Morning! How’s your week starting off?
I’m glad you liked the Four Easy Pizzas… I’m already thinking about the New York Sunday Breakfast I’m going to make tomorrow morning because I don’t have early class! Wednesday feels a little like Sunday to me sometimes, anyway .
Mondays are always tough, and I had a pretty hard time getting out of bed yesterday. But, I made myself a delicious- and unusual!- breakfast to make up for it. Don’t knock it ’til you try it: toasted sunflower bread with melted cheddar and Pear-Apple Compote. Brings savory-sweet to a whole new level.
It was warm enough to eat outside after my morning Bio lab, so I sat in a nearby garden and enjoyed being surrounded by trees and flowers.
Salad with baby spinach, roasted tempeh, Brussels sprouts, and apple, oil & vinegar; marinara sauce for dipping
My friend Ryan met me for a walk-and-talk all around Central Park.
We started at Oren’s Daily Roast where I picked up a cup of hot apple cider (’tis the season!), and eventually made our way to Levain Bakery, which I’ve been hounding him to visit since he moved to the city. (He graciously shared his cookie, which I snatched up without having to be asked twice.)
Our final stop took us to a Halloween superstore, where I picked up part of my costume… any guesses?
Went to the gym for a little cardio, then met my mom for dinner at our favorite local Japanese restaurant. We started with sake and edamame, and decided we wanted to stray from our usual order (bento boxes) and try some different items.
Shrimp shumai (yes, okay, that’s one of our usual orders), grilled shiitake mushrooms…
Grilled scallop (so smokey and sweet!) and asparagus skewers…
And finally, a(n enormous) salmon rice ball to split. It was so much fun picking a bunch of different things we’d never tried before! We’ll have to do this more often… and I also need to get my grill pan hot again!
My mom whispered ice cream! several times throughout dinner (like mama, like daughter) so we headed to Ben & Jerry’s.
I got a kid’s cup of half baked froyo which, sadly, was not as good as real ice cream. It was ice-y and there were hardly any chunks of cookie dough in there!
It’s only 7:30, but I’ve still got cookies on the brain…
Are there really only 9 more weeks left of the year? Time flies…
Week 2: Lentil Chili
Week 7: Curried Parsnip Fries
Week 8: Curried Lentils & Sweet Potatoes
Week 13: Grilled Cheddar-Mushroom Sandwich
Week 15: Green Rice
Week 19: Chopped Kale w/ Hot Pepper Vinegar
Week 27: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Week 28: Choco-holic Pancakes
Week 29: Green Israeli Couscous Salad
Week 32: (Modified) Tomato Salad on a Roll
Week 33: None
Week 34: None
Week 35: Pappardelle with Spiced Butter
Week 37: Nut-Butter Crusted Fries
Week 40: Chocolate Cherry Pumpkin Bread
Week 41: Pumpkin Boatmeal for One