Yesterday was a pretty snack-y day. I was mostly entertained by my cat, Haxan, and her reactions to the birds out the window. At one point, there were four little finches vying for feed! I need to fix that crooked feeder though.
Trust me, folks, that's as alert as she gets. Though she was chirping back at them through the window. Cute.
Anyway, I started the day off with another smoothie. This one had spinach, frozen craberries, frozen blueberries, a banana, some TJ Green Berry Powder and some ice.
Then, I went into the city for some groceries to be able to make some more tester recipes for the upcoming Urban Vegan cookbook. Here's the loot (plus a few extra things I can't not buy at an emporium like Whole Foods):
I was hungry when I got back, and had a small handful of a snack mix I threw together with the goji berries in the picture and some chocolate chips and raw cashews I had in the freezer.
Has anyone else tried goji berries, which I will henceforth only refer to as Wolfberries? I've heard a lot about them and am only now trying them. They're alright but not really anything I feel like I NEEDED to try. Well, I did need to try them because I'm obsessive, but I didn't need to buy them. Oh well. Here's to health.
Then I made the quickest tester recipe I could: Smoky Tahini Sauce. I love tahini and this was a bit different due to added spices (notably smoked paprika, which tinted it a little pinkish) and herbs. It was tasty on top of some steamed kale and chopped tomatoes and zucchini.
I also had the last of the homemade hummus (with harissa) on the side, with some chopped vegetables.
After reading for a while and cleaning and trying to write, I was a little tired and had another snack. French bread with soy yogurt and apricot jam with Irish Breakfast tea.
This reminded me of what my dad used to eat every morning for breakfast, except he ate it with ricotta cheese.
After all that damn food I wasn't really hungry for dinner, but I ate the rest of the steamed kale with more tahini sauce.
Is there any food you associate with a family member growing up?