Remember that, oh…what was it…solid week in which I rediscovered some dried turkish figs that had been hiding in my fridge for quite some time? Yes – think hard…it was a while back. Well…they’re baaaaaaack!
- 2 T. Bob’s Grains & Nuts Hot Cereal, 3 T. Bob’s Creamy Rye Flakes, 1 T. Wheat Bran
- 1/2 c. coffee, 1/2 c. almond milk
- 1/2 ripe plum, chopped – 1 dried fig, chopped
- drizzle maple syrup
- 1 T. chia seeds
- flax-chia-acai icing
- Naturally Nutty Mocha PB
- and a compote of the rest of the plum and a chopped dried fig, simmered in some almond milk and a drizzle of sizzurp.
And oh, yes – figs in oats were just as good if not better than what I remembered. In fact, fig oats may take the lead for favorite oats combo. I’m not sure what was leading before…but I’ll bet this time tomorrow I’ll think I have another new favorite ;) What’s your favorite? Anything new lately? Does anybody know of a company with a figgy peanut butter? Maybe I should get on that…sounds like a good idea to me, no? Am I the weirdest person you’ve ever “met”? Would you like me to stop asking questions? Yes?
Moving on, this overflowing bowl was enjoyed with some Green Mountain Rain Forest Nut coffee. And a side of fog! We got quite the storm last night.
I snagged a quinoa-bulghur muffin from the freezer and paired it with a banana for my morning snack. The muffins freeze great! Nicole mentioned doing so to preserve freshness – and I don’t know why, but I completely forgot about that until she mentioned it! I used to always freeze stuff right out of the oven since I never know how long they’ll be sitting. With the heat and humidity it had been up until yesterday, it was a good idea, too. Especially since this was a full batch – not a half one.
The weather today turned out to be absolutely, 100% perfection. Go figure – of course it would be, because I had to work, right? It’s probably a good thing – I get too tempted to just say “ehhh, class? what class?” when the weather is this nice on a “school day”. Of course, I do the same thing when it’s raining. Who wants to walk to class in the rain? Somehow, I make it through alive, though. I had a gorgeous walk down to the post office – it was crazy how much spring is in the air – literally! I smelt blossoming flowers the whole way down.
For lunch I had planned a red pepper repeat of yesterday – but upon opening the fridge the spinach and strawberries jumped out at me. And I thought “goat cheese, balsamic strawberries, spinach, and walnut panini!”
And then I thought “right, Jess. With what goat cheese?” so – there’s one I need to remember for the future. Instead, I had the next best thing. Crofters, spinach, and tempeh on delicious Dakota loaf. This bread is so amazing. I love just toasting it and spreading it with some butter, too. Tastes just like an everything bagel, I jest you not. When I fried the tempeh this morning, I sprinkled some cinnamon on it, too. Panini’d this baby at work, because, as you may well know – I feel the need to panini everything.
I also picked up some new Dr. Krackers yesterday – the 3 seed kind. Look at that baby! (p.s. print out the coupon on their site before ya go shoppin’!) The verdict? Beyond amazing. Some TJ’s Sunbutter tagged along in case it was necessary (okay – when is some sort of nut/seed butter not necessary?) and lunch was rounded out with some fresh strawberries.
Yes, I realize I had a “no buying strawberries/blueberries/blackberries until you can pick them yourself” rule since I eat them so fast – but I figure at $1.69 for a pack it doesn’t matter how fast I eat them. I am beyond excited for blueberries, though.
This pecan pie larabar jumped into my hand this morning when I was deciding on a bar for my afternoon snack. This was my first time trying this flavor. Is it wrong that I was pretty excited all afternoon until I was ready to try it?
Work slowed down in the afternoon and I left a bit early – it was quite nice…even just that half hour makes a lovely difference in the night, don’t you agree? Of course – I had plans set for a quick simple dinner already, and didn’t bother changing them.
Are you getting sick of my naan pizzas yet? Sorry! But I had to use my last half (plus a little) of naan – and thought to top it with a mix of cottage cheese, tomatoes (sundried and fresh), fresh basil, roasted reds, and mushrooms as well as some baby spinach and topped with just some salt and pepper. So ridiculously easy, and so ridiculously good. Maybe not the picture of a perfectly balanced meal, but I have no regrets :P
Hopefully my repetitive meals are making anybody crazy – I feel like I’ve been lazy lately! haha. Oh well…tomorrow’s breakfast is in for a big surprise – I can hardly wait for it myself!!!