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No coconuts today…

First of all, look what I got in the mail today!

Thanks so much, Heather! I can’t wait to try it.

This morning I woke up (and didn’t run again…man, this is painful. I have big plans for tomorrow, though…let’s hope I can stick to them!) and wasn’t all that hungry, so I resorted to my favorite easy-to-make, easy-to-eat breakfast, a green monster! I was so excited, because I wanted to test out my new blender, but my excitement dimmed a little when I realized that I left my unsweetened coconut at home! I did have blueberries, though, so I pressed on. My blender performed marvelously – with the one I was using at home (an Oster mixer with a blender attachment, which my parents got as a wedding gift…) it would take about 5 minutes to blend everything down; this one took about 30 seconds :)

And produced this (tall glass) of happiness:

Isn’t this glass fun? I believe it’s a Pilsner glass – I got a set of four from a friend for my 21st birthday (the coasters were a favor from a wedding I went to last year).

Green Monsters usually hold me over really well, but I felt a little…off…an hour or so later, so I snacked on an extremely ripe peach:

As my brother (and seemingly everyone else in Ann Arbor) were gearing up for the football game today, I decided to go and explore downtown Ann Arbor (perhaps slightly influenced by the fact that the Ann Arbor Farmers Market was taking place today). I walked all around downtown, in search of spices and coconut – I returned home with coconut, but no spices (and perhaps a tomato or two :)).

I was planning on going for a run during the game (I figured the streets would be pretty empty), but when I got home I felt really sick – I figured I was just hungry, so I put together a pretty calorie-dense meal. It turned out absolutely fantastically delicious:

Excuse the plethora of pictures – this sandwich was to-die-for. I toasted some Ezekiel bread while some of my Lancaster Canadian bacon was “frying” in a pan; when the bread was slightly toasted, I smeared one slice with some pesto I made yesterday (basil, pine nuts, lemon, garlic, olive oil – I always forget to add parmesan!). To the other side I added some Farmer’s Cheese topped with spinach and a few slices tomato. When the “bacon” was done, I threw an egg in the pan, and when that was done, I put everything together and then threw the whole sandwich into the pan so that the cheese could get all melty. Delicious.

I still didn’t feel quite right after my meal, though (really, I still don’t – kinda nauseous (though no diminished appetite!) and tired). I went to Kroger to pick up my spices (second time driving – this time completely successful!) and came home to begin to make dinner, which I’ve had the ingredients for since before I moved.

I made zucchini, potato, and scallion pancakes – I found the recipe on Foodbuzz here. I kept the recipe pretty much the same, although I fourthed (?) it – I used:

  • 1/2 a zucchini, shredded
  • ~1/3 a red potato, shredded
  • 2 “stalks” scallion, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • ~2 TB whole wheat flour
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil

I threw the shredded zucchini and potato into a strainer and let it drain for awhile, then I wrung it out in a dishtowel until it was really dry. I put that into a bowl, added the scallion, flour, egg, salt and pepper, and mixed it all together. I heated some olive oil in a pan, scooped out about a third of the mixture and put it into the pan, flattening it with a spoon. When the pancake stuck together, I flipped it, and let it sit until both sides were pretty brown.

When I was finished, I had this:

Not so picturesque, but really delicious. I skipped the suggested sour cream/chive mixture (I didn’t have any chives or sour cream), but I did have Greek yogurt, which was really good with them.

I also had the rest of my kale salad on the side:

Yes, that is the German flag on my mug – it was given to me by a German family that I nannied for (in America) my senior year in high school – I ended up living with them for 2 months when I studied abroad in Germany my junior year in college.

I still feel really weird (funny how feeling sick doesn’t diminish my appetite at all, though…), so I’m going to finish up this Phillies game (thanks, mlb.tv!) and then go to bed. And hopefully get up for a run tomorrow…

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