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It’s Not Easy Being Green

February 10, 2011

Ah, here we are.

Last you heard I had spilled chai in my bag and ruined Joey’s my camera.  I’m headed to Best Buy after work to pick up a new point and shoot that’s on sale for $107 — score!

Now I have to think all the way back to Tuesday for this post.  I started at 6:15 AM when I woke up in a panic, thinking I’d slept through my alarm, not that that ever happens but every time I have something important to do I’m scared it will happen.

Despite the snow and bitter cold temperatures I made it to campus and left 15 minutes later 2 vials of blood poorer.  Getting your blood drawn is part of your grade in my health and nutrition class.  Needles and veins gross me out but I think I put on a pretty convincing brave face.

I ate a banana right after then headed home for some oatmeal because there really isn’t anything like a warm bowl of oatty love on a snowy day.

Heavenly, I tell you.

I had to be back on campus for class at 2 but I opted for a long nap instead of a workout.  Waking up at 6:15 and working till midnight shouldn’t be paired together, so that nap was essential.

Plus there’s nothing like eating, sleeping then waking up to eat again.  Let’s just sleep on through that whole not eating part of the day, right?

The pour-poke-spread egg is the way to go.  Just crack and pour your eggs into a oiled pan, poke the yolk and spread everything around with whatever utensil you have at your disposal.  Then all you have to do is cover with some foil and cook on low until you deem it done.

I cut my eggy up and added it to a huge salad that also contained the following:

  • potatoes
  • beets
  • roasted butternut and sweet potatoes
  • goat cheese
  • pepitas and dried cranberries (which were added post-picture)

Pour on the tahini dressing with reckless abandonment.

I took my salad to school in the spinach container and was petrified that it was going to open in my bag and was relieved when it didn’t… little did I know my thermos was already getting that job done…

Best part = tossing the whole container away and making lots more room in my bag!

Dinner, packed and enjoyed at work was a random creation thought up by me and made by Joey.  I guess that means I have to take the credit for it being sub-par.

Chickpea tahini burgers sound like a good idea but in all actuality they’re a little bland.  They had cumin and salt and pepper but they needed a good kick of something hot.  I’ll keep working at it, don’t worry.

P.S. They’re green because they had edamame in them.  Fun looking, no?

Homemade sweet potato fries, one of my homemade English muffins and a glob of ketchup to round out the meal.  Ketchup makes my world go round.

I’ve also taken to carrying around a bag of nuts and dates to eat throughout the day a la my sister.  It’s a life saver I tell you.

I also delighted in eating a giant vegan chocolate chip cookie for dessert.  Don’t pretend you don’t feel like you need a cookie after you do something like drench your camera in tea.

What’s your go to food when you’re in a bad mood?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2011 10:11 AM

    GAH! I’d fail that class if I had to give blood. No way, no how. I faint every time!

    • February 10, 2011 4:27 PM

      A kid in class fainted from just listening to my teacher talk about doing it!

  2. February 10, 2011 10:54 AM

    Yay for a new camera!!!

  3. February 10, 2011 12:10 PM

    Ugh, I absolutely hate needles too. Seeing those english muffins again reminds me of how much I need to try making them, they sound so good. 🙂

  4. Ayla permalink
    February 10, 2011 2:59 PM

    This is going to sound kind of weird but I actually love giving blood! I find it fun. I know, I’m crazy. 😉

    My go-to food when I’m in a bad mood is.. anything I like. It can be a sweet potato, chocolate, oats, carrots with hummus, anything! As long as I like it, it’s usually all good in my books.

    • February 10, 2011 4:23 PM

      Ha ha Ayla, I’ll let you give blood for me next time 🙂

  5. February 10, 2011 3:14 PM

    Hmm never heard of edamame english muffins before. Sounds kind of cool!

    • February 10, 2011 4:22 PM

      Casey, the edamame was in the chickpea burgers not the English muffins. Something tells me beans inside bread wouldn’t be good 🙂

  6. February 10, 2011 8:01 PM

    Chocolate….that is what I crave for everything! Yay for the new camera…glad to see your photos 🙂

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