Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More food musings...

So this past weekend I went away on an overnight girls weekend. One of our meals was at the California Pizza Kitchen. I chose the Greek Pizza, minus the mozzarella and the feta cheese. I was wondering how it would taste without that stuff...let me tell you...it ROCKED! But honestly I would have liked it even better if they had doubled the amount of veggies that came on top. I gobbled the whole thing down.

So last night, along with my attempt at this pitiful excuse of Split Pea soup, I tried to recreate the Greek pizza at home. I started with a whole wheat crust, put some olive oil and sprinkled sea salt on the bottom (my mistake here is that I used WAYYYY too much sea salt and it was practically overpowering everything else on the pizza making it not too palatable...hence...in the future, go easy on the sea salt). I chopped up some tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and greek olives. Mixed them together, along with a tad bit of the olive juice and put that on the top of the pizza after it had gotten out of the oven.

I'll definitely re-create this again, sans the salt!!


I workout every morning at 24 hr. fitness. My alarm goes off at 4:45am and I'm out the door by 5am. I typically have never been a "eat before I workout" kinda gal. Several people at the gym had admonished me for this...should I be eating something? Am I wrecking havoc on my body for not?? I don't feel faint or weird. What do you do? Do you eat something pre-workout wise??

When I come home though...I'm definitely hungry! I like to eat something that will stick to my ribs for a while and help me to feel satisfied for quite a while. I've started eating this oatmeal mixture...and it is mmm, mmm, good!
Heaping of oatmeal (LOVE that I no longer measure out how much I'm eating!!)
1/3rd of a granny smith apple, diced
sprinkle of cinnamon, to taste
1 1/2 dates chopped
sprinkle of pure dark amber maple syrup
1 T grated flaxseed

Put everything in a bowl. Heat water up and then pour over the top...don't want too much or too little. Stir and then put a cover over it to allow the oats to "cook". I like it this way sooooo much better than microwaving the tar out of it and ending up with oatmeal mush!

5 comments:

  1. Your brekky looks soooo good Tiff! Kind of reminds me of Mama Pea's. I heated up half an apple the other day and I couldn't get over how good it tasted. Who'da thought? :)

    I have to say that I NEVER eat anything before I workout unless I wake up and wait for an hour or two. If I was waking up at 4:45 I wouldn't even consider grabbing a bite to eat before I went. It's just too early for me, and I too never feel nauseous or weak or anything. If I felt absolutely starving and like I needed an energy boost I might eat half a banana, but for the most part I say listen to your body. I don't think you're wrecking havoc on your metabolism or anything like that. My opinion!

    I am SO SO SO SUPER excited about the half!!!

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  2. I bet if you asked for double veggies instead of cheese on that pizza, that would totally do it!

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  3. Tiff - what kind of oatmeal do you use? I love to eat oatmeal in the morning, and this combo looks great!

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