Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Here I am.

So I've noticed that time likes to go by very quickly. I can't believe that my last post was on the 8th and today is already the 24th. Seriously, where does the time go?? Well I should soon be back to a regular schedule with classes starting next week. So hopefully my posts will be back on a schedule. I've been extra busy these past couple of weeks trying to fit in the last hurrah of summer activities.

Anyways, yesterday's lunch was a quick one because after a 3 hour drive I was starving and just wanted food. Therefore, peanut butter and banana bagel thins it was.

Plus 2 clementines. Then the afternoon was spent unpacking and organizing my life, which got some what accomplished. Later I went to aerobics at the gym and then off to the farmer's market. At the farmer's market I found apricot/mango peaches? They sounded intriguing so I bought some. I'll have to let you know how they taste. I also got a huge zucchini and a white eggplant. The zucchini was the star of dinner. I made Zucchini pizza, and I am telling you it was delicious!!! Seriously make this. I found the recipe here and only made slight alterations. I got some whole wheat dough at the supermarket and let it rise for 45 min. Then I flattened it out on a backing sheet that I had sprinkle with cornmeal. Then I mixed together 1 c. of part-skim ricotta with 2 cloves garlic, and a mix of basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. I just added the seasonings to my liking. Then I spread this mixture over the dough. Next I grated 1 large zucchini and then drained out some of the water. You can do this by pressing down on it with a paper towel or squeezing it with your hands over the sink. Then with the zucchini mix in 1 or 2 c. mozzarella (I only used 1c. and then added ~1/4 c. parmesan). Spread the zucchini mixture over the ricotta. Then I baked it for about 15 min at 450 F. It turned out awesome!

I am definitely going to make this recipe again.

Then this morning for breakfast I'm back to my regular oats.
This one included 1/2c. oats, 1 tbsp. ground flax, 2 tbsp raisins, sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, ~1c. almond mix and a drizzle of lf maple syrup.
Today I spent most of my time on campus helping out for an event so lunch was just a slice of pizza and a cookie that was provided. I'm not complaining getting to have pizza two days in a row, plus I feel like the zucchini pizza leftovers will be making a reappearance tomorrow :) Now its time for more organizing before heading over to campus again this evening.

Hope everyone is enjoying this fall-like day :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

How did people do it?

How did people live without internet I mean. I was away on vacation for a week in a world without internet. While it was nice to just enjoy my time with my friends and hanging out on the beach in the back of my mind I was itching to get to a computer just to check my e-mail, or even just for the sake of being on-line. I felt so disconnected. I think I need to limit myself from the internet so that when I am away from it I don't miss it. The internet is a HUGE part of our lives in today's world, and yes it is a good thing, however it should not control our lives. Anyways, I'm now back in the internet world so here are my eats from today.

This morning I started with some oats in a jar. A nutella jar that is :) I was definitely in the mood for some chocolate this morning. So I combined 1/2 c. oats, ~1/2 c. milk, dash of vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp of chia seeds. I then microwaved this for 1 min 30 sec. Then I added a spoonful of plain Dannon yogurt, some dried cherries, and coconut.
Delish. Then it was time for me to get my clean on, and I now have an almost spotless kitchen and bathroom along with a re-arrange living room. Very productive if I do say so myself. For lunch I made myself a grilled turkey hummus sandwich. I used two pieces of Arnold's bread, topped with Atheno's artichoke hummus, 1 slice ff american cheese, and some baby spinach. Then I put this in my sandwich griller and it got all warm and toasty.

I'm never tried hummus on a grilled sandwich before and I'll have to say it was pretty good. I will definitely be trying this again. I also had some un-pictured carrot sticks with my sandwich. The rest of the afternoon consisted of some more productivity and errands. Then for dinner I made this spinach pasta bake. I pretty much followed the recipe expect for a few changes, I halved it, I used all ff cheeses, and I used a different pasta sauce just because it was the only one I had.
I'll have to say it came out pretty good but it was a little too hot of a dish for this warm weather. I was almost sweating while eating it. I'll have to save those kind of dishes for cooler days. I also had a small sad salad with my pasta made from a bag iceberg lettuce mix with some tomatoes and a little light ranch.

Now the rest of the night is going to be spent relaxing and then hopefully early to bed so I can get up early tomorrow to finish up a presentation for my class.

Have a good night!