Posts Tagged ‘z bar’

One of the best Seinfeld episodes ever.  On right now.  Why are you still reading this?

Anyway, lots of snacks today.  I was hungry.

Pear this morning:

I am usually skeptical of Trader Joe’s pears, but these are actually good.


Not frozen.  Let me ask you a question – red or green?  Chris says red.  I think I prefer green.  Are red really sweeter, or is he just making things up again?

Z bar:

Fairly self-explanatory, I’d say.

And then for dinner, I made this random eggplant/pasta/mozzarella concoction:

I’d post the recipe, but that’s about it.  Cut up an eggplant into chunks, saute in a little olive oil, mix with some pasta sauce, 4 ounces or so of cooked penne, and about three ounces of fresh mozzarella.  Bake for 15 minutes.   Voila!

Here’s my plate:

And now I’m having a few chocolate chips:

I also had a random meringue and two chocolate covered raisins.  I was trying to decide what I wanted.  I like to test things out and see how I feel about them.

Good night!


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What a surprise…

I know, I’m sorry.  You’re bored.  But today has been crazy busy and I just didn’t have time to whip up any elaborate snacks.

Plus, I just like Z Bars.  A lot.  Chocolate chip in particular.  And, I had to go to the doctor this afternoon and on the way home, this weird lady on the train had some weird liquid dripping – no, flowing – out of her bag and it got on my foot and I kind of lost my appetite.  I have no idea what it was, but this happened three hours ago and I still can’t stop thinking about all of the gross possibilities.

Tonight I’m going to try to rip off Mary Ann’s shrimp enchiladas for dinner, so I’ll be back with that and it will be so, so exciting.  I mean it.

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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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