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!
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!).
Accompanied by pear slices and pita with spicy orange hummus. Ohhhhh yes.
So simple, so good.
Same bowl, crappier lighting (oh, clouds, you break my heart), delicious ‘n nutritious (and color-boosting!) addition of avocado.
With this bowl, I decided to try another Newman’s Own Organics freebie- barbecue soy crisps.
They look exactly like the package.
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!)
I took a picture of my snack just because it is such a perfect combination:
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.
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:
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.
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.
The wheaty pasta, rich egg, tomato sauce, and just a hint of parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper… best easy dinner everrrrr.