Monday, May 7, 2012

Creamy Dreamy

Summer schedule here I come!

I kicked off my first day of my first rotation of my first semester as a second year with a hefty dose of pellets at work.  First though, I had a nice breakfast.  I brought back an old favorite: the breakfast cake!


40g (~1/2 cup) oat bran
1 tbsp wheat bran
1.5 tbsp of vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Stevia
1 egg white
2 tbsp of almond milk

I topped it with a thick slather of peanut butter, maple syrup, chia and flax.  I had almost forgotten how delightful this breakfast is.  Seriously it was tasty and kept my tummy full for close to five hours.  I sometimes forget how a good breakfast makes the rest of the day so much more doable.

I headed to work first thing and ended up taking spectrophotometer readings on a whole bunch of DNA samples.  Then Kelsey and I started on the 62 pellets that needed harvesting.  Lots of DNA hanging in the balance.  It took almost two hours to get through 2/3rds of it all.  Even had a write some kit numbers on my pants to keep everything straight.


By that time it was our lunch break.  In the break room I heated up some lentils mixed with the last of my Hawaiian chicken.


I originally was going to have an apple on the side but then I ended up digging into Kelsey’s almost too ripe strawberries.


Then it was back to pellets for us.  Thankfully I skipped out of the lab around 2p and headed to the student room to do some logbook organization.  I also read up on spasmus nutans.  While working I munched on an apple to curb my hunger.


Around 4:30 I grabbed the shuttle home and I spent the late afternoon surfing the internet because I haven’t really had time to just do whatever during an afternoon in a while.  Stupid finals.  Anyways, it was lovely to just kill time without feeling like I was being a bad student for not doing homework or something.  Finally I moved along to the gym for an elliptical workout while reading Women’s Running.  I also did some abdominal work when I got back to my apartment.  Then it was well past time for dinner.  I was starved!  I heat up a sauté pan with a bit of olive oil and minced garlic and dropped in onions and tempeh.  While those were searing to a beautiful golden brown, I winged it and made a cilantro lime cream to go with the teriyaki stir-fry. Check out the recipe below!  I spread the cream all over a wheat wrap and then dumped on the tempeh and company.


It was very, very delicious!  On the side I tried a new kind of simply salad inspired by Kath’s post yesterday.  She used field greens and goat cheese, I used spring mix and feta (along with some grape tomatoes).  We both dressed our salads with honey, olive oil, and salt.  It was an incredible bowl of yumminess!


Two DVR’d episodes of Grey’s Anatomy later (oh my goodness I would never want to take the medical board examination thingy they have to take to become doctors, it looks terrifying!) I reached for a bit of dessert.  I used the other half of my shortcake from church a week ago and I spread it with some leftover frosting I kept in the fridge.  I cracked my Trader Joe’s sugar, chocolate, & coffee grinder over top too.


Perfect way to end the day.  Now I’m off to work on my first assignment for my Teratogens rotation.  I have to do definitions of a whole bunch of statistics and experimental words like ‘case study’, ‘relative risk’, ‘p-value’, and ‘maternal toxicity’.  Have a lovely night!

Lime Cilantro CreamA DNA and Dessert original recipe.

A nice, simple, quick-to-make cream that compliments all sorts of Asian-y dishes like teriyaki marinaded anything!  Makes 2 tablespoons.

1 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tbsp light sour cream
1/2 tsp lime juice
1 heaping tsp dried cilantro
1/8 tsp ground ginger
2 cracks black pepper

How to:
1. Mix it all up and enjoy!  I suppose you could make this a bit earlier than you intend to use it to allow the flavors to marry a bit.

Question: Ever tried a less-than-traditional salad dressing like honey/olive oil?


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