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Monday, October 23rd

Monday, October 23rd

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Breakfast: I made pumpkin overnight oats, but forgot to take a photo. Good news is, I’m having the same damn thing for breakfast tomorrow morning, so I’ll take a photo then.

Lunch: I made this veggy soup last Sunday, but the nice thing about non-meat/dairy leftovers is the last longer! This baby’s got: cabbage, potatoes, zucchinis, green beans, carrots, tomatoes, etc. I actually can’t remember everything that’s in there, kinda a dump pot of food I had in the fridge.

Dinner: It’s that time of year again. The time for lots of big bowls of soups and stews. Marc made this beef stew, garlic bread for dipping, and that white stuff is sour cream with a little horse radish in it.

Friday, October Twentieth

Friday, October Twentieth

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Breakfast: This past Tuesday, Marc made tacos with sweet potatoes and soyrizo.

Oh, you haven’t heard of soyrizo? It’s this amazing little thing, tastes like chorizo, except cheaper and lasts longer in the fridge. The kind we used here was Tofurky, which wasn’t that bad! Most things I’ve tried from that brand are gross, so I was pleasantly surprised with their soyrizo. But my favorite kind ever is Cacique brand. It is honestly better than actual chorizo. Like I already said, it lasts longer. But also, I can always have some stocked in the fridge, for a rainy day. It’s less greasy, more spices, and easier clean up.

Anyway, I took the leftovers from the tacos, put em in a skillet, popped an egg on top, and covered it up to cook low and slow, while I got dressed this morning. Fast, easy, delicious, no food waste.

Lunch: I had exactly the same thing I had yesterday, in exactly the same location. Did not mind the repeat at all! Used up all my ingredients for that bowl. Need to think of something new for next week’s lunches.

Dinner: I have this weakness on Fridays, I always want to go out straight after work or order delivery, once I get home. When I saw chicken and dumplings on eat purely, I couldn’t resist.

Eat Purely is a new delivery service in the Chicago area, which delivers food to you, cold. You pop it in the oven or microwave before eating, so it feels like you’re eating a home cooked meal. All the ingredients are local and organic, they’ll even name which farms each ingredient came from. For an example, check out the details for my meal: here. The options change weekly, seasonal ingredients, and delivery is always faster than 20 minutes. (Delivery from anywhere else usually takes at least an hour, round these parts.)

They also give out really incredible discounts, so this entire meal tonight was free. If you are in the Chicago area and are interested in checking out Eat Purely, use this link and we’ll both get $20 for free. Seriously!

And now I want to finish my champagne and go to sleep. Crazy Friday night over here. I might get the cops called on me.

Thursday, October Nineteenth

Thursday, October Nineteenth

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Breakfast Smoothie: Almond milk, frozen banana, frozen blackberries, mint, and peaches.

This amazing blender is Marc’s. Before him, I used a magic bullet. Now, I don’t think I’d ever be able to go back.

The combo of any kinda berry and fresh mint is fantastic. I threw the peach in there because it was about to go bad, that usually would not be an ingredient in this one. Sometimes I’ll toss in some kinda seed, like chia or flax, but was in a rush today.

Snack: Muffins I made on Sunday. I followed that recipe pretty much, except a couple things: instead of brown sugar, I used coconut sugar. Instead of the yogurt, I just threw another banana in. I think I might have completely doubled the fruit additions too, I like a little extra.

There’s an amazing produce store in my area, Stanley’s. At the end of berry season, they will sell an entire case of berries for 98 cents. That’s like, 9 lbs of berries for $1. So, I stock up and freeze em for smoothies. Frozen berries are also fine for baked goods. And of course, I always have bananas in there too. I’ve tried real hard to enjoy those grocery store frozen bags of fruits, but nothing beats the real thing.

Lunch: Quinoa, arugula, edamame hummus, alfalfa sprouts, beets, cucumber, asian tofu, lemony green beans, chipotle vinaigrette

This is a copycat I made of Lyfe Kitchen‘s quinoa crunch bowl. It’s not exactly the same, but it is daaaamn delicious. Highly recommend both the asian tofu recipe and the chipotle vinaigrette. I’ll definitely be making both again. The edamame hummus is amazing too, I’ve made it a handful times, and somehow it always comes out tasting different, but still delicious.

Dinner: Sandwich on sprouted bread, with edamame hummus, cucumbers, tomato slices, alfalfa sprouts, and a little chipotle vinaigrette.

It was the end of the loaf, the bread slices were real small, which means two sandwiches. Twice as nice!! It’s Thursday, I wanted to wrap up all the ingredients I made/sliced up on Sunday, for the quinoa bowls. Worked out quite nicely, if I do say so myself.

The lighting in my kitchen is the absolute worst, I’m going to have to figure out how to photo everything I eat, outside.

It’s a start

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Okay. I really want to get this website going again. Something to entertain, vent, explore, experience… anything. Sharing recipes didn’t float my boat. I don’t travel nearly enough to make this some kinda travel blog. Sharing past stories ain’t really my thing.

Believe me, I have a lot of stories to tell, but who can share such intimate details on the internet? I used to love writing my thoughts out in some angsty, vague manner and posting them to the internet for all to see. But somewhere in my late 20s, that flip switched off. And it will not be turning back on. Unless I write my memoirs someday… either way, it’s not gonna be on the nets. There’s way too many people out here, talking about themself, all over the World Wide Web. I don’t wanna be one of em.

So, I asked myself: What do I love/obsess about the most? Well, food. Duh. No brainer. I wake up, thinking about breakfast; spend all morning, thinking about lunch; immediately after lunch, I’m thinking about dinner. I’ve even begun fantasizing about desserts after dinner. I was never a dessert person before. But I don’t care to post recipes… really, it would just be plagiarism anyway. I’m good at *following* recipes, not making them up outa thin air..? Who are those people?!?

That said, I love cooking. And it always surprises me when people are shocked by a person cooking at home. Sure, there are plenty of extravagant recipes out there that are intimidating to even look at. But for every one of those, there’s 50 more that are basically the same thing, but easier.

I wanna talk about those. What’s the best way to do that when I don’t wanna share recipes that aren’t mine?

I’m thinking… “What I ate today” posts. I’ll post photos of my food and links to the recipes, when applicable. There’s so many benefits to this for me:

1. I am always wanting to take photos of my food and put them somewhere, to brag about how gorgeous my meal is. This way, I can spare all my instagram followers the food porn spams.

2. It’ll motivate me to eat more beautiful, colorful foods. I lean heavily turns mostly plants, but I sometimes need some good ‘ol McNuggies. I’m human.

3. About the plants, it’ll give me an opportunity to share all these amazing products I’ve discovered since I cut down on my meat consumption. And maybe my reader will pick up something here or there, try something out, and love it as much as I do.

4. It’s like using MyFitnessPal, but next level. With more witnesses.

5. Maybe I’ll track my weight too? Ehh, who cares about that. Let’s talk about food!!!