This is what a day spent at home, mostly alone, looks like.
Breakfast: I woke up and made vegan chocolate-banana-zucchini bread, a variation on this recipe. Half the batter was in a loaf, but I also put a couple in muffin tins. While I watched video lectures for the online Nutrition class I’m taking through Vanderbilt University, I ate breakfast: two of the muffins with butter, and coffee with almond milk. The muffins were so delicious! I will definitely be making this recipe again.
Lunch: By the time I’d watched all my video lectures, taken the quiz, done the homework assignment, cleaned up the apartment a bit, and done laundry, I didn’t feel like prepping more food, so I just ate two more muffins! After lunch I went for a 4-mile jog and then to yoga.
Dinner: On the way home, I picked up two challah buns from Parisi Bakery because Kiyo and I planned to make burgers! We used a Greek spice mix Zan brought us back from Greece this Fall, and grilled the burgers on our cast-iron indoor / stove-top grill. We topped the burgers with gouda before sticking them in the oven to finish. I smeared candied mustard seeds and ketchup on the buns, and added bibb lettuce. This was my first time making burgers at home and they turned out delicious!
On the side, we had garlic dill pickles and zucchini chips, with homemade tzatziki (I made it with Greek yogurt) for dipping. To be honest, the zucchini chips didn’t turn out well. I fried the zucchini in olive oil but since it has such a high water content, it’s difficult to get them to crisp up, so they were kind of soggy. We still ate them, though! There weren’t too many, about half of a zucchini, very thinly sliced (with my mandoline).
Dessert: While at Parisi, I’d spotted this huge, frosted brownie and just couldn’t resist. We split half of it. The cake was good but the frosting was definitely the best part.
I didn’t even realize until looking back on this day, but I basically just ate different combinations of zucchini, chocolate and breads; not good! Sometimes it’s hard cooking for one or two people, because you have to eat everything before it goes bad! In case you couldn’t tell, I had a lot of zucchini to use up this day. Even at this insane rate of zucchini-banana-bread-eating, we had to throw some away before we could finish it all, which is too bad. Luckily we learned our lesson enough to freeze the rest of the uncooked burger patties!
Total estimated calories: 2,000
What did you eat today? Have you ever eaten the same food in different variations over the course of one day?