Soba Noodles

Yogen Fruz

I’m still dreaming about the Oats in a Jar from this morning… so, so good! They held me over until after 1pm and I wasn’t even that hungry by then, it was just time to eat. I had two yummy things for lunch today. First, I took some of the leftover soba noodles (not with the egg) and added in the marinated tofu and a little extra sauce.

I actually accidentally spilled a lot of it out over my desk, and luckily I had just cleaned my desk this morning so I knew it was safe to eat, but very close call. I ate it cold and it was so good. This sauce is something I’m going to have to try to re-create at home because it adds so much delicious flavor and has next to nothing in terms of calories. With my soba noodles, I had a salad with a base of fresh arugula from the Farmer’s Market.

The arugula is so fresh and peppery… I’m so glad I made this purchase! On top of the arugula, I cut up three radishes (also from the Farmer’s Market), added some spicy banana pepper rings, and fresh shaved Parmesan. Though you can’t see it, I also added the rest of the Kiwi Salsa to this salad which tied everything together. I brought in all my salad ingredients packaged separately today and it makes a HUGE difference in the freshness of the salad.

For an afternoon snack, I had a real treat today. I went to my favorite frozen yogurt place, Yogen Fruz, which I’ve written about a few times on here. I was in touch with the people over at Yogen Fruz and they asked me to come in and try one of their NuMixes to see what I thought. They have Pina Colada, Chocolate Almond, Lychee Green Tea, Chai Latte, Key Lime Pie, and Mint Chocolate Chip flavors of the mixes. Basically, they take their regular frozen yogurt, mix a flavor into it, and then add the toppings that go with it. Today I tried the Key Lime Pie kind, where they took the nonfat yogurt, added key lime flavor, and then top it with graham cracker crumbles.

It really tasted like key lime pie! I love how Yogen Fruz mixes the flavors into the frozen yogurt so the yogurt itself gets flavored rather than just the toppings (which they have plenty of, too).  The only thing I would change is that the graham crackers themselves were ground really fine, almost to a powder, and I would have preferred them a little chunkier. Flavor-wise though, this was spot-on, and definitely something I’d try again.

I think I’m going to go on another bike ride tonight since its so gorgeous out and is supposed to rain all weekend (boo!). Other than that, not sure where tonight will take me, but my first day off in a while is so close, I can taste it!

Fingers Crossed

Hey! I’m getting pretty excited that weekend is getting so close. This week has seriously flown by for me, I can hardly believe it’s Thursday afternoon! It is still looking really sunny and nice here in DC even though they’ve predicted thunderstorms. Earlier Weather.com said they were going to be starting around 5, but now its saying more like 7, which makes me happy because that means I should be able to get to the Farmer’s Market. Fingers crossed that it doesn’t start raining until after I’m done and that there’s more vendors than last week!

I had an unpictured apple for a snack around 12 because I was in a meeting and felt awkward taking a picture of my apple… Fujis are definitely my favorite kind because they’re so crispy and just the right amount of sweet. But that was my last one, so I’m hoping they have some nice one’s at the market today, and maybe I’ll even go out on a limb and try a new kind.

Lunch was leftover sobas. I swear these tasted a lot better than they look…

I put this together last night with the peanut sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, and a little chili paste, and then this morning I added a bit more peanut sauce and mixed them up again. I think the flavors all soaking together overnight made this even better today and the weather definitely lends itself to eating cold things for lunch lately!

On the side I had some strawberries and added some fresh pineapple that one of our vendors brought to work…

So good! Most of our vendors bring in cupcakes, chocolate, donuts, etc, but this guy is a keeper because he brings in fresh fruit every time and I always manage to snag some. 🙂

These next few hours are going to fly by because I have a lot to do, and then off to the Farmer’s Market and a major dose of Spring Cleaning in preparation for the parents arriving tomorrow. They’re not staying with us, but they haven’t seen my new apartment yet so I want it to look nice, and we’ll be cooking dinner there on Saturday. Hopefully the weather holds up so we can eat out on the balcony! Hope your day is good!