Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thesis Eating

Sitting in front of a computer all day affects how you eat.

Normally, I like to think about meals I want to make hours, or even days, ahead of time. I
subscribe to food magazines (thanks M&N!!), own countless cookbooks, have more food sites bookmarked than anything else, and yet- I can not remember the last good/new meal I have made.

My meals on writing days go something like this:

1) Set up coffee first and foremost, no less than 8c (usually for both TE and myself)

2) Eat muffin (classic corn or lemon raspberry) or breakfast bar (lately )

3) Work, while refilling coffee, and maybe grab a snack if one is around: grapes, cookies...

4) Continue working until starving and jittery from the coffee-- make lunch (burrito, English muffin with peanut butter and apple butter, leftovers, or really anything I can microwave/toast/prepare quickly)

5) Work, diet soda and pretzels/crackers or veggies and dip, work, more liquids, work, eat something fabulous my husband (or friends!) has made, go back to work, bed....

Really- calorie-wise, it is not that bad, thanks to the fact it is summer and I have been trying to make more of an effort to have more fresh fruits/veggies around (TE brought me some home-grown, BEAUTIFUL Swiss chard and eggplants recently!) but I feel uninspired by the foods. Not something that can be changed, but once I am finished I have BIG food plans :) Meals I have in mind, pies with frozen summer fruits, and the best yet: I am taking a 2-class cake decorating class!

As a graduation gift to myself, and to inspire me to get back to cooking, I will be learning how to make my cakes look as good as they taste! (Have I mentioned lately how much I love cake?! Ha!)

Presentation -and following instructions!- have never been my strong suit- even though I usually pull it off, well enough--

This was my friend J's birthday cake- a vanilla cake with caramel whipped cream frosting and a caramel ganache (a ganache will save any ugly cake!). I will have to share all that I learn in the class here- I am sure it will be good fun!

But until then.... I just get to sit back (at my desk!) enjoy and appreciate all the great food everyone else has been cooking for me! Not too bad :)


Melanie said...

I agree, sitting at my computer all day is not the most conducive to healthy/well balanced eating. Lately, I've been trying to have lots of fresh fruit close to my desk at work, which seems to help a little.

You are doing great though- I'm sure with the thesis done, food will once again become inspiring!

Keep up the great work!

Find Your Body Shape said...

You’re so true about it. Sitting all day definitely affects our eating habits so as our body weight. I also add to it to drink plenty of water. I don’t for the others.

Jenn said...

Check out SkinnyTaste.com it's another awesome blog about delicious and updated recipes that have WW points values already calculated and all the other nutritional value.

PS. She also has a recipe for low fat red velvet cupcakes.

L-I have quite a bit of homemade soup I MUST deliver to you ASAP! Or it might come frozen....all made with garden grown fresh vegetables!