Saturday, November 26, 2011

mandarin oranges!
BBQ chickpeas.
thanksgiving salad! raw baby spinach, cranberries, onion, carrot, && walnut w. poppy seed or balsamic dressing.

thanksgiving main dish: spinach salad (as pictured above!) and yellow curry w. brown basmati rice. so delicious!

banana, PB, tortilla wrap!

microwaved for a sec && folded.

sunshine burger w. cilantro, pickles, and ketchup.

i've been enjoying your thanksgiving posts!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

some pretty excellent food choices

newman-o's compliments of big lots.

so delicious crumbled over some banana ice cream.

a homemade version of broccoli && peanut with tofu from thai pavillion. made this for my friend and i before we saw a local band play.

i made the peanut sauce w. flaxmilk, peanut butter , lime juice, soy sauce, some garlic salt, and cayenne pepper. it was really great & i want to make it again very soon.

made a BBQ chicken wrap w. a boca chikin patty. delicious.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

lots of food.

BBQ jackfruit w. mushroom, onion, && pickle in a whole wheat wrap.

tofu scramble. frozen && thawed tofu marinated w. mustard and liquid smoke. i have yet to find black salt which is supposed to give it an 'egg' flavor.

more pad thai from thai pavillion. obsessed? maybe.

BBQ jackfruit salad.


wayyy too much tempeh on that salad right? what was i thinking? must've been extra hungry.

tempeh w. sauteed onion, bok choy, and some cilantro.

BBQ jackfruit. huge open faced sandwich.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


poached apples in wine [from vegan italiano].

i drank the leftover wine...not sure if you're supposed to, but hey! the cinnamon stick just works so well...delicious!

this is what i ate allllll of last week. i'm seriously talking everyday here. it should have some sort of bean--chickpea? next time for sure.

this pad thai [w/o egg] is from a lunch date at our local thai pavillion. everytime i eat there, i love it more and more. this leftover box does not do it justice (most leftover boxes don't). the portion was HUGE.

i keep making cookies when i don't want to do homework. luckily, the flour is now G O N E. so no more! made banana soft serve w. two bananas && some rice milk on top of crumbled cookies.

now i have a stomach ache.

Friday, October 28, 2011

a few fall goodies

 chili from big lots! this wasn't too bad, but i like my own homemade chili best.

spinach & romaine w. green olives.

 toast w. some sugar free black raspberry jelly

carrot soup w. progresso lentil soup mixed in...pretty legit. it was delicious even though it doesn't look so pretty.

baked potato w. black olives [it's these random snacks that i love so much]

tea && puffed red wheat. this has a bit of soymilk, a banana, & a splash of maple syrup.

these are THE BEST things ever!! i got them at big lots. rice cake goodness w. a hint of blueberry. i just purchased the pomegranate ones which are still good, but not as good.

more curry from a few weeks ago. i told you, i could not stop.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

october, october

this is what my fridge looked like after comps were over... i'm kind of surprised there is so much booze left...
this is the pizza i consumed x3 after finishing comprehensive exams. i had been craving it the entire week. it was just as wonderful as i had imagined even though it isn't very pretty. OH! and i found out i passed!!!!!!!!! i got a low pass in methods which i expected, but i got a high pass with distinction in theory! and they said that it was one of the best exams the committee had ever read. what a relief to be finished!! now, it's thesis concentration time!

i've been obsessed w. making things curried lately. here is a baked & mashed potato with curry powder, tumeric, seasoning salt, and paprika. it's mushroom gravy from campbell's i believe. it was a lot better than this picture alludes. i promise!

continuing on the curry streak--this is coconut curry w. the same spices as above.


this is a result of a big lots trip. check out the whole wheat gnocchi!! yeauuuh! i have a sauce i want to make for this--it's ground cumin, a touch of ginger and coconut milk. it tastes just lie alfredo sauce.

our local apple orchard sells these babies now. they are so delicious! and they even say vegan on them which is always my favorite thing.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

birthday && lots of stress eating!!

i had a birthday in mid-September and so my lovely friends came to celebrate w. me in DK. my friend maggie whom i've known since she was 0 (i was 8mos when i visited her after she was born) and my friend julia and her little daughter came to celebrate. also, my wonderful friends from the grad program helped me celebrate as well. maggie made me these incredibly delicious chocolate cupcakes w. oreo frosting (YUM?!). my brother had one later and asked if they were really vegan. he devoured them.
my parents && one brother came to take me to dinner && for cake. it was a lovely way to spend the day.
one of my favorite birthdays ever! some phone pics to commemorate....

the following photos are a result of major stress eating leading up to taking comprehensive exams:::

cookies w. some chocolate banana ice cream

banana ice cream

some pasta w. garlic && roasted red pepper tossed with some olive oil and nutritional yeast.

look at all that pasta!!!!!!!

this lovely pizza was a result of a visit to acquaviva winery. this place was so great && the photo in the take-home box simply does not do this place justice. so happy to have been introduced to this place! ;) we did a wine tasting && then had dinner--it was excellent.

kale, onion, and garlic sauteed--so great!

hey, look, i'm like a mini-Shen!! i've purchased two of these babies b/c they were only $12.99?! the store got a shipment of bottles that were larger than what they carry. i was skeptical of the apple flavor, but it was delightful.