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June 16, 2010

So.tired.  Up.too.early.

No matter how early I go to bed on Tuesday night, 6 AM on Wednesday STILL feels super early 😦  And on top of that dinner last night and breakfast this morning were pretty blehhh.

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

I swapped the orecchiette for shells and the rabe for regular broccoli — I’ve never even seen broccoli rabe in the grocery store!

Believe it or not I found sundried tomatoes for $2 at Whole Foods, compared to $6 at my local grocery!  I’ll admit the pasta LOOKS good but it was totally bland.  The recipe doesn’t call of any kind of sauce, it’s just noodles, broccoli, beans and sun-DRIED tomatoes…boring.  I ended up adding more parmesan than I wanted just to give it some taste.

I have mixed feelings about breakfast, hmmm

Overnight Oats (non-vegan) — why must this be so unappealing-looking in pictures?  The tupperware does NOT help!

Blueberry close-up

I’ve never made overnight oats with yogurt but considering I just bought a tub of plain Greek, I thought I’d give it a try.

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2T PB
  • 1/3 banana
  • handful of frozen blueberries
  • handful of Just Bunches (oops no picture)

It was wayyy thicker than the vegan version and the Greek made it sliiightly tangy but I could still taste a hint of the peanut butter.  It wasn’t bad or anything and it was pretty fun to eat something purpley but the yogurt washed out a lot of the vanilla flavor 😦  Can’t I have non-vegan consistency with vegan flavor?  I’ll have to mess around with this some more!

Hmmm let’s spice things back up with lunch, shall we?  Kath’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi or Caitlin’s Quinoa Encrusted Sweet Potato Balls ?

I was craving sweet so I went with the gnocci!

Even though Kath’s recipe warns that the process is long, her directions were really easy to follow (and the pictures don’t hurt either).  While I made the gnocchi I threw some kale in the oven for kale chips.

I may have eaten a few of these before they made it into the pot of water…

Uh oh, why are they looking like soggy dog treats?  And this is when I realized I’d forgot to add the egg…  But I finished out the instructions anyways and ended up with something edible if not perfect.

Drizzled with the sliiightest bit of honey (told you I was craving sweet!)

Hunger averted, now on to shopping 🙂

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