This Week's Lunch

>> Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Last week I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch every single day. Then, a chocolate chip cookie. All bought on campus. Not a single veggie in sight. For dinners, I ate mostly pizza or cheese sandwiches. Then washed it all down with more sugar. A beer or two.

My name is Ashley M. And my diet is a problem.

It's definitely contributing to my funk, too. This week's plan is to . . .

  • Add more fruits and veggies.
  • Reduce my dairy intake (though, I'm sticking with one Greek yogurt a day -- I love it).
  • Add more stuff like brown rice and wheat berries.
  • But reduce my bread intake.
  • Listen to my hunger cues to stop my tendency to mindlessly eat.
  • Eliminate beverages that aren't water or herbal tea.


What you'll need . . .
  • 5 cans (75 ounces or so) low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 to 2 cups of the following . . .
  • chopped broccoli
  • chopped mushrooms
  • chopped white onion
  • chopped carrots
  • chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or other sweetener)
  • Bunch of uncooked soba noodles (optional)
  • Chunks of homemade seitan (optional)

Method . . .
  1. Pour the vegetable broth into a stock pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Then toss in all the chopped veggies. I wrote 1 to 2 cups because I didn't keep great measure . . . but also because it's really up to you how much you use. You may want a soupier soup or a chunkier one. You may have more carrots than you do onions. It's all good.
  3. Add in the sesame oil, soy sauce, and honey.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. In the last 5 minutes, add the soba noodles. Again, how much you add is up to you. We added a lot. Then turn off the heat and stir in some seitan chunks if you like.
Yeah. The recipe is rather loose. But that's part of the fun. Turn it into a positive: It's extremely customizable and easy. I'd say that Stephen and I both have lunch for three days with it. If you're cooking for one, it should last you all week.

In other news, I think I've decided on my song for the Blogtastic "Open Mic" -- all I need to do is record.

It's going to be a lonnnnnnnng night.

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