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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Boredom Baking

Just what I had expected- my LCD Screen is broken on my laptop (which is why the screen was half black yesterday afternoon!) so I will be blogging from the parents' house for the next 3-5 days- I'll try and post once a day as usual, I'll try for pictures as well!

Anyways, here are my eats-

Last night I got home from doing work at my parents' house, and I was totally beat from doing work all day. All I wanted to do was relax, but I knew once I was down (on the couch that is!) I was down! There was some time before Heroes came on, and I needed something to cure my boredom (usually I'd browse the web!)... so I decided to bake!
I had 3/4 can of pumpkin lying around, so I decided to modify The BEST pumpkin muffins from Vegan with a Vengeance to what I had on hand, and create Maple-Walnut Pumpkin muffins! I'll post my modified version of the recipe, which uses brown sugar instead of regular, maple instead of molasses, and 1/2 the oil.

They came out fab!
I had my fair share of spoon & bowl licks, but I didn't want one that night- I already had enough "foody" food for the day. Instead, I had Tyler try one (he's eaten two since they were out of the oven- I think thats a good sign), and I stuck with something sweet and healthy to nibble on during my Monday night shows- a cut up peach, nice and juicy! I'm getting in as many peaches as I can before they're gone for the season, which I know will be far too soon!

Sure enough, I barely made it through My Own Worst Enemy before I was ready for bed. I had a nice night's sleep, and I got to sleep a whole hour longer than usual because I don't work on Tuesdays anymore! Man, did I need that extra hour.
For breakfast I whipped up a bowl of protein-packed oats using 1/2 cup oats made in water, with a small spoonful of PB, 1 big banana and 1/2 cup 1% whipped cottage cheese. Topped with a dash of cinnamon, and I had a doubleshot of esresso made in my little italian espresso maker!

I spent the morning doing work, then I went for a nice run around the neighborhood- AGAIN, I ran longer than usual and it was only 25 minutes! Woah, I'm definately speeding up again! I came home and did 20 minutes of ab exercises before getting my lunch ready. For lunch, I heated up a portion of Jenna's Chunky Lentil Stew, and had it with some carrots and an apple.

All the fiber held me through my afternoon class, but I was definately ready for a snack at 3! I had a vanilla chobani to hold me over, but I was still a bit hungry all evening.

When I got home I made my dinner as quick as possible! I used another one of Jenna's creations for inspiration- I had a huge salad that consisted of a bed of baby spinach topped with 1/2 a big tomato, some dried cherries, a sprinkle of feta and a 4-oz piece of grilled chicken, all drizzled in balsamic vinegar. On the side I had a little leftover red pepper risotto. YUM! This was delicious and filling, just what I needed!

Now I'm back at the parents' house, hopefully getting some work done and then heading back home late for some sleep. I brought a pumpkin muffin with me to snack on that I plan on having in a little bit.

Time to do some research!


VeggieGirl said...
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VeggieGirl said...

I just posted about a walnut-containing baked good as well :0)

Good luck with your research!!

HangryPants said...

Oooh the pumpkin muffins looks so good!