Monday, March 22, 2010

warm colors

I’m slightly surprised how few people have entered my giveaway. Perhaps cause I didn’t go “GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY!” in the title? It’s still going, y’all. Search through the blog :D A giveaway scavenger hunt.

For lunch the other day, I had a really pretty color scheme going  without even realizing it. Like interior design, except food!

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Trader Joe’s tomato and red pepper bisque (SO good. I try to not eat fresh tomatoes except when they’re actually in season, because they are just not good and I know various environmental traumas have occured to get them to the grocery store. So this soup is a nice, summer-tasting alternative!).

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Accompanied by pear slices and pita with spicy orange hummus. Ohhhhh yes.

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So simple, so good.

Same bowl, crappier lighting (oh, clouds, you break my heart), delicious ‘n nutritious (and color-boosting!) addition of avocado.

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With this bowl, I decided to try another Newman’s Own Organics freebie- barbecue soy crisps.

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They look exactly like the package.

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If you think rice cakes are good, you will think these are better. They have a bit more substantialness and toothsomeness (yes, those are both words) than a rice cake. And they have 7 grams of protein per serving (of which I ended up having two… went back to the bag!) so they give you a bit more satiety (although you still wouldn’t want to eat these if you were craving super stick-to-your-ribs food).

The barbecue flavor is really nice- maybe I have excessively sensitive taste buds, but a lot of traditional chemical laden salty snacks make my tongue hurt and just overwhelm you with “flavor” (which is mostly salt). These have a nice flavor balance.

Although I have to say, maybe it’s that they’re organic and can’t include creepy chemical glue stuff, but the barbecue powder falls off these guys! There was a lot left in the bottom of my bowl.

With a strawberry shortcake yogurt (sad to be done with the Chobs but stoked that Yoplait was on sale!)

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I took a picture of my snack just because it is such a perfect combination:

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Apple ‘n almonds. Match made in heaven. I bought Jazz apples because they were on sale and all the bloggers had been raving about them and I really like them! Almost… citrusy?

Dinner… oh dinner.

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Oh yes.

So remember when I made the eggs poached in tomato sauce on toast? Tonight I took it to the next (carb) level by putting it on pasta.

I was stoked to see my favorite whole wheat pasta on sale:

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I ate their angel hair this fall like it was my job, and this time I opted for the spaghetti. Excellent taste and texture, very filling, reasonably priced. Yay Barilla Whole Grain (they don’t give me free stuff or anything- not that I’d turn it down- but this is an independent recommendation!)

I went with the time-honored pasta dinner side dish, a simple salad.

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You know what the best part was? YOLK BREAKING! This is the first really successful flowing egg yolk I’ve had in my home in far too long.

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The wheaty pasta, rich egg, tomato sauce, and just a hint of parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper… best easy dinner everrrrr.

11 comments:

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

Oh I love Jazz apples! But not quite as much as my beloved honeycrisps.

MelindaRD said...

Mmm, spicy orange hummus sounds good. I think I did enter the giveaway, but I will double check.

fittingbackin said...

Yummy! Those ARE warm colors - love that bisque too!

Mom on the Run said...

I love hummus and a spicy orange one sounds so good. I am still unsure about the egg and pasta. I will have to take your word on it...LOL!

Molly said...

ahh i heart tomato soup!

Fit Chick in the City said...

Spicy orange hummus?? Sounds interesting and delish! The plain/normal flavors just get boring from time to time.

rustique said...

I love the amount of tomato in this post.

Rachana Kothari said...

I love Hummus and a spicy orange one sounds really delicious!!

Anais said...

Hmmm!!! I have some pasta sauce lying around somewhere, maybe it's time for me to try this out!

I find it so hard to find a prepared tomato soup that I like, but yours looks really good! I know it's not great, but my fave is the campbell's :S

La said...

as usual, drooling over everything in your post, esp the last shot of the egg and pasta. i must try those newmans rice things, thanks for the rec!

foodlovingpolarbear said...

Barilla is also my favourite. My mum taught me to use it afte she spent 9 months in Italy and said it the only useful pasta brand in Finland which is eveng a BIT close to the italian ones :D

I want those soy chips, but I'm almost sure we don't have that brand in Finland...