Solid Food Returns

July 24th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Lunch

I set out for a hot, humid, sunny, ass sweaty run shortly after 12:00. Someone cuff me in the head and remind me why heading out for a run smack dab in the middle of a hot summer day is not the brightest idea I’ve ever had.

It was HOT! And HUMID! And did I mention I was sweaty?

I couldn’t decide how far I was going to go. I knew I wanted today to be a longer run though. I thought about 8 miles. I thought about stopping at the house after 7 for a drink and a little fuel and going out for 3 more. But once I got back after 7 miles that was it. I was done. I ran a comfortable pace and it took me an hour exactly.

I needed something cold and sweet and juicy – STAT.


Organic grapes (YAY) with seeds (NAY). That’ll teach me to read labels.

After my grape buzz wore off I made lunch and plopped myself down on the floor in the living room to watch more of Twilight. I started it last night but fell asleep on the couch. It was midnight crying out loud. I’m a totally pansy when it comes to staying up late.

For my carpet picnic: fresh made guac (avocado, diced tomato, minced garlic, salt and lemon) on toasted Ezekiel bread and a side of steamed broccoli and cauliflower with some parm on top.


And a couple squares of Newman’s Own Organics Chocolate.


After lunch came house work and more house work. Then snack time.

Dried fruit and more dried fruit. With almond butter.

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The girls came home and I had no idea what I wanted for dinner. Since I’m solo and the girls had already eaten with Ellen, I whipped up one of my favorite salad concoctions.


Organic red leaf and green leaf lettuce, a chopped gala apple, raw cashews, Newman’s Own Organic dried cranberries, extra firm tofu chunks tossed in Organicville Ginger Miso dressing.

I wanted a little something sweet to “round out” the night… but has anyone seen my glasses??


Are you picking up on the subliminal message with my left hand there?

Also take note of the little hand on the right. I had to surrender my glasses and go back and fetch myself two more.


I’m surprisingly satisfied on two cookies and am not feeling the need to go back and ransack the package for more. I was a little nervous having cookies in the house but so far so good. It’s much easier to resist them when they are on the shelf in the grocery store so that’s where I prefer to leave them.

I still haven’t finished my movie. Maybe I can get Thing 1 and Thing 2 into bed early here and finish it up before the TV turns into a pumpkin. Or something.

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