It’s 4/20… would it be suitable to forgo the illegal substances/”getting baked” in favor of baking something instead (I’m so punny!)? I think so. but I also don’t think I have time to, so I’ll just dream about it. (In case you’re not a college student in Northern California where today is apparently a bigger deal than Christmas, click here for an explanation. Funnily enough we learned all about a variety of drugs and their effects on the brain in neuropsychology today… the prof had no idea :) )
But more important than what people are or aren’t smoking today is what we’re eating. Because, after all, it’s a Wednesday. (I’m thinking we need a Rebecca Black parody for WIAW…)
This is mostly from one day, but they aren’t entirely meals… more like snacks at different hours. I had a few meals interspersed but I didn’t photograph them. I’m sharing anyways ;)
Breakfast: Savory Oats
I tried something different and mixed in an egg white into my oats, then put some salt and topped with nooch. (don’t worry, mom, I microwaved the egg and it was entirely cooked). Could’ve used a little something else, but it was decent.
Lunch: Pizza-ish sandwiches
Took some sandwich thins and just a little bit of marinara, sprinkled with nooch, and added the usual veggies.
Not super picturesque, but yummy and easy. More of a “snack” than a full meal but I had a good salad with it.
Dinner: Not pictured.
This really awesome roasted-veggie soup my school made… I don’t recall seeing that variety here before but was delightful. Then again I just love soup…
Some snacks… Not all from the same day, but hey. :)
My mom sent me these… and this bag is definitely already gone. I’ve been wanting to add more almonds in my diet (because they’re delicious and because some of their nutrients may help depression) and somehow my mom magically knew this (because she always does, right?) and sent me a ton of almonds. I didn’t take a picture of the inside of this bag, but basically they’re clusters of just slightly sweet & salty almondy goodness. So whole. So delicious. So gone. :(
Banana & PB
I felt like Carrie. Which is always a good thing. ;)
Ashley at The Edible Perspective makes the most delicious food ever… I made one of her buckwheat bakes over break (I’ll post about it one of these days!) and fell a little bit in love. So when I saw her cornbread twist for the microwave, I wanted to try it.
Except I don’t have cornflour (though I have a ton of cornmeal, remember?) and I wanted a small snack, not a huge breakfast. So I took the general idea and changed it completely (I kind of always do).
I didn’t mix it quite well enough in the mug I microwaved in, so the bottom was gooier (gooey-er? who knows) and it fell apart, but here’s the gist of the recipe I used (I’ll work on it though!)
Micro-cornbread Muffin for One
1/4 banana, mashed (or 2 tablespoons applesauce, pumpkin, etc, for different flavor)
3 tablespoons nondairy milk
1 teaspoon ground flax
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon peanut flour or regular flour (I used peanut flour for protein)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
stevia/sweetener of choice, to taste
dash of salt
dash of cinnamon
In a small bowl, mash banana and combine with milk and flax. Let sit for a few minutes. Stir in dry ingredients until just combined, taking care not to overmix. Lightly grease a mug and pour batter in. Microwave for about a minute, possibly a little more (mine was clearly a little underdone, though the banana was also not fully mixed in…)
Pretty good, though it needs some tweaking (maybe some peanut butter baked in, instead of eventually put on top?). ;) Using almond milk, this little puppy has 130 calories and 6 grams of protein. Not too shabby.
Okay, I’m out for today. You know how I’m celebrating 4/20?
Watching Tangled. Completely sober. With my friends. And I could NOT be happier at the prospect. :)
What are you up to today? Had you heard of this whole “4/20” shenanigans? Ah, California…
Eat anything good recently? :)
As a post-script disclaimer: I’m not currently discussing how I feel about drug use, but I don’t do drugs. In case you were curious.