Ah. Another week, another set of crappy iPhone food photos...
I love waffles but I never have them at home. I heard good things about Vans so I gave these a whirl. 10 minutes in the oven (they probably could've stayed in a few more, but I was hungry!) topped with berries, half a banana, and maple syrup. I won't buy Aunt Jemima or the like anymore. It's all about the real stuff.
This week, I swapped my bread for bagel thins. For 10 calories more, it feels like much more food because I eat it in two halves and not as a sandwich. It's a little trick I like to play on myself those weeks that I'm extra hungry (like now). I am a big proponent of eating slowly and talking while you're chowing down. (If someone's there to listen, and not with your mouth full!) Anything to prolong the process and help me savor my meal. Same topping of peanut butter, honey, and vanilla granola.
On Sunday, I met my friend Dollface for brunch! We went to a restaurant that specials in crepes. I had a savory ham and Swiss crepe and then we split a strawberry/banana/Nutella crepe. Delish!
(And look what she brought me from her Bumpy Jelly Bean loving hubby!)
Ooooh. I picked this up yesterday at Juice Press. It's called Olivia's Dream and it has banana, peaches, mango, strawberries, almond butter, almost milk, pomegranate powder, and agave. I love this. I drink it in about two sittings. It's so filling!
A simple salad of romaine, chopped turkey bacon, shredded cheddar, and honey balsamic dressing made for a good lunch. Passover is in a few weeks and I'm starting to think about grain-free meals. Wah.
Perri and I went out to Bill's Burgers & Bar after my run on Saturday. I don't really eat red meat except for that once in awhile when nothing sounds better than a cheeseburger.
Turkey and cheese from Subway. This was pure convenience, though I do love Subway. You can see I'd already started to peel off some excess bread.
We had a date planned at a trendy new restaurant on Thursday night but due to a tough week and a rainy night, we canceled and opted for our neighborhood red sauce joint instead. Loved this appetizer of buffalo mozzarella and beefsteak tomatoes.
Easy chicken and veggie stir fry with a few mini wontons on the side. Made it up as I went along. Nothing special. What an ugly plate. I was really cranky when I made this.
On Monday, I was craving stovetop mac and cheese and considered making it from scratch. Then I realized the Bachelor finale was starting in 10 minutes and I got a grip. I made Annie's Three Cheese Rotini and threw peas into the pasta pot for the last minute of cooking. I topped the finished product with grilled baby bellas I'd tossed in a little truffle oil. It felt like a gourmet meal with such little effort. When it comes to boxed pastas, Annie's is the lesser of two evils - but I'd actually really like to recreate this meal sans-box.