaven. It may be one of my favorite things in the world.

sisters running the kitchen January 26, 2011 at 8:59 am

ahhh the icecream looks DELICIOUS!!! GIVE ME GIVE ME!!! hope you have a good day, holly :)

dana @ my little celebration January 26, 2011 at 9:59 am

Fantastic post! Ready for a writing assignment?

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather January 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

I love random. It keeps life interesting. Salad for breakfast – way to go! I wish I did that more often, it’s a refreshing start to the day.

Megan (Braise the Roof) January 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Haha, no one ACTUALLY likes Britney Spears. Although she does sing some catchy tunes. And I may or may not have honed a spot-on impression of her over the years. I may or may not perform it for you next weekend. And now I’m craving tuna salad.

Hmm, this comment just got really weird.

Katie January 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Haha “oxymoronically” – I like that word. I need to think of away to incorporate it into my day.

And I also de-veganize things like ice cream because really…the toppings are the best part – I can’t hold back there.

emily (a nutritionist eats) January 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Are you dissing on my Brit-Brit?!?!
I did go to her last concert. I will admit it.

Sarah January 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

too funny. I sometimes live an oxymoronic lifestyle myself. and that tuna salad with peas looks yum

julie January 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

oh i LOVE that you added peas to your tuna. tuna tuna tuuuunaaaa hahahaha do NOT ask why i just sang a song to tuna.

BroccoliHut January 26, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I’m a contradictory lady too–I often make egg salad with vegan mayonnaise:)

Kaitlin With Honey January 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Ok, so a) I love this post so much and b) I want that vegan ice cream with coffee toffee RIGHT NOW. I am so jealous it might hurt a little bit.

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