February 16, 2010 by Sarah S.
Here is The Hulk posing in front of my beautiful flowers:
Why The Hulk? Well, this puppy is simply greener than grass. I woke up this morning feeling SO tired, and I have no idea why, unless it’s this weekend’s exploits catching up with me. I just feel sluggish, and barely crawled out of bed. I felt like I needed an energy transfusion, so that’s just what I made. I basically loaded up the blender with as much baby spinach as it would hold. I’d guess probably double the amount I normally use for a smoothie that HTB and I both drink! My blender sputtered and puttered but eventually broke it down. Then I added ground flax, raw cacao, spirulina, and hemp protein (a sample of Nutiva). Normally I can’t even taste the spinach in a green monster goddess, but The Hulk was powerful! Hopefully it will boost me up. I’m kinda feeling like today will be a several smoothie day. That will keep me both raw and nutritionally revved.
* About the Nutiva hemp protein. I think it’s good. It actually incorporated completely into my smoothie, no graininess. In fact, I couldn’t taste it at all — but remember, I literally had a ton of spinny in there. I think I’d try it again though. I liked it!
Last night I tried my hand at spaghetti squash for the first time since High School. I think I probably undercooked it because I just didn’t have any patience. It was really delicious anyway though, very comforting and reminiscent of the days when I would load up some angel hair with pasta sauce and cheddar cheese and just go to town. Sigh.
Simple squash with more “Hide the Lentils” Tomato sauce (ED&BV) topped with CHEEZY sauce! I added smoked paprika and onion powder into my sauce. Twas delicious.
I also created a dinner for HTB that I like to call a Fridge Cleaner. Basically, I peeked inside the fridge and looked at all the leftover stuff I had… and whipped up something for him to eat! It actually turned out delicious he says. I know he loves fried rice, so I attempted to make a healthy version. I had some leftover quinoa, some broccoli, cabbage, a salmon burger… So I tossed all of that into a fry pan with some garlic and sesame oil. Fried an egg into it, added red chili flakes and soy sauce, and — Voila!
Do you guys ever make Fridge Cleaners? Do they ever end up turning into meals you want to re-create? I think this one might be, because it really hit HTB’s fried rice spot!
Well, it’s a bit past 8:30am and it’s time for me to decide what to do with my life. Yet again, it is snowing, a lot, and I am loathe to venture outside. I do have school later. Luckily I went with HTB to work yesterday, and while he did stuff in his office, I sat at his assistant’s desk and cranked out a paper or two. That frees me up for today quite a bit. In fact, on my school list? Read Wuthering Heights! That’s not work at all! So I’m considering curling up in the big chair with the puppies and digging in — however, I’m fully away that if I don’t hit the gym first thing, I’ll likely keep putting it off till it’s too late. There’s a Beginner Zumba class at 9:30am, which is a possibility. Sigh. I guess we’ll see.
I’ll be back later with a post on my Valentine’s Gift 🙂 🙂