Wow, today was a BUSY one! 😯 But, boy, did it fly by!
Let’s recap Monday’s eats!
I ate my favorite breakfast this morning: banana oats with ground flaxseed meal and peanut butter.
A super ripe banana makes all the difference in a bowl of oats!
With my very last dark chocolate Adora disk:
We were out of milk this morning, so I grabbed an iced coffee with soy milk at Starbucks on my way into the office.
Lunch totally snuck up on me today. I went from diligently working to starving in a matter of minutes!
Today’s lunch was a grilled zucchini, relish, and cheddar cheese “panini.” The ingredient combo sounds a little weird, but I swear it was delicious!
With a Asian pear and Jocalat bar:
Around 3:30 pm, I snuck out of the office to grab a cold beverage. I ended up popping into the Crema Cafe for a Ginger Lemonade and a gluten-free macaroon. The Ginger Lemonade was one of the best non-coffee drinks I have ever tasted! A-mazing!
Tonight was the first time that I have ever (knowingly) eaten yucca. To tell ya the truth, it sort of scared me– mostly because I had no clue how to cook it or how it would taste.
Verdict: It’s delicious!
Appearance- and texture-wise yucca is sort of like a potato, but with a more starchy, mild flavor.
Yucca has a very tough outer bark, which was somewhat difficult to cut off. I thought I was going to lose a finger a few times!
After cutting off the bark, I sliced the yucca into French fry-like sticks.
Next, I tossed the yucca sticks in a mixture of canola oil, sea salt, ground pepper, and paprika, and baked them in the oven for 25 minutes on 400*F. They came out SO GOOD!
With my yucca fries, I also had a salad made with greens, grape tomatoes, broccoli, sprouts, and watermelon.
The yucca fries were AWESOME! They were even better once I dipped them in ketchup! 😀
And, of course, leftover wedding cake is on the menu for dessert. I’ve eaten a piece everyday for a week straight now!
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Remember when Mal and I made an offer on a house? Well, last week, we took it back. It’s a long story, but, basically, we weren’t 100% behind it. And, for that much money, you need to be 100% positive in your decision! So, now Mal and I are reassessing what to do and where we want to live. Of course, I still really want to own a PUG, so perhaps a move is in our future sooner than later! 😉 Only time will tell…