Bread and Milk

by Lauren on November 15, 2011

Evening everyone!

This week is kicking my butt already.  I have some huge work events that all happened to fall in the same week so I’ve been knee deep in that.

Speaking of knee deep….

That is how I would like to be in this bread for the rest of my days.

The Great Harvest CVille Crunch bread has taken a large place in my heart and my stomach.  I somehow managed to eat more than half of this loaf in 4 days.  I did share a little with Toly but I take most of the blame.  Seriously, this bread is amazing.  So dense you can cut it with a fork…kind of like cake.

It’s slightly sweet but has a distinct texture from the nuts studded throughout.

It will be a sad sad day when this is gone.  That day is near and I don’t want to talk about it.

This morning, I taught a fantastic RPM class and came home to grab a quick breakfast.  Cereal is fast but oh so good!

Natures Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch, Nuts About Granola, Banana, Blueberries, TJ’s muffin crumbles, Sunflower Nut Butter, Flax Milk

 Notice something new in there?

Flax milk!  I’ve never even heard of this until a few weeks ago.  I’ve been trying to up my dairy fat and omega 3 intake so as I was browsing the health food store’s milk shelves, I cam across this.

I’ve also been trying to increase flax in my diet so this milk seemed to have it all.

It’s been studied that daily ingestion of flax helps reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.  It’s also a good staple for women around my age to include in their daily diet.

I was definitely a fan of the taste as well.  It’s different than almond milk but still quite tasty.  I honestly feel it’s best to include a balance of milks so I tend to go back and forth between almond, coconut and now flax.

The start of the day didn’t go quite as planned.  I wanted to be productive and get some appointments out of the way; however, traffic was terrible and I ended up wasting over an hour of my morning just trying to get out of a traffic jam.

Most of my meals these days are eaten quickly but I’m definitely not compromising on quality.

I put together an “everything” salad with leftover black bean and sweet potato enchilada filling (recipe coming soon), corn salsa, pineapple, tomatoes, edamame hummus and an egg.  Notice the bread?  Yeah, that somehow manages to make just about every plate.  I wasn’t kidding!

As much as I would like to say my day got better, it didn’t.  I wasted another 30 min of my day trying to search for my car in a city parking garage.  This seems to happen to me ALL the time.  It felt like I was stuck in a Seinfeld episode but after walking up and down nearly 8 floors, I eventually found my car.

Dinner was the one meal I was looking forward to eating at a slower pace tonight.

I made one of my all time favorite tempeh recipes.  Orange Pan-Glazed Tempeh from 101 Cookbooks.

The glaze is the best part about this dish.

I made a batch of my coconut rice (brown rice made with coconut milk, best trick ever!) along with some simple steamed broccoli.

This meal never fails me.

Now, I’m taking a deep breath and pushing through the rest of this week.

What kind of milk drinker are you? I can not digest cow’s dairy and I used to only drink soy milk.  Soy started to upset my stomach so I then switched to mainly almond milk.  I still haven’t gotten into rice or hemp milk mainly because they are so much more expensive.