¡Hola! How was your Tuesday? Watching “Biggest Loser”? I have wavering feelings about this show… in fact, I think one of my first posts on Hollaback Health might be about it. Hmm.
At the office I spent my entire morning fixing a file that had been mixed up. It was actually the first file I ever worked on when I started working at the office! That worked up an appetite for my amazing lunch.
Seriously, that tofu taco was amazing. The tofu was from Sunday night when I pre-baked some tofu for the week. I mixed 2 tsp of molasses, 2 tsp of soy sauce, and a couple dashes of lemon pepper and brushed it on both sides of the tofu and baked it at 350* for 30 minutes. Perfect!
After work, I picked up the puppy and brought her back to the house where I had myself a little snack before leaving again to nanny Thing 1 and Thing 2.
While sitting on babies, I had a cup of coffee with a splash of creamer because by 5pm I was dragging. Thankfully the children were well behaved today and in great moods. Their mom bought a new house today (!!) so I drove them over to see it instead of waiting for her mom to get home. They’re super excited for the pool. And let’s be honest, I kind of am too. It is open and warm, and they’re moving before I leave the beach, so I should get to use it at least once!!
When I got home, I relaxed and caught up on emails, Twitter, etc. Finally I started on dinner. I have literally been dreaming of this meal for weeks and finally decided to make it. A while ago I had amazing veggie leftovers from an Indian restaurant and served it over a sweet potato. Awww, that post looks so old school. I’ve come a long way! And that was just before I went officially veg!
Anyhooooo…. I used leftover vegetable vindaloo and topped it on a sweet potato. Well tonight I attempted to recreate this. I sauteed up shallot, carrot, zucchini, broccoli, spinach, and celery in cooking spray, hot chili oil (a few dashes, that stuff is hot!), curry powder, and cayenne. I then added canned, diced tomatoes and some more curry powder and let it simmer while the sweet potato baked in the oven on 425* for 30 minutes.
While slicing up celery, I had a little appetizer
Then came the amazingness of dinner!!
I swear, there is a sweet potato somewhere under all that. And something I haven’t had in forever, a BEER!
Having been out of college for forever 4 months, I couldn’t even finish this beer!! I left a few swigs. It was crisp and delicious, and killed the spice in my mouth, but it makes me tired! I am more of a wine girl, usually, and I really don’t care for liquor — with the exception of the occasional whiskey sour — but it was a fun change, at least!
Question: What are some good travel foods?? I’m flying to Austin for 3 days (Thurs-Sat) and I know we’ll be eating out a lot, but I want to take a few things with me. I want to pack my lunch (tofu taco!!!) for the plane on Thursday and obviously can’t take anything that will warrant me a pat-down at security or spoil, but I’m thinking maybe some trail mix, granola bars…. suggestions?