Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Blogger Returns

by Meghann on February 17, 2010

Sorry for going MIA today!

It ended up being a very busy day and I ended up running out of time to try and hunt down a SD card reader. It figures the one day I leave it at home, is the one day I bring my lunch with no plans of heading home during the day. This weekend I will need to pick up a new SD card reader that will designated for office use only. 🙂

My training schedule called for an easy 2-4 mile run this morning. Since it was too cold out for this Florida girl (30 degree temps = brrrrr) I completed my 3 miles on the treadmill while catching up on some highlights from last night’s Olympics. (Poor Lindsey Jacobellis! I was really rooting for her too)

A chilly morning called for a HOT breakfast.

Enter Bulgar Wheat

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In my pot went

  • 1/3 cup Bulgar Wheat
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • ¼ Peach
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar

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Topped with

  • Granola
  • Cacao Nibs
  • ¼ Peach
  • Almond Butter

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Splendid. 🙂

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My morning snack was a nice sweet treat. Oh Sin Dawg, how I <3 you!

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Lunch was enjoyed a little on the later side sue to a 2 hour 11:00am meeting. I give one of my co-workers major props for declaring at 12:45 that she was starving and if there was any way we could finish the meeting later in the day. God bless her! My stomach was growling as well and I headed right to the kitchen where thankfully my packed lunch was waiting to be consumed.

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Lululemon bags make very functional lunch bags, wouldn’t you agree?

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I brought my lunch in parts and put it together in the office kitchen.

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Original Southwest Veggie Burger review found here

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Thank god for office toaster ovens. 🙂

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I had a veggie tofu burger on a slice of toast with tomato, spinach, and ketchup.

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Left over rutabaga fries with extra ketchup!

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All together an easy meal that took a little effort to put together, but was well worth every bite. 🙂

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A new item caught my eye in the yogurt case on Sunday.

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Dannon Greek Yogurt? Sure, I’ll give it a try!

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With some granola for extra crunch.

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The Dannon greek yogurt wasn’t bad at all. It was thick, creamy, and everything good greek yogurt should be. I was surprisingly impressed. 🙂 If anything, the blueberry fruit on the bottom was a tad sweet, but nothing my sweet tooth couldn’t handle.

As soon as I was done with my snack I was already planning my dinner. Does anyone else do that?

I knew I had tabouli waiting for me in the fridge, but sadly there was no hummus. 🙁 What does one do with tabouli if she has no hummus? She roasts chickpeas!

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I coated the chickpeas with olive oil, vinegar, dill, oregano, garlic salt, and pepper then roasted them with mushrooms and onions at 375 for 30 minutes.

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The chickpeas came out great! My favorite bites included the roasted mushrooms.

Can’t forget the tabouli

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With pita wedges in place of utensils

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Brittany had sent me a lovely package for my birthday while I was away. Inside I was very excited to find some homemade macaroons straight from her kitchen.

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I had two macaroons and a Godiva chocolate for dessert.

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The macaroons were fabulous. They were very moist with just the right amount of sweetness. The perfect cookie. I asked Brittany for the recipe and she said it was from the Raw Food/ Real World book.

Talk about a marathon post! Again, so sorry about that. I’ll do better tomorrow. 🙂

Have a great night everyone!

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