Hi! This was supposed to post on Thursday, and I just realized it didn’t!
Comcast is having internet issues in Illinois, so I’m posting it now. Hopefully the internet is up and running tomorrow. I’ll have a race recap tomorrow.
I wanted a smoothie this morning, so I went with the craving.
Pumpkin Smoothie! In this mix
- 1 cup of Almond Milk Unsweetened Vanilla
- 1 scoop of Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin
- A lot of pumpkin pie spice
Great as always.
I paired the cold smoothie with some hot tea.
I found this flavor yesterday at the grocery store! I was looking in the Seasonal Aisle for some Celestial Seasoning Holiday Tea. I’m glad I found this! I love Twinnings’ Tea. Celestial Seasoning is great for herbal tea, but I’d rather have a Twinnings’ Black type of tea any day. Irish Breakfast is my favorite. This was excellent! It had a spiciness with some orange flavor as well.
Lunch was some leftover salmon.
Salmon Salad! I just cut my leftover salmon in pieces. I didn’t eat all of the cheese (I did not need the whole serving of cheese!). I also added more spinach. It was delicious. I ate the salmon cold.
I really am not the biggest fan of leftovers. I don’t know why! I think I just like being in a certain mood for food, and it is hard for me to get excited about leftovers. However, I cook for just one! So I need to learn how to like them.
I think the trick for me will be trying to re-purpose the leftovers. If it seems different enough, I like it! I’ll have to brainstorm recipes that would work with.
I made another recipe for dinner tonight!
A Spiced Carrot Soup from the Weight Watchers website.
I changed it a little bit though!
In my mix
- 2 cans of carrots
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (instead of shallots…I’m lazy)
- heaping 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder (the recipe called for chili powder too! I didn’t use it because I’m not that into spicy!)
- 2 tsp of canola oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cup buttermilk
I mixed everything together on the stove on medium heat. I blended it in batches in my blender! Then I heated it up. Using canned carrots was great! Quite the time savor. I think a roasted carrot would add a little more flavor though.
I paired this with grilled cheese (of course) and roasted brussels sprouts.
I used this recipe from Simply Recipes for the brussels sprouts. I didn’t use parmesan cheese and I halfed the amount of oil. This is a great, easy recipe for brussels sprouts.
I took another long lunch today and ran 4 miles. I need to join a gym. Although I probably have enough comp time to take a long lunch every time I need to run, I don’t really want to. I’m researching my options of gyms now!
Do you like leftovers?