Posts Tagged ‘peanut butter’

I needed another snack before dinner (cookies = not filling) so I had a box of mini raisins with about a teaspoon or so of peanut butter:

Do you think they make little mini boxes of figs? Because that would be way cool. Except I figured out that the boxes aren’t really sealed up (they came in a six pack) so, um, someone might find that their box is a few raisins short. You can’t tell, though, I promise. I’m totally sneaky like that.

Anyway, dinner was fish, potatoes and spinach:

Just like last time. Now I am going to give you some useful information. Are you ready?

Purple potatoes have antioxidants just like blueberries. I know this is true, because the World’s Healthiest Foods says so:

“The differences in color between varieties of potatoes are basically differences in carotenoid and flavonoid content. Virtually all types of potatoes provide significant amounts of approximately 7-10 nutrients. While Americans are used to potatoes with a white inside, potatoes in other parts of the world more commonly have starchy yellow insides. We call these potatoes with yellow insides “specialty potatoes” however worldwide they are the norm rather than the exception.

All colorful potatoes provide carotenoids (and some provide flavonoids as well) that white potatoes do not. Carotenoids and flavonoids are pigments, and according to nutritional research, they provide us with many health benefits, including cancer protection. For example, the darker the starchy yellow inside of a yellow potato the greater quantities of carotenoid, including beta-carotene, and in some cases, lutein that are present. The blue in blue potatoes comes from their flavonoid content. Both the flavonoids found in blue potatoes and the carotinoids found in yellow potatoes help promote good health!”

I buy my potatoes in a mixed bag, but I picked out all of the purple ones for this dinner because we are going to another wedding this weekend and I want to feel my best so that I can consume maximum amounts of wine.

That’s also why I had another cookie.


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The new camera came today!  Sorry, Chris, I opened it.

It’s kind of large, but I think that just means it does very fancy things.  It has a really big screen where I can see the pictures (I already learned, thanks to a clever little sticker, that this is called an LCD).  It’s also navy blue, as advertised.  Unfortunately, it is not so advanced as to know how to take pictures of itself, so you’ll just has to take my word for it.

Also unfortunate is the fact that it didn’t come until after lunch, so I have one last blackberry photo for you, of a peanut butter, flax and banana “quesadilla:”

Did you know that when you try to spell check quesadilla on this thing, it gives you Cadillac?  How does that make sense?

Anyway, I also accidentally stopped at the store on my way home from work and somehow $20 vanished from my wallet.  I bought these beautiful strawberries:

I’m a little blurry, but I’m working on it.  There are a lot of mysterious buttons on this thing.

I ate the strawberries with some of Chris’s cereal and hempmilk, another thing that I purchased at the store:

Cereal is on the bottom.  I actually had a lot more strawberries throughout the afternoon than just these.  Let’s just say these guys will be lucky to see tomorrow.

Okay, so hempmilk.  Let’s discuss this.  I am sorry to report that I think it is, well, a little overrated.  I mean, what’s the big deal?  First of all, if you get the vanilla kind, like I did, it has a ton of sugar (I bought the Living Harvest brand).  And also, it doesn’t really taste that good.  Am I missing something here?  I mean, with the strawberries, it was good.  But by itself it tastes kind of chalky.

Maybe I am not the best person to be judging it, because I don’t like milk by itself either.  And hempmilk does have lots of calcium and other good-for-you things.  But I was expecting more, flavor-wise.

Okay.  I’m going to go play with my camera now.  Jack has graciously agreed to be my model, and I don’t want to keep him waiting.  He’s kind of a diva.

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I ate the fake fat again for lunch today.


I’ll spare you the picture of the actual bacon this time, since so many of you were grossed out by it.  But I’ve gotta say, it’s really good.  I encourage you to try it.  Don’t be the kind of person who judges bacon by its cover.

And yes, that is the tip of Jack’s little nose at the bottom there.  Again.  That thing is everywhere.

I  also had yogurt/raisins/flax with my lunch:


And then I just ate an apple and peanut butter for a snack:


So far we’re only at 57°, which I don’t really consider margarita-worthy, but it’s definitely beer territory.  Not Coronas.  But definitely Coors Light.  Or possibly even vodka tonics, which are all-weather in my book.

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I’m a little behind, sorry.  I don’t celebrate Easter but I had a bunch of stuff to get done today, most of which involved walking.  My toes are sore.  And would you believe this?  Target was closed today.  I mean, seriously.  Totally ridiculous.  We walked all the way to this fake “mall” that basically consists of Target, a DSW, and a Chuck-E-Cheese, and everything was closed.  Even McDonald’s.  It was like the twilight zone.

Anyway, back to last night.  I made falafel with the Fantastic Foods mix because I don’t have a food processor so I can’t make it from scratch (although I’m open to ideas if anyone has overcome this obstacle).  I’ve never used this mix before, and Chris had never had falafel before (I know!), but it turned out pretty well.  I baked it, but it would be much better fried, I’m sure.  Next time I might have to try a little olive oil action.  Here’s the set up:


I made a random sauce with yogurt, tahini, cayanne pepper, some dry herbs, and milk, and it turned out okay.  That stuff at the bottom is broccoli.   We have tons of leftovers so I’m sure I’ll be having this for lunch next week.  I already had it today.

After, I had a Skinny Cow:


And back to today – we planned to do our laundry, then got lazy (per usual) and decided to drop it off instead.  We then went on several long, wondrous walks with our brand new puppy who doesn’t pull on the leash until your hand bleeds.  And then we went on the Target excursion, which turned into a Bed Bath & Beyond excursion, and bought all new silverware and glasses for no good reason except that Chris hates our mini forks and I was sick of hearing him bitch.

After an afternoon of shopping, I was starving and had a bunch of raisins (some of them may have been chocolate-covered), an apple, a few pretzels, and peanut butter:


That looks like an entire jar of peanut butter, I know, but it was a new jar and a little runny.  It’s really only like a tablespoon.  Or two.  Probably two.

And then we had dinner, which was good old go-to pasta:


I made WAY too much pasta because the Bed Bath & Beyond haul also included measuring cups and apparently we have been eating well under the serving size of pasta.  My measuring instrument of old (i.e. my hand) clearly does not hold 3/4 of a cup.

And now I’m having a little wine, because it is, after all, a holiday.


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I got a tall mocha light frappuccino from Starbucks this afternoon:


Afterwards, I decided that it would sound good to say that I got this in celebration of the first day of Spring.  But I really got it because I wanted a chocolate milkshake and this is at least a little bit healthier.  At least I didn’t get one of these:


I always wonder about these people, or those guys who sell the churros.  I mean, did she make this cotton candy in her apartment?  Does she have a cotton candy machine?   Is she going to sue me for posting her picture online?  Probably not, I don’t have nearly enough readers.  Or enough money, for that matter.

Luckily I don’t like spun sugar and don’t eat things that were made in strangers’ living rooms, so I was not tempted by this at all.  Instead, I came home and had an apple with peanut butter:


As you can see, Jack was intrigued.  He hasn’t gotten any food off either of our plates in his life, but for some reason he still holds out hope that it might be his lucky day.

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This afternoon I got hungry again so I had an apple with a little peanut butter spread over it:


It looks like caramel, right? Made me want some.

And chocolate chips after dinner:


Okay, gotta go – the gauntlet is on. Anyone else watch that show?? So much drama, I love it. But Jack would rather read his Self magazine:


He wishes he had Kelly Ripa’s body.

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