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The Healing Powers of Fruit and Vinegar

Posted Sep 23 2009 10:56pm

I think I have a mild cold. My voice has been coming and going these past few days (practically lost it completely on Monday) and I woke up with a sore throat this morning. Blah.

The first step to repair? Fruits! Lots of fruits.
Half kiwi, half orange, full strawberries in solid form.
Half banana, half peach, handful of spinach plus splashes of almondmilk and POM in liquid form. This was especially refreshing and fruity today. YUM.

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Coffee, class, and more class.

I had an hour break in between classes so for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to run home because I didn’t feel like kicking around the campus. I still don’t think it was a bad idea persay but it was rushed to say the least. Though I managed to have just enough time for some tasty home grub.

Chop chop salad with honeymustard dressing and cottagecheese, plus a side tuna topped tortilla triangle.

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And a giant french pressed coffee that I pretty much chugged in my last few minutes before running out the door. Caffeine was a necessity today for some reason.

After more class I came home with an urge for some treadmill running but then I realized that my headphones were broken and we have NO SPARE PAIRS in this house. I was overly sad about this. Now I have to go cheap headphone hunting. Any recommendations, preferably ones that stay put while running?

So I joined Billy Blanks for an hour of Tae bo instead. It’s been a while so it was kind of nice to switch it up.

Come dinnertime I may have swiped my brother’s leftover half of a turkeySubway sub that was soggifying in the fridge for a couple days. Don’t tell him. He wouldn’t have wanted soggy sub anyway!

Uhhh yeah that white square chunk there is the sub. I may have been picking, slicing and munching on it while actually plating it. I was hungry! Middle veg dippers include a spoonful of hummus, baba and dijonnaise. That ugly blob on the right is a piece of cabbage roll.

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And I munched on more veggies + cottage cheese. And more cabbage roll out of the pot.

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Then there was a nearly empty container of yogurt in my fridge and that just doesn’t fly with me. So I filled it a bit with flax and frozen mango chunks and got it the heck out of there.

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Then I sat around and watched GLEE, bought Oktoberfest tickets and tried to organize myself a bit in terms of school work.

 

But because I’m ahead of myself a day, let’s now go back to

Yesterday

I ate some especially creamy oats in the morning. It’s been a while since I’ve added yogurt to my oats but Tuesday seemed like a good day to do it.

So into the pot went some oats, water and extra ripe banana, cooked all the way through. Vanillayogurt stirred in towards the end. All into the bowl and then topped with almondbutter mixed with almondmilk and SFsyrup for a pleasantly sweet morning.

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I did a treadmill run (This is when my headphones stopped working properly. Luckily it was right towards the end of the run. Otherwise I might have cried a little. Though I may have cried a little anyway. Or just yelled a few obscenities at the basement walls) before having to run off to class.

Post run I dug into some leftover chickencacciatore. I ate it over steamedspinach and topped with buffalosauce. Though I ate most of it straight from the container first. 032

Class was… class.

Then I treated myself to the most dangerous Goldfish you ever did eat.
The snack that bites back, GOLFISH.

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And a home remedy. One tsp Apple Cider Vinegar to Two Tbsp Water, gargled and swallowed (for extra potassium?). My throat wasn’t very happy after class and I’ve heard positive things about ACV. Anyone else an Apple Cider Vinegar fan? What do you use it for? I hear a lot of health benefits but I don’t know quite what to believe. Either way, it’s kind of tasty :)047

 

Towards dinner I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted but I knew I had intentions of making homemade hummus for a while now and after seeing The Broccoli Hut Goddess Hummus I couldn’t wait any longer to do so.

I made the amount suggested, sampled a bit, then promptly doubled the batch. Mmm I love hummus.

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Dinner was perfection. Baked tofu and sweet potato fries, does it get any better? I had about double the amount of fries to begin with, but I was proud that even that many made it from pan to plate without a pit stop into my mouth.

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I ate a whole bunch of fruit and drink a whole bunch of hot beverages after dinner. It was good times.

 

But now I think I need to sleep. What I should really do is work on school stuff but it’s getting late, I’m getting tired, and I need a bit of a mood boost which is not going to come from cracking open a textbook right now.
Night all!

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