To make a somewhat difficult situation even more difficult, I have decided to start photographing the meals I bring with me to work (assuming they are worthy enough to grace the lens of my camera).
Tonight's meal was most definitely camera-worthy. It consisted of tabbouleh with quinoa, pistachios and grapefruit. Let me interject here briefly to note that I could eat grapefruit for the rest of my days. I love, love, LOVE grapefruit. When I was younger my mom always bought the pink grapefruit for me and my sister, and so, naturally, I thought the pink ones were my favorite. Since I've grown up, however, and developed thoughts and opinions of my own, I realize that the WHITE grapefruit is supreme, meaning, I like it better. So my grapefruit tonight was a white one ;)
Doesn't it look pretty? And light? Well, yes, lightness was key because around 7:00 pm this evening my poor stomach felt like it was still trying to process last night's dinner. The meal kind of worked and it kind of didn't. I liked the tabbouleh at first but then its oiliness and garlic became just too much to handle (the oil and its sheen sure takes a pretty picture, though!).
I tried to somehow give the oily tabbouleh a face-lift by adding some hot sauce (my cure-all for MANY foods), but it just did not work. While I love me my hot sauce (and I am not endorsing Cholula--I just think it's the S*%$), I decided that it was better just to not finish the portion instead of drowning it in a hot sauce bath.
So that was tonight's vegan venture (I promise not to overdo that alliteration but I WILL be using it again).
Tomorrow I am headed to Ann Arbor, with a stop off at Big City Small World Bakery to get a vegan ding dong (pictures, obviously, to follow) and Whole Foods to get a Hilary's Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie. I am excited. They don't carry the Hilary's line at my local Whole Foods :(
To those of you scratching your heads, wondering, Wait, that means she has looked into this. Yes. You are correct. I have. No Whole Foods within 30 miles of me carries these cookies. I was so bummed about this that I actually filled out a product request form. If and when the day arrives that MY Whole Foods carries Hilary's, I will let you faithful followers know (as well as assume all credit).