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Day 32-35

I have not been paying much attention to what I’ve been eating this week.  I am freshly unemployed, I have finals and projects due this week and next, and I’m trying to work out the details for my trip to Portland for the Let Live Animal Rights Conference later this month.  I’ve been getting headaches and eye pain from all the reading I’ve been doing, so I finally went to the eye doctor yesterday and he told me I don’t blink enough.  He said I am so focused on what I’m doing that I forget to blink.  I guess I’ll try being more apathetic about what i’m reading from now on.  Thanks doc, that helps a lot.

Also, I didn’t really keep track of it, but there was heck of intermittent Rice Dream happening this week.  Heck of.

I’ll include combined shopping lists for weeks 5 & 6 with my next post.

Day 32 – Tuesday, June 1
Morning:  Cereal – Trader Joe’s Oat N Wheat Bran Swirls

Afternoon:  I left for the cafe to study around 11, and I wasn’t hungry for lunch yet, but I didn’t want to end up hungry at a cafe full of delicious vegan offerings, so I had a pita with almond butter before I left.

Evening:  I made a bagel with pasta sauce, thick slices of portabella mushroom, and topped with a little Daiya mozzarella.  Toasted in the oven for about ten minutes.

Day 33 – Wednesday, June 2
Morning:  Cereal.

Afternoon:  Pita with almond butter before heading to the cafe.

Evening:  Warm pita stuffed with pepperoni, sliced portabella mushroom, and a little Daiya and pasta sauce.

Day 34 – Thursday, June 3
Morning:  Chocolate-banana-almond-flax muffin.

Afternoon:  I recently quit my job of two years, and Thursday was my last day.  I wasn’t scheduled but they asked me to come work until noon.  It sucked, I was upset, and when I clocked out I really just wanted a margarita.  So I went to El Torito with my coworker, and got my margarita with (free) chips and salsa.

Evening:  Pita with almond butter.

Day 35 – Friday, June 4
Morning:  Muffin.

Afternoon:  Pita with pepperoni and mushroom.

Evening:  Lightlife Gimme Lean Sausage and homegrown zucchini, both cooked in olive oil, and served over ramen.


June 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm Leave a comment

Day 24-27

I started a garden!  I had tried gardening once before, but it didn’t work out well for me.  I was about seven years old.  I was growing a pea plant – this was also around the first time I heard of Gregor Mendel, and I remember feeling like I was doing serious science.  So I had my pea plant in a little pot in the backyard, and one day I saw that it had grown a pod.  Score!  I noticed a small tear at one end of the pod, and I was disappointed because I figured I probably shouldn’t eat it.  So I started to tear the sucker open, and there was a big black spider inside.  In retrospect, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for a spider to just be hanging out inside a pea pod, for all I know it could’ve been a caterpillar or something, the point is it was a creature with legs and it was traumatizing and it ruined my gardening experience.

So about two months ago, I got baby zucchini and aristocrat squash plants from the market.  The zucchini plant (pictured) gets bigger every time I look at it, and there are about three zucchinis that are almost ready.  The aristocrat squash is on suicide watch – it’s roughly the same size it was when I bought it, and it can’t seem to decide whether it wants to live.  It’s gone from green to yellow and back again, grown mushrooms at least three times, and attracted pests.  It’s finally grown two blossoms, but I can’t imagine that it’s big enough to support any fruit.  I really don’t know anything about gardening, so I just give it sympathetic looks and hope that it will be okay.

Day 24 – Monday, May 24
Morning:  Blueberry flax muffin.

Afternoon:  Scrambled tofu and potatoes, and a pear.

Evening:  Sliced cucumber with Russian dressing.  Top Ramen with sliced portabella mushroom.

Day 25 – Tuesday, May 25
Morning:  Oatmeal.

Afternoon:  Fried rice with tofu and green onion.  Also, I ate the mudpie.  (See previous post.)  I was in super serious study mode over my political science exam, and I was kinda freaking out.  I didn’t know what to do, so I ate the mudpie.  It happens.

Evening:  I had a blueberry flax muffin before class, and a tortilla with salsa after.

Day 26 – Wednesday, May 26
Morning:  Scrambled tofu and potatoes.

Afternoon:  Leftover fried rice, and blueberry flax muffin.

Evening:  Beans and rice, and a packet of mixed nuts from Whole Foods (almonds, walnuts, dried blueberries and cranberries, dark chocolate).

Day 27 – Thursday, May 27
Morning:  Oatmeal.

Afternoon:  Beans and rice.

Evening:  I made a blueberry banana smoothie after work around 4pm.  For dinner, I made a packet of Ramen with tofu (crumbled with a little curry powder) and green onion, and threw a small amount of leftover white rice I had from yesterday.  I wanted to use the other half of my portabella mushroom, but it was going a little nasty.  I also wanted to use one of my zucchinis, but by the time I remembered that it was too late.  I added a little soy sauce and Sriracha, and reduced the broth almost completely.  It was pretty tasty, and I have leftovers for work tomorrow.

May 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm 1 comment

Day 16-20

Finals are coming!  Sorry for the lack of updates, but the end of the semester kind of snuck up on me, so I’ve been busy studying and not writing my art history paper.  The good thing about this budget is that I’m not allowed to stress eat.. and honestly, knowing that I can’t, I don’t really have the urge to.

Day 16 – Sunday, May 16
Morning:  I had oatmeal for breakfast at home, and a muffin on my break at work.

Afternoon/Evening:  My co-worker and I went to WorldFest, and she made me eat.  But it doesn’t count, because it was free!  That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.  I had a Philly Dream with fries from One World Vegetarian Cuisine when we got there, and a bowl of Maggie Mudd vegan ice cream before we left.  Plus, endless free samples in tiny cups.  I also took a sample of V-Dog home to my Dachshund, and she loved it.

Day 17 – Monday, May 17
Morning:  Oatmeal.

Afternoon:  I made fried rice with tofu and green onion, and a salad (red leaf lettuce & olives).  And then I made the rice into PacMan, eating Sriracha power pellets.  What can I say, I met Tal Ronnen the day before.. some of his gourmet must have rubbed off.  (On a side note:  It’s PacMan’s 30th birthday, and you can play PacMan in the Google logo today!)

Evening:  I had planned on just eating the rest of my rice, but I got asked to work the next day.  I packed up the rice to take for lunch, and had pretty boring pinto beans and a rice cake.

Day 18 – Tuesday, May 18
Morning:  I had two muffins at work.

Afternon:  Leftover fried rice with lots of Sriracha.

Evening:  I was pretty tired after work and didn’t feel like cooking, so I decided to just make Top Ramen.  I sauteed half of a portabello mushroom with green onion, and added the noodles with water.  I was kind of hesitant to use the seasoning packet with a lifetime’s worth of sodium, so I decided to just add a little curry powder, and a dash of chili powder.  The broth wasn’t drinkable, but the noodles were perfect.

Day 19 – Wednesday, May 19
Morning:  Muffin.

Afternoon:  I made fried rice with tofu, green onion, and the rest of my mushroom from last night.  I also had a muffin before I went to class.

Evening:  I got home from school around 10:30 craving breakfast food, so I made scrambled tofu and home fries with onion.

Day 20 – Thursday, May 20
Morning:  Oatmeal.

Afternoon:  Leftover fried rice & Sriracha.

Evening:  I made rice with green onion, broccoli, tofu, and almonds.  It was gross.  I don’t know what happened, but I blame the Grey’s Anatomy season finale.  I also probably would’ve been more willing to eat it if I hadn’t had a salad first, or if I hadn’t left my Sriracha at work.  Anyway, the rice was way too moist, so before I packed up my leftovers I threw it back in the pan for a few more minutes.  It still looked kinda funky, but hopefully I’m too hungry by lunchtime today to care.  At least I have rooster sauce.  Rooster sauce fixes everything.

May 21, 2010 at 9:47 am 5 comments


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