Posts Tagged ‘peanuts’

Librarian on the go

Last day of the work week, and starting it off with a tasty and simple vegan meal for the awesome librarian (that be me πŸ™‚ ) – Virginia peanuts and 1/2 toasted bagel with organic raspberry spread. Oh my goodness! I’m ready for whatever comes my way! See below …

Full disclosure – in about 3 hours there will be 1/2 of a white chocolate/macadamia nut MOJO bar. Just coz I like to break it up like that!


Have a great weekend everyone. And try to learn at least two useful bits of info before Monday morning!


Read Full Post »

Oh how I love a lazy morning! No alarm – though still waking up early. I’m on my second cup of Starbucks Christmas Blend with Half & Half. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a little fat with their morning coffee? πŸ™‚

Yesterday, after being awake for about an hour, my tummy began with it’s favorite mantra, “Feed me! Feed me! But not too much. Yet.” So I pinched off a piece of vegan date scone from Wholefoods and prepared my own little fusion of roasted unsalted peanuts and those tiny Oriental rice crackers. The crunch of these teeny crackers I hold to the highest esteem! I love crunchy food.

I spent most of the morning reading and writing and watched part of a most wonderful DVD, Forks Over Knives, a documentary touting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Not preachy. The science of a plant-based diet and how it affects our bodies is the focus – but told in a way that laypersons can very much understand the research and results. And we learn about a few people and their personal stories and see their health improve as they change the way they eat. I highly, highly recommend it. AND !! If you subscribe to Netflix, it is available there in DVD and streaming video.

Soon it was time for lunch!! I prepared a delicious and very pretty salad of fresh veggies (including a few sugar snap peas I purchased from the Whole Foods salad bar last week) with feta cheese, topped with a little olive oil/lemon juice, garlic dressing, also purchased at Whole Foods. Oh yum! I ate every bit of veggie morsel available!

About an two hours after lunch I prepared a snack of half a molasses/ginger cookie from Whole Foods and a cup of tea. The tea of the day was Brise d’Ete, purchased from Titian Tea. Titian Tea is a company owned by a friend in Manhattan, KS and I highly recommend her tea. The little tins are just the perfect size for someone like me who doesn’t drink tea every day.

Also in the picture below is a jar of rosemary and garlic peanuts I roasted earlier in the day. They are delicious – and had to place them in a photo someplace! I tried them last summer in NYC at The John Dory Oyster Bar and thought the were absolutely scrumptious! Next time I will add a little more rosemary, but these in the jar will do just fine until then.

After the tea and cookie I was able to complete the writing (except for polishing), finish Forks Over Knives, talk with a girlfriend from my young-mom days, and prepare my fantabulous supper dish of Vietnamese curried shrimp and cauliflower. I also added a few more veggies such as onions and carrots and sugar snap peas (Again. Did someone say sugar?). Also included a side of wild rice. Oh my oh my!

Full confession time. I finished the day with some peach pie I bought frozen at the grocery store. What can I say? It, too, was delicious!

Read Full Post »