the dailies : 9.26.11

Please forgive the absence of dailies postings for the past few days – lots of work and weddings! Including one traditional Vietnamese wedding during which I consumed deep fried pigeon for dinner. I’m guessing you probably wouldn’t have wanted to see that show up on the daily dish.

As for today:

daily word: “I cannot think of a single advantage I’ve ever gained from being in a hurry But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing…Through all that haste I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away.” – G.K. Chesterton

daily sweat: 6. Mile. Run. FINALLY!!! It felt great, too. And improved my outlook on the world in general for the rest of the day. I always forget why I run until I have a day like today. Now if only my memory weren’t so short.

daily dish:


I’ll always love this breakfast: oatmeal with peanut butter and sliced bananas. There really isn’t a more comforting, fortifying way to start the week. Especially since I used up the last of the Cinnamon Raisin peanut butter from the oatmeal snack squares, so it was especially good this morning!


Loved this meal too! Lightly dressed salads (balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil) have been a recent go-to favorite. I made the oatmeal snack squares again yesterday but this time I was craving PB&J Larabars so I made the squares with chunky peanut butter and dried cherries. Worked like a charm! I also concocted a new creation: pumpkin banana frozen yogurt. Kind of. Here’s what went into the food processor:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 a container of Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Sprinkling of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger

Once that was blended, I added a bit of brown sugar to the top and finished it all off with some granola. It was SO good!


Roasted vegetables over brown rice. A fall classic (even though it was 80 degrees today). I also snacked on some things at work (juice bar) and had a nice big apple waiting for me in the fridge (I like them cold) when I got home. Perfection!

daily mile(s):

Day 17 : (part II) (not) eating animals

Day 18 : west coast collage

Day 19 : island (mis)happenings

Day 20 : papa’s got a brand new fan

Day 21 : skill sets, ceramics, and brain exercise

Day 22: stopping



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