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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Zines, lunches, etc.

First and foremosterly, I finished a new issue of Marmalade Umlaut, finally. It was a fun one.

Breakfast grapefruit carnage:

            Lunch of raw collard salad, roasted sweet potato, tomato, hemp seeds, and nooch.

                                                   Happy Hour drinks with Rachel.

A nice treat. Had to buy breakfast this morning but the coffee shop didn't have BAGELS!!! so I had to resort to running back to Whole Foods for fruit and grabbed this coffee drink instead.

Also unprepared for lunch today, but this was nice instead. WF salad bar: spicy cauliflower, roasted coconut curry butternut squash, and spiced tofu with bell peppers. Interesting assortment of flavors. Staying at the dude's is always cool but I hate having to buy lunch (and breakfast.) In case you couldn't tell, I have been at a loss for where to go for lunch - the WF salad bar is not the most interesting option, but it's the closest and I know there is guaranteed to be something vegan and halfway decent.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Eating while the Eating's Good

Another strawberry-peach smoothie with coconut milk and vanilla protein powder:

More stuff from the WF salad bar:

Detox salad, roasted sweet potatoes, falafel, tomatoes

A salad I made, spinach, radicchio, roasted sweet potato, black olives, hemp seeds, and nooch.

                                                                        Night walks.

                                                                     More cat sitting

                                                        Espresso machine at the folks'

                         espresso, toasted sesame bagel with garlic and chive tofu cream cheese

Oddly, my parents are out of bowls??? Or, I can't find them. So I used the Shen Method on a grapefruit.
Going to PS1 today with Alicia. Have a peaceful Martin Luther King day.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Lunches + Ladies

There is a sale on Abe's mini muffins so I'm buying and eating a lot of them. These are cranberry zest. Not too zesty, but tasty.

One lunch prepared by me, and then two prepared by other people because I've been busy and kind of running around lately.

                 Raw kale salad, sweet potato, chickpeas, avocado, and turmeric dressing.
Whole Food salad bar:

                         tabbouleh, falafel, hummus, shredded beets, and roasted eggplant.

From Paradis. Peanut rice noodles with radishes, cilantro, and sambal roasted Brussels sprouts.
Been eating a lot of citrus.

Here's a cute lil segment from a cara cara orange.
My awesome friend Alicia invited me and a few other ladies to her apartment the other night to talk about feminism and what it means to be a female these days. It was a good time with some really chill people. So lucky to have supportive, creative, intelligent, hilarious female friends in my life.

This is a picture of Alicia's pup, Booger! He was a doll. I'm kind of allergic to dogs but I wanted to throw my arms around him.
From her place, I went to my parents' house. They are in Bath, England, so I am occasionally stopping by their house to take care of the cats (on days I'm not there, other people stop by.)

I was up early and took this photo of Cicero watching the world wake up outside the window.
Enjoy the weekend, duuuudes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Breakfast, Beer, and Books

On the way back home from my friend's house the other morning I jumped off the train to stop at Dunwell's.
Got coffee and a carrot cake-coconut donut.

It was smallish and cakey, which I like more than yeasted style. It fills me up more. Not that I should be having sugar for breakfast anyway, but whatever.
Later I had a healthier breakfast snack:

                                    Avo toast with black salt, cayenne, and hemp seeds.
It was a cold, rainy day, so I made a warming, filling soup with leftover cooked red lentils.

I sauteed garlic, ginger, onion, and red pepper flakes in coconut oil, added the cooked red lentils and half a can of coconut milk. Added curry powder, turmeric, salt, a bit of water, and spinach and let it heat through. Voila, curried-coconut red lentil soup. Easy and fast.
Later that night, I was scheduled to read a poem at my local library for the installation of some new board members.
Here is how I prepared:

Here is the library, lit up:

And here is me, reading:

Today's meals were simple leftovers.

                                          Kashi with sliced banana and coconut milk

Lunch was raw kale salad, roasted carrots, chickpeas, and turmeric dressing.
Dinner was more of the red lentil soup, and that's all she wrote.
See you soon.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Pretty in Pink

Short post today, but maybe this is more manageable if I want to post more frequently.
Yesterday's breakfast.

Everything is slightly off balance in this photo, but I like the smiling coffee. The grapefruit was awesome. So juicy I had to try some before taking the picture.
Today's breakfast, also pink and also delicious.

Peach and strawberry smoothie with coconut milk, coffee. The peaches were frozen from this summer at their peak ripeness!
Grocery haul today.

2 avocados, bag of carrots, bread, 3 sweet potatoes, Kashi (on sale for $2.99), spinach, canned tomatoes, 2 cans of coconut milk, 2 onions, and olives. Total was $21.99.
I roasted the carrots, whipped up Gena's tahini-turmeric dressing, and made a salad for dinner.

Raw kale salad, hemp seeds, homemade hummus (from Appetite for Reduction), roasted carrots, avocado, tahini-turmeric dressing. Good stuff.
That's all for now. I am feeling a lot better today and getting cabin feverish. I need to save some money after the medical billz, but I want to get out and eat/do fun stuff soon. Here's hoping for a cheap middle ground.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pasta Party

I've been eating pasta. I'll admit it. It's cold and I haven't felt well and my friend got me into warm, quick, filling, delicious...pasta.

                                       spaghetti, cooked collards, amped up sauce, nooch.

                                  weekened breakfast: coffee and a gingerbread smoothie.

A really awesome lunch I cooked up and am pretty proud of. Red lentils, stewed tomatoes and collard greens with ginger and garlic. The recipe will be in my next zine!

                             standard miso soup, with cellophane noodles and fresh shiitakes.

                                                   Squiggly, squirmy cellophane noodles

Two-part breakfast. Cara cara orange and oatmeal with soy milk, protein powder, raisins, and cashew butter.

Chocolate chip cookie from Blossom. I didn't go to Blossom, they sell these packaged at Whole Foods. Soft and tasty. GOOD CHIP DISTRIBUTION < ---important !!!

 Took my friend out for dinner for his birthday the other night to an Italian restaurant. There were a few options I could have had but ziti with broccoli, garlic, and olive oil seemed like the best bet.

This is from today. I went to the doctor and on the way home decided to indulge in some self-care items. Namely, 2 lbs of strawberries on sale and 2 feminist books from Bluestockings. This ought to get me through the next few days of medication. Then I'll be on the up and up.

Sunday, January 4, 2015


Sorry it's been so long since the last post. It's partly still illness but mostly being busy, I guess. That and very lackluster food, which I didn't even bother to take pictures of. But here's what I do have.

                        Another gingerbread smoothie! This time I added canned pumpkin.

Leftover curried butternut squash soup from Christmas at my parents' house. It was my brother's last day here so I went over to the house and promptly slept for 2 hours. We ate dinner and drove him to the airport while I was still in a daze. Sorry for a very improper goodbye, Willy.

my mom very kindly brought over some delicious soup after that. I'm not really sure what was even in this, but it was good. I know there was bok choy, rice, and carrot. I added some tofu.

                            Dosing up on French medicine. Belladonna was a listed ingredient.

I also drank shots of this fire cider, mixed with brown sugar. Fire Cider is just a bunch of incredible herbs and roots (turmeric, horseradish, garlic, onion, parsley, peppercorns, habanero pepper, ginger, etc.) topped off with apple cider vinegar. There are a lot of recipes on the World Wide Web.

                                                  Spinach, tofu, avocado, kimchee

                     Sauteed kale and red lentils with onion, curry powder, garam masala.

                                                Christmas chocolate. Fig/fennel variation.

                                                           Here is my beautiful Haxan.

and here is a very good book (Lydia Davis' new one, Can't and Wont) with a soy chai latte. It was a wet day, but this combination made it a little better.
That's all for now. New Year's Eve was nice but quiet, I didn't drink at all. I'm still an odd combination of nauseous and not at all hungry. I'm forcing myself to eat but it's all pretty boring stuff. Hopefully that will soon pass, and I'll remember to be better about photographing food. See you soon.