I'm here today to talk to you about appliances. The ones that I don't use.
Breakfast was superdelicious, yes one word, due to my oven. G and I don't have a toaster which is funny because it's the most basic of basic and instead we have a spiralizer, a waffle iron, and a popcorn maker. I don't eat much bread anymore so when I do it has to REALLY COUNT and toast is a hundred times better than plain bread. It's a scientific fact! It also helps when you have a really great bread. I used Trader Joe's Three Seed Honey Loaf which isn't vegan (due to the honey) but is amazing. My brother introduced me to it and I had a small piece and had been thinking about it ever since. The three seeds alluded to are sesame, poppy, and fennel! I intend to make a similar loaf without honey reeeallly soon. Anyway, I topped the toasted bread with melty Earth Balance and chopped Smyrna figs. Fig and fennel is a recently discovered flavor combination that I find surprisingly delicious.
I also ate a banana and smushed the remaining half onto the bread with the fig and butter and was completely content. Until I spilled coffee all over my bag and was almost late for work. That was annoying. But whatever! Delicious! I will keep you posted on the bread.
Lunch was obviously a salad.
Spinach, broccoli, red pepper, cucumber, carrot, snap peas topped with homemade hummus, balsamic, and pepper.
Dinner I'm a little embarrassed about. I went grocery shopping the other day for one or two things and for some reason threw an Annie Chun's teriyaki bowl into the basket, despite having leftovers galore at home and the fact that I rarely enjoy readymade dishes like this. The stuff is all-natural, so it could be worse, I guess, but it certainly isn't healthy and I'm humorously baffled as to what made me buy it. And what made me eat it when I have so many leftovers? Did someone post a subliminal message recently about these noodles? It was okay. Never again, though.
I tried to soup it up a little with more tofu on top and some red pepper flakes. I also used only about 1/3 of the sauce to cut back on sodium. I made a quick salad to go with it and topped it with some Asian-y sesame-ginger dressing that G's mom brought for us. But anyway, this was the second meal that I took the long way with: We actually DO have a microwave but I don't like to use it. Especially microwaving the plastic container the noodles came in. Eesh. So I plain old boiled water, like the frontierswoman I am.
How do you guys feel about microwaves? Do you use them? I saw a post by someone that her microwave is built into the (rental) house so she can't take it out, and instead uses it for storage! What about other appliances? Do you have a favorite?