Something new

I woke up super late today (10:00!!) for the third morning in a row — I think my mind is finally recovering from racing all semester long! I’m not sure if this is a good thing, though, since it is going to need to resume racing faster than ever in June.

Because it was so late, I put together a different and very simple breakfast:

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I sliced an apple in half, cored it, and baked it covered in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes:

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The apple got transferred to a plate, and I filled its core with a tsp or so of Artisana almond butter (which, strangely, tasted sort of chemically to me, even though almonds are the only ingredient. Maybe it’s the rawness?) and then sprinkled unsweetened coconut and cinnamon over the top:

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It was sooo yummy and did the trick to hold me over for the hour or so I needed until lunch.

Sadly, I’m out of greens (I ate them all yesterday!) and don’t want to buy more since I’m tentatively planning to go visit my parents in MA this Thursday night through Tuesday. I put together a fun snacky plate on a cutting board so I could transfer it to the couch with me for TV time (oh, this is the life!) post-photo.

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The spread included carrot sticks with humbecuemole (2 tbsp my hummus, 1 tsp Country Bob’s BBQ, and 1/8 mashed avocado):

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An Eggland’s Best peeled and hard-boiled egg, heated and topped with spray butter andΒ  freshly ground black pepper:

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And a contribution from these new finds:

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Last week, my roommate Tara alerted me to this new fruit called Peppadew that she had discovered in the course of researching catering options for a work event. I found it a little strange that this fruit is actually owned, but I still had to test it out regardless. For now, I think Peppadew is only available from the online store, though the Chop’t restaurants in NY have a salad with it.

Spicy and sweet (just like me, haaaaaaa):

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They were both pretty tasty — kind of a pickle-y sweet pepper taste with more of an apricot texture. The spicy one had a yummy zing to it, but I wouldn’t call it hot-spicy. I got adventurous with a sweet peppadew and added it to my yogurt:

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But it looked lonely with that hole, so I stuffed it with some Artisana cacao bliss πŸ™‚

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The yogurt also had lucuma powder, goji berries, 1/3 sliced banana, blackberries and BRM hulled hemp seeds:

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Before this, I had never tried hemp seeds. I was pleasantly surprised. They had a toasty (probably because I toasted them in a dry pan first!) and nutty flavor that I loved. I hope I can get around to some baking experiments with them soon.

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What is the latest produce item you’ve tried for the first time?

Missy’s got free bread on her hands! Go check it out πŸ™‚

And Coconutgal has free Coconut Bliss ice cream, YUMMMMMM!

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15 thoughts on “Something new

  1. fitforfree says:

    Sarah, I’m just catching up on your posts, and you’ve eaten so much yummy food in the past few days, I can’t take it!! I need some culinary variety in my life.

    Your breakfast sounds so yummy!

    Latest produce pick = white peaches! YUM!

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  2. coco says:

    I’ve been sleeping more lately too!! I guess it’s the stress free effect! πŸ™‚
    baked apple!! YUM~~~ It’s a classic dessert in ARgentina, and it’s delicious with raisin and ricotta!
    love your lunch variety! everything looks delicious!

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  3. Elisabeth says:

    Sleep in, enjoy your time off while you can!

    Last weekend, I went to my favorite international market (primarily Asian), and I bought Sesame Leaves. I have no idea what they are, what they’re for, or what I’ll do with them. But, I bought them anyway. I suppose I’m going to stuff them with something and steam them. Maybe “stuffed grape leaves” style. Hmmm…maybe that’ll be tonight’s dinner project.

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  4. verbalriot says:

    alright to sleeping in! Can’t wait to do that πŸ™‚

    Oh hey, if you’re going to be in MA, you should just stop by Amherst. There’s an African restaurant in town πŸ˜‰

    Can’t wait to see you soon!

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  5. Anne K. says:

    I recently tried papaya for the first time (at least, one that I bought and knew was papaya. I might have had it in a fruit bowl before). It was good! That peppadew fruit looks interesting. And your yogurt looks delicious– yum!!

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  6. erinbee says:

    those peppadew peppers come on the veggie
    sandwich from panera! and sabra makes a
    peppadew hummus. its absolutely divine. and
    also way out of my price range. total buzzkill!

    ive been sleeping in way later than usual since
    the end of the semester. its absolutely insane.

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