warning: if you are here with expectations of photos of copious amounts of pretty, highly delectable food-stuffs, i suggest you turn back now.
i mean, just look at breakfast this morning.
even if this was a yummy bowl of overnight oats, i think we can all agree that it’s lacking in the aesthetics department. luckily, i’ve never been one to discriminate, as i’m always saying. some of the ugliest foods are definitely some of the tastiest.
to soak overnight:
- 1/4 c. rolled oats
- 1/8 c. kamut flakes
- 1/8 c. wheat bran
- chia seeds
- vanilla extract
- sliced strawberries
- 1/2 c. + almond milk
and then topped with:
- galaxy granola – not sweet vanilla
- sunflower seed butter
- ginger preserves
- maple syrup
- and a melted, mashed banana mixed with some strawberries
at least coffee is always pretty though, right?
…but that’s where my appetite came to a screeching halt.
i swear – i just have not been as hungry as i usually am lately. it’s rather disappointing. usually on days when i’m on my feet just about all day, like today – i’m always ready for a snack every couple hours.
not lately. instead, i just have had three solid meals today. that may be the usual for some people, but not i, said the cat.
a sandwich, a fruit, and a munchie of some sort.
today was just a two-fer. although, i will say this fine duo may have been the best thing i ate alll dayyy. i am becoming obsessed with broccoli sammiches, i will say that. today was seitan, roasted broc, garlic hummus, tomato paste, feta, and roasted red pepper. perfff.
i was lucky enough to enjoy this outdoors – i love eating in the sunshine surrounded by blue skies and the occasional big, marshmallowy white clouds. although i should really remember that while i’m not technically eating with anyone – i am in direct view of everyone on the very busy road my work is on. that said, i should keep in mind not to assault my nectarines with the eagerness of a twelve year old boy kissing his first girlfriend.
i went on a nice walk to stretch my legs afterwards, too. well, i take that back – i’d been walking around the lab all day, i just took a walk to soak up the sun.
of course, i ended up being gone longer than i intended – i went a different way, down a road i’d never been but assumed it would loop back onto our main road. i kept walking and walking, only to find a cemetary.
“well, cut through the cemetary – that will spit you back out on the main road!”
no, no it didn’t. oh well. it was lovely outside. and it finally warmed me up after a freezing cold morning.
this is a needlessly long story.
the snack-less and appetite-less afternoon resumed, and even driving home i wasn’t ravenous. so i opted for a simple microwave-baked sweet potato with “baked beans.” also quite yummy, but aesthetically lacking.
by “baked beans” i mean black beans mixed with the leftover strawberry-fig-maple dressing from last night and red pepper.
and believe it or not, the girl who never leaves a trace of sweet potato couldn’t finish her sweet potato tonight.
yes, dearies – i am that girl. the sweet potato defeated me. i am not a happy camper.
but i guess i’ll just have to go with the flow.
maybe it’s because teddie is eating for the both of us – the kid goes at grass like it won’t be there in five minutes.