I love Tuesdays because I go to the gym in the morning with Danny, so after school I come home and relax. I usually also make some bread and catch up on blog reading/dvr. Yesterday I caught up with the season finale of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Did anyone else see that?? Now I am not a mom, so I have no idea how that works, but has that ever happened to anyone else?? She didn't make a sound...was that edited?? I was in shock/crying haha.
I wasn't sure what I wanted for dinner last night and when I went to go look at my cookbooks I saw my panini press in there and it was basically yelling out to me, "use me, use me".
Since I haven't used it in over 6 months I decided to go with it. I was failing in my quest to eat less carbs, but for today, that's okay. I realized last week that I haven't eaten meat (unintentionally) in about a week. We were eating a lot of fish and breakfast foods last week so I didn't realize it. Then there was Ash Wednesday and Friday and you can't eat meat, so it turned into being over a week. The more I thought about it, the more eating meat is making me feel nauseous, so I haven't had any for about 2 weeks. With that being said, I have had chicken broth and eggs and tomato sauce that had meat in it, so I am not being crazy. I am just trying to go with what I'm feeling and until that feeling is "chicken" I will be semi-meat less. I think watching Food, Inc. had something to do with it, but I really watched that a couple weeks ago. We always buy organic meat, it's not an option for us, but I'm just going with what my body says.
I made some herb focaccia (1 cup spelt flour, 2 cups whole wheat flour) bread and took out a piece of chicken for Danny and veges for me.
1/3 spelt 2/3 whole wheat with sea salt on top
I cooked Danny's chicken in some olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette with sea salt and pepper. I cut up eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, carrots and 1/2 red onion and sauteed them also in olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. I also put dried oregano and basil on the chicken and veges. We had some leftover goat cheese that I put on my sandwich. I love the creaminess of it. Danny used the leftover riccotta salata from dinner Sunday.
whole grain panini with sauteed veges,spinach and goat cheese with a side of butternut squash fries!
I kind of failed in the protein department for dinner, but at least I did have some spelt flour in the bread and some goat cheese. I also snacked on hummus when I got home from work...so that's ok, right?
What is your favorite kind of sandwich? This is definitely one of mine. Has anyone else all the sudden been kind of grossed out about meat/animals?