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Posted on Mar 15, 2011 in Food | 5 comments

Asparagus’d

So for the past couple of weeks now, I’ve had the most serious craving for asparagus. Weird, right? Who CRAVES asparagus? Certainly not me, at least not in the past. Chocolate cravings, yes. Ice cream cravings, f’sho’. Mashed potato cravings have been known to happen on more than one occasion. But asparagus?

Well, last night I took that asparagus craving and turned into an asparagus overdose. Didn’t know those existed before yesterday either…

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Yep. I cooked up an entire bushel (bundle?) of asparagus, intending to eat only half and instead ate the whole thing. Hey, I guess it’s better than binging on samoas!

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In an attempt to balance it out at least slightly, I also had a portobella mushroom cap and some remaining leaves of red chard on the side. I cooked everything in a combination of olive and coconut oil, garlic, salt & pepper, and squeezed some meyer lemon (!!) on top. Result? DELICIOUSNESS! Hence the whole I-ate-all-the-asparagus-part of this. Ahh well. At least I had some leftover mushroom caps to bring for lunch today!

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I was very full after eating all of that (obviously! I mean, that’s a lot of veg!) but later on that evening I got a little peckish again, so I had a bowl of Kashi cereal and some almond milk. Guess I’m still not doing so great on the upping the protein quotient if all I’m eating is a big plate o’ veg. But they’re soooooooooooo good!

Just a quick visit to breakfast for the morning. I woke up feeling pretty bad, stomach-wise. I’m not sure if it’s because of the aforementioned asparagus OD situation, the ridonkulous amounts of fiber from the Kashi, or just bad luck, but it was kinda touch-and-go this morning. So I came into work late, but not before I threw together a li’l breakfast to-go:

I poured a packet of Quaker instant oatmeal (banana & walnut flavor) into a ziplock baggy with an extra handful of raw oats and some ch-ch-ch-chia seeds to bulk it up. Then I snagged a naner and hit the road! A little hot water and disposable plateware later:

Voila!

At the inspiration of some of you delightful readers, I’ve decided to bring back my sweet Vivo lunch tiffin and bring in a little variety for lunch.

This is actually the kid’s version of the lunch tiffin. They make a square, three-tiered version for adults, but the little guy already packs so much food I can’t imagine using the “grown-up” version for anything other than a picnic!

The green layer holds a salad with greens, sliced red pepper, carrots, and a sliced up portobella ‘shroom. The blue layer holds some Sloppy Gretchen mix on the bottom, layered with some kind of Chinese tofu, mushroom, and watercress dish that my mommy made for me. Weird? Probably. But I’m sure it’ll taste really good!

Okay, that’s your update, up to the minute. Hopefully some of these food choices are healthy ones, and will lead to good things come next Monday…!

5 Comments

  1. Mmmm… the lunch options in your little lunchbox look yummy! ps i’m glad i don’t share a bathroom with you given how much asparagus you chowed down on last night! hahahaha….

    • Hahahahaaaa, hey, I mean… everyone was thinking it…

  2. I LOVE me some asparagus, I could probably eat a whole bunch as well! Love the lunch pale-so cute!

  3. I absolutely adore your bento box style lunch!!! It looks simply lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I don’t asparagus on a regular basis, but sometimes I get a craving for it too! You aren’t the only one!

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