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Good evening! Sorry for my lack of an afternoon post — work was kind of nutso, and I worked an hour over.  So I was too lazy to go for a run after work, since it was already pitch black out! šŸ™‚ Can’t be a perfect runner all the time.

 

Here’s my massive foodie recap, with a fun recipe for dinner!

 

Mid-Morning Snack

 

A TLC Bar

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Plus, three Carrs crackers and cheese.

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Lunch

 

Leftover Thai food and brown rice

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Tazo Ginger Green Tea…. (yum!)

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And a few mini chocolates for dessert.

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Mid-Afternoon Snacks

 

Veggies and hummus….

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And my second mid-afternoon snack… Grape Nuts!

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Dinner – Hot Veggie Salad!

 

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Ingredients (for two):

 

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 15 asparagus stalks
  • 1/2 can of black beans, rinsed and drain
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Dash of salt

 

Preparation:

 

  • Wash sweet potato, stab with fork, wrap in paper towel, and microwave for 4 minutes until tender, but not soft.
  • Meanwhile, rinse asparagus and cut in half to separate out the edible portion.  Chop edible portion into bite-sized pieces.  Place in microwave-safe bowl and fill with water.
  • Remove sweet potato from microwave and put in asparagus.  Cook asparagus for two minutes.
  • Chop sweet potato (with skin) into bite-sized pieces.
  • Heat EVOO and Worcestershire sauce in wok on medium.
  • Add chopped sweet potato and drained asparagus to wok, flipping to coat in EVOO and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Heat for three minutes.
  • Add rinsed black beans, pepper, and lemon juice to wok, stirring occasionally.  Cook for another three minutes or so.
  • Remove from heat and plate.  Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and salt.
  • Enjoy!
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        Very delicious! And so nutritious!  The asparagus is a great compliment to the sweet potato and black beans.

         

        For dessert, I had an apple.

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        I feel like I finally got a GOOD amount of fruits and veggies in! Yay!

         

        See you tomorrow AM… gotta work on the wedding! šŸ™‚

         

        "A line Emily Dickinson wrote – ‘I dwell in possibility’ – has always meant so much to me.  Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance."  ~Oprah

        { 17 comments }

         

        • Erica December 1, 2008, 5:52 pm

          mmm the hot vegi salad looks so good! And I can’t get enough hummus! I also didn’t get my workout in tonight! It was a tough back to the grind monday!

        • Aggie December 1, 2008, 5:58 pm

          Oooh…love that hot veggie salad!

        • VeggieGirl December 1, 2008, 6:01 pm

          Caitlin, you post everyday, multiple times per day – you are FAR from EVER being a lazy blogger, my friend!!

          I WANT THAT VEGETABLE SALAD!!! It’s screeeeeaming “VeggieGirl” šŸ˜‰

          Have a great night!!

        • magpie December 1, 2008, 6:10 pm

          Lovely dessert… that is my favorite šŸ™‚

        • imadedinner December 1, 2008, 6:11 pm

          veggie salad looks amazing… must try!

        • girlrunningaround December 1, 2008, 6:18 pm

          I agree with VeggieGirl. You are NOT a lazy blogger.

          Dinner looks delish!

        • sara December 1, 2008, 6:24 pm

          i agree with everybody else in saying you are definitely NOT a lazy blogger šŸ™‚ (i can’t even post once a day for a month … much less multiple times a day for much longer than that!)

          that hot veggie salad looks delish! can’t wait to try it.

        • Laura December 1, 2008, 6:29 pm

          That salad looks incredible!

          I love the quote from Oprah. šŸ™‚ I listen to her a lot on XM, and she really has some pretty insightful things to say.

        • Angela December 1, 2008, 6:44 pm

          This is too cute:

          “It’s a 10-person dish set, so it’s a little intense!”

          You always make me giggle…We have been eating dinner on super cute frosty X-mas themeed placemats…I should post them tomorrow!

          Angela
          http://www.ohsheglows.com

        • ashley (sweet and natural) December 1, 2008, 6:50 pm

          Love the quote! I think sometimes I dwell TOO much in possibility and need to bring my head back to the present. šŸ™‚

        • Halie December 1, 2008, 6:57 pm

          Good job on getting all your veggies and fruits in! I did pretty well myself too!

          No prob not blogging earlier today – you are so loyal to your blog already!

        • HangryPants December 1, 2008, 7:00 pm

          So work was so crazy!

          I love your warm salad. šŸ˜€

          Oh and you are NOT lazy.

        • Mica December 1, 2008, 7:06 pm

          Mmm, that veggie salad sounds delicious and super-easy. I was actually just thinking, “What am I going to do with these sweet potatoes I bought on a whim?” Thanks for the idea!

        • livelaughlyss December 1, 2008, 7:33 pm

          Had to comment when I saw my favorite Oprah quote on the bottom! Great eats, great quote, great blog! Happy Monday! šŸ™‚

        • Meg December 1, 2008, 8:17 pm

          Love your dinner!

        • K December 1, 2008, 8:44 pm

          Hot veggie salad = yum!

        • just me December 1, 2008, 9:15 pm

          ohhh…totally not a lazy blogger…you totally rock. šŸ˜€

          have a great night!

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