I’m working very hard on enjoying my last day of vacation today! I’ll be back at work tomorrow and back at class Tuesday night. Where did these three weeks go???
I did some food prep for the week this afternoon, which involved cooking 1/2 cup each of brown rice and BRM triticale berries in 2.5 cups of whey left from Greek yogurt-making. I forgot about the cooking grains until my nose led me to the burning pot! The grains happened to be cooked perfectly, and I scraped the crunchy bits out of the pot for a snack with a strawberry and some soymilk, mmm:
I labored down my steps and outside to try to grease my achy and creaky legs with some walking … and I stumbled upon some exciting grocery finds! Purple cauliflower:
Samoas ice cream:
My grocery stores NEVER carry the fancy Edy’s flavors (and I totally missed the boat on buying girl scout cookies), so I almost screamed in the aisle when I saw this! And it was the only one. Fate.
The top was all melty when I finally got back home:
Hmmm, which new find did I try first?
There was no contest, was there?
Lunch was a salad with cucumber, tomatoes, spicy peppadew, a hard-boiled egg, feta, and the last of the TJ’s rice and bean chips (a sad moment).
In other new food news, I brought these colored tapioca back from my mom’s house last weekend. She gets carried away in Asian grocery stores.
I soaked the tapioca for an hour or so in water until they soaked it all up and got soft.
Then, I cooked the tapioca in a boiling mix of 1.5 cups unsweetened soymilk and 1/2 cup water, stirring until it turned into pudding, mmm. For flavoring, I decided to mix it into the chia pudding. Plus, the tapioca was more or less devoid of nutrition (aside from the soymilk, which is of questionable value) while the chia pudding was jam-packed with nutrition. Might as well spread the wealth!
I was right — the sweetness from the dates and the vanilla flavor was strong enough to translate into the tapioca-chia mix, and the result was a brilliantly varied array of balls.
I inaugurated the pudding concoction with none other than my new Samoas ice cream 😀
Layers: 1/2 cup chia-tapioca pudding, 1/2 chopped apple, 1/4 cup samoas ice cream, blueberries
SO excited about this ice cream!!
Have you had any fateful food finds lately?