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As promised…

There were more, but I forgot to take a picture at the start because I was on the phone while I was eating them.  People love hearing the crunch of a cucumber on the other end of the line.  Seriously.

I have also eaten approximately five tablespoons of peanut butter today.  A couple on an English muffin for breakfast, a couple in a smoothie for lunch, and at least one like so:

Gotta get the protein in.  I did a lot of squats this morning and my muscles are just screaming for Smuckers Creamy Natural.

Also, before I forget, last night Chris brought out the cheese and crackers:

Excuse the huge mess that is our life.  I had three cheese/cracker combos.

Have a good weekend!

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Taco Tuesdays

Sorry for the late post, I was really busy this afternoon and then had to rush out the door to get $2 tacos.

Priorities.

Anyway, this afternoon I ate some cucumber slices:

And then I had a Z bar while I was waiting for the train:

Then I met my friend in SoHo and we went to Rewind on the Lower East Side. They had plates of chips and salsa set out on the tables when we got there, so we scored a spot:

That’s my ticket for two veggie tacos.  I ate them.  I did not photograph them.  I forgot.  I’m sorry.  They were good.

I also had two margaritas, because the proceeds from the night when to a cancer research foundation and I am a-okay with drinking margaritas for a cause.

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Here is some food.

Tonight for dinner I did a little experiment and made fish in foil packets:

You’ll have to trust me on the foil; I didn’t want to plop a big old mess down on the plates.

So here’s the general recipe I used.  I kind of winged it, so measurements are approximate:

3 T soy sauce

2 T maple syrup or brown sugar

1 T rice wine vineger

1 inch chunk of ginger, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

6 – 7 mushrooms, sliced

6 – 7 asparagus spears, sliced

2 scallions, chopped

6 – 7 broccoli florets

Handful or two of mung bean sprouts

2 fish fillets, like cod or halibut

Mix soy sauce, maple syrup and vinegar.  Use two pieces of tin foil for each packet, in a plus sign shape.  Put vegetables, ginger and garlic on, then fish, then top with half the sauce mixture.  Fold up the sides so no steam escapes and bake at 375º.  The amount of time depends on what kind of fish you use; mine took about 20 minutes.  Makes two servings.

The fish I used was orange roughy, which is basically the only thing Trader Joe’s had last week…HOWEVER I found out later that it is not sustainable so I would not buy this again.  I didn’t even really like the taste of it, so I gave most of it to Chris.  I’m hoping he also gets the bad karma.

I also made fake “fried” rice using brown rice, carrots, scallions, some leftover mung bean sprouts, garlic, soy sauce, and a little sesame oil.  Good stuff.

And, I had a ice cream sandwich.  I took a picture, but it pretty terrible so I’m going to spare you this time.

Snacks this afternoon

A Z bar:

And a bowl of cucumber slices:

And a carrot:

I guess I was hungry…

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Not so smart

I very intelligently decided to have a can of Trader Joe’s black bean soup for lunch today:

My Teen Degree did not appreciate this decision.

That book is Kim Lyons’ Your Body, Your Life.  You know, she’s the trainer from The Biggest Loser?  I’m not reading it.  But it is rather thick and serves as the perfect barrier between my thighs and my scalding hot laptop battery.  And now, soup.

Anyway, I also cut up this huge bowl of cucumbers:

But I am too full to eat them right now so I’m going to save them.  And, I had another bushel or whatever of grapes while my soup was heating up.

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I used this recipe to make a pesto pasta salad with shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes:

I know.  Don’t even say it.  It looks totally gross.  It didn’t look like this in person.  Or, maybe I was just really hungry.  Tasted good, though.  That pesto is my new best friend.

Also had an ice cream sandwich:

And this afternoon, a bowl of cucumbers:

And one fig, which did not get photographed.  Sorry.

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Eating machine

I was very hungry today.

Cucumber:

Plain yogurt with honey:

Go ahead and times this bowl by two because I went back for seconds.  I also had a lot of strawberries, but I didn’t take a picture because I kind of grabbed them randomly throughout the day.  Plus I only had like 42 or something, no big deal.

And then for dinner I went out with my friend and had some olives, a glass of wine, and a lentil salad.  No pictures, sorry, but you can refer to this post when I ate the same lentil salad leftovers for breakfast.

This place gives you those little chocolates with the mint inside with your check, but I was full so I saved it until I got home:

And then I offered it to Chris because I am a good girlfriend and I thought it would be a nice gesture and I only meant it as that – a gesture – but apparently he thought I was serious and he ate it.  Which means he doesn’t know me at all, because I would never in a million years willingly give away chocolate, and so now we may be breaking up.

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It’s officially summer

We have these neighbors a few doors down, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned them before.  They are the kind of people who leave gaudy Christmas decorations up year-round.  I’m pretty sure there are also no less than 42 people living in their house, and sometimes, in the summer, they bring their television outside on the porch.  They’ve also been known to pitch a tent on the sidewalk, but that’s a whole separate post.

In any case, today is the first nice day we’ve had in a while, and they decided to celebrate with a little breakfast barbecue.  That’s right.  This morning, when I went to the gym at 7:30, they had the grill fired up.

Well, we all know I love a good barbecue, so I decided, screw the gym.  I’m having a hot dog.

Don’t judge me.  It’s a holiday weekend.

No.  I didn’t.  I went to the gym.  But the whole way there, I thought about hot dogs, and pasta salad, and dirt cake, and other barbecue foods that just aren’t the same when eaten inside.

Cucumbers and hummus are okay, though.  That’s what I had for a snack this afternoon:

And now I’m going to start my holiday weekend.  Possibly by tracking down some ice cream.  We’ll see what happens.

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