"What a thrill -
My thumb instead of an onion."
Everyone who cooks has a few kitchen battle wounds we wear with pride: pulling the brownies out of the oven burn scar, chopping vegetables with too much gusto scar, psychological scars from confusing the salt with sugar in cookies... but I am the biggest, dopiest klutz sometimes. I have a scar in the middle of my palm from trying to jab an avocado pit out of the fruit with a very sharp knife (dumb, dumb! I use spoons these days) but yesterday I actually got a really bad splinter from a bunch of bananas! Is that even possible for anyone but me?? I was trying to shove them in my bag and the woody part at the top cut into my hand and now I'm freaking out about if it's possible to get some tropical disease in my bloodstream that was carried on those bananas! G says I have three days, tops. Do you guys have any klutzy food scars that you care to share? Boy-o.
I guess I'll stop wasting my precious moments blathering and show you what I ate. One of my last days on Earth and I didn't even eat anything interesting. But I did call my mom!
Breakfast was a banana with almond butter and a few raisins on the side.
Lunch was last night's salad with spicy roasted chickpeas.
I had a hard time figuring out a dressing for the salad that wouldn't be too overwhelming and clash with the spices. I ended up just putting on lemon juice and a little tahini. It was kind of dry, but still pretty tasty. The chickpeas got a little soggy in the salad, though. I realized later it would have been great to have had Kristen's curry dressing. Maybe I'll make this soon.
I snacked on a green Raw Revolution bar, a delicious pink lady apple, and two figs throughout the day, too. This is my favorite brand that I've tried:
I like their Calimyrna figs a little better, but I get these more often because they're cheaper. Fig fans, anyone?
And dinner, yes, after all that food, was more salad and chickpeas, if you can believe it. I had the chickpeas on the side and made this smaller (than lunch) salad with spinach, cucumber, broccoli, tomatoes, carrot sticks, red pepper, and arugula! I love arugula but never buy it. It's nice and peppery.
Dessert was chocolate chips, raisins, and a few goji berries. Oh and cawfee, cuz I'm gonna work on something now.
PS Hi Greg.