Breakfast: Leftover sweet-and-sour eggplant, leftover poundcake, orange slices. Halfway through the morning, I am hungry again.
Midmorning through lunchtime: binge on the rest of the bag of Kettle potato chips (left over from the Beef Jerky Fried Rice), one small bowl at a time. Bowl of rice pudding that I made by cooking the rest of the over-mushy white rice with some leftover coconut cream, a little milk, and some cinnamon. It took 5 minutes, by the way, and made a completely respectable rice pudding. I would do that again. However, I am not proud of my eating habits at the moment.
Dinner: Madhur Jaffrey's Spicy Eggplant Stew with Potatoes, Mushrooms, and Chickpeas; whole wheat baguette from Safeway with butter; salad of romaine lettuce, mint, and ricotta salata cheese, with lemon-red wine vinaigrette. The stew was hearty, tasty, and easy, and was not particularly eggplant-dominated, which is a plus for me at the moment. (It also meant my husband would eat it.) Besides eggplant, it contained potatoes, chick peas, mushrooms, tomato, and lots of cilantro. Unfortunately, it left me hungry again a couple of hours later (why am I constantly hungry right now?).
Snacks: besides the mid/late-morning binge-- 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. Glass of red wine. A second bowl of eggplant stew with bread and butter, at 9:30 pm.
Breakfast (6:30 am): Leftover sweet and sour eggplant, slice of leftover poundcake, small bowl of leftover eggplant stew.
Lunch (eaten after work, 3:15): Cheeseburger with avocado, red onion and sprouts, with french fries and coleslaw, from the restaurant. It was okay, but my bun got soggy from the coleslaw. I don't love our new to-go boxes.
Dinner: a largish bag of Jelly Bellies given to me by my boss, eaten while binge-viewing season 3 of The Amazing Race with my husband, who is sick with a sinus infection. Not proud. But I enjoyed them.
Snacks: 4 cups coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. Plus the beginning of another cup of coffee which I poured during my shift at work, but which then sat there unattended because I was too busy to drink it, and ended up with a dusting of stray espresso grounds floating on top. I threw it out. A few swallows of orange-mango-ginger juice left over from a juice I was making for a customer. Glass of red wine with my Jelly Bellies.
Breakfast: Eaten out with my husband. A bagel sandwich with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, lettuce and onion, and a single blueberry pancake. I only ate half the sandwich, because something about it was grossing me out. I put the other half in a box to take home. Cup of hot black tea with cream and sugar.
Lunch: an hour or so after getting home, while watching more Amazing Race with my husband, I ate the other half of the sandwich.
Shopping (Coop): organic lactose-free 1% milk, quart of Brown Cow nonfat vanilla yogurt, Equal Exchange French roast coffee beans, a whole pineapple, 2 packages of 5 chicken drumsticks each, bananas, 6 Chobani Greek yogurts in assorted flavors, dark chocolate-covered raisins, $41.
Dinner: Chicken drumsticks in a braise of olive oil, butter, garlic, onion, mushrooms, leftover canned tomato, and fresh mint; Safeway whole wheat baguette slices with butter; salad of romaine lettuce, ricotta salata cheese, and a few chopped pecans.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. Glass of red wine in the evening. I fought with myself, while picking up prescriptions at the CVS with my husband, about buying another bag of Jelly Bellies. They are incredibly addictive for me. The first few beans taste mostly like sugar, and I momentarily wonder what is so appealing about them, but pretty soon the different flavors of the individual beans pull me in (I especially like tart flavors), and I can go on eating them one bean at a time pretty much forever. Came very close to buying another bag of beans, but pulled together all my willpower and did not.