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Bitter

January 13, 2011

First and foremost, A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DAD!  LOVE YOU, DAD 🙂

No, the title of this post does not refer to me.  Although, I can be known to be bitter at times.  Today, however I was referring to my eats.

I tried something… wierd? different? unique? out there?  Yeah, I think it would qualify as all of the above.

Don’t judge.

I blame Gena for having tried this Raw Banana Breakfast Sushi.  Call me crazy, but I woke up Wednesday morning and peanut butter covered beet greens just sounded good.

Alright, that really does sound crazy.

I used one banana and 3 smaller beet leaves, each spread with a different nut butter.

That would be maple cinnamon almond butter on the far left, regular peanut butter in the middle and chocolate hazelnut butter on the far right.

Maybe you’re thinking this is the part where it tell you it was gross and beet greens don’t belong in a breakfast recipe but surprisingly, it was good!

Really, though, what isn’t good coated in nut butter?

I probably should have read the leaf folding tutorial better though.  Mine did not look like Gena’s.

I don’t know how often I could eat this breakfast though.  I missed  my oats and I missed being held over until lunch without a snack.

P.S.  The stem of beet greens is sliiightly bitter, hence the post title.

I kinda want to eat them with peanut butter like celery.  Weird?

Want to know what’s more than slightly bitter?

Blood oranges.

Yeah, remember this little beauty?

It’s gross.

This is where it ended up.  You can find the recipe here, but after I complain about it I’m guessing you won’t really be dying to get the recipe.

Beet, Blood Orange, Kumquat, and Quinoa Salad.

I was bitter about the fact that I didn’t read the directions very well and stirred the beets in instead of putting them on top.  I mean red food is fun-looking and all but it doesn’t make for the best pictures.

It looked better with some avocado on top, though!

When I took my first bite I was confronted with an extremely bitter taste.  Bleh!  I ended up picked all the orange pieces out but I could still taste it.  If you like grapefruit, by all means, go ahead and make this.

Good thing I had some vegan chocolate banana bread to wash it down with 🙂

On the school front:

I learned about carbs, proteins and fats.  Did you know you burn fat when you’re at rest and carbs when you’re active and when you run about of carbs you start burning protein?  Okay, maybe you did.

Also, my teacher was talking about how we have to do a blood panel for our class project and as he was telling us about how to ensure that you don’t pass out after you get your blood drawn, a kid in the back of the class fainted.

Poor kid!

Off to finish homework.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 13, 2011 8:26 AM

    That breakfast sushi looks a little out there for my oat-obsessed breakfast tastes, but maybe one of these days, I’ll work up the guts to try it. It never hurts to get some greens in the morning, right? 🙂

    • January 13, 2011 5:39 PM

      Yeah I definitely missed my oats. I try not to sulk on Sundays when family breakfast includes eggs instead of oats. It’s hard.

  2. January 13, 2011 11:05 AM

    Did you know you burn fat when you’re at rest and carbs when you’re active and when you run about of carbs you start burning protein? Okay, maybe you did.

    I totally didn’t know that – time to carb up!

  3. January 13, 2011 6:45 PM

    I will have to try the breakfast sushi! Oh and your dish will also have bitterness from the kumquats as well. I just purchased some of those little babies, and I have several that were very bitter, I couldn’t eat them!!

    • January 15, 2011 11:16 PM

      Helen, you were so right about the kumquats! I ate some by themselves on Friday and they were real bitter.

  4. January 16, 2011 12:57 PM

    Ooh, I’m curious about how you avoid passing out after blood draws! I am terrible at getting blood work done…I’ve never actually fainted but have gotten oh so close. My current technique is to drink lots of water before and after and to just tell the technician that I am prone to passing out, but I can always use more tips!

    • January 16, 2011 10:53 PM

      Hi Emily! My teacher really stressed eating a snack or even a full blown meal right after you have your blood drawn. I had a friend tell me it helps to look away too. I hope I’m okay after I have it done!

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