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Feeling the hunger

August 27, 2010

I set my alarm for 8 last night and was none too happy that I was rudely awoken around 7:30 because someone (cough Joey cough) was blabbing on the phone in the kitchen!!  I TRIED to fall back asleep but HAD to get out of bed because I was STARVING.  Yes, I’m into capitals today.

Loaded cereal was consumed:

  • Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise (has anyone else noticed that I change the name every time? ha ha)
  • 1/2 organic banana
  • 1/2 organic Colorado peach
  • Udi’s Classic Granola
  • Vanilla almond milk


Chelsey of Clean Eating Chelsey recently awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award!  With the acceptance of this reward I’m supposed to provide you all with 7 facts about myself that you don’t already know.  Here it goes:

1.  I HATE having my knees or achilles tendon touched.  Blehhhh, it gives me the chills just thinking about it! 

2.  I’ve gone through my share of pets in my life.  Ahem, they are as follows:

  • 5 dogs
  • 4 cats — two of which were orange tabbys which I cleverly named Sassy and Sassy.  I’m creative, I know.
  • 4 birds
  • Who knows how many hamsters
  • 2 Rabbits
  • Countless fish

This is making me sound like a bad pet owner…

3.  I HAVE to have a glass of water next to me when I go to bed even though I never drink it till the morning

4.  I have an Aquaphor addiciton.  It’s bad.  Note: If you don’t know what Aquaphor is I can no longer associate with you.  Kidding, it’s kind of like petroleum jelly but WAY better and I use it as chapstick.

5. I can’t stand the smell of Churros.  It makes me feel sick to my stomach!

6. If I could eat one food for the rest of my life it would without a doubt be my mom’s stuffing.  It’s my grandma’s recipe and you use this special kind of squash and shrimp.  Ahhh, I can’t even describe how good it is!

7.  I have NEVER eaten a twinkie, a Big Mac or a Whopper.

Thanks again for the award Chelsey!!  P.S. For those of you unfamiliar with Clean Eating Chelsey I urge you to check it out.  I have huge admiration for someone like Chelsey who is able to eat well despite being gluten intolerant, corn intolerant and dairy intolerant 🙂

Once again I was starving by the time lunch came

I have a new love for tempeh sandwiches.  This one had tomatoes, mustard, pepperjack cheese and spinach.  Yum!

Two classes and one bus ride later and I was YET AGAIN starving, hence my snack going unpictured.  I’ve seen carrots and almond butter combos floating around the blogosphere so I decided to give it a try today. 

It was okay.  I much prefer carrots with hummus, however.

Hmmm what am I doing with all these browned sesame seeds?


More zoom

Sesame seeds ——> Vegan Parmesan Cheese (compliments of Angela)

A fight with my mini food processor took place

Future Christmas list:  #1 = Normal sized cuisanart, PLEASE!! (Hint hint Mom)

After much moaning, groaning, cussing complaining I ended up with some almost green pesto (I’ll be using spinach instead of basil next time, it works much better as a natural food coloring).

A run was necessary to blow off some food processor annoyance steam.

  • 10:05
  • 9:40
  • 9:38
  • 9:30

Have I mentioned that my runs always end up a giant hill that leads into my apartment complex?  Well it does.  Usually it kicks my butt, sometimes I just end up walking it.  Today I showed that hill who was boss, OH YEAH!

Believe it or not for the first time all day I wasn’t starving come meal time.  The result was that it was late by the time I ate dinner and therefore daylight was non-existant.  As well all know this makes for less than great pictures, sigh 😦  Nevertheless here it is:

Pasta with shrimp and vegan garlic scape pesto (once again compliments of Angela — is she a vegan recipe goddess or what?)

I need to remember these steps for next time:

  • Reserve pasta water
  • Mix pesto with water to thin it out
  • Mix thinned pesto with pasta and shrimp

I was not paying attention and before I knew it I had dumped the water, oops and added the THICK pesto to the pasta which results in a huge clump of pesto that refuses to mix into the pasta, double oops!

Looks like I’ll have to wait till next year to get this right seeing as this was the last of our frozen stash of garlic scapes 😦

It’s FINALLY Friday, get out there and enjoy your weekend! 🙂

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2010 9:37 AM

    You don’t like the smell of churros? I love ’em..because I love all things cinnamon.

    Fun to know more about what makes people tick!

    • August 28, 2010 12:46 PM

      It’s weird because I remember eating churros as a kid but now I can’t stand them.

  2. August 27, 2010 5:01 PM

    Thank you for such a great shot out! You deserved the award my dear! Oh, and I too put the glass of water near my bed but never drink it until the morning! Weird!!

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