Monday, December 10, 2018

Stuff I Ate — Bagels & Popcorn & Cats (okay, I didn't eat the cat)

Hey y'all! I had the BEST, most productive weekend! Got most of my holiday shopping done, all of my holiday gift crafting done, my house cleaned, and plenty more. It was one of those weekends with no plans — my fave — so I had plenty of time to hole up in my house and work on stuff. 

Okay, I said I had NO plans, but what I really meant was that I had very few plans. I did meet some friends for dinner at Imagine Vegan Cafe on Friday night, so that was one plan. It's been so long since I've indulged in plant meat (aside from the Thanksgiving Field Roast), so I was super-stoked to treat myself to Imagine's Philly Cheesesteak with a side of Collard Greens. The sauteed deli slices were all tucked at the bottom and covered in vegan cheese, so you mostly see bread here. But I promise it was a hearty sandwich.

On Saturday morning, I had a Whole Wheat Bagel Thin with Daiya Cream Cheese and Orange Slices before hitting the gym for a double workout — bootcamp and yoga! I've been working to balance vegan junk foods, like cream cheese, with healthier things, like oranges!

Here's another weekend breakfast. More Bagel Thins with Cream Cheese, paired with Tofu Scramble (the awesome oil-free recipe from Health Made Simple). 

And about that cat! Since I had no plans on Saturday night, I spent the evening cuddled up under a blanket with my cats (this little guy is Gelfling, and he loves a blanket-chair-cuddle night) and a bowl of Popcorn with Nooch while we watched the new season of Making a Murderer. Popped the popcorn in coconut oil. Oil-free is great for many things, but it is not good for popcorn (sorry, not sorry).

Finally, here's my smoothie from this morning. I RAN TODAY! Just two miles, but I did it with zero pain. Even hours later, my foot feels a-okay! After my run, I had a post-workout snack of white rice, and then about an hour later, I had this Cranberry Mixed Berry Smoothie with cranberry juice (not from concentrate), banana, fresh cranberries, cherries, blackberries, strawberries, flax, and spinach. Very holiday-ish!


Hillary said...

I love those weekends too!
That Cheesesteak sandwich looks incredible!
The Netflix/kitty cuddle combo is a favorite around here!
Conggratulations on being able to run, that's great news!!

Sarah said...

Oooh so many yummy things! I agree, having productive weekends can be so incredibly satisfying. It looks like you've been eating so well and congrats on the run! That must be such a great feeling!

Barb said...

Congrats on the run.. and cute nails :)

Jennifer said...

I envy you for that type of weekend! Dang toddlers make it so hard to be productive- at least around the house. I could shop for days and my kiddo is fine with people watching lol

I question that Philly cheesesteak! Then again I 1) lived in Philly and 2) am a food snob lol I am sure it was super yummy. You need to try out Blackbird's cheesesteak if you are in the Philly area. They make their own seitan, thinly slice it, and make the best "cheese" sauce. They even won Philly's best vegetarian cheesesteak!

Susan said...

Yay for no foot pain!
Watching TV with a kitty is the best way to spend an afternoon.