I have had the pleasure of saying this twice (and more extremely than usual) in the past week.
Overnight Oats in a very-nearly-finished Almond Butter Jar:
1/4 cup multigrain hot cereal
1/4 cup oat bran
1 1/2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup 0% greek yogurt
The Next morning…
Jar Alternative: If you don’t have an almost-done-jar of almond butter, simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl or an empty jar and add some nut butter yourself.
This jar was. so. good. I orgasmed in my mouth. True success. Mango is delicious. It is on my grocery list to buy again.
Peanut Soy-Lime Tempeh Vegetable “Stir-fry”
I say “stir fry” because I roasted the tempeh, garlic, and onion and steamed the rest of the ingredients.
Step 1: Cube 8 oz. package of tempeh, chop onion and garlic, and toss in a mix of sesame and extra virgin olive oils. Roast on 400˚F for ~20 minutes, mixing half-way through
|the finished product
Step 2: While tempeh is roasting, chop vegetables of choice (I used broccoli, snap peas, carrot, asparagus, and halved kumquats) and steam for about 7 minutes.
Note: I used a steamer basket and a large pot. Fill pot with about 1/2-1 inch of water, dump vegetables in basket, bring to boil, and reduce to medium for 7 minutes.
Step 3: Combine 2 tbsp reduced sodium tamari or soy sauce, 2 tbsp peanut flour, 2 tbsp rice vinegar, ~1/2 tbsp chili garlic sauce, ~1tsp ginger, 1 tsp honey, 1 packet true lime (or fresh lime juice). Mix well
Step 4: Add steamed vegetables to roasted tempeh mixture and cover with sauce. Mix well and serve!
|I swear it tastes better if you use chopsticks.
This. was. so. good! The flavors blended together really nicely and it made me go mmmmm. I took it to work for lunch as well, but I have to say that it was definitely best served hot (or warm) the night that I made it.
In other news…
Job/Life Update: Clearly (from lack of posting), life has been prettty busy for me. I’ve been finishing up school for the semester, going to job orientation, working out, cooking, and trying to get to bed at a decent hour to repeat the cycle.
As I just mentioned, I had orientation this week, and it went great! I adjusted well to the team and am looking forward to plunging into my day-to-day work next week. One other awesome discovery is that my gym is only 18 minutes from my work (closer than my last placement and closer to work than my apartment), so I’m hoping to begin going to the gym in the morning. 5:30am wake-up here I come!
So again, like I mentioned, I’m finishing up classes this coming week and hoping to be able to post more often because I know you’re dying to hear what I’m doing! (sarcasm intended)