I recently discovered this oh SO Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer. I am cray cray in love with it, and since I now add it to my java on the daily, I felt the need to
shout it from the rooftop post about it, too. No soy, no dairy, no fat, just pure vegan yumminess with french vanilla flavoring to boot. FYI, I usually flavor my coffee with NuNatural’s vanilla extract, but since my stash is nearly gone, this discovery couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.
This morning I slept (wayyyy) in, but eventually rolled myself from the bed to the couch where I lounged around with trashy tv and a side of caffeine. My cup floweth over.
I also had some [me] & goji cereal (which I purposefully soggified and then warmed up in the micro). I heart mush. Contrasting the soggy cereal were crispy, cinnamon-sprinkled apple slices (2 apples worth).
[insert hours of college football here]
Snack plates while cheering on my Bruins. Many, many more apples, carrots, falafel, eggplant chips, and kale chips.
And since they were nearly gone (read: looking neglected in the fridge), I decided to polish off two different tubs of hummus. When there’s football on, that’s how I roll…ok, ok, football has nothing to do with it
[insert trip to the gym here]
Reppin’ the DKB. Pre-gym fuel in the form of sugar caked pineapple rings wasn’t exactly the best choice. It’s no wonder I struggled through 6 miles (on the elliptical no less). No complaints though since I haven’t really exercised since my iPod died in early October. I think that’s a pretty legit
excuse reason to take a hiatus from running, don’t you? There’s a new Apple store opening this weekend on the UWS, though, so I may have to go shopping (thus eliminating that excuse all together).
[insert Whole Foods shopping trip here]
Dinner took a while, so I sipped on a Gingerberry Kombucha while getting busy in the kitchen.
1. Make quinoa, then add in spinach and chickpeas.
2. Roast halved kabocha squash in the oven (first face side down, then flipped).
3. Fill the hole to the brim.
(it took all self control not to write something crass there)
(You can add it to the oven again after filling it if you want, but I like my quinoa cold, so I didn’t)
I know everyone in the blog world is all gung-ho about kabocha, but it’s not my fave squash varietal. Sorry guys. It was good (and I still ate every last bite), but I think I’m just so used to butternut squash, that nothing else measures up! Oh, and if you are wondering if I ate the skin, yes indeed! Every green fiber-ific bite. The quinoa stuffing was fan-freakin-tastic and super easy, so don’t be surprised when it reappears several times in the near future.
I had a big bowl of peas on the side because I was really really craving them. More than I’ve craved any single food in a while. Kinda weird, but who in their right mind would deny themselves peas when the mood strikes? If only I always had such healthy cravings…
Side note: I used to eat peas by the truck load in college. It was literally my favorite food. Now I’ve moved on to
greener hummus-ier pastures…
I ended the night with a bowl of vegan cocoa tofu pudding. Tomorrow is going to be a fun filled day of food prepping for the week (aka my favorite type of day). I love mellow weekends.