Dudes…Sunday night, again? Suriously.
Well, let’s see in the last 24 hours, I’ve really been diggin’ the extremo close-up food shots (hence post title). When I left y’all last night, I was just about to make this fabulous dinner…
1 handful mixed greens
2 leeks, 1/4 green pep, 1/4 onion + 2 kale leaves
(sauteed in EVOO, balsamic + garlic)
1/2 grilled zucchini
1 tbsp. sunflower seeds
drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Do grill marks make anyone else happy? And, is anyone else’s salad not complete without sunflower seeds?
Topped off with this showstopper…
Lara has a tendency to steal the spotlight.
After dindin, I fell asleep from 7:30 to 11:30pm got on my clubbin’ gear (fishnets + flourescent pink butt dress) and booty-danced the night away until 2am.
Yeah, that’s right. Between the 15 mile run + allergies, I was toast. I slept for 4 hours, woke up at 11:30pm to find 1 missed call + 2 text messages (this never happens), watched 4 episodes of Arrested Development free on MSN and ate a bowl of PB Puffins + skim milk before calling it a night for the 2nd time.
At 8am this morning, I woke up refreshed and ready to dive in for a classic bowl of oats…
1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1 mashed naner
buttloads of cinnamon
hunk(s) o’ almond buttah
I devoured this baby alongside another large mug of green tea + Emergen-C packet. Allergies…you will NOT win!
Then I walked to a 9:30am 75-minute Go With the Flow Yoga class. Holy standing splits. It was just was just what my muscles, brain and body needed. I need to get back on the yoga train…it always feels soooo good! (TWSS?)
I munched on a Blueberry PURE Bar + POMx Wildberry White Tea when I got home. Many of you have asked how I liked both products. I LIKE both, but I have two mayjuh issues: (1) PURE bars = small – sometimes I need a bit o’ quantity. (2) I mentioned this in the last post, the tea is erythritol + fructose sweetened – read to find out what that’s all about.
Then I went to 3 (yes, 3) grocery stores to stock up on the goods…
First stop, Trader Joe’s. Key purchases include:
- TJ’s raw almond butter
- Thai Red Curry sauce
- 3-grain tempeh
- almond meal
Next stop on the train…Whole Foods!
- expeller-pressed canola oil
- 5 for $5.00 Chobani Greek yogurt (that’s highway robbery!)
- lunchtime sushi
Last stop, I walked to my local co-op where I purchased ALL locally-grown, organic produce (minus the avocados + bananas).
- mixed greens
- organic skim milk
Damn Gina, I spent too much money! However, a lot of stuff was stock-up thangs (I purchased more than outlined above) that I will eventually need. End of story.
When I got home, I grabbed a Runner’s World mag my mom gave me and a Whole Foods mag to snuggle in my bed and read while I ate this:
Then I took an hour long nap. You know I am sick if I take a nap. I NEVER take naps.
Sometimes I consider myself more of a “slapdash cook” – one who throws random ingredients together hoping it will turn out because they don’t really know real technique. Then there are days I just surprise myself by creating things like Coconut-Crusted Tempeh Island Salad.
Enough of the food close-ups, I’m ready for MY close-up Mr. DeMille…