Goodmorning all!!! Hope you all are enjoying beautiful weather today! The sun is definitely out here in Nashville along with some monstrous heat. Lately, I haven't really been the type of person who can wake up and eat a meal. So, this morning I had a cup of Gloria Jean's Hazlenut coffee, thanks to my Keurig...if you don't have one of these and you drink coffee on a daily basis I highly recommend it. I do, however, still have my old coffee pot which I bust out occasionally when I buy some local Bongo Java coffee. I typically drink my coffee black, unless I'm brewing up some Newman's Organic Extra Bold. In that case I usually add some Silk French Vanilla Soy Cremer. Alongside my coffee I had a homemade banana muffin (YUM!), which I will be posting about later today, and an orange.
Well, I'm off to do my rehab for the day and work my way back to training and bowling.
So, I usually don't eat a whole lot in the summer, especially when I'm not training. I find the heat seems to take my appetite away. However, today I did eat some pretty good food if I do say so myself. For lunch i made a chick'n caesar salad with some Morningstar Farms chick'n strips (my best friend and I have loved these since high school), a mixture of greens, and Organicville Caesar Dressing. I would usually make my own dressing, but everyone I've talked to said to try the dressing so I picked it up on my last trip to Whole Foods. I can definitely say it's pretty realistic...it doesn't have that fishy taste, which is a plus. I also had a side of Imagine tomato soup...it wasn't to bad, but it was a bit bland for my liking.
For dinner I cooked up a MASSIVE plate of steamed asparagus, which is one of my favorite foods. On top of that I had some quinoa and Whole Foods organic frozen vegan Spinach Florentine ravioli...which, is pretty realistic of the very non-dairy ravioli. I would definitely pick it up for a quick dinner, I would buy it again for sure. I went ahead and topped it with some Trader Joe's pasta sauce.
I apologize for the terrible pictures...i took them with my iPhone, I can't seem to find my camera now that I've moved dorm rooms...hopefully it will turn up soon.
I'm a 4 year vegetarian and have been a vegan for about a year from the suburbs of Chicago, but happily relocated to Nashville, TN for school.
I write a monthly column for The Orbis on campus about veganism and vegetarianism in college. An am also a co-president for our on-campus organization Vanderbilt Initiative for Vegetarian Awareness
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Thanks for reading!