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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yesterday and Today

My friend asked me the other day if my eating habits change in the winter. I wasn't sure, but I guess they do. It's partially due to what produce is available and partially due to...something else. My stomach can just handle heavier foods in the cooler weather, I guess. Oatmeal season begins:

                    Soaked overnight oats with almond butter, coconut flakes, and fig jam.

Lunch yesterday: steamed kale, lentils, roasted parsnips and kabocha squash with a big blob of baba ghanoush. Nice and garlicky, then I had to go talk to the bank.

Dinner with G: Isa's sunflower mac (plus red pepper flakes) on cooked broccoli and tri-color shells. The cooking method is all Greg. He's a pro when it comes to pasta.
Breakfast today was rye toast with Earth Balance and fig jam. Later, an orange.
Lunch was more of the same kale, lentils, roasted veg, baba.


Walked through the farmer's market. Slightly different than the summer's produce.

                          Still some eggplants and tomatoes hanging around in the back there.


Lots of pumpkins and squash. Still radishes, lots of carrots, beets, turnips, cauliflower on the table.
All that gorgeous produce and I picked this up instead:

(I also bought some apples.)
Fall light, clear sky, rooftop trees, water tower:

Dinner:
Spinach, tempeh, mushrooms, sundried tomato, avocado, carrot with nooch, Braggs, and cayenne.
Cookies and tea to hopefully keep me up a little longer so I can get some work done. This getting dark at 5 is really a drag.

24 comments:

  1. YUM! All of it. Esp. oats and lentils.

    Also, i'm so emo about fire escapes and water towers. Love it. <3

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    1. Oats and lentils: they do a body good. Our toilet clogged up at the apartment today. That was intense for a second.
      Glad you like the water tower shot! I'm a fan too.

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  2. I would be happy for you to be my personal chef today.

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    1. What about yesterday?? Or TODAY today?

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  3. I'm with you about the darkness. I'm working late every day because once it's dark time ceases to pass: first it's 5, then it's 7! I'll take all of those brussel sprouts, btw. Can't get enough!

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    1. Seriously, once it's 5 it might as well be midnight 'cause I'm going to bed.
      I haven't had any Brussels for a while! It's probably about that time.

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  4. I'm with you, the winter is definitely more conducive to eating slightly heavier foods. Hooray for oatmeal season! It must be so good with that fig jam. Yum, I'm a little jealous ;) That giant bin of brussels sprouts made me happy. Love brussels sprouts.

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    1. The fig jam is great. I oughta stock up.

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  5. I need to make another FF bowl ASAP. Although dinner looks a little dry. Needs some BaBa. How was the Apple Cranberry Bread?

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    1. Whoa lots of acronyms there IDK WTF is going on.
      Apple cranberry bread was a bust. It was fruit juice sweetened (AKA not sweet enough) and too crumbly to eat cleanly. I'm sticking with the huge carrot oatmeal cookies that stand also sells.

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  6. I wonder if there is something genetic or physiological that makes people want heavier food in winter? I want traditional cold-weather foods even though it's basically never actual winter here.

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    1. Jes says there is ... Something. Funny though that you feel it even without the climate change! maybe you are nostalgic for yr cold days in NY.

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  7. Your food bowls are always so wonderfully packed with color — just like they are supposed to be. There's always so much variety. I'm not quite into the hot breakfast season yet — still having smoothies for the most part — but I've definitely embraced the change in vegetables. My counter holds different squashes, and the roasted roots are taking over our plates.

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    1. Thanks, Andrea. The variety keeps us young!
      The oats were technically cool but I get you. I have to use up some frozen bananas in a smoothie for breakfast soon but I'm not entirely looking forward to it...

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  8. Sunflower Mac looks pretty tasty! What an interesting collection of fall produces at your Farmer’s Market - beautiful brussel sprouts! I love rooftops - especially living in lofts.

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    1. I love rooftops too but lofts are notttttttttt in my price range! Ha!

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  9. The kale lentil baba combo sounds amazing! I love the farmers market right now- although i somehow spent $10 on just apples....(!?) all winter i make lots of soups and stews and sip hot mugs of miso like others drink tea....
    Ttrockwood

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    1. It was :) I kept telling myself it was "Paradis-worthy." Haha! I'm buying tons and tons of apples too...maybe some apple cider to go with it!
      miso is so so fantastic, no?

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  10. I think I read something once about an evolutionary connection between foods and seasons (as in heavier foods in winter) but I can't remember. So that's useless.

    Lovin' all your eats--especially G's pasta bowl of awesomeness!

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    1. Haha, well at least we settled....something.

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  11. I absolutely change what and how I eat with each season, but I've always done that with intention. I can't deal with Gs sunflower mac and veggies dish - it looks so decadent! All of our outdoor markets are closed, so I am envious of yours! I need to pick up some brussel sprouts. . .

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    1. maybe I do it with subconscious intention... I just hope my brain remembers I need fresh greens too, not just bread and roasted vegetables.
      G's dish was fantastic. much better than my method of pouring it on top. I'll probably make it again, but with less sauce - there was way too much for me to use!

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  12. The going around the market and then buying a big sweet treat instead is in no way familiar to me. IN NO WAY. I like the look of those sweet shells too.

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  13. I am hungrier in winter. and would go for the apple-cran bar too and bypass the the produce, even though I am fond of produce. Comfort food in early darkness I guess.

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