Monday, August 3, 2009

Mish-Mash Meal, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner in One!

So this morning I was working from home, lazily plodding away at my keyboard while laying supine on the bed, propped up by pillows, but otherwise looking not much different than I did while sleeping. Potato was soundly sleeping.. I decided to get some breakfast. I swear the thought just entered my head-- I didnt move, sigh, put down my laptop or shuffle any papers. I just thought "mmm breakfast sounds good". All of a sudden, zombie Potato head rises up from the dead..."Whats for breakfast?"

Well now I have a conundrum.. there is only one whole wheat tortilla left and I was just fantasizing about breakfast burritos! I couldnt just stop mid-fantasy and eat something else! What is potato doing up anyways? Sheesh.

Well, I had to make the best of it.. so I thought-- why not make a fun meal-- Breakfast Lunch and Dinner (albeit in smaller portions) in one! That way I could satisfy my craving for breakfast burritos and still have enough food for the two of us! I was lucky in that much of the meal presented itself to me in the fridge.. It like called out to as I stood gawking with the fridge door open.
My beloved breakfast burrito and some local flathead cherries (from Montana!!) were on the small breakfast plate. Tuna sandwiches (with minced celery..mmmm) and boiled corn formed the small lunch serving. And for dinner.. a paratha with leftover Avvil (mixed veggies in coconut) and some plain yogurt. Mmmm. We loved it! The variety was really exciting.. plus we finished our leftovers without complaint!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Local, organic, vegetarian..

Its farmers market season!! the corn sold for 50cents each, the whole head of cabbage for $1 and the peaches, squash and green beans for $2 per lb. The total for my veggies: $8 I also went to the local whole foods to get suitable vegetarian protein sources.. plain organic yogurt, organic extra firm tofu, cage free eggs, organic tortillas, and organic/HFCS free/natural bread, for a grand total of: $13.

It may not look like much, but for me this is a weeks worth of food. And-- dollar for dollar, the I've selected great sources protein for veg-heads(yogurt.. so delicious.. is a great way to make up for an otherwise low protein meal). I eat all of my meals at home.. with the exception of an occasional pizza slice or restaurant night out (I have a fondness for traditional food that involves some sort of process to eat..such as Ethiopian.. family style Italian.. Korean BBQ (although that is not an option as a veggie).. sushi..etc). Have you been eating out too much? Try staying in for a week! I find that I really enjoy the investment in my food, especially because local fresh fruit is sooo much better than anything you can buy at the grocery store.

In other news...As you can see by my lack of posts-- things have been quite hectic around the delicious consumption household.. but never fear! I still need to eat, and where there is food, there will be blogging! As many of you know, I am about to start a part time law program (yup I am also keeping my full time job). Law school starts mid-August, wish me luck!!