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Ready, break!

November 20, 2010

I’m officially on Thanksgiving break, wa-hoo! 

This morning I turned down an invitation to join my mom and sister for french toast.  Crazy, I know.  But I wanted to sleep longer and I’m okay with eating oats.

I crushed up some graham crackers and layered them with my oats.

Topped with Justin Choco Hazlenut Buttah and mandarin oranges.  Weird?  Maybe, but I enjoyed it anyways.

Paper was printed, stapled and ready to go.

Lunch was inspired by a recipe I saw on Foodgawker and I’m too lazy to find it again.

Tahini Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1T maple syrup
  • 2t lemon juice
  • 1t curry powder
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Dash of black pepper

Mix all ingredients.

Last night I had roasted some carrots, green beans and tofu.  All tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper.

This morning I mixed the veggies with the tahini sauce and voila, lunch.

I ate the salad at room temp but heated up the tofu before I added it.

Once I packed it up for lunch I realized I forgot a crucial ingredient.  Dried cranberries!

I would argue that the cranberries made the dish.

Talk about yum.

Sometimes you find inspirational notes in odd places.  Like the bathroom stall.  I thought this was very operationbeatiful-esque.

Does anyone else find it fascinating that foods natural come in colors like this?

To say I’ve been looking forward to making Ashley’s Veggie Behemoth: The Lover all week would be an understatement.  Also I don’t know why I suddenly can’t insert links but you can find this recipe on (never home)maker.com.

It involves coleslaw.  I kinda winged this.  Red cabbage, honeycrisp apple, apple cider vinegar, salt and organic sugar. 

Then I left it sit in the fridge for a couple hours while I dragged myself to the treadmill.

Just kidding I was actually really excited to run and got in a good 5 miles before calling it quits because it was so dark outside and it felt like 10 pm even though it was really only 5:30.

I’m off to devour a veggie behemoth and hopefully dominate trivia.  Yeah right, that never happens.  You’ll have to wait till Sunday to find out how the sandwich was :P

HAPPY HAPPY SATURDAY!!!!!!!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2010 7:49 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving break!!! Yipee!

  2. November 20, 2010 7:49 AM

    Enjoy your break! :)

  3. November 20, 2010 9:00 AM

    Don’t you love stapling that finished paper? I can’t wait to be on Tgiving break!!!

  4. November 21, 2010 2:27 AM

    Ahh girlie I’m so jealous of ur thnxgiving break :P! Do you guys get a whole week? We only get 4 days actually, Thurs-Sun. Boo!
    Love the silly purple cabbage pic haha

  5. November 21, 2010 1:39 PM

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving break! Back in the day we had Thursday and Friday off, my little turkeys get wed, thurs, fri and the following monday off.

    Jen

  6. Hayley permalink
    November 21, 2010 3:52 PM

    Hahaaa I do the same thing when I buy red (PURPLE) cabbage. stare at its amazing color!! so crazy that it’s not like, dyed with chemicals, but from the earth!

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