Time for another installment of Saturday Eats! Just like last Saturday, we started out with a pot of coffee fresh from the Chemex. Unlike last week, however, the weather was chilly enough to make hot coffee more than tolerable; it was quite welcome. While S ground the beans and brewed the coffee, I whipped up a batch of Isa’s Puffy Pillow Pancakes, throwing in a bunch of blueberries frozen just after we picked them last month. I also munched a couple of Chocolate-Hazelnut Buckwheat Bites while I was preparing the pancakes, because why not. Gotta get my iron in! ;)
Lunch was the last of the Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup, which I really should’ve called a stew—it’s thick and not broth-y at all. I’ll be making this again as soon as the weather keeps cooling down.
For an early afternoon snack, I had a small bowl of (store-bought) kimchi, a couple of peanut butter-filled pretzels, and a few more of the buckwheat bites. S has taken to calling them bon bons, charmingly. I’ll have to try a few more chocolate variations because these were so damn good. S’s mom stopped by to meet Luna, so we shared a chocolate bon bon with her—she enjoyed them too. And then Luna did the most adorable little gesture while I was holding her.
Yes, she has WRAPPED HER TINY SKINNY LEGS AROUND MY ARM. Holy moly, could she be any cuter?! It almost makes up for the dozens of mucus-pukes we’ve cleaned up in the last three weeks.*
I snacked yet again during the late afternoon. S went out for a nine-mile run, and while he was being all active-like, I parked myself on the couch with a book and snacks—pumpernickel pretzels with hummus, followed by dried apricots.
After a trip to Whole Foods, I made myself a simple and quick dinner: polenta, sauteed eggplant, and Trader Joe’s meatless meatballs in a super simple tomato sauce I whizzed up from jarred whole tomatoes.
And that’s that! I’m sure I’ll have another snack this evening (and maybe my first pumpkin beer of the season!) but here are my nutritional stats so far: 72 grams of protein, 142% of my daily recommended value of iron (!), and 44% of my daily value of calcium. Good thing we’ll be moving on to calcium-heavy recipes next week! :)
What delicious things did you eat today?
*I jest. She’s a sick little pupperdoo, and we’re doing everything we can to help her get better, and we don’t begrudge her the need to puke up all that mucus in her throat. The vet no longer thinks it’s a straightforward (albeit severe) case of kennel cough, so she has an all-day appointment on Monday for an x-ray and a few other diagnostic tests. Right now we’re thinking it could be chronic bronchitis or pneumonia. Yuck.