Whoa whoa whoa, where’d I go? Where did this week go? I’m pretty sure I just completely forgot about updating.
My mind goes to mush in the summer. As does any kind of structure to my life.
I don’t think I’ve eaten a normal meal-like…well… meal all week either though. Hardly anyway. My eating has been straight up WEIRD. I embrace it but I also want to bring some structure back to my eating. I miss actually making up a dish rather than snacking on this and that and calling it a meal!
On another note: After wasting half my summer away being a bum, I finally got a job! So now I’m going to go from working one day a week to working six. Oh here we go… It’s weekdays though and only goes for one month which is pretty okay with me. It’s an inventory position for a literacy program through the school board and they straight up told me it’s going to be boring and repetitive but I think I can handle one month of that, and make a nice chunk of money in the process. Plus I have been doing nearly NOTHING during my daytime hours anyway so this will keep me occupied during those times when so far I have been sitting at home stewing over my utter boredom.
I start Thursday.
Now, yet another recap is about to occur. Think you can handle it? Do I think I can handle it? Plenty of food coming at ya riiiiiight…
So this is where I left off eh?
I’ll spare too much blabber and show off some of the eating madness.
One big mess of a yogurt bowl: Plain yogurt, Vector cereal, banana chunks, homemade rhubarb jam and a peabutter blob.
Fresh fruit cut up in the fridge? I will eat it. ALL of it. This particular mango was lame though. Thumbs down.
Chock FULL of greens.
The back blob there? Canned chicken. I was a little scared but it had been in the cupboard for a while and I wanted a protein source with my salad. I was a little freaked out when the tin lid came off to reveal a wiggly chunk of this so-called “chicken” but I mashed it up with some light sour cream, dijon mustard and pepper and went to town. It wasn’t that bad but MAD salty. Won’t go out of my way for this bad boy again.
Dates are always better when stuffed with nut butter.
Breakfast time called for something outside my norm– a defrosted Baked Banana Doughnut, toasted; half topped with PB2 and rhubarb jam, the other half with homemade cashew butter. You better believe this was amazing.
SNACKS snacks snacks
COLD banana – aka from the fridge. My favourite way to eat em! Other than mostly frozen but slightly mushy… mmmmm.
Bring on the GREEN.
You can never have enough spinach. Or at least I can’t apparently.
And with a fresh batch of wheat berries thrown on as an afterthought. I hadn’t made these in ages!
Spinach leads to… chocolate cravings? Mad bad. I tried to satisfy it with other less chocolatey things but then my mom saved the day when she brought home some Turtles from work. Sometimes nothing but chocolate will do.
I steamed some kabocha at dinner, ate it atop more spinach dressed with Newman’s Own Honey Mustard dressing and snacked on quite a few (mostly unpictured) potato wedges.
Geez, Thursday was quite the spinach-loaded day.
Friday was when my interview for the new job took place.
I wasn’t super hungry in the morning (but very parched!) so I drank lots of water and then ate this plate. Well, not the actual plate but the food on it… you know what I mean.
I wish I could always have squash for breakfast.
After the interview my mom and I stopped in at a little bakery and picked up some goods:
Rhubarb Tarts – These were sadly pretty mediocre. Definitely too much crust and not enough sweet. I only had a couple bites. And mainly ate some rhubarb chunks off the top.
Goat cheese, onion, eggplant , mushroom pizza – Also pretty mediocre! And I thought this was supposed to be a good bakery… guess we should have stuck with their breads instead. This was okay but the crust was too hard, there wasn’t enough goat cheese and it really just lacked a whole lotta flavour. Oh well!
We also stopped in at a health and gourmet food place and I found Almond Breeze at the cheapest price I’ve seen it anywhere lately! It seems to be climbing in price at the grocery stores but it was quite a bit cheaper at this place so I stocked up. They even had the unsweetened chocolate which I had never seen in stores in Canada before this so that was an exciting moment.
The also had kabocha for… $1 each! Regardless of weight. The last kabocha I bought of similar size at the grocery store cost me over $4… I’m going to this place for my squash from now on!
Funny story too, when I was walking away from the produce section with my squash in hand, one of the guys who worked there started harping on me about eating winter squash during the summer months when there was so much fresh produce all over the place right now. Then he started serenading me with his suave singing and dancing skills as he belted out the Ontario produce jingle. I still held on to my squash though!
Later on I ate a bunch of these things dipped in baba ganoush.
Snacked on frozen aisle thin crust pizza slices.
And ate bowls of ridiculous mushy goodness that include plain yogurt, banana chunks, chocolate Instant Breakfast powder and chocolate PB2.
Which brings me to today.
I wasn’t that hungry in the morning but somehow managed to eat some cold banana with peanut butter…
And some cereal… and some pineapple… and probably some other stuff too. I told you snacks, not meals are my life right now.
At work (the job I’ve always had, not the new one I just got) I finally got actually hungry so I dug into my Eat Natural bar. I was going to have half. That didn’t happen but this did taste great and did tide me over until lunch.
For lunch I brought a big container of raw veggies and leftover steamed kabocha, plus an apple. I also had some steamed rice from chinese takeout that we had at work. Oh my gosh that stuff is good.
For dinner I had some leftover frozen pizza (x2 – I wasn’t going to take a picture so I started eating it but then I actually thought to take a picture after half was already gone haha)
And a big salad mixed with tempeh and feta chunks. Nums.
And then I made this nice little seemingly innocent but overly complicated bowl of plain yogurt mixed with vanilla protein powder, rhubarb jam and peanut butter chunks. Which I then loaded up with cereal dust and banana chunks. This bowl was much too small to have so many ingredients. I need to learn to appreciate food simplicity!
Now we’re into Saturday night and I’m chilling at home for once. Everyone’s either busy or out of town and frankly I just want to do nothing tonight. Perfect time to blog! And sleep. I’ll save my energy up for retro dancing tomorrow night instead… hehe.
Have a great Sunday All!