My Quick-And-Dirty Dinner Exposed

Posted on February 3, 2010. Filed under: Daily Update | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In addendum to my last post, I want to add that I have no shame in admitting I went through today knowing it’s been far too long since I’ve made the time to shave, though I think that’s more socially acceptable with a man’s face than anything else. That aside, lunch featured 2 Trader Joe products I’d never bought before.

Trader Joe's Sesame Oil And Tempeh

Even though I’ve had plenty of tempeh, I’ve never had Trader Joe’s. Unfortunately, I might not again after this one, either. Even though it’s so perfectly priced, it’s made with gluten forming grains 😦 My intolerance is so slight, I could eat a ton of bread and still feel fine; but then again, why not weed it out where it’s not necessary? I heated the sesame oil in a pan, and quickly cooked some tofu and tempeh. Towards the end, I added soy sauce and broccoli. It smelled just like teppanyaki!

Stir Fried Tofu, Tempeh, And Broccoli

For a final touch, I added a little cold sesame oil once it was out of the pan

Tip: Not sure how much oil to add at the end for a little flavor? Don’t pour haphazardly; use the cap of the bottle as a measuring device.

I packed this in a to-go container and met my friend, Adam, for lunch to reconnect after the long Winter break. The gist of it: Nothings really changed πŸ™‚ We decided that, since I’m almost off the meal plan entirely, it’s easier to meet for lunches occasionally rather than at night. I think this semester is taking shape wonderfully.

After lunch I went back to my room, squeezed in some work, and then went to my 2 1/2 hour class. The entire first half of it was devoted to a librarian talking about how to use the internet for resources. That was about as exciting as it sounds like it was. I find it ironic whenever somebody in their fifties is telling my generation what to do with a computer. I was sooo happy for break, at which point I whipped out my snacks.

Pomegranate Chobani, Paradise Walnut Pistachio Bora Bora Bar

Like I Tweeted, I really didn’t want a “bar” exactly. Instead, I brought a yogurt and a Bora Bora bar which I won from Avery.

I suppose it was still a “bar”, but it felt a lot more like a trail mix with nuts and fruit being the first 3 ingredients and fat being half the calories.

Pomegranate Chobani, Paradise Walnut Pistachio Bora Bora Bar

I ate half like granola and half on its own. Either way, this was absolutely delicious! It really did taste nutty, spicy, and fruity, and not at all like a grainy “bar”, which I just could not have gotten through at this point. I wonder if they sell these at Whole Foods? To be honest, I’ve never looked.

Random Chandelier

I also never looked for a chandelier in a classroom, but this was right there in the classroom across the hall from mine. What exactly could they need that for? It’s in a tiny room with a front board and a lot of chairs. And is 110% out of place. On the other hand, I could see this being my “escape lounge” if I ever need to take my laptop and go somewhere quiet. When I got back into my room, I was beat. First things first:

Naturally Nutty Butter Toffee Peanut Butter

I think the 2 minutes after walking in the door after a long day, when everything you have yet to do(such as taking off your coat) start running through your mind, is the worst 2 minutes ever. After that, though, I brewed some coffee and got to work–Not nearly as much as I would like but c’est la vie. For dinner, I just did not feel like much, so I went for my “quick-and-dirty” meal.

Lightlife Soy Sausage With Cooked Onions And Organic American Cheese, Green Beans

Flavored soy products are my blessing! I could probably eat this meal 10 times and not have it get old. I mixed 3 servings Lightlife gimme lean sausage with 2 squares Trader Joe’s organic american cheddar and some green beans from the dining hall 2 nights ago–quick and simple. I absolutely love the Trader Joe’s cheese here; not only is it organic, but it’s so processed it needs to be called a “cheese product”. Sign me up! I eat up contradictions like that(clearly).

Any other organic junk foods you crave? Newman-O’s, perhaps?

Here’s a giveaway for coconut peanut butter from Tropical Traditions.Β Here’s one Amazing (grass) giveaway.Β And here’s a Chobani giveaway.

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nice random chandelier! i’ve been trying to become a fan of tempeh, but it hasn’t happened yet. no matter what i marinade it in or how i cook it, it just has a weird taste to me. hmm.

Ive never tried that brand of tempheh.. Im a huge fan of “lightlife Veggie” it never lets me down!

HMM after your class you can bust out your tux and have ball dancing lessons?? SOO random!

What a random chandelier…odd for sure!! I LOVE tempeh (more than tofu) and thought your lunch looked yum!

Tempeh is delicious, no matter where it’s from! So funny about the chandelier…random much?

I love all the Newman’s Own products, as well as Z-bars. If you’re gonna eat like a kid, it might as well be organic!

you are REALLY tempting me to go back to TJs right now!

I have yet to try that flavor of Bora Bora bar – I know they sell them at my local Kroger. Your stir fry looks fantastic!! What a pretty (random) chandelier!

I crave Natures Path Peanut Butter Panda Puffs. Organic junk is the best πŸ™‚

that’s a wicked cool chandelier!

LOL the title got me

not to be creepy, but doesn’t Averie spell her name with an -IE? haha

oooo sweet chandelier!
LOVE the tofu goodness on here!

You are the awesome give away linkage master.. seriously, I learn about soooo many give aways from you, and THANK you for doing that, and i bet the host/hostess’ of them love you too πŸ™‚

this: My intolerance is so slight, I could eat a ton of bread and still feel fine; but then again, why not weed it out where it’s not necessary?
AMEN.

Thanks for the Bora linky love. No, they dont sell them at WF, well not here they dont.

The chandelier..OMG I just posted a pic last week of one at my yoga class. So out of place. Pretty, but very ill-placed. LOL

πŸ™‚

ha ha that chandelier is funny. and pretty too!

Fig Newmans are the BEST!


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