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March 22, 2010

Happy Monday folks.  Hope it was a good one.

I had a really nice, super productive day until the last half hour, which was unpleasant.  I got up early and made it to the office and to my desk by 6:45.  I was even able to take lunch to work on my take home exam for class (Corporate & Partnership Income Tax – mucho exciting [that sarcasm is a lie, I actually really enjoy it like the accounting nerd I am]) and got it more than half done before I had to yield to the blinking red light on my blackberry and get back to work.  I swear, I’ve developed an eye twitch that just so happens to coincide with the blinking of that thing.

Mother Nature finally threw me a bone and gave me absolutely fabulous riding weather this evening.  I set out at a nice clip for about 45 minutes before heading home.  One thing that you don’t notice in a car is how steep a hill actually is.  And how much it sucks if that hill happens to be on the only path into your house.  Nothing worse than being crazy wiped out and having to make it up one last hill. 

Pretty cool stuff was waiting at home for me when I finally got there, though.


Ryan from POM Wonderful sent me a case of POM juice which I am SO excited about!  I loooove pomegranates and had about a third of this before I jumped in the shower.  I bet there is a bunch of stuff I could make with POM juice.

I really, really wanted brussels sprouts for dinner tonight but didn’t make it to the store this weekend, so I resorted to what was in the fridge…. which wasn’t much.

Then I saw this guy.


And baked tofu sounded like the greatest thing in the world.


Sprayed with olive oil and sprinkled with Prudhomme’s Fajita Magic and baked at 350* for 40 minutes.  Then paired with butternut squash that has been staring at me from the top shelf of the fridge for far too long (which was also olive oil-and-Prudhomme’d).


I also made some baby spinach chips but the spinach was pretty dead and did not come back to life after being baked, so I threw it out.  Yuck.

Plus some ketchup, for dippage.


It’s really hard to find ketchup without high fructose corn syrup.  I stumbled upon the O Organics brand from Albertsons, and happen to like it almost as much as Heinz.

All in all, a good dinner, even if it had no green.  I made up for it by eating the world’s biggest green salad for lunch, though.


I’m in my PJs with a cup of chai tea, the new Damages, and plans for some Google Reader catch-up and an early bed time. 


Do you have a standard lunch or do you mix it up every day?  I tend to eat the same thing day in, day out.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2010 1:13 AM

    Mmmmmm baked tofu!

  2. March 23, 2010 3:07 AM

    So glad you were finally able to get out there on your bike! Glorious. The BN squash looks delicious. I stick to pretty much the same thing for lunch every day- I’m lame 🙂

  3. March 23, 2010 8:27 AM

    i usually have some kind of sandwich or soup…i eat in the office and take a long walk on my lunch break, so it’s gotta be something easy to make!

    lucky girl on getting that case of POM! i can think of so many things I would do with that amazing stuff 🙂

  4. hrmeredith1 permalink
    March 23, 2010 8:50 AM

    OMG! Everyone in my office goes out for lunch, EVERYDAY! I had to put a stop to that for myself…so now it’s pretty much soup everyday. Blah! Occasionally I get a wild hair and join them out for lunch.

    I got a case of POM last week…so awesome! I actually marinated my brussel sprouts in it, then baked them! Yummo!

    That tofu looks awesome…yummm, I think I know what I’m having for din din tonight!

    • thedallasceliac permalink*
      March 23, 2010 10:28 AM

      Pomegranate brussels sprouts! OMG, I bet they are AMAZING. Must try!

  5. Adi permalink
    March 23, 2010 6:26 PM

    I try to vary my work lunches… my lunch is always the highlight of my day! Okay, that makes it sound like I hate my job, and I don’t… I just REALLY love to eat lunch. 🙂

    The baked tofu looks delicious!

    • thedallasceliac permalink*
      March 23, 2010 7:41 PM

      Adi!!! I have missed you!!! And I really love to eat lunch, too. 🙂

  6. March 23, 2010 7:35 PM

    Your tofu looks crazy good! I know baked tofu is kind of just baked tofu but do you have a “recipe” you could recommend?

    • thedallasceliac permalink*
      March 23, 2010 7:41 PM

      I don’t do much to mine – I pat it dry and cut into strips, then spray both sides with olive oil and sprinkle liberally with mexican seasoning. I bake it at 350* for about 40 minutes or until it doesn’t wiggle much when you pick it up. I bet it would be even better if I could come up with a marinade of sorts and then sprinkle with seasoning after. Let me know if you like it!

  7. February 8, 2012 7:01 AM

    420greyfox on August 24, 2011 is a REAL place to earn cash in your pp account and points to spend on amazon products. Get clothing, electronics, ANYTHING!  wont you join me?

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