Well, I was bored enough to watch the last quarter of the game and I'm glad the hometown team won. Other than that, couldn't really care less about football. Thus, my food today was not themed, nor cute, nor particularly different from most days. I did make crackers last night to snack on, but they weren't dipped into anything, smothered in any hot mess, or topped at all.
They were Angela's Endurance Crackers from Oh She Glows.
Seeing as how I puttered around the apartment all day, avoiding football, reading, and writing - not climbing any mountains or anything, I halved her recipe and cut the crackers smaller because they're pretty hardxcore. They aren't dense or anything, really, but they're filling despite being oil-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, etc (all seeds all the time). I don't have Herbamare (or know what it is, really) so I added a little extra salt to the recipe and seasoned the crackers with caraway seeds and crushed rosemary. They're tasty. Kind of delicate, so maybe it's best I didn't load em up with melty cheeze or hummus or anything. I usually eat my nuts and seeds raw but the cooked sunflower seeds in here were especially tasty and different.
I ate these along side a pretty typical kale salad, gussied up a bit.
Dinosaur kale, orange bell pepper, tomato, red onion marinated in olive oil and apple cider vinegar. I topped it with a generous bit of avocado and some marinated and cooked tempeh crumbled on top. They were marinated in chopped garlic, Frank's Red Hot, maple syrup, soy sauce, and about a tsp of olive oil, then baked at 350* for about half an hour. Super salty, but the tomato, avo, and bell pepper tempered that well enough.