Sunday, April 03, 2011

FLOG and weekend hilights

Today was one of those days where I never felt like eating a full meal. So, seven snacks later, it's night-time, and I'm full and happy! :)

Here's what I ate today . . .

A peanut butter sandwich on wholegrain bread:


A pumpkin smoothie:


A spinach salad topped with cranberries, pecans, buttermilk blue cheese, and homemade balsamic vinaigrette:


A bowl of cereal:


A quesadilla, made on a sprouted tortilla, stuffed with refried black beans and habanero-jack cheese:


Sweet potato fries, with a drop of Vegenaise for dipping:


And, the last artichoke:

The last artichoke is bittersweet. Since artichokes are so expensive, I've never really had the opportunity to "burn myself out" on them. How many artichokes do you think it would take? I'm thinking at least a dozen (not all at once, obviously . . . but one a day for a dozen days? Maybe I would finally hit my saturation point!)

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One of the fun things I did yesterday was head down to the flower show at Macy's! I didn't take my camera, but took a couple of pictures using my friend Ann's iPhone, and they turned out beautifully!



If you are local, I'd highly recommend this year's flower show -- I've been several years in a row, and this one was impressive! Tons of orchids, gorgeous color, and very interesting arrangements.

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Another event of note from the weekend . . . I cleaned out, re-organized, and inventoried my freezer today! That has been needing to be done for a LONG time, let me tell you! What did I discover? Um . . . . TEN jars of homemade jam, (a variety of flavors,) three jars of mole (what am I going to do with all of it?), and the complete makings of an Indian meal for one (one naan, four samosas, and a cup of homemade dal,) among many other things. What didn't I find? Cooked beans of any kind! (Well, except for 2 cups of black-eyed peas, which are not a high-frequency bean in my house.) What to do!!?!?!? Planning to stock up on chickpeas, black beans, cannellinis, pintos, and kidneys next weekend, and cook up a storm.

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I still have some dishes to wash, almond milk to make, and lunch and dinner to pack for tomorrow, so I better get to it. Hope you had a nice weekend!

4 comments:

Ali said...

Ha ha! I ate a quesadilla for dinner too! And some sweet and spicy nuts, and x, and y, and z. A little of everything. Just a snacky day I guess.

Also, I was out of beans and cooked 14 jars of black, garbanzo, and cannellinis today!! Great minds think alike!

Courtney said...

Burned out on Artichokes?!?! Never! How could you say such a thing? I seriously don't think it is possible for me...

Courtney

Melissa said...

I love pumpkin smoothies...thanks for reminding me! lol

Every Girl Day said...

Hi Cathy,

Would you consider a how-to post on cooking and freezing your beans. I always want to use dried beans, but then never end up with the same soft-ness/texture as store bought cans.

Thanks! Sarah