Long time no blog. I’m glad to be back, but my days away were glor-i-ous! I spent 70% of Monday – Wednesday curled up in bed. I ate pizza and lots of chocolate. I watched the first season of “Flashpoint.” And I read five (250+ page) murder-mystery novels. Like I said, glorious.
Back-in-the-world-Thursday started with a trip to the gym. 40 minutes on the stationary bike at level 7 random. Followed by stretching that was not enough because my right hip has been killing me all afternoon.
I ate half of this NuGo Dark Chocolate Pretzel with Sea Salt bar on the walk home.
Summer is the only time when I could drive to the gym and park, but why get in a car when I can walk? If I’m not in a time-crunch I’d rather move my legs. And Buffalo State’s recent landscaping makes it a lovely walk indeed.
The 2nd half of breakfast used my new favorite smoothie ingredient.
This Vanilla Chai Vega was stupid good. I haven’t had a chai latte in forever and I feel an iced one in my immediate future. For my smoothie I blended the Vega packet with 1 cup of Silk Vanilla Almond Milk and a large frozen banana.
It didn’t taste green and the 15 grams of protein kept me full all morning.
I hurried through errands – Lexington Co-op, Goodwill, Wegmans – so I could meet a friend for a walking date this afternoon. I picked her up on Elmwood and we set off for the (new) Buffalo Cakery.
I brought Adam a cupcake but went with ice cream myself. A small cup of candied apple and salted caramel.
Sadly the flavors weren’t great together and I had to throw out my cup halfway through when things got melty. The 4 miles of walking were hot-hot-hot but also just what I needed.
I cooled down with a Tusker when I got home.
And I was glad for ac this evening because my meal was hot and spicy. I borrowed components from the rest of the week’s dinners for a stone soup of sorts.
In a small pot, I heated up 1 tsp chipotle oil. I sautéed ~1.5 cups chopped bok choy and 2 sliced green onions with the juice from half a lime and 1 Tbsp fish sauce. I added ~1 cup frozen corn and 1.5 cups chicken broth then covered and boiled for 5 minutes. Then I took of the lid and stirred in 1 large egg, juice from another lime, and a big squeeze of Sriracha.
The end result was an odd mash-up of Thai and Mexican flavors but it worked.
I should have made dinner bigger though because it ended up being a 2 dessert evening. The last Tbsp of so of Biscoff, straight from the jar.
And 5 marshmallows and 1 Tbsp chocolate chips, microwaved until gooey.
Tasty, but I would have been better off with an extra egg in my soup.
I’m off to watch more “Flashpoint,” but hopefully not for too long; we’ve been up past 2 am every day this week and I’m hoping to break that pattern. Night!