I go back to school tomorrow! I’m excited to have friends again (and a life in general) but not so thrilled for all the work to come
So I hope no one is getting tired of seeing squash on my blog. Cuz it’s here for good I eat it for lunch, dinner, and breakfast. Case in point:
Overnight Pumpkin Oats
I combined the following last night:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk
2 heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Stevia
After working its magic in the fridge, I topped it with:
Crushed Yogi granola crisps
Seriously, this tasted soindulgentfor a breakfast. Pumpkin pie in the morning? Yes please
After breakfast digested, I went for a chilly run. I warm up pretty quickly but the one part of me that stays cold is my face. Unfortunately, the only way to solve that problem would be to wear a mask of some sort. I can just picture all the suburban moms calling the police to capture the tall, lanky figure running in Nikes.
When I came home, I did that thing where you go over to the pantry…stare at it for a minute…go over to the fridge… stare….go back to the pantry…
Eventually, I put together a lunch that was a mish-mash of different things a3-course meal.
I heated up an Amy’s Bistro Veggie burger & topped it with Dijon mustard
Then, I toasted some bread + added chickpea icing (a.k.a. super creamy hummus) and holey tomatoes
Does anyone else remove the seedy guts from tomatoes? I’m not a fan of veggie pulp soggin’ up the bread
The second course of lunch involved a honey crisp apple, chopped & sprinkled with spices
Microwaved for 90 seconds
Topped with some yogurt & sprinkled with flax dust
Ordinary apple –> a few tweaks –> Apple Pie in a bowl. I’m now averaging 2 pies a day
The third course involved some baby carrots, which only served as a medium to scoop up more Chickpea icing and Softly Spiced Almond Butter
^Apparently our grocery store only has organic carrots in the yellow variety. Not a complaint…just a little funny
Today I hit up Bebe to spend a gift card that I received last Christmas. (Whoops) I tried on 23,409 different outfits and only liked 1 of them. I guess I’m a picky shopper Except the dress I liked was a size toosmall and I needed a size biggerplease. I asked the sales clerk if they had a size bigger and she said, “You know that dress is supposed to be tight?”
“So, why would you want a size bigger?”
“…because I can’t breathe”
“But you know it’s supposed to be tight.”
This conversation was clearly going nowhere. I ended up leaving the store empty handed but at least now I know that breathing = not good?
Since the mall is so conveniently located next to the health food store, I swung by to pick up an
That would be a Turban Squash. It was a little intimidating-looking and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I ended up just following the same steps I take with all winter squash
First, I cut it in half + scooped out the pulp
Then, I peeled the skin off with a knife and chopped it into fry shapes. You know that rule about cutting away from your hand. Well, I said “gAh” to that rule.
And of course…I watched in horror as the knife gently sliced into my thumb. I say gently because there was pain, and a visible cut, but no blood. Maybe I’m not a human after all?
Whatever creature I am, I def. have a type A personality. The sight of this made me anxious
But after it was all cleaned + roasted, I ended up with beautiful Turban Fries
The turban squash had a very nice texture! It was smooth & creamy like Kabocha, but moist like Butternut. It had a mild, slightly sweet flavor. I was impressed
The fries were served with some left-over Teriyaki Quinoa
With peas mixed in for a little more veg action
Times 2 on the quinoa and times 3 on the squash. tee-he
I just realized that my squash addiction passion is quite costly. I usually eat between 1/2 and the entire squash at one sitting. Maybe I should make squash less of an “every other day” thing. Or maybe I should stop inhaling my weight in winter veggies.
“Dessert” really wasn’t a dessert at all
^Can anyone figure that acronym out? In the mix was: 3/4 cup almond milk, 3/4 scoop chocolate rice protein powder, stevia, pinch of salt, vanilla, ice, & a little Ezekiel almond cereal sprinkled on top for some crunch.