salad as a meal

tentacrocacles  asked:

My pet peeve at work is when I ask customers if they would like fries or a salad with their meal and they just say "yes". So either I stand there repeating "I'm sorry, fries or salad?" until they fucking pay attention or just stare at them waiting for someone to prompt their ignorant asses into gear.

Definitely Not Vegan/Vegetarian But...

I’m trying to be conscious of what I consume. It’s really important to be aware of what you’re putting in your body.

I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but your body needs fuel!

Recently, I’ve become more aware and particular in what I eat. This week, unfortunately, I was feeling sick so it was a lot of chicken noodle soup and crackers for me, but otherwise, I’ve been doing pretty well.

- I try have veggies every day in some form - raw, cooked, sautéed, etc. 

- I try to eat almonds every day.

- I do my best to eat a lot of protein and avoid over-indulging in carbs.


I’m really trying to eat better. & I’m glad I have your support. Thanks for letting me share my journey with you, it means a lot.

Highlights from camp
  • Sharing a cabin with @limerentt @agnescecile and @aelinsassryvergalathynius and legit just taking via tumblr and not in real life
  • Hitting myself in the face on the giant swing, leaving a weird bruise on the bridge of my nose
  • Starting a rave at like 11:00 with @agnescecile
  • explaining panic! at the disco’s history, and reciting the fall out boy drunk history to my canoeing supervisors, and one of them saying that he knew p!atd. 
  • @limerentt and my rendition of love is an open door after we traded meals (i ate her salad and she ate my lasagne)
  • The gODDAMN PINEAPPLE ON OUR CHICKEN BURGERS (I KNOW THAT SOUNDS SO FIRST WORLD PROBLEMISH, BUT IT WAS WARM PINEAPPLE)
  • the mosquito bites that were legit everywhere
  • The endless amount of melted skittles on our cabin.
  • Skyping our friends from Marist and legit talking around random shit
  • “Goddamn it Sophie put some pants” “No fuck the patriarchy” *jumps off the top bunk onto floor like savage Spongebob*
  • When the smoke alarm went off at 1 am on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, and we spent a good 30 minutes trying to shut it off ith the help from a teacher
  • Getting competitive as shit on this amazing race like challenge that we did today
  • When @limerentt face planted on the low ropes, and like bruised her shoulder
  • eating pretzel sticks on the top of the rock climbing wall, then jumping off, falling straight into the wood chips
  • doing school work at like 12 at night and then not being very productive in doing so
  • legit just a shit ton of beef happening
  • “fuck boys at camp toukley”
  • “Felicia, you can’t eat your tater tots, it’s cannibalism”
  • “Jada you have an aoli fetish”
  • Burst blood vessles on my sholdours from my heavy suitcase/bag (and emotional baggage)

Close up of my meal prepped lunch. Kidney bean salad. I used half greek yogurt and half mayo to up the protein and cut down on calories. It’s actually been a pretty good lunch. I’m planning to keep this recipe in rotation. I’m thinking of splitting half beans / half chicken in the future for more protein. As is though, it is a pretty decent low carb vegetarian meal.

250 calories: 9g fat, 32g carbs, 14g protein.
Things I learned during my first weekend at college
  • Your parents will hover like crazy and try to help you unpack when you move in. They mean well, but if you’re overwhelmed don’t be afraid to kick them out for a bit. 
  • Don’t ask your RA what bars to hit up in town (like one girl from my floor actually did)
  • Check your e-mail five times a day, your professors might be sending out syllabi or other helpful/important stuff ahead of time. 
  • You will cry at least once while buying textbooks from the campus bookstore that you couldn’t find used on Chegg (sidenote: use Chegg) 
  • Your dining hall probably has pizza available for every meal. Don’t eat pizza for every meal. 
  • Even if you hated salads your entire life, you will learn to love them so that, you know, you don’t eat pizza for every meal. 
  • Check your dining hall hours online. Some of them close between meals. 
  • Leave your door open or do random Internet browsing in the floor lounge if you want to meet more people. 
  • At least one of your posters will constantly fall down no matter how many 3M command strips you use.
  • A lot of campus events are lame. A lot of them are not. Go to as many of them as you can anyways to meet more people.
  • If you need time to yourself, take it. You’ll make friends eventually without having to hang out with them constantly. 
  • Don’t expect to become BFFs with everyone you meet, and don’t expect to become best friends over your first weekend. 
  • If you’re standing if a long period of time, bend/relax your knees every so often. If you keep them locked, you might trigger a nerve in your body that causes you to pass out (this may or may not have happened to me on my second day, oops) 
  • Drink water.
  • Carry an umbrella if there is the slightest chance of rain. Carry one even if there isn’t, just in case. 
  • Carry a sweater or hoodie always. 
  • Pokemon Go is lit on college campuses; every single building is a gym or pokestop and there are lures everywhere. Plus, your eggs hatch in no time because you’re walking everywhere. 
  • It’s okay to eat alone in a dining hall; either no one will care or someone will sit at your table and strike up a conversation.
  • If you really, really don’t want to eat alone, literally just knock on someone’s door in your hall. If they don’t want to go with you, try someone else. Chances are, someone else might be hungry, too or at least willing to walk over with you. 
  • Come up with a roommate agreement. Decide when you’re cleaning, sharing policy, guest policy, light and noise preferences, etc. 
  • If there is a massive involvement fair on campus, research some clubs online so you know what to look for. Otherwise you’ll be overwhelmed in two seconds. 
  • Join a group chat with people on your floor or in the same area of study as you, it’s super helpful for general information.
  • Ask everyone you talk to to add you on Snapchat. 
  • Simple things like taking out the trash or doing laundry will suddenly feel very overwhelming. 
  • You learn a lot of stuff from being in college for only three days and not even taking any classes. 

Can we just take a moment and appreciate Dean’s apparently intense love of potato salad in the WWE comics?

Here he is, grilling his perfect steaks (without a shirt, mind you, what are you doing) and he needs some potato salad to complete the meal:

Seth forgets the potato salad (a cardinal sin, even Roman knows this) and Dean reacts like a completely normal human being:

The steaks must be put on hold until this travesty is rectified. Seth’s offer to fix his mistake is rejected. Dean must complete this quest on his own.

Roman gets it:

Seth has to leave to take a mysterious phone call, so Roman is just going to chill and wait for that creamy potato salad, but Dean has other plans.

Did I mention they were grilling on top of a semi?

Cue intense driving to the grocery store:

Roman is pretty chill about this whole thing, proving he’s always got his boy’s back.

Unfortunately, we never get to see this legendary potato salad, but I imagine it complemented the perfect steaks perfectly.

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BakingWithBooks Does Whole30 - Red Curry Shrimp with Cashew Broccoli Slaw & Homemade Almond Sauce 

I was craving something spicy with peanut sauce (and Whole30 says no peanuts) so almond sauce it was. 

Ingredients for Curry Shrimp 

Jumbo shrimp (the amount is up to you), peeled, deveined, tail off

Red curry paste mixed with a small amount of light olive oi 

Kosher salt and pepper for seasoning 

Ingredients for Almond Sauce 

¾ cup almond butter 

½ can coconut milk (unsweetened) 

2 tsp red curry paste

2-3 pitted Medjool dates 

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

Pinch of kosher salt 

Water - to thin it out to your desired consistency 

Additional Ingredients

Broccoli slaw

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Cashews, chopped

Directions  

Marinate shrimp for approximately 30 minutes. While shrimp is marinating, prepare your sauce. 

In a large bowl, combined all of the ingredients except the dates and water. Taste and adjust the flavor before adding everything to a blender, adding 1 date a time until you reach the desired sweetness. Use water to thin out the sauce to your desired consistency [though it should not be runny; it should be just thick enough to dress the slaw] 

Heat a small amount of olive oil over medium high heat. Cook the shrimp until they start to gently curl. Do not overcook or else the shrimp will become chewy. They are done when they turn pink and the flesh is white. 

Toss your sauce with the broccoli slaw, add in chopped cashews for crunch. Top with your shrimp, another drizzle of almond sauce and serve. 

Can easily be made vegetarian or vegan by omitting the shrimp! 

Enjoy! 

Can’t even begin to say how easy this meal prep was! I made two of these little salads 3 days ago & it was still so so good! Used shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken, black beans, diced tomato, & I added avocado today (so that it stayed fresh), all on a bed of lettuce.

Perfect for busy days 😚