Ahhh, technology is driving me insane! Hunter has this big push to make the social work program more “current” and is mandating that all courses have an online component. But the online Blackboard has SO many bugs, and it literally took me four hours to leave a comment about one of the articles I read for class. Gah!
Anywayyyyy, my quinoa salad from Friday night made its final appearance as today’s lunch. With more soymilky chocolate caramel enchantment chai (same tea bag, new water) and a stuffed tomato on the side:
Reassembly of the quinoa salad took place in much the same way as it did yesterday: salad greens on the bottom, warmed salad “substance” in the middle, re-toasted tortilla strips on the top:
I beefed up the salad by sauteeing the quinoa mix with the scrambled egg yolk and kale stems left from last night’s BSI adventures, 2 chopped asparagus spears, and 2 chopped mushrooms. I also mixed in 1/4 chopped cucumber and sprinkled 1/2 tbsp fat free feta on top:
The tomato is stuffed with leftover filling from the Stuffed Kale Leaves I made last night:
I had a little snacky mid-afternoon:
Chopped pear and banana sprinkled with nutmeg (and eaten with a toothpick for fun):
And a banana boat — slices of banana on a sliver of toasted flax and fiber bread with a tsp of pb and a sprinkle of cinnamon:
[Insert 10,000 of the worst expletives you can imagine directed at Blackboard right now, grrrrrrrrrrr!]
For dinner, I finally got to try a substantial amount of each of my BSI: Kale creations. Three slices of Kale-Crust Pizza and three Stuffed Kale Leaves:
I had the stuffed leaves cold and reheated and re-crisped the pizza slices on a pizza stone in the oven.
Both of these were so delicious. I almost feel guilty saying that since they are my recipes, but ahh, I’m so impressed! The textures, the flavors … incredible. I always get surprised when my kitchen experiments work out. Thank goodness for the BSI — if I didn’t need to be creative and crafty, I probably would have been having steamed kale for dinner tonight!
Dessert was an assortment of little tastes:
Taste #1 was half of a small baked sweet potato with plain yogurt and cinnamon:
Taste #2 was a mess with yogurt, kashi golean crunch, strawberries, cookie crumbs, and a chopped/crumbled piece of Lindst hazelnut chocolate:
Taste #3 was Italian cookie pieces and the other half of last night’s Sassy Mango-Lime dark chocolate truffle:
And now, I’ve had it with this online homework disaster!! Sorry, Blackboard, we are going to have to part ways for the night because you’re wasting my time. Ohhhhhh well. Laterzzzz. What’s the most frustrating waste of your time?
Have a good night, and enjoy these few remaining weekend hours!
14 thoughts on “Chained to the computer”
BSI definitely makes me put the thinking cap on but this week I just used it to remember when I made something with kale a while back!
Oh, and my school uses Blackboard too. It sucks SO bad sometimes, guh. I feel your pain!! Hope it starts working for you!
Lovely quinoa! The weekend goes by way too fast!
Delicious looking salad.
enjoy your sunday night 🙂
Beautiful food my dear!
Biggest waste of my time: playing the “staredown” game with my disrespectful 7th graders. They sit and talk and I stare at them from the front of the room. HUGE WASTE OF TIME
your bsi is brilliant! I’ve had wonderful stuffed cabbage but never kale. and everytime you mention that chocolate caramel tea my mouth starts watering.
biggest waste of time = shoddy internet connection
ugh, i hate blackboard too. My biggest waste of time right now is the fact that i dont have internet in my room and i keep trying and trying to load it when i obviously know its not going to work and then after like 10 minutes of frustration i have to go stand in the cold, dark hall wall and hold my laptop in one hand because it gross to sit on the floor. oh, the things i do for blog love.
sweet potato+yogurt. WHY did i never think of that!
Gahhh blackboard blows!!! I love all the “tastes” tonight- great way to eat. And the sweet tater with yogurt- I’m with Sarah on this- whyyy didn’t that cross my mind? Hmmm biggest waste of time…any time my computer freezes/kicks me off the internet. In real life- when people state the obvious. Example: Stranger, “wow you’re really tall!” Me: “oh, yep.” But in my head I’m saying ” no freakin’ kidding! I’ve only been 5’10” for years now- no need to tell me!” Haha that kills me
HAHA blackboard can totally suck it, i hated that crap.
That is some beautiful food!
I love that you decided to nibble your fruit off of a toothpick for fun. That’s something I’d do. 😉
It really is all about the little things, right?
Too many good creative eats in one post! Great job! 🙂
I used to have to use blackboard at school, that was a pain in the butt to use.
You are so creative with your food that stuffed tomato looks ah-mazing!
Another great looking kale recipe, the stuffed kale leaves sound wonderful!