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Back in the Kitchen

[If you’re catching up from the weekend: I did good for the community, my body and soul on Friday and Saturday; yesterday was my three-year anniversary of leaving D.C.

I’ve been on a little bit of a (healthy) takeout bender lately. I’ve been pretty cranky and have had no desire to cook. Usually when this happens, I finally reach a breaking point. (My wallet always jumps up and thanks me for this.)

Yesterday I was excited to check out a farmer’s market I’d heard about near my apartment. I headed out with my reusable bags…only to find it was closed. I kept walking and walked up to Whole Foods, where I bought A TON of food.

Some of my creations in the past 24 hours:


Chicken, sundried tomatoes, spinach and feta on a whole wheat wrap for a late lunch after a crappy, crappy five-mile run.


A soba noodle stir fry with peppers, onions, chicken and broccoli sauteed with soy sauce and a bit of sesame oil.



A pretzel bagel with sunflower butter as a post-dinner snack. (The Thomas people sent them to me, and they’re REALLY good. I’ve also tried them with ketchup and they’re just as good with ketchup.)


But this is what I’m excited for. Cookie dough breakfast. I saw this creation on Gabriela’s blog and knew I had to try it.

In my mix:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • a few drops of chocolate almond extract that I found in my pantry (I have no recollection of buying or receiving this as a gift or sample…)
  • one chopped banana
  • whatever sunflower butter melts off the side of the jar

I’m going to need a lot of coffee this morning. I stayed up late to watch Obama’s statement on capturing bin Laden–did you watch?