Sunday, October 5, 2014

Some Eats, Lately

Another week has arrived! And it is already technically Fall, which means it is finally Summer in San Francisco. We may be a little behind on the weather front in San Francisco, but we make up for by being forward in other ways, I suppose.

During this past first week of October, I felt the sun shining on my back all day long, and I embraced the warm evenings with our apartment's screen door wide open. 

Life is picking up and the month of October is probably the busiest month yet...of this entire year. Lots of midterms will be involved, as well as lots of visits from friends near and far, a visit to wine country, a few friends birthday celebrations, and even a wedding. 

On the food-front lately, things have been fairly simple. I'm trying to be somewhat diligent  (but not drive-myself-crazy diligent) about packing food to-go for school or late-night labs. I am also focusing on hydrating all day long. Hydration is so important, whether it be for cleansing, skin health, or digestive health. Lack of hydration is one of the main issues I see with nutrition clients. You can estimate how much water to drink daily (rough estimate) by dividing your body weight in half and drinking that many ounces. Plus more for every caffeinated or alcoholic beverage or exercise. I know it sounds so very simple, but it really can make a positive difference.

Now that we're all thirsty, here are my eats, as of lately. 

2 fried eggs with lots of red pepper flakes + 3 Medjool dates stuffed with almond butter & cinnamon

Overnight gluten-free oats in a jar with almond milk, flaxseeds, and almond butter. I don't eat oatmeal a lot, because it doesn't fill me up for more than an hour or two, at most. However, this tasted good during an early morning study session at the library and was a perfect on-the-go breakfast.

 Smoothie in the Vitamix...right before it broke 

Ice, frozen mixed berries, frozen spinach, coconut milk (from the can - it makes the smoothie so creamy), sunflower seed butter, 1 date. Organic frozen spinach is great for smoothies!

Staff meal at work: endive, radicchio, arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette + Grana Padano cheese (like a mild Parmesan), with a few bites of eggs with onions. My work makes really, really good, fresh, sustainable food. Just sayin' 

Gluten-free pizza dinner courtesy of Paxtis - my favorite Salsiccia pizza with fennel sausage and ricotta; the perfect meal to accompany a night of Physiology studying 

Spaghetti squash roasted, then topped with jalapeƱo chicken sausage, broccoli, tomatoes, and nutritional yeast - similar to my recipe here

What have you been eating lately? Please do share!


  1. So basically all of my favorite things in one post. My Vitamix broke once and their customer service is SO GREAT. They'll send you a shipping label immediately and then send you back your spruced up Vitamix in like a week. I was so impressed. I've been doing lots of salads, smoothies... and pre-baking sweet potatoes at hte beginning of the week so that I can heat up half of one with some coconut oil or almond butter as a side with meals. I've been trying to stay away from grains and find that a half sweet potato with some almond butter and cinnamon is the perfect carb craving snack after a hefty workout! +1 to the hydration - it makes such a difference!

    1. Yeah, Vitamix has already contacted me! Sweet potatoes with almond butter and cinnamon is to die for!!!