WIAW: Good Groceries

G’day eaters!

This week is kicking my butt a little. As in, I fell asleep as soon as I climbed into bed at 10pm last night. I tried so hard to stay awake, but I failed miserably.

(Side note: my mind is in such work mode that I almost typed “10p” instead of “10pm,” because that’s how we write times at work. And I spend a lot of time writing out times.)




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So here’s yesterday’s food.

Breakfast:

Scrambled eggs with bell pepper and cheese, with an apricot on the side.

Scrambled eggs with bell pepper and cheese, with an apricot on the side.

I felt the need to eat somewhat healthy yesterday since I barely even thought about vegetables while at the beach. Also, I was dying to eat an apricot.

Apricots are one of my favorite fruits, but I never buy them because they’re so expensive. And because half their weight is air and a pit.

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Sadly, these apricots weren’t too great, which only reaffirmed my thought that I like them dried better than fresh.

Lunch:

Nachos made with tortilla chips, TJ's black bean dip, avocado, Wholly Salsa, jalapeños, Cabot cheddar, and hot sauce.

Nachos made with tortilla chips, TJ’s black bean dip, avocado, Wholly Salsa, jalapeños, Cabot cheddar, and hot sauce.

As I was unpacking groceries on Monday I was dreaming up this lunch. I love breakfast nachos and having fresh avocado, homegrown jalapenos, and black bean dip from Trader Joe’s makes them all the better.

Dinner:

Bean and chicken bake.

Bean and chicken bake.

I got the idea for this recipe from Kath’s blog. I was drawn to it because it’s so versatile and we always have chicken in the freezer. Here’s my scaled down version with white kidney beans, grape tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and a bone-in skin-on chicken thigh and leg.

Bean and Chicken Bake

Yields 2 servings

1 can beans, drained and rinsed

2 c vegetables, chopped

2 T fresh herbs, chopped

1 T oil, plus a little extra

1 T acid

2 chicken pieces

salt and pepper

Mix the beans, vegetable, herbs, oil, and acid in a baking dish with salt and pepper.

Rub oil over the tops of the chicken and add salt and pepper. Place the chicken in the baking dish on top of the bean mixture.

Bake at 425F for 35-45 minutes, depending what parts of the chicken you use.

This dinner ended up being delicious, without being too wintery. And it was a great way to use up our small stash of tomatoes, since neither Leon nor I eat raw tomatoes.

Snacks:

Throughout the day I kept dipping my hand into a tub of Trader Joe’s animal crackers and sipping some of my homebrewed kombucha.

And there you have it — a pretty normal day of eats. If I was more sensible about my snacking I would have kept my hands out of the cookie jar and instead made myself a solid afternoon snack, but that didn’t happen. Not yesterday. not today. And I won’t have time for it tomorrow, either.

Maybe Friday?

Your turn, eaters:

What are some of your favorite groceries that you rarely buy?

Are you a snacker/mini-meal person or a grazer?

Later eaters!

Paleo Cookie Cake

Hiya eaters!

I could talk about how terrible the massacre in Connecticut was. I could talk about how unbelievably gut wrenching the idea of someone killing dozens of completely innocent children is. But, I’m not going to.

I’m much more of a fan of doing extra living in times of tragedy.

And luckily, this weekend I got to do lots of living because a bunch of friends rented a lake house for the weekend.

We ate lots of pizza.

Drank far too much.

Lounged in a hot tub.

It was fantastic!

And now I’m detoxing from all the fun by drinking liters of water and eating a massive salad.

Mmmmweekend.

But if you aren’t detoxing from beer Olympics and eating two pizzas in one day or if you’re still looking for some festive living, here’s that paleo (I think) cookie cake recipe I teased you with on Wednesday.

Possibly Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

First, is agave paleo? I’ve got no clue. Second, this can definitely be paleo if you want to splurge on egg protein instead of the more common whey protein. I know GNC has AWESOME egg protein.

Also, this was adapted from this Purely Twins recipe.

1 ½ c almond flour

½ c vanilla protein

½ t salt

2 eggs

3 T agave

½ c coconut oil

½ c apple sauce

1 T vanilla extract

large handful of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or carob chips

a few shakes of rainbow sprinkles

Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl. Mix all the ingredients together.

Grease an 8”-9” cake pan and bake in a 350F oven for 20-23 minutes.

Once the cake has cooled slice it up and dig it.

I suggest slicing it into 6 pieces because this cookie cake just happens to be perfectly Zone balanced at 12 total blocks, meaning that you can easily enjoy a 2 block slice.

And if you’re feeling extra festive I suggest mixing a little bit of honey and vanilla with some Greek yogurt to make icing.

Because what’s cookie cake without icing?

So here’s to living a little more in the face of realizing just how lucky we all are to be living.

Your turn, eaters:

What’s your favorite style of cake — cookie, traditional, or ice cream?

What’s your favorite part of the cake — cake or icing?

G’night eaters!

WIAW: Good & Bad Habits

‘Ello eaters!

I got some AWESOME new today…that I’m going to share with all of you tomorrow.

I know I’m a tease, but I can’t give it all away at once. A lady makes you work for it.


Since this is the last week of WIAW where the theme is “fall into good habits” I figured it was high time I talked about habits.

If you just look at the pictures here it looks like I have pretty good habits. The food is healthy and has a good balance of carbs, fat, and protein. But for me, eating healthy meals is an easy habit. It’s what happens outside the pictures of the healthy meals that the real habit struggles happen.

Example:

Oatmeal with chia seeds and pomegranate arils, topped with pb, chocolate avocado pudding, and sprinkles, with a side of coffee and bacon.

Sure, this looks like a typical, fun bowl of blogger oats. And it definitely was! But it doesn’t show you that I kept oversleeping until I missed both my chances at Crossfit for the day, which I didn’t intend on doing at all and which I was really bummed about when I saw later that the workout was a front squat bridge and working up to max weight cleans.

Example:

Salad with leftover cranberry chutney, butternut squash and mushroom risotto, and the last of the turkey.

Does this salad mountain look just like something you would pay a lot for at Whole Foods? Aren’t I so healthy for eating salads and so thrifty for making it myself?

Yes to both of those things, but that doesn’t show you the couple of bites of pumpkin pie I ate as a snack only to find mold on it. It also doesn’t show that I took Charlie to the dog park instead of taking him for a long walk and then doing homework (while trying to train him not to climb my chair hoping to get in my lap so I don’t have to make it a habit of going to a coffee shop every time I need to do homework).

Example:

Spaghetti squash stuffed with venison meatballs and marinara and topped with cheese.

Look! I’m eating spaghetti squash to control my carb/gluten intake and yet I’m relaxed enough to put some cheese on top.

All of those things are true. It’s also true that I ate a Balance Bar for a snack, which is an expensive habit I really need to break. Just like it’s true that I got the Biscoff cookies out with the intention of eating one, but I ended up eating four.

Luckily, though, these pictures also don’t show that I did, in fact, floss yesterday, meaning that I’m slowly making a habit of flossing at least once a week.

So not all my habits are bad, right?

Your turn, eaters:

What are some habits you’re proud of?

Do you know the proper time to floss — before or after brushing?

G’night eaters!

WIAW: Chirp

Hiya eaters!

I am FINALLY getting a chance to sit down today and it feels ah-maze-ing! Actually, I’m laying on my bed while I ice my back. And yes, it does warrant elongating that word into three syllables.

Like I mentioned yesterday, my life is still crazy. It’ll get better the second I’m done with both cleaning and homework. Until then, I’m hustling.

Speaking of hustling…


Breakfast:

I am incapable of taking quick showers in the winter, so by the time I was showered and dressed yesterday I had exactly 5 minutes before I was supposed to leave for the chiropractor. So I threw together a quick breakfast of fried eggs over leftover quinoa with kale and avocado, akin to this breakfast.

And then I shoved half of it in my face before dashing out the door.

Chiropractor:

First, I abbreviate “chiropractor” to “chiro” in my iCal, but autocorrect keeps changing it to “chirp” and then I get amused every time I see that I have a morning appointment with “chirp” like Cinderella.

Does that make sense?

Anyway, the good ole chirp cracked everything and then massaged my hip muscles some more. As of right now my back is feeling considerably better than it was before, but not in any way 100%.

Coffee:

Harris Teeter cookies are so good.

I had an hour between the chirp and work so I grabbed a free Harris Teeter cookie and then parked myself at the Starbucks in Teeter to do some homework.

Grande coffee with cold soy, the usual but a little bigger.

Work:

Work wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad. It’s very stressful for me to be stuck in a place where I know I have to be and that is on my To Do list (like work or class) and feel bored or unproductive or like I’m trying to waste time.

Balance bar #1 for the day.

While wasting time/getting something from the stock room I took bites of my bar. Because half a small breakfast and a cookie don’t cut it.

Lunch:

Bibb and arugala, apples, avocado, pork chop pieces, homemade bacon, bell pepper, and a mix of balsamic vinaigrette and BBQ sauce.

In the 40 minutes I had between work and class, I ate this delicious salad.

Seriously, the balsamic vinaigrette and BBQ sauce dressing I’ve been mixing up is delicious. As were the TWO kinds of pork.

I really love pork, said the non-Jew.

Snack:

Balance bar #2 for the day.

Having two bars in one day really bugs me, but there really wasn’t anything I could do about it unless I wanted a far less balanced (pun intended) snack.

Dinner:

Bacon and vegetable frittata.

In case you were unaware, frittatas are my lifesaver.

Dessert:

Left: Sweet Water festival ale.

And in case you were unaware again, I really love dark beers.

Guinness.

The end.

Your turn, eaters:

What are some funny autocorrects you’ve had?

Do you take free samples?

G’night eaters!

WIAW: 16 Hour Day

HI eaters!

Today is going to be another very long, very busy day. So I’m trying to frontload it with coffee.

That’ll work, right?

And since I’m busy and tired and stressed today, I figure it’s only fitting that I show you my eats from another day that I was busy and tired and stressed this week.


5:30 am:

Pluot, sunflower seed butter, and half a liter of water.

Fruit and fat works for getting me through an early Crossfit session, so I’m not planning on changing it anytime soon.

Exercise:

GNC chocolate egg protein and half a liter of water.

Skill work was the balance snatch, which for some reason I had a lot of trouble with. The WOD, though, was tons of fun.

5 rounds:

5 deadlifts

5 hang cleans

5 push presses

5 front squats

It was fast and challenging and each round could be done seamlessly, so it was like a game.

Breakfast:

Eggs scrambled with some leftover rice and beans from a Qdoba burrito bowl and some chips.

Leftovers are awesome. And I have to say, Qboda’s chips are way better than Chipotle’s. (But everything else of Chipotle’s is better.)

Lunch:

Cracked pepper deli meat, a pluot, and sunflower seed butter.

This came after a minor freakout.

Also add in there some cookie dough and a cookie.

Mama Pea's zucchini chocolate chip cookies.

Snack:

I took a carrot and a single serve packet of Justin’s Maple Almond butter with me to work, but I didn’t get a picture of either.

Dinner:

Slow cooked beef with lettuce, homemade babba ganoush, and homemade pita bread.

This was waiting for me — with a beer — when I got home. Having a boyfriend who can cook is ah-maze-ing.

By the time I got home from work I’d been on the move for over 16 hours. Today is looking more like 11 hours, which really is a huge difference.

(Side note — I know there are undoubtedly people out there who work 12 and 16 hour days regularly and you totally get my respect.)

Hopefully, I’ll handle the stress a little better.

Your turn, eaters:

What do you eat on days when you’re crazy busy?

How do you keep your energy up for a long day?

Later eaters!

PS — Thanks to Jenn for hosting this link up party, especially when her husband got home from a 7 month leave and she definitely wants to be spending all her time with him.

Angry Zucchini Cookies

Hi eaters!

I’m exhausted to no end.

Over the last two days I’ve gone from living it up like a single lady on summer vacation to trying to balance classes, homework, work, being a girlfriend, working out, all my awesomeness, and the normal things that are necessary to sustain life.

I got 5 hours of sleep last night and have been up for 18 hours without a break.

Can “stressed” even begin to cover it?

Yeah…

So today when I came home for what should have been a three hour break full of a Zone-balanced lunch and baking some Beyond Bitchtastic Brownies only to find that we didn’t have ANY protein or cocoa powder, I threw a bit of a tantrum.

I yelled and slammed cabinets and didn’t cry. (Luckily, no one was there to witness this lovely display of adult-ness.)

Once I was done acting like a spoiled toddler (which was ironic behavior for the first day of my senior year of college), I decided to get proactive.

I hand grated my anger away.

I dirtied a lot of dishes without regards to the fact that I would have to wash them.

This wasn't even all of them.

I ate cookie dough while watching “Workaholics.”

Two spoons means I was double-fisting cookie dough.

I realized that I over worked the flour and forgot the vanilla.

Vanilla is for bitches.

I decided that I really didn’t give a damn anymore.

(Yeah, I’d crossed over the threshold from thinking I could still make the day wonderful and productive to just wanting to make it till the end.)

I ate a bunch of cookies* without regard to Zone blocks or imperfections.

Thank-you, Mama Pea.

These cookies didn’t make the day sunny and wonderful, nor did they magically give me an extra couple of hours of sleep, and they also didn’t get me off work early or out of homework, but Leon did wash the dishes and for once I wasn’t eating the chocolate chips straight out of the bag. So really, things were looking up.

Not to mention that they used an entire zucchini, which is good considering that Leon came home with what looks like a lifetimes supply of zucchini and summer squash.

Get ready for an endless stream of zucchini recipes. (And hopefully far fewer of these “I’m stressed and cranky and bitter” posts.)

Your turn, eaters:

How do you handle stress? I’d love some tips.

What’s a funny 22-minute sitcom on Netflix that I can watch next? I’m done with 30 Rock, the Office, Workaholics, and Scrubs.

G’night eaters!

*FIY — I made these with whole wheat pastry flour, a chia egg (1 T chia seeds + 2 T water), 1/4 c Earth Balance and 1/4 c coconut oil, and ~3 T sugar. And they are AWESOME.

Vanilla Coconut Macaroons

Happy almost Valentine’s Day eaters!

Tuesday is the day that so many people love…until they don’t get the giant stuffed teddy bear and locker full of red roses they were expecting, and then it becomes the worst day of the year.

And ya know what, eaters?

That bugs the shit out of me. Sure, there was probably a time in my life when I dreaded Valentine’s Day just like every other single high school girl.

I say “probably” because Valentine’s Day has always played such a small role in my life that I don’t even remember.

Now before you go on thinking that the reason I don’t begrudge this day is because I have a man, that’s not the case at all. Manly friend and I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day (or our anniversary, but that’s neither here nor there) and we certainly don’t intend to change that the year that I’m an ocean away.

No eaters, I don’t dislike Valentine’s Day because I think it’s a lovely little holiday.

It’s not a day to single out all the single people. It’s not a day to base the value of your relationship on the value of the box of chocolates you receive. It’s not a day to single handily keep Halmark in business by relying on a singing card to communicate your emotions.

It’s a day to be a little extra nice and say an extra “I love you” to all the special people in your life. It’s a day to be a little extra nice to yourself.

It’s a day to really appreciate all the lovely people and things that make your life lovely. Like macaroons.

Hello lover.

Coconut Vanilla Macaroons

1 ½ c (non-dairy) milk

2 T vanilla bean paste*

3 eggs

3 c shredded coconut

3 T honey

3 T sugar

*I HIGHLY recommend tracking down some vanilla bean paste, but if you don’t have any then a 1:1 substitute for extract works fine.

Pour milk into a sauce pan and bring the heat to medium-high. Whisk the pan continuously as the milk begins to simmer softly.

After about 10 minutes of whisking add in the vanilla and continue whisking for about another 5-7 minutes. The milk will be done when it has thicken slightly and it really frothy. At this point, remove the milk from heat and let it come to about room temperature.

Next, whisk in the eggs and honey, then whisk in the coconut and sugar until everything is evenly combined.

Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.

Using a spoon, scoop about 2 T worth of batter into your hands, roll it into a ball, and place it on an ungreased cookie sheet. The macaroons won’t spread at all, so you only need to leave a little space between each.

Bake the macaroons for 17-20, rotating about halfway through if you notice that one side is browning more than the other. Let the macaroons cool for a few minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.

Then serve as you wish.

Don't they look angelic?

These cute little coconut orbs would make a wonderful gift for anyone that you love. And yes eaters, that includes yourself.

There’s just something so wonderfully romantic about simple little two-bite desserts and classic flavors.

And it doesn’t get much more classic than vanilla and coconut.

So regardless of the day or the holiday or your FB relationship status (which is definitely another topic for another day), these wonderfully moist little bites will make you feel loved.

Can you see the vanilla bean seeds?

What about you, eaters:

Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?

What are your favorite classic flavors?

G’night eaters!

WIAW: PB

‘Ello eaters!

Happy hump day to you!

Today is actually a pretty wonderful day for me, because Papa and Co are visiting! They decided that a semester was too long to go without seeing me to use me as an excuse to visit London and just got into town this morning.

Yeah, I’m thrilled.

But enough of my personal life. Time for real talk. By which I mean, WIAW.

(For some reason the cool graphic isn’t working.)

Breakfast:

This was spinach scrambled eggs and an orange.

I forgot to take a picture until I was done, but you all know what eggs look like.

Oh, and I’m absolutely loving oranges right now. I eat at least one a day.

Lunch:

After spending a bit of time in a coffee shop working, I met up with m’mate for lunch. We both got super excited when we passed this place that looked like a Chipotle-type place. And then we got our food.

Beyond lackluster rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, lettuce, guac, and salsas.

The rice was plain and watery. The beans were bland. And everything was so…small.

This may have been my first Mexican food experience in London, but from what I hear this is much what to expect.

Snack:

This is what a kilo of PB looks like.

On our way back from lunch Cate and I swung by WF to pick up peanut butter.

Yesterday was National PB Day and while I’m not in America, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate.

So I mixed pb (1 c), sugar (~1/2 c), and egg (1), spooned it onto a cookie sheet and after 10 minutes at 350F (~176C), I had a dozen delicious cookies.

Rest assured eaters, between my three ‘mates and I, that plate was clean by the end of the day.

And then we made a second batch.

Dinner:

Leftover vegetable, rice noodle soup with an egg.

I love leftovers. They’re really great.

And you can bet that some more PB cookies followed dinner.

So that’s about it, eaters. I ate a lot of varied foods in addition to a lot of pb. I actually don’t remember the last time I had any kind of nut butter, so this one was extra special.

Your turn:

Did you celebrate National Peanut Butter Day?

For those of you with peanut allergies, do you try to find substitutes (soynut butter, sunflower seed butter, etc) or do you just go without?

Later eaters!

Christmas Traditions

Hiya eaters!

Did everyone have a very Happy Merry day yesterday?

I certainly did, and now you’re going to see all about it.

Christmas eve Brother and I met up with some of Papa’s side of the family for dinner. I didn’t snap any pictures, but we ate a classic, family-style Italian dinner. Everyone drank martinis (except Brother, who was driving), and I’m ever so grateful that the restaurant was loud because by round two of the martinis, our language was colorful.

After returning to Mother’s parents’ house (which is where we always stay in NY), we lazed around the living room and watched “A Christmas Story.”

It’s more than a tradition. It’s an obsession.

Other traditions include…

  • The Tour de Bethlehem.

I come from a family of cyclists so a handful of years ago we repurposed our cyclist ornaments.

I think this is a much better use of them, don’t you?

  • Big hair pictures.

Mother is the oldest of four and apparently there was a long time period where all of them were big fans of teasing and Aqua-Net.

  • Creative gifts.

When I was younger and in ceramics, people always got handmade gifts from me.

This year marked the return of Kara originals.

I absolutely love how the white and orange go together.

Tip — If you run out of gift tags (or are too cheap eco friendly to buy them), just write on the ribbon. It certainly works well enough.

  • Stupid gift-tastic pictures.

Note the pajama pants under the trench coat.

For some reason we always put on all our Christmas clothes and take pictures.

Some things definitely count as clothes, while others…ehh…not so much.

Brother in his wetsuit with a bath mat, Mother in her jegging jodhpurs.

Oh, and of course stupid poses run in the family.

My aunt modeling her jewels.

  • Feats of strength.

Festivus may be on the 23th, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating every Christmas.

Mother’s feat is always trying to get the dog to wear a ribbon.

This year mine was removing the security sensor that was accidentally left on Brother’s shirt.

The picture is blurry because I'm just so intense.

It took some plastic ripping and hammering.Security sensor

But eventually, I showed that sensor who was boss.

  • Poppers!

After dinner we always open those trinket-filled party poppers. They always have hats, which we immediately put on.

There’s also riddles and toys.

This time, some of them even had bubbles.

But considering these bubbles weren’t the most high end, there were some problems.

Now, while we do have a lot of traditions, there were a few things different this year.

  • Normally, we see Papa’s family on Christmas Eve, but this year we also saw them on Christmas.

Papa's papa.

  • We actually ate breakfast on Christmas.

Mmmmbiscotti.

Normally, we all spend the morning snacking on stullen and biscotti, but this time Gpa bellied up to the stove and made everyone eggs, while Gma dished up some fruit salad.

  • Mother’s sister, Christine, brought her new dog.

O’m’gosh! This is Coco, she’s a 4 month old pug and I love her.

She had a ball playing with the grandparents’ collie. Neither of them had a ball while we were setting off fireworks in the backyard, though.

  • Also unusual are pictures of me.

Normally, I’m quite happy to stay behind the camera, but for some reason after dinner Mother and Gpa were determined to get a good picture of me.

This one was the best. I say best because I didn’t look super blazed in it.

Why I always look high in pictures is beyond me, but it does make getting a sober-looking picture extra nice.

  • Even dinner was different this go-around.

Prosciutto-stuffed pork loin with plenty of brown sugar-free vegetables on the side.

Normally, we eat ham, brown-sugar glazed carrots, and extra-buttery green beans almandine.

Luckily, though, dessert was old favorites.

The grandparents always send each daughter a box of Swiss Colony petitefours before Christmas. They always send themselves a box so that we can get a second fix after our boxes are long gone.

Oh, and if you ever spend time with a German family around the holidays, expect to eat stullen.

Embrace it. Just because it looks like fruitcake doesn’t mean it’s only good as a doorstop.

Oh, and if you ever spend any time within a 5 mile radius of an Italian family any time of the year, expect to eat cannolis.

Embrace it, but only if they’re real. By real, I mean not filled with whipped cream.

Alright, that’s all I’ve got for you. So now I’ll leave you with a picture of our tree and…

Questions:

What silly traditions do you have? If you have stupid family photos, I’m going to have to ask you to pass those along to me.

What did you do differently this year?

G’night eaters!

WIAW: Cookies FTW

‘Ello eaters!

Today was my last day of classes for the semester. I remembered this as soon as I turned my alarm off this morning.

The last time I’ll have to wake up for an 8:30 class? Woohoo!

But then I remembered I have an 8:30 exam next week. Less whoohoo.

Even though I’ll have to get up early at least one more time this semester, today was an exciting day. So exciting, in fact, that I’m in the process of getting dolled up (read: putting on mascara) to hit up the bars.

I might even break my 3-drink rule.

Yes eaters, I do know how to party hard.

But before I party it up at the bars, let’s get to my other regular Wednesday party.

Breakfast:

I didn’t even bother taking a picture of my breakfast. You know I ate eggs. To be specific, I ate two scrambled eggs with beet greens, salsa, and a bit of cheese.

But to satisfy your need for visuals, here’s a picture of a pink egg I found on Pinterest, because the veins in the beet greens gave my eggs a pretty pink hue.

Unpictured morning things:

I went to Starbucks to do some work (read: get out of my apartment because everyone around me is drowning in finals work and I’m not so I’m bored) and ordered my usual Tall coffee with cold soy.

Hooray for having a registered Starbucks card because I get free soy!

And hooray for presentation groups that bring in snacks.

During class, I ate a few of those frosted and sprinkled animal crackers.

You know the ones I’m talking about, right?

Yeah, they’re tasty.

Workout:

An intense 30 minutes of treadmill intervals, a less intense 15 minutes on the elliptical, and not (read: not enough) stretching.

Lunch:

SP Squared Chili with TVP.

All hail freezer food!

Really, if you don’t already, start freezing a couple of servings of some of the soups and stews you make. Then simply heat and eat. It’s as convenient as canned soup, but far healthier.

Lunch dessert:

Thumbprint cookies.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: these little pie bite cookies are delicious.

Proof: I had double this amount throughout the afternoon. Because I really needed more cookies.

Mmmm, Christmas cookies FTW! (Which means “for the win.” I didn’t know that for a long time.)

Dinner:

Spaghetti squash with a hummus BBQ sauce and raw rolled oats.

It was just one of those nights where I was tired and things got weird.

I probably would make this sauce again, but the spaghetti squash was phenomenal. I’ll post about that tomorrow.

Dessert:

I knew my meals were on the produce-heavy, protein-light side all day. So a filling dessert was in order.

And this was damn tangy and delicious.

There was also an unpictured glass of wine.

And speaking of wine, it’s about time for me to hit the town.

Your turn:

What was the best thing you ate yesterday?

What are you doing tonight?

Later eaters!