Good evening friends!
I hope Monday has treated you well :) As I’ve mentioned in the past, I like Mondays. I mean, I’m tired as all get out, but I also feel refreshed to be starting a new week.
Breakfast this morning was a refreshing bowl of oat bran with almond butter and blueberries.
Mid-morning after my black coffee, I went for a 15 minute walk and came back to some cheese!
Then for lunch, I tried another new Kashi meal. Likely, my last for a while since I used the last coupon I had for $2 off (these babies can get expensive)!
Target had ‘em for $2.88 though, so I thought that was a good investment ;-)
Let me preface this by saying that I don’t usually like to eat carbs with lunch because that is usually what contributes to a 2 p.m. slump! Luckily though, that did not happen today.
This dish was just okay. The chicken was good and it filled me up, but I didn’t like the pasta to veggies ratio. I could’ve used some more veggies and sauce and a bit less pasta. But that’s just me.
I also didn’t care too much for the overall taste. Not compared to the other Kashi dishes I’ve tried. This one was just sort of bland.
But, it was a meal and I was full. I headed to Exercise Science class only to find out it had been cancelled due to lack of computer equipment or something. I was disappointed because the lecture is about exercise and metabolism but we’ll get to it on Wednesday ;-)
What to do with my lunch hour still to spare? WALK!
I took off and walked around campus, taking a couple of routes I don’t usually just to get some new scenery. I ended up walking about 3.6-ish miles in an hour. It was awesome!
Love these things. And almonds are a good source of Vitamin E, which according to self-analysis, I don’t get enough of. So yay!
I came home to make dinner and was already hungry with at least 30 minutes of cooking ahead of me so I popped in the last two Reese’s cups. THEY ARE GONE!!
For my dinner, I used this which is pretty much my new favorite thing. Nasoya, you are geniuses!
I think I have finally found tofu perfection. I used to get impatient and not want to press all the water out but it really is important. I start out with just two paper towels and gently press on the cubes until the towels are completely wet. Then I take 5 more and layer them on top of each other and press them onto the tofu and place another plate on top. I let it sit there an then gently press the top plate down a few times over the course of 15 minutes or so. Finally, remove those towels and take 1-2 more to press out any remaining water by hand.
Then, I think this breakthrough helped as well…bake the tofu at 425 for 20 minutes! I had been doing 375 and it just wasn’t cutting it. Thanks to whoever suggested that on allrecipes ;-)
Slightly crispy tofu seasoned with canola oil, cumin, garlic powder and sesame seeds (with ketchup for dipping) and a side of vegetables (broccoli, snap peas, carrots, mushrooms). Perfect!
I think next time though, I will use Josh’s “Slap Yo Mama” hot seasoning because I like it spicy. The cumin was a bit smoky but not really hot.
It’s not even 8 yet but I’ve already had dessert (I’m planning an early bed time):
Only a few more servings left. I’m actually starting to get tired of it after toinght, so I doubt I will eat any more. Hopefully I can get Josh interested…it is his favorite flavor, hehe.
Good night all!