Friday and Monday collide

First things first: don’t forget to go visit Meghann’s Bake Sale and place a bid on my biscotti bites (or one of the other amazing treats up for auction) to support leukemia research!

Next, what is wrong with my body?? The pain in my leg has migrated to the back top of my right thigh and become super sharp every time I take a step! And I went so easy on it this morning at the gym. I’m back on the ice pack and ibuprofen now — hopefully it is better in the morning. Ugh.

Anyway, today’s food!

My morning yogurt snack today included a one-cup mixture of plain Oikos (yes, even I need to take a break from making my own sometimes), ricotta, mashed banana, chopped dried apricot, strawberries, nutmeg, cardamom, and a sprinkling of Total Cranberry Crunch (it’s good, but it’s no golean crunch):


I opened a new pack of mints:


And proceeded to eat all 12 (though, to be fair, it took me from 10am to 7pm to accomplish this mind-boggling feat).

I was so excited to eat today’s lunch because it included delicious leftovers from Friday’s shower! My main course incorporated Maria’s Mediterranean-ish pasta. Just like I did for dinner last night, I combined Maria’s pasta with some of my roommate Tara’s similarly seasoned whole wheat pasta for an extra punch of whole grain satisfaction. I further bulked the pasta with cooked chicken that I found in my freezer left over from still another work event šŸ™‚ Today’s cup:


On the side, I had 1/2 cup of asparagus and portabello with curry butter from Saturday:


And some lettuce and tomatoes from Deborah’s salad:


Mildred brought in leftovers from her husband’s birthday part this weekend, so obviously that involved me having tastes of her yucca and chivo:


And lemony birthday cake, with a thick layer of custard (ahhh, yum!) in the middle:


Mid-afternoon, Nydia presented me with some pastelon de calabaza that she made over the weekend:


It’s lightly sweetened cinnamony pumpkin layered with seasoned ground meat and perfectly salty-sweet, mmmm.

I’m pretty sure I was saying, mmmmmm, all day long.

I was still hungry (seriously, when will my appetite realize I am not working out the way I was before??), so I had my packed serving of Newman’s spelt pretzels with 2 tbsp of Inginia’s guacamole from Friday.


And right before I left, I had a Teddy Graham courtesy of Katty:


And a Newman’s chocolate alphabet cookie courtesy of me:


Dinner at class involved more of Friday’s bounty: Maria’s salad plus some slices of spicy tamale and manchego cheese samples from the gourmet deli:


Ahhh these tamales were delicious but WAY spicier than the rest!! My mouth was on fire for 10 minutes. In fact, it was post-salad that I ended up inhaling the rest of my pack of wintergreens. I needed ice!


On the side, I had about 1/4 cup of Emily’s chicken vegetable soup from Hale & Hearty:


For dessert, I ate this PistachiOh! Dr. Weil bar that Melissa brought to the blogger brunch a few weeks back:


I loved the spices in there. I’m pretty sure cardamom was involved.


And these sample crumbs of Tate’s Bakeshop cookies, also from the gourmet deli:


(I know they look huge, but they were really more like the size of my thumbnail!)

And near the end of class, I was completely dragging and in pain and falling asleep and even feeling slightly delirious with fatigue, so I ate the rest (12 or so) of those Newman’s chocolate alphabet cookies to snap me out of it. Their oreo-ness did the trick.

And check out this AHHHHHHmazing Fage giveaway going on at The Hungry Yogini. Free yogurt for a month?? I might just die of happiness if I win that one!

And you can also win some Annie’s treats at Danica’s Daily!

I am going to sleep with my fingers crossed that (1) my leg starts doing what it’s told, (2) I win those giveaways, and (3) someone bids on my biscotti bites!

What are you crossing your fingers for today?

18 thoughts on “Friday and Monday collide

  1. Jessica (jesslikesithot) says:

    I’m crossing my fingers that I passed my science test today!! Usually I don’t just hope for a “passing” grade on tests, but science just isn’t my thing no matter how hard I try!! šŸ™‚

    Love all your leftover renovations by the way, haha! And yum, pretzels and guac?!! I’ll have to try this!


  2. snackface says:

    Sorry about the traveling pain! I can’t believe it was so easily irritated!

    I def. had my fingers crossed all day until I knew the news on the VegNews internship. Now I’m uncrossed all over, free as a bird.

    Have a great night, chickadee!


  3. Dori says:

    Oh no about the pain. I guess just rest for a day or two and see how you’re feeling. Once again, amazing pics — I especially love how you turned birthday cake into a pic of pure mushed up deliciousness!


  4. Ashley says:

    I’m so sorry you aren’t feeling better these days! šŸ˜¦ I hope you’re feeling better soon and can join me for a Physique 57 class. If you are up to it Dori and I are going to an afternoon beginner class at 1:45 at the 57th Street location Sunday! Also, are you going to the Hungry Girl book signing next week at the Columbus Circle Borders? I bet they’ll have free food and goodies! I know Missy and I are going to try and meet there!

    Have a better Tuesday:)


  5. dailydulcie says:

    Oh no! Iā€™m so sorry the pain has moved up to your right thigh.. hopefully it will feel better soon!!

    You are making me crazy with all those yummy desserts.. mmm everything looks so good!!

    Iā€™m crossing my fingers that work will go by very quickly today!!


  6. Susan says:

    That is a serious bummer about your leg still hurting! It sure is taking its sweet time!! I guess all you can do is wait it out, hang in there.

    Cardamom is one of my favourite spices. Why don’t I have any in my pantry? I need to get on that…


  7. Sweetie Pie says:

    I’m sorry your leg is hurting, but at least you should have minty fresh breath! šŸ™‚

    I’m crossing my fingers that I will get an important phone call sooner rather than later!


  8. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) says:


    I am jealous of you having your personal Dominican chef(s?). I love that kind of food. Have you been to Bogota Bistro? 5th Ave and Lincoln or thereabouts? They might be participating in Dine in Brooklyn – which has been extended, did you hear?! Regardless, you should try Bogota, even though I prolly already told you that. The first time I went there was during Resto Week so you have a good chance of a discount right now!

    Hope your leg doesn’t continue to give you too much trouble! šŸ˜¦


  9. Gina Boland says:

    Be careful with those pistachios…they’re the latest food to be recalled! I hope your leg is feeling better! I think we should take Diana’s advice and go to Bogota soon to take advantage of extended Restaurant Week! Too bad I don’t live a block from there anymore!


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