Let’s go back to Sunday morning. Easy like Sunday morning…
I made a bowl of oats with a diced pear, dates, cashews, cinnamon and coconut milk.
Frozen pizza is one of those things I’m weary about. Usually I’ll end up trying one that tastes like crap. However, I’ve heard lots of great things about Amy’s pizzas. It almost seems like anything that comes out of Amy’s kitchen is a winner. Anyway, I tried the cheese & pesto on whole wheat crust, but what’d I think? I actually really liked it! I baked it so the crust was soft but not too chewy. When there’s pesto on pizza I don’t like to have a crunchy crust because I don’t think it lets the pesto shine and melt with everything.
Into the smoothie went: ice cubes, chocolate protein powder, and a medley of berries.
I tediously made my own wire out of mesh-form, then made little sculptures out of that.
I used the romaine as wraps for my lentils and rice. The lentils and rice may look bland, however, they are anything but! I cooked some sweet and sour lentils and amped up the ingredients to make it super flavorful. The thing that I love about cooking things like lentils is that I taste as I go. For the rice I threw in some green cardamom pods, cinnamon, coconut milk, and let it all cook together. With the addition of coconut oil when I served it, this dinner really hit the spot! I was very glad I made enough for the next day.
I warmed up some almond milk with berries and coconut oil, polished off my box of Kashi GoLean Crunch, and threw in some almonds. Quick, easy, and yummy!
I was having trouble thinking of a way to hold the wire sculptures I made. I couldn’t figure out a solution to carry out my first idea so I came up with this. Personally, I am now thinking that the birdcage is too literal for my taste. I’d say I’m more of an abstract and conceptual artist. But I am particularly happy with one of the wire sculptures I made.
Well, except for the green filling–which comes from the spirulina. What was this exactly? Betty Lou’s vegan Organic North Shore Patty! This surprisingly didn’t taste “off” despite the funky color. I really enjoyed the moistness of the filling and how it was all covered in chocolate. Not really sure where the name comes from but I’m curious enough to find out!
This was the Jumbo Cherry Fruit Bar. I really don’t think Betty Lou’s can go wrong with their fruit bars. You can smell the flavor as soon as you open the wrapper. Moreover, these are also vegan and gluten-free, but you wouldn’t even notice. They remind me of fruit pies! Yes, I couldn’t place my finger on it, but that’s it–a delicious fruit pie.
As a cheese lover I like to pick out a new one and see what delicious recipes I can make with it. Last cheese I got was manchego, and now its time for a new love affair. Meet Fontina.
That describes my week so far! Thank goodness for leftovers and sandwiches. This was the last of my favorite sandwich bread with Sunland’s dark chocolate peanut butter and raspberry preserves. In the actual sandwich container is some kale–still digging it! So far this week I’ve had a critique (and we’re finishing it up today), first rehearsal for the fashion show (!!!), first Video II class, taking care of delayed errands and Matilda’s medical needs, plus the usual business of the week. What do you guys do when you feel like you’re swimming in a sea of a seemingly endless to-do list?
p.s. to all of you who commented on cooking Indian food at home, you must try it! Indian cuisine is my favorite and I love to recreate some of my favorite dishes I see at restaurants. Actually I’m going to link back to a post where I put my own twist on one of my all-time favorite Indian dishes, Paneer Pasanda in a creamy mango sauce. Check it out!