Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just An Average Tuesday: A Food Diary

I typically post pictures of one or two dishes from one meal of the day, whether that was a hearty breakfast, a yummy lunch, or a decadent dinner. But I don't cook everyday. Some days, I just eat leftovers and convenience foods. Today was just an average Tuesday. No cooking, just easy food. Here's a recap.

As all Tuesdays go, this one began with my alarm going off at 7 a.m. I woke up, took a shower, and stumbled into the kitchen to dine on Whole Wheat Bagels with Tofutti Cream Cheeze, Strawberry Preserves, and Zucchini Marmalade (from local Dodson's Farm):

I also had a sliced Anjou Pear since I'm really trying to stop neglecting the fruit group:

By 9 a.m., I was pulling into my office at the Memphis Flyer, the alt-weeky paper where I work as a reporter and an associate editor. Tuesdays are deadline days for us since our weekly hits the stands every Wednesday. I spent the morning editing copy, and by lunch I was famished. As always on Tuesdays, deadlines forced me to enjoy my lunch at my desk. I heated a bowl of Annie Chun's Udon Soup:

And some leftover Spicy Greens from Happy Herbivore:

Remember that big ole conversation heart cake I got for Valentine's? I packed a generous slice in my lunchbag to enjoy in the afternoon. I ate this while I wrapped up my duties for the Wednesday paper:

After we finished the issue, I headed home to hop on Falcor (that's what I've named my new bike, a sweet-ass Electra ladies' cruiser) for a quick ride to Overton Park before losing daylight. It was 64 degrees out today! Goodbye stupid winter! When I returned, I took my doggie Datsun and my friend's doggie Bayli for a quick walk through the 'hood.

Then I whipped up a quick dinner of a Veggie Dog with Sauerkraut and Dijon and some of the baked Chili-Lime Corn Chips from Happy Herbivore:

Today was "Trubie Tuesday" (that's "True Blood Tuesday" for the uninitiated), so I had to hurry. Every week, the bitches gather at our friend Shara's house to watch Sookie, Vampire Bill, Eggs, and all those crazy vampires and fangbangers. I typically munch on food at Shara's too, as there's always snacks. But I avoided the munchies tonight because I figured I had all the extra calories I needed in that cake earlier.

Anyway, now I'm at home blogging. When I'm done, I'll prep lunch and dinner for tomorrow night (packing my lunch bag, chopping dinner veggies, etc.). Then I'll go to bed and start all over. Goodnight, y'all.


Melissa said...

Ah! You just gave me a delicious idea for breakfast tomorrow morning. Yum!!

Mihl said...

That looks like a great day food wise! Those bagels and jam would get me out of bed, too!

Kaycee said...

That cake looks so good! So does the zucchini marmalade, I'm going to have to try to find that locally.

When are you publishing your cookbook? I love your recipes!
Vegan Machine

Sarah S. said...

Wonderful day of eating! Annie's Udon bowl is my secret quickie-lunch weapon.

All about... (vegan) food said...

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Leslie Richman said...

That's some stellar eating! Was your cake good?
I'm glad you enjoyed the John Waters' reference- we are bloggy besties in terms of that fab man and his movies! I agree on the loving it besides the chicken violation part!

dreaminitvegan said...

I haven't had a veggie dog in a long time and to top it off..saurkraut! You just got me craving this.....errrh!

Unknown said...

zucchini marmalade sounds amazing.
I love any type of marmalades/preserves/anything of that nature, but have yet to try zucchini! thanks for showing what you ate all day, i feel like i would forget my camera and end up remembering after i ate it ;)