Lovely image for a food blog, but that’s a pretty good description of what mine feels like right now. I’ve spent the entire day on homework. I guess that’s what I get for a fun-filled Friday + Saturday! Valentine’s Day was a lot of fun. Bobby and I went to one of our favorite restaurants, Wildfire, and got the Chocolate Cream Pie (with Oreo crust!) for dessert. Unfortunately, the lighting in the restaurant was extra “moody” for the holiday, so all of my pictures came out unrecognizable. But it looked exactly like this picture:
This is the third year in a row that we’ve gotten this pie for V-day. It is absolutely incredible! Rich chocolate, cream and a crunchy Oreo crust? It doesn’t get much better than that.
Another great thing about V-Day? I got a delivery from Hangry Pants!
I was the highest bidder on Heather’s Mixed Brown Bread during Meghann’s Blogging Bake Sale! I couldn’t wait to try it She sent me two loaves of the Mixed Brown Bread, along with some samples of her newest bread experiment.
I decided to incorporate both breads into my breakfast this morning!
I spread each slice with some whipped butter and raspberry jam. HOLY YUM! I am a huge fan of hearty flours such as rye, so I was super impressed (it also has spelt, buckwheat, white + wheat flours). It reminded me of when I used to buy a miche loaf at a local bakery, but this bread was even better! I told Heather that it must be the addition of the seeds because it really added to the entire “experience” (yes, I do consider eating bread an experience).
I thought that Heather’s experimental wheat bread was really good, too.
There’s just no comparison between fresh bread and those loaves you buy at the grocery store. Thank you so much, Heather!
I also had the usual mug of Coffee Cocoa.
After breakfast, K and I headed to the gym for a cardio workout: 30 minutes on the Stairmaster and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. I came back and did some ab work, then cleaned up and got to work on my economics paper. Eventually, I headed to the kitchen to grab my super exciting lunch.
SUSHI! This California roll with real crab was on sale at the grocery store this weekend, so I decided to buy one and have it as a treat lunch. I topped it with some soy sauce. It was so yummy!
After the lunch break, I got back to work on my papers. But I still felt hungry and started craving Heather’s bread again, so I had another slice of the Mixed Brown Bread topped with 1 tbsp. PB & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams. Another fabulous combination!
I spent the next 5 hours doing nothing but homework 😯 I was going insane near the end, but the good news is I am now essentially in the final editing stages for everything. All the “thinking” definitely made me hungry, so I whipped up a protein-filled dinner.
I used 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites, 1 cup of spinach and 1/4 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese. The spinach took forever to wilt, but adding a little extra really added volume to the eggs.
On the side, I had – you guessed it – more of Heather’s bread! As the title of this post indicates, my fried brain really had me craving carbs today. Might as well give in when there is some yummy bread, right? I had two small piece of her experimental bread topped with 1 tbsp. Sabra hummus.
I worked a little longer, and now I’m watching Desperate Housewives + Brothers and Sisters with my roomie! I’m also munching on a banana topped with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB.
Random Book List
I compiled a list based on all of your fabulous book suggestions and thought some of you might like to see what others have been reading lately!
- The Food Revolution by John Robbins
- Wuthering Heights
- My Lobotomy
- The Yellow House
- For Whom The Bell Tolls
- Light in August
- In Defense of Food
- Intuitive Eating
- Twilight Series (pick this one! pick this one!)
- This Is Your Brain On Music
- The China Study
- Eat, Pray, Love
- Something Borrowed
- The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- Unpredictable by Eileen Cook
- The Kite Runner
- The Thirteenth Tale
- The Glass Castle
- The Red Tent
- Existential-Phenomenological Alternatives for Psychology 😉
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- Digging to America by Anne Tyler
- Jane Eyre (I love this one, too!)
- The Pact by Jodi Picoult
- Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen
- The Historian
- The Little Lady Agency
- Clown Girl by Monica Drake
- Lamb by Chris Moore
- Remember Me?
- The Secret Life of Bees
- David Sedaris
- Augusten Burroughs
- Stephen King
- George R. R. Martin
- Jodi Picoult
- James Patterson
- John Grisham
- Janet Evanovich
- Charlaine Harris
It looks like we’ve got some readers in the blogosphere! I love it Thanks again for all of the recommendations. I hope to pick some of these up soon!