Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fifth Street Deli And Other Dilemmas

Today's lunch was a falafel spinach wrap stuffed with roasted red pepper hummus, tomatoes, shredded carrots, lettuce, and avocado from Fifth Street Deli in the Oregon District. Plus a pickle and a handful of fresh fruit!
Trying my best to eat a full squared meal- fruits, veggies, proteins, and whole grains.
This illustrates the attempt!
Sadly, Fifth Street Deli got order wrong.
Top of sandwich had to be cut off due to an overwhelming excess of feta (gags) and cucumbers galore (detest these things!)- I specifically ordered a wrap with only hummus, tomatoes, avocado, shredded carrots and sans olives, peppers, onions, cucumbers, feta, and tzatziki sauce!
Guess it could have been much worse.
Definitely should have checked wrap before I left.
There are times when veganism can make for horrid situations and this is just one example.

Look at all that food waste. :(
Not like it's the first time it's happened here....
The pickle was very, very sour.
But the fruit (strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries) that was okay and quite refreshing to have alongside with the water.

I still love larabars to death, but this is my second well devoured Black Cherry Almond Clif Bar and it's just pretty damn good. Sweet delicious cherries blended with crispy rice and crunchy almonds tasting like a moist, decadent dessert.
Simply can't beat 10 grams of protein either!

A Perfect Little Meal....
On Memorial Day, I made a lovely pasta salad with the last of whole wheat penne.
In combination with broccoli, green peas, chickpeas, sliced red onions, garlic, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, and most of the pantry spice rack, it was lovely accompanied with a dollop of lemon-y red roasted pepper hummus as a dressing.
But alas, there is no more pasta.
Though it's on the grocery list along with brown rice, I am quite anxious to experiment cooking with other types of grains and have researched using vegetables like spaghetti squash and zucchini as "pasta," quinoa, soba noodles (a friend suggested this!), and other types of "bases" in meal planning, especially since I'm moving just in time for the sixth month vegan mark.
Very, very excited about the large cooking/counter space and have written out a long list of kitchen appliances to buy (food processor, blender, mixer, whistling teapot....)
The next six months will be amazing.
I guarantee it! :)
Good bye penne for now?

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