Sunday, September 30, 2007

Good Eats

Lunch by the front window
Yogurt with flaxseed meal, honey, a white peach, and a whole wheat peanut butter cookie from the Bread Basket table at the Public Market. I dunked chunks of the latter two into the yogurt. *shrug* I often torture my food so diabolically. *cue Vincent Price laugh from the end of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.
lunch
Flaxseed--great for Omega 3 fatty acids, which help lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol. It may also help lower blood pressure and triglyceride. Some studies show it helps prevent your platelets from sticking. Flaxseed also contains lingan, which may play a role in helping prevent cancer. Mix it in yogurt, and it gives the yogurt a fuller, more substantial texture. I call it dessert! Honey, while woefully high in calories, helps increase antioxidant levels. All this nutrition info is really just a ploy to make me feel better about the big, delicious, partly crispy, partly chewy, moist cookie. Whole wheat, dangit!

Dinner at my desk
Modified (and by "modified," I mean improvised) mapo tofu with brown rice.
mapo tofu

Dessert by post
Books came in the mail yesterday! I'm currently reading The Cook's Canon: 101 Classic Recipes Everyone Should Know by Raymond Sokolov, but that's an at-home book, so one of the new books will be an on-the-go and down-time-at-the-office book.
books from the club

4 comments:

Ken Sloan said...

I like the idea of pressing peanut butter cookies with (what looks like) a potato masher rather than a fork! I'm going to try that with my next batch :D

joey said...

Nice looking cookbooks! I love getting new ones :) Thanks for stopping by 80 Breakfasts :)

(another) Julie said...

I had to stop and look at your blog when I realized we shared the same name.

Books arriving by mail is one of life's pleasures. I always get a thrill when I arrive home from work and find a book package waiting for me.

I just got the Jake Tilson book too -- it's a good read, and I've enjoyed 5 Spices, 50 Dishes. I wasn't familiar with the Sokolov book but it looks interesting.

And BTW, those gnocchi in your current post look wonderful!

Julie said...

Julie (another), I love getting books, too! Buying them is a very rare treat, but I liked these when I looked them over at the library or bookstore. I'm excited to nestle in and read these over!

The gnocchi recipe is great! I'm going to try cooking them a few other ways, too.