Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Strawberry + Ice Cream = YUM

There has been a lot of good eating going on in the Vanishing Veggie world.  Although, the eating may not be contributing too much to my slimming down.

This morning, I tried out a new protein powder I picked up at Whole Foods.  After shaking it into my coconut milk, I was NOT excited about the prospects.  It didn't look very tasty at all.  I have to say, though, that I was pleasantly surprised.  There was an overwhelming chocolate smell as soon as I opened the shaker, and what I tasted was actually really good.  I think I will pick up a bigger supply of this one.

I spent the rest of the morning doing code research, eating almonds and drinking green tea.  When we all piled in the car for lunch, I was hoping for something healthy.  However, the votes for Mexican food were voiced, and we headed for Senior Tequila on Hwy 10.  There are TONS of Senior Tequila restaurants all over Little Rock, and I have to say, they're some of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the city.  The dishes are always pretty fresh, and their guac and extra hot salsa are both excellent.  I did not have the self control to say no to the chips.

I had the guacamole salad, no cheese, and I added a side of pico de gallo.  Normally, this salad is not terribly filling, but I ate enough chips to make up for it.  I opted out of my afternoon snack, because I was still digesting lunch when it was time to go to yoga.  I spent the afternoon sketching, then I headed to Barefoot for the early Hot Yoga class.  It felt so good to be back in the studio.

I got home around 7, took a bath, then settled in to watch the new episode of Mad Men.  We weren't quite ready for dinner, so I snacked on some raw pumpkin seeds.

For dinner, I felt like something light and raw, because I knew I was having dessert.  So, I made up some cabbage wraps!

Zucchini/Tempeh Teriyaki Wrap

1 small zucchini, sliced very thin or spiralized
1/2 block tempeh, cut in cubes
1 1/2 tablespoon gluten free teriyaki sauce
2 tablepoons hot rotelle
2 green onion stalks
2 savoy cabbage leaves
broccoli straws and pumpkin seeds to top

These were a little watery, because I didn't press any liquid out of the zucchini.  They're also quite hot due to the rotelle, so if you're not into that, maybe don't add that ingredient.  I mixed everything up in a bowl and then scooped them into the leaves.  I think if you let the ingredients sit in the marinade, it would be even better.

Immediately after this, Josh and I decided it was time for dessert.  We don't usually eat sweet things at night, but those strawberries from this weekend were just dying to be eaten with ice cream.

That is two small pancakes topped with strawberries, coconut milk ice cream, and chocolate balsamic.  I think I probably should have made a strawberry juice, but there's something that feels really wrong about putting sugar on strawberries.


Total Calories for the Day  1738

Total Carbs 193

I'm guessing this might even be a low estimate, because I'm not exactly sure how many chips I ate, but I budgeted about 500 calories for them.  In the end, these are all estimates, and I did get in a good workout.


  1. Sheridan ALMOST took me to Senor Tequila last time I was in town, but we ended up at the Town Pump instead. I'll have to check it out next time! That dessert sounds fantastic!

    1. oh man, it's been a pretty major contribution to my little rock weight gain. it's hard for a girl that grew up in the south to resist a basket of tortilla chips, haha. definitely give it a try sometime! i find if you kind of mix and match and make up your own meal, it's easier to find something to eat.

      i don't think i've ever eaten at town pump, but it's right by my yoga studio. if you want to try some amazing and greasy bar food, White Water Tavern has just added a few vegan dishes that are actually AMAZING.


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