Food, doldrums, and a tale

Dinner last night was quick and easy because I was rushing to finish up that assignment. I had two more stuffed collard greens leaves:


And two Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Black Bean-Salmon Patties with a thick layer of cinnamon-cayenne peanut butter between them:


I see those weird looks you’re giving me, but come on, you know you want to try it!

Halfway through I remembered about the radishes and lettuce in the fridge I should be using, so they got inserted into the middle. Less pretty but more nutritious:


Dessert was about 1/3 cup of my tropical fruit salad (look at that juice!) with a dollop of part-skim ricotta mixed with lemon curd and a sprinkling of granola/trail mix/cocoa java almonds:


And dessert dessert — the One Lucky Duck blonde macaroon sample from Sunday’s brunch:


This was delicious and made me think about how I really need to get into the macaroon-making business.

This morning, I slept in until 6 and then did the 20-minute Morning Flow #1 yogadownload. On top of feeling achy, I’ve been feeling unmotivated about the gym and just stretched too thin in general all week. The yoga was a good way to combine extra sleep with more gentle exercise … but I also keep finding myself trying to make deals in my head, i.e. you didn’t do cardio this morning, so no cake today if some shows up. I need to stop that!

I’m going to try to find some time this weekend to revamp the exercise routine because I think the biggest problem is that I’m getting bored.

And, of course, spinach oats yet again for breakfast! (Click here for the process.)


Topped with strawberries, homemade almond-cashew butter, granola/trail mix, and unsweetened coconut:


And I’ll leave you this morning with a mini Tale of Expansion from my good friend Wife, who you met in a couple photos here. Wife is in the process of getting her PhD (!!!!!) in Athens, GA, but she recently spent spring break in Tucson with her boyfriend. Here is what she had to say about that:

Ted and I went for high tea at the Tohono Chul Tea Room in Tucson over spring break. Not nearly as official and elaborate as the three tier Harrod’s affair when we were in London, but as you can see the scones still make me go crrrrraaaaaazzzzy.


What makes YOU go crrrrraaaaaazzzzy?

10 thoughts on “Food, doldrums, and a tale

  1. Haleigh says:

    Those Black Bean-Salmon patties sound interesting, lol I think I would be a bit nervous to try them out! However, the morning oats look amazing! I can never get my photos to look that good! 🙂


  2. Rose says:

    Aw, she looks so excited. How fun.

    I sometimes believe that hummus makes me go a little crazy. Like right now. I keep thinking about how I should have some as a snack after work!


  3. Krista says:

    Mmmmm…macaroons! I think I have to go dig one out of my freezer!!!

    I’ve been feeling unmotivated in the gym this week, too. I think the reason behind it is that I had the chance to run outside last week and LOVED it. Once the hub is back on days, I’ll be taking advantage of the longer days!!! 🙂


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