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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Today

How about back to another whole day's worth of meals? It's been a while.


Food for Life gluten-free brown rice bread, toasted, with almond butter and banana slices. You can see how small these slices of bread are, compared to the bananas.
Green tea. Gala apple as a snack at noon.
Lunch from Paradis:


Salsa verde eggplant with lemony local kale, white beans and organic butternut squash. Not so pretty but freakin good. And first squash of September!
These as a totally impulsive buy:


I went to the drugstore for toilet paper and toothpaste and went up the wrong aisle. Not bad, though. The bag is clearly labeled both gluten-free and vegan.
Dinner:


Rainbow chard, flax tempeh, red pepper, zucchini, carrot, sauerkraut salad.
Dessert was a couple ginger candies that I keep eating, despite DEFINITELY having a cavity.
Good night.

24 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about the gluten free bread being small but the slices are so dense! Lunch sounds amazing and is so pretty and colorful! I've heard of pop chips before but I've never seen that flavor, it sounds really good! Beautiful salad as always :)

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    1. That's true; they are really dense. I never need more than one. This was the first time I'd seen that pop chip flavor too, but I don't usually pay attention. For having wandered into the snack aisle accidentally, I certainly gave a good look to the choices... ;)

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  2. Wow! That is such a gorgeous dish from Paradis! Lemon kale salad sounds like a great combo of green and tart. Bring on the squash. I am so ready for fall. It was 92 degrees today, and we did a service project at a park today. Despite sunscreen, my face and hairline are sunburned.

    I've enjoyed a pop chip in my day.

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    1. Yes, it was really tart until the squash sweetened it up. It was great. I'm ready for fall too - I don't even know how they found that flavorful a squash.
      Sunburns are no fun but at least you were outside! I always wanted to have a class outside!

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  3. Very colorful day of food. The eggplant combo sounds really good to me, but banana and peanut butter makes me gag. I can't understand why because it looks and sounds like the perfect combo, but every time I've tried to eat it won't go down. One of those odd food combo things, I guess. I admit to having a weakness for pop chips ever since I tried them at Seattle VegFest.

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    1. It was colorful! It would have been more so but I had to toss some seriously wilted chard. Interesting about the banana/pb flavor combo - it's such a classic but then again, my mom hates PB and chocolate which is blasphemy!
      You know, I think I first tried those pop chips in a sample bag somewhere too. Advertising works.

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  4. Lemon, salsa verde and squash seems like an awesome flavor combo that I would not have thought to put together myself. Yum. I love pop chips a little too much, but haven't noticed that flavor. Probably a good thing.

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    1. That's what I was thinking when I was eating it. Paradis is so brilliant with coming up with unexpected stuff like that.

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  5. Peanut butter and banana is one of the best combo's in the world!! I don't think it's such a common mix over here in the UK. Your lunch and dinner both look wonderful, I might have to have some sort of eggplant (aubergine) based dinner now :)

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    1. Gonna have to start calling eggplant aubergine. Yeah!

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  6. I think that eggplant kale thing looks great! And I keep meaning to make sauerkraut again because you can pretty much put it in anything and it's freaking tasty. Plus it's easy. One of these days I'll get on it.

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    1. I've made a tiny batch of kimchee but not sauerkraut. Do you do the whole batch of it and pressing it down with a plate? It looks like fun.

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  7. I started out envying your sammie, but then those chips caught my eye. Perhaps together? Ok, now I'm hungry. Thanks!

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  8. Mike would love those chips & I would love that salad. I'm really looking forward to winter squash.

    I really like when bread is smaller sized, so that looks perfect to me. I've got to try some rice bread soon.

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    1. meeee too! I got on a big kabocha kick last winter. Can't wait to pick up where I left off. The rice bread is good toasted, but pricey, of course.

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  9. This Paradis place is sure getting a lot of free publicity on your blog.

    Glad to see some bowl food again.

    Try chewing on the other side. Or get a pair of pliers.

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    1. Gonna keep name-dropping Paradis until they hear about it and give me free coffee! Actually, the counter people were really friendly with me that day, which was too bad because I had seen an ex and was a nervous wreck and couldn't really chat back with them...
      Sorry, Paradis people.

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  10. banana, almond butter, and brown rice bread is my faaaavorite combo!

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    1. It's all I eat for breakfast anymore.

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  11. oh my gosh could there be anything more perfect than almond butter and banana?!?! drooling over that first photo! :)

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    1. Nope :) Perfection. Like Sarah said, it's dense and filling but I always have to hold back from eating another piece!

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  12. Very pretty, colorful food. Your lunch looks especially good to me; it's a great combination of things, including one of my all-time favorites: butternut squash. Winter squash season is definitely here (even though the weather is still kind of summery), and I was so excited to see local varieties at Whole Foods last night.

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    1. I saw some at WF too but I'm not gonna jump on until they're at the Farmers market...should be soon though.

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