More Experiments

July 15th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (7 Comments)

I didn’t really intend for today to be a day full of experiments, but who doesn’t want to want to be a their own lab rat? I mean really.

We met our friends at the park and had a neat activity planned that all the kids loved, including mine.


Clear as mud, no?

We had a to walk around the playground and find the shapes drawn in the upper left corner of each box. Then the bottom two boxes were for any other shapes we found.

Cigarette butt? Ummm, I think that’s a tube? Yeah, draw a tube.

Meeting Minutes

July 9th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (4 Comments)

Meeting called to order: 9:30 AM

All present: Yours truly.

New Business:

After my fruit buzz wore off this morning, I tried something new with oatmeal for Breakfast Part III.

Or I guess it really started last night.

I found oat groats at a local health food store and decided I’d try to make some oatmeal concoction with them.

I soaked oat groats, sliced almonds and a couple of chopped dates overnight in almond milk.

This is what it looked like this morning. Inedible, swollen oat groats (sounds like you need to see a doctor ma’am).

You’ll Drool Too

June 10th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (12 Comments)

A lunch time mess.


But worth it for a masterpiece!


I mean come on, would you scold Michelangelo about paint brushes and paint cans everywhere as he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Would you tell Da Vinci to “clean as he goes” while he worked on the Mona Lisa?

I think not.

I had this for a little protein and Vitamin C(hocolate), to help me power through clean up.


These (that can be seen in the background above) have been soaking since the early AM.


A Salad as Big as My Head

June 9th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Short or Sweet - (6 Comments)

See? I’m not kidding!


I ate the whole dang thing!

It was exactly the same as yesterday’s apple, tofu, cashew, feta, miso salad but with mushrooms today too.

Maxine helped with today’s afternoon snack: Magenta Monsters. Magenta would be Maxine’s new favorite color.

I don’t know how magenta these really were but we rolled with it!

max_help magenta_monsters

And when no one was looking I tossed in a few spinach leaves and they didn’t even notice! 😉 I’m getting them acclimated to the taste of spinach *insert evil cackle here*

What a Crock

June 8th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (6 Comments)

For lunch today I made one of my favorite salads.

Red leaf lettuce, spinach, 3/4 of a large Gala apple, chopped (I ate the other 1/4 while I prepped) some tomato and basil feta cheese, cubes of extra firm tofu and a few cashews.


Everything into a large bowl, then I added 2 Tbsp of this amazing Miso dressing.


Cover and then shake like a Polaroid picture.

Shake It

When I say tossed salad, I mean tossed salad.