Breakfast: 1 mochi strawberry (I'd meant to have two, but ugh), half a leftover pasty (they are huge, and how the hell did I gain 5 lbs. in the past 4 days?).
Lunch: a few mustard peas left in the dish from the night before, leftover lima beans, mix of yogurt-covered Goji berries and pecan halves (this latter turned out to be an especially good combination).
Dinner: Madhur Jaffrey's Green Bean and Potato Curry, white rice, tofu the usual way. Making the green bean curry required first roasting a variety of spices, curry leaf, coconut and rice for an hour to create a Sri Lankan Raw Curry Powder, so there was an initial time investment. I have curry powder left over, however-- another jar for the overcrowded spice shelf (see photos below). Then the vegetables required a fair amount of prep as well. The very spicy curry ended up rich and tasty, however, though I imagine it would have been even better if I'd remembered to add the lime juice. Was it worth it for close to two hours worth of prep/cooking time? Probably not.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. About 1/8 of a sticky bun given to me to try by our kitchen manager: a new product she is baking herself. Glass of Madeira in the evening.
Breakfast: leftover pasty filling (I had lots of extra filling and baked it in a pan), leftover lima beans, leftover green bean and potato curry.
Lunch: leftover tofu and white rice, 4 egg whites plus one whole egg, scrambled, half grapefruit sprinkled with a little sugar.
Dinner: soft white flour tacos with: a mixture of roasted beets, potatoes and carrot; scrambled egg; queso fresco; salad of romaine and cilantro with lime juice dressing; salsa and hot sauce.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. 3 pieces of crystallized ginger left over from my daughter's lunchbox. Glass of Madeira in the evening.
Breakfast: leftover pasty filling, leftover lima beans, leftover green bean and potato curry. As yesterday. Lots of little diced potatoes going around.
Lunch (after work, quickly, while regrouping to go pick up my daughter at school): little bowl of leftover roasted beets, carrots & potatoes, topped with queso fresco, salsa, and sour cream. It wasn't much and I hit an exhaustion wall about 2 1/2 hours later, while standing in JC Penney trying to choose men's undershirts.
Shopping (HMart, after the mall): whole milk, Lactaid 1% milk, HMart prepared fried vegetable dumplings, HMart prepared spicy fried chicken wings, 2 packages green tea KitKats (because my daughter thought they were only available in Japan and was really excited-- I didn't notice till later that they cost $5.99 apiece, and that was the sale price-- they're usually $7.99!), HMart prepared vegetable vermicelli, Kellogg's corn flakes, quart of Chobani strawberry Greek yogurt, black pepper, kim bob, mugwort injulmi, plain injulmi, green tea Pocky (also for my daughter), decaf coffee, 18 speckled quail eggs (my daughter said, half-mockingly, "Mom, are you sure you don't want to buy these quail eggs?" And I said, "No... I'm not sure. I think I will."), cage-free brown chicken eggs, $69.
Dinner: An assortment of delicacies from the HMart: 6 kim bob, 4 injulmi (2 mugwort, 2 plain), 2 vegetable dumplings, 1 spicy chicken wing (so sugary that it had what I thought of as a crunchy candy shell).
Snacks: Here is where things got dicey today. 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. The last decaf was purchased at the Panera at the mall, after hitting the exhaustion wall. (My daughter asked me to buy her a tea at Teavana instead. I was shocked that it cost over $5.) At work, I was fed small amounts of sample baked goods by our kitchen manager, who was trying out some new recipes: a couple of bites of fresh sweet potato doughnut, rolled in granulated sugar, and a few bites of fruit-filled crepe with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. I had a total of 4 fun-size green tea KitKats, one on the drive home with our groceries, and three more after dinner while watching TV. 1 glass of local cabernet in the evening. A combination of under-eating wholesome food, no real rest breaks, and the availability of treats and snacks made this a not particularly great day nutritionally. This is how every day is for some people, I expect. Oh, and I had a morsel of "mango chicken" held out to me on a toothpick at the food court in the mall.