Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fantasy Football Draft 2012

The much anticipated football season is finally here, and this past weekend I got to participate in the Gridiron Gingerman Gang's live draft in Houston. I missed it last year due to delayed planning and it just wasn't the same, so I was glad we got on the ball early and got a date on the calendar. My brother and sister in law hosted the group at their house, along with ample snacks (check out the Beer and Pretzel Cupcakes I made), refreshments, and even a little entertainment from their hilarious cats. It was a fun little weekend trip for sure!

I'm the defending champion, after spending two years in last place, so there is lots of pressure this season. I didn't feel as prepared as I usually am, but it's really hard to work out a strategy until you know what your draft pick is. I made a few lists, and was sure to highlight the players I did NOT want one my team, just to ensure I didn't grab them in a state of panic.

Overall I give my team a B-. I have a stellar receiving corps, dependable Quarterbacks (I hope), but am really struggling with my running backs. I was really disappointed that I was not able to draft Drew Brees again for my QB (he was snagged the pick ahead of me), but I'll still be wearing my Ms. Breesy jersey this year. I'm working on a few adjustments to my roster, but I can't wait for the first official game. I'm paired up against my brother, and I can't think of a better way to start the season.

After a tense draft, most of the league made their way to Petrol Station, a neighborhood bar that we had been dying to check out. Service was meh- it took a long time to get our food. But the beer selection was perfect and it was nice to sit out on the patio- even if the fan they had was just for decoration. A good friend from grade school, who recently moved to Houston, came to join us. It was a fun way to spend a Saturday evening, and it was fun to catch up with her as well!

All good things must come to an end though, and Hunk and I had to leave mid-Sunday morning. A neighbor was kind enough to feed the animals, but we left them unattended for the night. A short drive back home, and we found that all was well. We left Marley (the Beagle) in charge, and we were glad she followed all directions.

The draft in pictures:

Hunk and I in front of a cool print at B + M's house (thanks for the cute pic Mere!)

Banksy the cat decides he wants in on the action.

Beer and Pretzel cupcakes- my contribution to snacks.

Lists, Magazine and Computer....check! It takes serious coordination to handle the draft. 

Dan and Chidi getting settled and ready.

Blake and Meredith- the hosts. Blake outdid everyone this year with a custom shirt with his team name- Funky Homosapiens. We were all jealous.

Short photo opp, then back to business!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lunch in a Box: Teriyaki Chickpeas with Mango Pineapple Salsa

I had a super short, but really fun weekend that included a 24 hour trip to Houston for my Fantasy Football draft. I'm waiting for my sister in law to send pics so I can brag blog about my awesome team, so stay tuned.

I did manage to find time to do a little bit of cooking when we got home yesterday, and have this yummy lunch to show for it. It's another (easy) recipe from Happy Herbivore, and it tastes delicious. I paired it with a somewhat spicy Asian Cucumber Salad from Savory Sweet Life, and grapes for dessert. It was a filling, healthy and tasty lunch.

Teriyaki Chickpeas
(2 servings)

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup Teriyaki sauce
1T Szechuan sauce
1 T raw sugar (optional- I left it out)
2 cups cooked brown rice

1 cup pineapple/mango salsa (see recipe below)

Combine chickpeas and sauces in a saute pan, and let marinate for 5-10 minutes (I made the salsa during this time). Turn heat to medium and cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed. **It took me closer to 20 minutes, but that's because I may or may not have read the instructions wrong and put too much liquid in there.**

Spoon chickpeas over rice and top with salsa. That's it!

Pineapple/Mango Salsa

equal parts diced pineapple and mango
1/4 diced red onion
fresh chopped cilantro
1-2 limes, squeezed

I make things like this to taste- so cut up your fruit, and add the rest in small quantities until you reach your desired taste. I also added a teeny bit of salt to mine to balance the sweet fruit.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Blog Reads

I love finding new blog reads. A few days ago I had some new visitors who were kind enough to leave a message and a link to their blogs. Since I follow mostly food blogs, it's always nice to find some new "style and fashion" ones to check out. Both of these girls are adorable and I love their great sense of fashion. Feel free to check them out when you have a chance!

The Queen City Style is a mother of two who has a fun and playful style, and I absolutely love her hair.
She takes risks that I could never pull off, and has the most enviable work-out clothes. Really fun blog!

Pearls & Paws is the second blog. Hello, classic style AND dogs- a perfect combination. Heather has an easy, accessible style with a few fun twists (like how she wears that gorgeous purple scarf.) I also envy her mile long legs...must be nice! Would trade closets with her any day.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Song of the Day: Youth Lagoon- Cannons

While browsing my Google reader late yesterday, I came across the cutest Austin hipster couple and their very original wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. It's always fun to see my city featured on the site, and all the different ways that people interpret their weddings in Austin. There really is something for everyone.

This cute couple got married on Cinco de Mayo at the top of a parking garage. So unique! And all the details just seemed to be so perfectly matched to their personalities. Most of all though was their wedding website. The groom is a graphics designer, and he created the whole thing. It's awesome and you have to check it out.

You're probably wondering what this has to do with the song of the day....I'm getting there, I promise! While peeking through their site, I landed on the proposal page and launched the video he created of the actual proposal. It's kind of a two part video. It's of the actual proposal happening, but the second half plays the video he made (of their entire first date) that he showed her during the proposal. It was so creative!!! But most importantly, it seemed to just scream the two of them. While he made a big production about it, I could tell that it was still very intimate and sentimental- and that's really all that matters. Plus, he played not one, but two cool songs from an artist I've never heard before. And that's how I get back to my point. Enjoy- it totally made me smile!

PS- It drives me nuts that Blogger is a big pain about embedding videos. If anyone knows a way around it, please let me know.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lunch in a Box: Chili-Lime Tofu and Veggie Spring Rolls

This was my second attempt at spring rolls recently, and it was definitely easier. Not sure what happened though because they came out a little dry this go around. Next time, I think I will add a little of the peanut sauce to the noodles so they stay moist. The good news is that I have mastered the assembly process, added a tasty tofu to beef them up a little, and found a Peanut Dipping Sauce that I really really love! These are still one of my favorite lunchbox treats.

Veggie Spring Rolls, Chickpea and Quinoa Salad, Fresh Berries

You can check out my original blog post from when I made these a few months ago. The only tweaks I made were not using romaine lettuce (though I wish I had), and using sliced cucumber in place of zucchini. The chili-lime tofu is not to be missed though. I felt like these were originally a little too low on calories and protein, and this was just the thing to make it right. The recipe comes from my Appetite for Reduction cookbook that has been a great staple to my library. It's all easy and filling low-fat vegan recipes, and I've loved everything I've made from this book. This particular recipe will join the regular rotation for sure.

If you're interested in making the spring rolls, I suggest setting aside about 1.5 hours, and maybe even getting the help of an assistant. Kids should be able to help add veggies to the rolls, and if you aren't totally OCD, they could likely roll their own too. What a fun way to get their help in making lunches. They don't have to be vegan- if you have picky kids (and/or significant other), chili-lime chicken would be just as good.

Cilantro-Lime Tofu

1 package of extra-firm tofu, pressed to remove some liquid and poked with a fork
2 T chili powder
1 tsp salt
zest of 1 lime
juice of 2 limes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp oil (I used vegetable)
1 T tamari

1- Mix chili powder and salt in a small ramekin and set aside.
2- Add other ingredients (minus the tofu) in a shallow baking dish.
3- Slice tofu into thin slices (about 1/2 inch thick) and add to marinade, flipping over so that both sides are damp.
4- Rub both sides of tofu with the chili/salt mix, and leave in the baking dish.
5- Bake at 350 for 10 minutes on each side. Cool before adding to spring rolls.

While the tofu is cooking, mix together your peanut sauce (or just use a store bought version) and chop up the veggies you plan on using. Don't overdo it or your rolls will be too thick and will break. Once your tofu is ready, assemble all your spring roll ingredients (including the cooked vermicelli noodles, preferably mixed with a little sauce or lime juice to keep them moist).

Sliced cucumbers and red bell pepper, shredded carrots from a bag, and chopped cilantro.

Get organized, and don't forget a shallow plate with hot water for the wrappers. I saved the hot water from the noodles and it worked great. Soften the next wrapper while you're working on filling one.

Add noodles, veggies and tofu to bottom third of wrapper. I work on a damp towel to prevent sticking.

Fold in sides to cover ingredients.

Roll wrapper towards top, pinching in to make the roll stay tight.

I made a total of 12 rolls and had enough ingredients leftover to make at least 4 more. But this amount is perfect for 2 days of lunches for the both of us. The fresh berries I added for dessert were easy, as was the cold chickpea/quinoa salad (also from Appetite for Reduction) that I'll be using for other lunches as well.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday in the Kitchen- Hippie Loaf (Vegan Not-So-Comfort Food)

One of my mom's favorite meals is meatloaf with mashed potatoes and peas- a near perfect comfort food meal. She loves to mix the peas with the potatoes, and it has always grossed me out. So it would be just my luck that Hunk has the same affinity for this exact meal. While browsing the Happy Herbivore site this morning for my weekly meal plan, we came across a recipe for "Hippie Loaf" that OF COURSE was pictured with mashed potatoes and peas. Hunk was sold!

Since I'm less of a fan, we bargained for roasted new potatoes and green beans. The loaf was really easy to put together. Black beans and quinoa made up the bulk of the loaf. I already had to make quinoa for another dish I was working on, so it was nice to be able to knock that out in one step. All the other ingredients got chopped and dumped in a big bowl, and then into a loaf pan. I cooked it with the roasted potatoes (tossed with veggie broth, garlic, salt and fresh rosemary), and I think that made it take longer to cook. I had the oven set to 375, and even cooking it closer to an hour (plus), the inside was still a little mushy.

The taste was alright, but I don't know that I would make this again. The texture just made it hard to enjoy. I might be able to broil the leftover slices and make something decent with it, but I'm just not sold yet. Fortunately, the bulk of my work in the kitchen today went toward lunch items that hopefully will have a better return on investment. The one redeeming quality of the meal was a delicious bottle of Bordeaux, (and possibly some ice cream for dessert).

Lunch in a Box: Lasagna Rolls

Nothing beats cooking an easy dinner that makes for great leftovers, and that's exactly what this dish was. I found the recipe on the Happy Herbivore site- it's one of 3 that I've made recently, and all were fantastic.

Another thing that I love about this recipe is how adaptable it is. Since I began cooking with Hunk, I've learned to be more flexible with recipes. He loves to just throw a bunch of stuff together, while I prefer to have a clear plan. (OCD much?!) I was able to get a tad bit creative with the spices, but still have a clear cut plan in place.

The base for the recipe is pretty simple: whole wheat lasagna noodles, tofu, spinach and marinara. But putting together the filling allows for creative input. These don't have to be vegan, either. You can add whatever you want for the filling. It's more about making the lasagna rolls, and having a great meal for dinner AND lunch. Just click on the link above for the actual recipe.

One tweak that I made to the cooking process was the final step. Instead of boiling them in sauce, I lined a casserole dish with marinara, placed the lasagna rolls on top, and then topped them with more sauce. Then I just baked them at 325 for about 20 minutes. This seemed much easier (and a lot less messy) to me.

In this particular lunch, I had red grapes, 1% cottage cheese and a few carrot sticks. I'm still trying to stick to a mostly vegan diet, but make exceptions for cottage cheese and greek yogurt. I always seem to crave those two things!

Song of the Day: Bahamas - Caught Me Thinking

I just sat down after a marathon Sunday cooking session. Hunk had music playing for me most of the time, and this song came on at some point this afternoon. It stuck in my head and I had to find out what it was. I love that the guy is sporting a Stubb's hat in the video (a local Austin BBQ joint/music venue). The title of the song is also appropriate. Hunk makes fun of me when I get into cooking mode. I usually have more than one thing going on at a time, and he knows to stay out of the kitchen if he doesn't want to see the mess that I  make. But it's also a time for me to "think", and I'm often oblivious to anything else going around the house when I get focused on the task(s) at hand.

Stay tuned for some great food posts this week. After taking a week off for vacation, I'm ready to get back to a few good, healthy meals! In the meantime, enjoy the song.

Friday, August 17, 2012

August Birchbox

One of the few nice things about coming home from vacation is that I was greeted by not one, but TWO boxes from Birchbox. I ordered the Harvey Prince Hello perfume (so yummy!) and I got my August Birchbox.

This month's theme is "Beauty School", and there was a cute accordion style pamphlet included in the box with lots of great beauty tips and tricks. I was not blown away with this month's box (I seriously don't need any more perfume samples), but there were a few things that I absolutely love!

I'm going to list the items in order of preference:

Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair ($58 for 30 ml): Surely a product with a name that long means that it's going to work miracles, right? I can honestly say that from the first night I put this on my face (immediately after washing), I could feel it working. It's a plumping night cream that is meant to repair damage and rebuild collagen- and they aren't lying about the plumping part. My skin felt so soft and supple with that stuff on. It's just a little bit thick, but not the least big gooey. I have a policy against spending this much money of a face cream, but this one might actually be worth it. I'm going to use it every night until the sample runs out, and I'll make my final decision then.

Beauty Fixation Tinted Lip Moisturizer ($5 for 24 applications): I should preface this by admitting that I'm a total chapstick junkie. (and by chapstick- I don't mean the brand, just a tube of any stuff for your lips). I can't sleep without it, and probably apply some form of lip stuff at least every hour of the day. So this adorable little compact is just perfect for me. My only beef with the individual applicators is that it's a little too much for one application. I don't think there's a way to store the wand for later without all the stuff seeping out. But it's a nifty q-tip looking applicator with perfectly tinted hydrating mix of oils inside. It's a little bit of wonderful, and I will definitely be purchasing a few boxes to keep next to the bed. For $5 each, this is one of the best deals I've found on Birchbox.

Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($9.99): I have been a little cheap when it comes to buying razors lately, and the knicks on my legs say it's definitely time to invest in something better. So the timing couldn't have been more perfect for a nice new razor. I used it this morning, and it glided smoothly over my knees, without a single knick to speak of. The package also came with a coupon for razor refills, which I will gladly purchased. I know nice razors can be expensive, but this one definitely seems worth the money.

Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy La Fleur ($70 for 2.5 oz): I have received a perfume sample in every single Birchbox I've gotten. I would much rather have gotten the Beauty Blender sponge instead of another perfume sample. I already found (and purchased) one that I fell in love with- I wish there was a way to get that message to them. This one isn't bad, but my nose needs a rest.

Caldrea Hand Soap in Basil Blue Sage ($10.50 for 10.8 oz): Hand-soap, meh. Nothing to really get excited about. I haven't opened the samples yet, so I can't comment on the smell. But if I need soap, I'll just buy it at the store.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Life's a Beach.....

...and then you come home from vacation. That's my least favorite part of it all- the moment you have to come back to reality. But our little trip was everything I wanted, and I'm so glad we made the time to get away for a few days.

On Sunday morning we packed up the car and set off for the 4-ish hour drive to Port Aransas. It's amazing how much stuff you need for 3 days on the beach. Between the canopy, 2 chairs, cooler, bags, etc., there was hardly enough room for Marley and her bed.

Marley in her favorite spot, ready for the trip!

Maddie assumed her usual spot- right on Hunk's lap.
She was so sleepy during the drive, but refused to nap. 

A few pit stops later (for human AND dog breaks), we pulled up to the beach in time to see my adorable niece playing around. She came running to the car, so excited that we could come to "her beach house". That's one lucky girl, I tell you! We spent the afternoon playing with her, and letting the dogs sniff around and enjoy the water. It was good to spend a little time with my sister and her little family, and I'm so glad our trips overlapped for a day.

Sisters on the beach with Georgia supervising

Hunk and Georgia talking about serious things like Princesses.

On Sunday evening, we met back up with my sister and crew for dinner at La Playa. It's one of my favorite Mexican food restaurants on the island. It was just a short walk from our condo, and not too crowded considering that many people left on Sunday. It's a small place, and they only take cash or checks, but I think the food (and drinks) are great! Especially the table-side guacamole. After dinner we headed back to the beach for a bonfire....otherwise known as "Georgia's party". She seriously thinks she's in control of everything, and it's hilarious to watch. We were pretty beat though, so we headed back to the condo to unwind and go to bed.

Speaking of the condo- it was absolutely perfect. We found it on VRBO, and will totally be staying there again. It was reasonably priced, dog friendly, and close to the beach. When we first saw it online, we were really on the fence about it. The pictures just didn't do it justice. But all the reviews were stellar, so we decided to go with it. It was a one-bedroom "house" that was immaculately clean, and really close to everything. Plus, it had a small fenced yard making it easy to manage the dogs. Other than the bed feeling a little soft (and the linens a little thin), everything else about it was great. If you're looking for a small place to rent, consider Huff Cottage for your next stay.

View from the door to the balcony, looking into living area and kitchen

View from front door, into the living area

King bed with a good sized closet, bathroom, and even a washer/dryer

Monday and Tuesday were almost identical in how we spent our days. Sleep in late, eat a little breakfast, walk the dogs and then head to the beach. We made sandwiches and had plenty of food in the cooler for snacking throughout the day. I'm so glad that we got a canopy to set up, as it made the days much more comfortable. I was really careful about how much time I spent in the sun, and came home without a sunburn for once! We ate sandwiches, drank cold beer, walked down the beach and both finished reading Let's Pretend This Never Happened from the unbelievably funny The Bloggess. It was relaxing, quality time together, and that was really all we wanted!

Reading on the beach

Two very happy people

Vacation went by way too fast, but we came back relaxed and rested, and ready to tackle a very short (yet busy) rest of the work week. Looking forward to many more travel adventures in the future!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Checking out!

It has been a rough couple of weeks to say the least. Work has been as stressful as it gets....but the good news is that when I sign out for the day, I should be right at my quota goals for the year (with 7 selling weeks to go!) I beat my record from last year, and I honestly didn't think it would be possible to hit my outrageously high numbers this year. It hasn't come easy, but I did it.

The timing couldn't be more perfect then to take a little vacation. We're both trying to save money but we knew we both deserved even the tiniest of vacations. So off to the Texas coast we go! There will be no blogging, and hopefully minimal social media activity. I'm just looking forward to getting away for a few days- sleeping, relaxing, eating and drinking!

Hopefully I'll have some good stories when I get back. Have a great weekend and I'll catch up next week.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Out and About: Santa Catarina

Saturday night was "date night", but Hunk and I were both pretty exhausted from our early morning long run, so we kept if fairly low key. I knew a good band was playing at The Oasis that night, but we really didn't want to eat dinner there. The food is mediocre at best, and thought we could do better by going elsewhere. The neighborhood where we live caters more to a family-friendly environment, but the food scene has really been growing lately. A quick Yelp search pulled up a restaurant we hadn't been to yet, but had heard good things about. Both craving Mexican food, we decided to give it a shot.

Santa Catarina opened in the spot that used to be Flore's, which is in a pretty nondescript little strip center in Lakeway. However, there is nothing generic about this "boutique" Mexican restaurant. I would go so far to say that it easily ranks in the top 5, at least in my book! The restaurant averages 4.5 stars on Yelp, and everyone seemed to comment on the interior flair of the food, and the fresh margaritas. Being somewhat of a margarita expert myself, I just had to try one.

What sets Santa Catarina apart from so many other Mexican food establishments is that they make all their own fruit mixers for their margaritas, and have plenty of great flavors to choose from (prickly pear, guava and mango to name a few). They're made with fresh juice and agave nectar, and I have to admit- the mango was delicious! It was still fairly sweet though, and plenty strong, so I stuck with just one for the night.

We have both been craving Queso Fundido lately, and Santa Catarina had that too. In fact, they had such an extensive appetizer menu that we ordered our whole dinner off of it. But there were plenty of delicious entrees to try, and I love the fact that they have some great vegetarian options as well. They also have a cute little lady hand making the fresh corn tortillas herself, and they were perfect with our queso.

We also ordered Sopes. They are a masa disc covered with all kinds of good stuff, including an almost mole-flavored beef. Yes- I ate a little beef!!! They were amazing. We can't wait to go back and give some other dishes a try (and maybe their half-priced happy hour, too!) If you're in the area, or looking for something different to try, I highly recommend Santa Catarina.

Sunday in the Kitchen- Homemade Bread and Cleaning out the Fridge

When we first started combing households, I knew we'd have a lot of cleaning out to do in the kitchen. Turns out we had at least 2 of nearly every kitchen appliance and utensil possible. In one case though, Hunk had me beat. He had a bread maker- something I have wanted for such a long time. Given how much I love bread- I always thought it best not to have the temptation of fresh baked bread whenever I want it. Until now. I read a blog post the other day about herbed rolls made in a crockpot, and it tempted me to pull out the bread machine and whip something up. I found a dairy free recipe here, and just added some fresh chopped rosemary (and maybe a little freshly grated parmesan) into the ingredients. The result was nothing short of amazing. So amazing, that I didn't even bother taking pictures. I pulled that warm loaf out and immediately started slicing so I could enjoy it right away. However, I did toast a few slices to use for our "kitchen sink" dinner that evening, and I do have pictures of that!

I usually do grocery shopping on Sundays and clean out the fridge in preparation for the next week. Lately I feel like I've been throwing out more than I should, so we tried to use up a few things for dinner that otherwise would have gone to waste. The result? A veggie potato hash. Leftover hash browns from the freezer, and broccoli and an onion that were getting close to their last days. I also made some Chickpea Spread using up a can from the pantry and greek yogurt that was about to get tossed. I already had everything needed to make it, and we'll use what's left for lunches during the week.

The veggie potato hash was so easy, and a really great way to use up anything you have in the fridge. You could easily add meat and cheese if you want to make it a complete meal. I grated some parmesan on top before putting in on the broiler to give it a little bit of a crust. But the possibilities are endless and I'll definitely revisit this dish again soon.


Potatoes (finely grated), or grocery store hash browns from freezer section (thawed)
olive or vegetable oil
chopped garlic
seasonings (I used salt, pepper and red pepper flakes- but herbs would be nice too)


Drop the broccoli in salted boiling water for just about a minute- you want it to be bright green and just a little bit soft when you take it out. Immediately put the broccoli in an ice bath.

While the broccoli is cooking, get a skillet heated with about 2 T of oil in it. I try not to cook with that much oil, but it's nearly impossible to get browned hash browns without it. When oil is hot, add onions- stirring often. Once they're slightly softened, add in the garlic. I used 1 teaspoon (adjust to your tastes).

Add in the potatoes and seasoning, and let the potatoes start to brown. Then add in the broccoli, check the seasoning, and brown just a little bit longer. At this point, you can also put it under the broiler to brown the top.

When all was said and done, this is what our final meal looked like. I can't stand to have food that is all the same color (in this case- green and white), so I added a few carrots to the plate. Overall, a healthy meal that allowed us to keep from wasting food.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lunch in a Box: Polenta Pizza

When I sit down on Sundays to do my meal plan, I always try to pick a dinner or two that will also make for good leftovers. When cooking for two, this is a pretty easy thing to accomplish. Last night I tried out a new dish from the Happy Herbivore site. Lindsay has already written 2 cookbooks and is working on her third. All of her recipes are healthy, easy, and use everyday ingredients (they also happen to be vegan). This is the first recipe I have tried from her site (she has plenty of free recipes available online) and I have to say I really enjoyed it.

The Polenta Pizza is super easy to make, and very easily adaptable. If you're looking to clean out your veggie drawer, this is a great way to do so. I also love that you can make the crust part the night before, and just keep it in the fridge until you're ready to bake it. It took about 10 minutes to make the polenta crust, and then just 20 minutes to assemble and bake the pizza. Easiest dinner I've made in a long time.

For this go around, I used a vegetable primavera pasta sauce, fresh spinach, tomato slices, diced green peppers, and pickled red onions and pickled banana peppers that I keep jarred in the fridge. Again, you can use any combination of veggies (or other ingredients) that you like. The pizza is fairly low in calories (another thing I like about the HH site- it lists nutritional content for all dishes), so you likely want to add something else to your meal if it's not enough. But I tend to eat higher calories meals at lunch and a snack in the afternoon, so lighter meals at night work for me.

The pizza makes 4 servings. I ate one and then saved my 2nd for lunch today. Hunk finished both of his last night. So I was really looking forward to having mine for leftovers today, only to open my lunch bag and realize I had switched up the lunches. Boo! So here is a picture of the lunch that Hunk is now enjoying, while I eat a repeat of the chickpea wraps from Monday.

Polenta Pizza, 1% cottage cheese, roasted corn & jalapeƱo hummus with veggies and a cracker for dipping. I also packed fresh strawberries and blueberries for dessert, and an apple with almond butter for a snack.