almost there…

Good morning! I’m going to try to keep this quick so I can get back to work.  Deadline is tomorrow at noon so life should return to normal then…hopefully!  🙂

Last night Brian and I went to watch our friend defend her title at CLAW, the Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers.  We had just enough time after work to run home to feed the dogs, but not ourselves.  So, we stopped at our favorite pizza place on the Downtown Mall, Christian’s Pizza (no website, sorry!).  I wanted to get one of their vegan slices so as to be a bit more healthy by eliminating cheese and adding a whole wheat crust, but they were all out of the pre-made vegan slices.  So, I settled for a classic fresh tomato, mozzerella and basil…it was delicious.  🙂  I had one slice, but these are some huge pizza slices so it was perfectly filling.

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When we got home we decided to watch a movie and I was in a sweet/snackie mood.  I decided to try out the Annie’s Bunny Grahams and…let me tell you…I was very impressed!  (sorry for the blurry…)

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I love these little bunnies!!!!!  First off, they are adorable.  Second, they have amazing flavor and Third, they are perfectly, deliciously crunchy.  I paired a serving of them with a sliced pink lady apple.  A very satisfying sweet/snackie experience.

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Ok, now for today.  And I’m sorry again for being so quick…

Breakfast: Ezekiel cinnamon raisin muffin (1/2) with almond butter and banana slices on top, paired with a cup of plain Oikos and the rest of the banana slices.

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These Ezekiel sprouted wheat muffins are great.  I’m still not totally sold on the plain sprouted wheat bread, but the cinn raisin muffins and the onion sesame bagels are really tasty.

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And I’ve been using Whole Foods brand almond butter, but I’m not totally sold on it yet.  I’m really trying to love almond butter, but this brand isn’t doing it for me.  Do any of you have a favorite almond butter brand?

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Lunch:  What is becoming my “I don’t know what to make for lunch” lunch…the veggie wrap.  Its just so tasty and it never fails to satisfy me so its a great go-to lunch when I’m not feeling creative in the morning.

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Ingredients:

  • whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 tbsp roasted garlic hummus
  • baby greens
  • red bell pepper
  • cucumber
  • banana peppers
  • alfalfa sprouts

Paired, of course, with a pink lady apple.  🙂

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And for a snack I have yesterday’s Larabar stashed in a drawer at my office.  The salad filled me up so much that I ate just 2/3’s for lunch, had my apple and hour or two later, and the rest of my salad a couple of hours after that.

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And thats my day!  Tonight Brian and I are going to a friend’s house for the premier of Top Chef!!!!!!!! We have a tradition of cooking with a theme on Top Chef nights, sometimes it is a key ingredient (think BSI contest).  I think I may try to come up with a recipe for the BSI contest this week using sweet potato and try it out on everybody… I’ll report in later.  I was so inspired by Meghann’s recipe this week, if you haven’t seen it yet you should check it out.

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

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9 responses to “almost there…

  1. I am obsessed with the Whole Foods ALmond Butter, I’m surprised you don’t like it. I had the chunky version, maybe that makes a difference?

    I am excited to see you experiment with the BSI this week. 🙂

  2. Beautiful food for the day as always. I’m excited for top chef too! We’ll all have to blog about our opinions and favorites tomorrow after we watch it tonight. As for almond butter, I’ve only had two kinds: WFoods fresh ground, and Maranatha. Between the two, i preferr MaraNatha because its more liquidy and spreadable. The WF fresh ground was two clumpy and thick.
    Have a great day, and good luck with the work you have to accomplish!

  3. Good luck with the busyness, as always!!

    Cute bunnies!! 😀

    LARRABAR!!!

    ‘TOP CHEF’ = BEYOND STOKED FOR IT!!!! Oh man. Seriously.

    **Favorite almond-butter brand (the ONLY one I’ll use and recommend, after being unsatisfied with other brands):

    http://www.futtersnutbutters.com/

  4. Thanks, ladies!

    Meghann – I will try the chunky next time. I’m not completely opposed to the WF brand, I’m just not loving it as much as I feel like other people are loving their AB… 🙂

    Amy – We will definitely have to blog our opinions! Thanks for the MaraNatha tip, I’ll look for it next grocery tip!

  5. VeggieGirl – Thanks for the recommendation for AB!!! Can’t wait to hear your take on Top Chef! 🙂

  6. Love your wraps.
    Yo, I always just order pizza w/o cheese. Is that a sin? Like, what’s the point of eating pizza w/o cheese? I actually really like it, though. If I’m in a cheezy mood I just say “go easy on the cheese fella!” The Italians here in London don’t really get it, though, which is why I started just saying no cheese and it really grew on me. As long as the toppings are good!

  7. I totally forgot about Top Chef!!!!

    Delicious looking veggie wrap, by the way!

  8. Monica – definitely not a sin to go no-cheese on a pizza! A lot of times the toppings are so good you don’t even taste the cheese, and then its just wasted calories! Not that I’m not a lover of cheese…trust me…I do love my cheese. 🙂

    Nicole – Glad I could remind you! Thanks for commenting!

  9. I love Top Chef! I’m going to set my DVR and watch it tomorrow because I’m trying to start working out again in the mornings. I can’t manage if I get to bed after 11:00. 🙂

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