Tis the week before reading week and thus a week full of plenty of assignments, presentations and midterms. Whoopee. Great for my reading week since I will therefore not have to do very many readings but not so great for the process of getting there.
I still have plenty of stuff to get done to keep me busy for the next 4 days until break time begins! Like a biopsych middy tomorrow… gulp. One of the only things keeping me sane? Why, tasty foods of course.
a Few Favs of the past week
A sad attempt at a breakfast parfait.
The never-fail rainbow bowl of crunchy veg delights. This one included: mixed greens, steamed broccoli, mushrooms, roasted butternut squash, plain tofu, carrots, balsamic vinegar, Franks, roasted red pepper hummus, baba ganoush, mini rice cakes with salsa. Wow. That was exhausting.
Greeked up Oatmeal inspired by the pros. Quick oats, frozen blueberries and strawberries, greek yogurt, cinnamon. Heaven.
Butternut Oats – Rolled oats cooked in water and vanilla soy milk, stirred in leftover roasted butternut squash and egg whites, topped with peanut butter mixed with soy milk and SF maple syrup.
NEED to remember to load up my oatmeal bowls with egg whites more often. Look at that fluff, that pump!
Incredibly dangerous and dangerously incredible caponata dips. L = sundried tomato caponata. R = artichoke caponata. This paired with fresh bagel = control out the window.
One super incredible pizza.
– Whole wheat tortilla topped with jarred pasta sauce, Franks, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, humnut cheese (GENIUS), tahini and dried basil.
Broiling this is also genius. I usually bake tortilla pizzas. I’m inpatient. 10-15 minutes or 3? I’ll take the 3! Even if it includes the smoke detector going off…twice.
Iced Coffee, Iced Coffee, Iced Coffee. I think it’s a given.
Kath’s Whole Wheat Yogurt Pancakes on the floor. The sunlight was better down there!
Recipe halved and made with egg whites and applesauce instead of eggs and oil. Topped with greek yogurt, maple, cold banana. V.V.GOOD.
And one of THE BEST CHICKEN RECIPES I’ve ever tried. Ellie Krieger’s Chicken Parmesan. This makes a lot. I probably could have eaten half the recipe myself if my stomach allowed it, just because it was that good. My whole family loved it. It went into the repeat meal binder. It’s a winner winner chicken dinner!
And with that I’m back to biopsych.
Only four more days…
If you’re in school, do you have a reading week/spring break coming up soon? Any big plans for it? I wish I were going somewhere hot and tropical… but since I’m not, I’m excited to veg, shop, clean and do some baking. I’m easily thrilled.
Or if you’re not in school, any mid-winter pick-me-up vacays planned?
P.S. Huge Congrats to JANETHA!!!