Downer

Unfortunately, I’m not in the best of moods at the moment. It’s hormone related.

I think.

Maybe it’s just cuz it’s a Monday.

I don’t wanna know what Tuesday will bring then. We all know that is the worst day of the week! 😉

Breakfast

Leftovers made today really easy.

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I reheated 2 leftover pancakes from yesterday and made almond butter sauce with soymilk to dunk them in!

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And my daily cup of coffee flavored soymilk!

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This didn’t hold me over too well. I ended up having a yogurt + granola mid-morning.

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I love lemon Yami yogurt! Hands down, my fav!

Lunch

I had everyone in the office sniffing their way to my desk after I heated up leftover soup!

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It was so delicious! I will make this again sometime!

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On the way out the door of work, I ate a big naner!

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Then I drove to the gym.

Then I drove home.

Yeah, that’s right.

I sat in the gym parking lot for a few minutes. Waning back and forth on whether to go in or not. I really wasn’t feeling hot. And looking back, I had had literally no protein today and very little fat. And no water. I think I was a bit dehydrated. I was dizzy and light headed.

So I headed home.

And I munched on some hummus and crackers until the boy got home!

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And I don’t feel guilty about not going to the gym because I did accomplish some things!

Dinner

Taken from Vegetarian Times, dinner was a Greens & Quinoa Pie.

Greens and Quinoa Pie
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 large bunch chicory (1 to 1 1/4 lb), cut into bite-sized pieces (bottom 1 1/2" of hard stems removed) aka curly endive
1 head romaine lettuce, shredded
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 medium 1 large onions thinly sliced (2 cups)
2 green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, preferably Greek (1 oz.)
1/4 cup grated aged goat cheese or Swiss cheese (1 oz.) Ricotta
3 eggs, lightly beaten
Place quinoa in small saucepan, and toast over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until almost dry. Ad 1 cup water, and season with salt, if desired. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and transfer to large bowl.
Heat large pot over medium heat. Add chicory, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until wilted, stirring frequently or tossing with tongs. Add romaine, and wilt 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer greens to strainer, and squeeze out excess moisture. Transfer to cutting board, and chop into small pieces. Stir into quinoa.
Preheat oven to 350*. heat 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and sauté 10 minutes, or until browned. Add cooked onions, green onions, dill, feta cheese, and goat cheese to quinoa mixture. Stir in eggs; season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Pour 1 Tbs. oil into 9" pie pan, and place in oven. hat 5 minutes, or until oil is hot. swirl oil to coat bottom of pan, then spread quinoa mixture in pan with spatula. Bake 20 minutes. Drizzle pie with remaining 1 Tbs. oil, and bake 20 to 30 minutes more, or until golden brown.
Serves 6

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I served it with my most favorite carrots from Eating Well: Chili Roasted Carrots.

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The pie wasn’t bad! It was a lot of effort I felt like. You could totally cheat by using leftover quinoa and a package of thawed chopped spinach or wilting the lettuce in the microwave or something. I think artichoke would have been a nice addition.

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And of course, the carrots never disappoint!

I’m off to watch Up!

Here’s hoping my mood is lifted. 😉

-L4L-

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6 Responses

  1. Ugh I hear ya on the Monday thing. At least your dinner looks good…I heated up leftovers for dinner because I did not have it in me to cook. Oh and I have totally done the “sat in the gym parking lot and turned around” thing. I think if you’re dreading it that much it’s better to not go sometimes.

  2. I am trying those carrots very soon – they look great!!!
    I’m glad you didn’t feel guilty about not going to the gym. Some day’s are just not great, and that’s OK! =)

  3. UP!!! OMG, I will tell you that I have seen Up & The Hurt Locker…UP SHOULD have won the Oscar for Best Picture. Cartoons are so underrated, but that was a WAY more heartfelt story than anything else up (no pun intended) for an Oscar. UP ftw 😉

  4. I agree with Erin…..UP def pulled the heart strings!! Those carrots look amazing!

  5. I hear endorphins are great for bad moods 😉 I really want to come to Seattle and be your personal trainer. Or, at least annoy the hell out of you 😛

    Another awesome dinner! I love anything with ricotta and eggs.

    Hope your Tuesday is better! xoxo

  6. Hey, so that’s what it looks like with endive/chicory! I can also attest that it tastes even better heated up the next day.

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