A rather dreary start to the week. It’s been raining pretty much since last night and shows no signs of stopping. Flood watches are out and I am glad we live on top of a hill (except for when I have to bike up said hill).
I cooked up some quinoa last night to make a quick breakfast this morning. Not a grain, so go me! I made up some pear/cranberry compote and put half of it on the quinoa. Then I added 2 tablespoons of half and half.
Pretty good breakfast, although I was missing the cream consistency of custard oats.
Yesterday I had my biggest no-grain challenge. Went to the movies yesterday and my sister shoved her big bag of popcorn at me and said “Can you hold this while I visit the restroom?” Eeeek! I love popcorn. I felt like I was holding a bomb or something LOL. I ended up giving it to my niece to hold, but I managed to not eat any of it. I did have my own snack of blueberries and dates (yes, I brought my own snacks).
Speaking of the movie, we saw the new Planet of the Apes movie. It was very good! The last movie I saw in the theater was Inception in August of 2010. It takes a lot to get me into the theater. I just love Planet of the Apes and this take was really good. Not campy in the least (thank you), and a few homages to the old movies in there, subtle and not so subtle. I highly recommend it.
So, in case you were wondering where the other half of the pear topping went that I made for breakfast, here it is!
This is one of those food blog times where the picture just looks bad, but the food was good. This was the topping mixed up into some 2% Fage and 1 tablespoon of ground flax. I was surprised at how good this was! I am never eating fat free Fage again. Ever.
Gratuitous pet photo alert! The sleepy Ms. Pixie doing what she does best.
I was wonderfully productive with work today. One of those days where I got in more than the usual lines in the same amount of time. That = more money for Lori, which = happy Lori! Gotta save for that Disney trip
I broke for a snack:
These dried pineapple rings are advertised as low-sugar. If so, I cannot imagine how sweet a regular one would be . I think the sweetness would make you see through time. Maybe I should hunt some out and see.
More pouring rain:
John and I cooked up some burgers for dinner. Cast iron pan as the grill wasn’t really happening tonight.
I topped mine with some laughing cow and caramelized onions (from my freezer stash).
Those are shredded brussel sprouts on the side sauteed in coconut oil.
Tonight is some football. Yeah, it’s preseason but at least I get my fix!!
To be watched while noshing on these:
Pistachios are good snacks because of the time it takes shell them while eating.
Question: How do you like to eat quinoa?