Gear up, people. Here’s everything I ate on Tuesday, April 22nd. It’s all Japanese-inspired clean eating, nearly fat free and one raw egg shy of vegan. This kept me powered through a busy day and an hour of spin. BUT, let’s start out with a shameless work selfie.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY: (1) Getting to read the Wall Street Journal for an hour in a quiet, sunny room. Am now properly updated on my fav tech and telecom movers and shakers. (2) Starting Tokyo Vice, which so far is every bit as badass and hard-boiled a narrative as promised. (3) Hilarious and heartening chats with my office wifey and my mom.
Dinner is the clincher, I promise…
BREAKFAST – Curried Lentils, brown rice, a shredded carrot, green onion, and some tonkatsu sauce. Tonkatsu always brings the magic…I took the picture next to this flower as I forgot to make the presentation Insta-worthy before everything was in the bowl. And sorry about those pale, pale feet!
LUNCH: Vegan Bento. 1/2 cup brown rice with umeboshi, kimchi, cherry tomatoes, and su shoyuzuke tsukemono.
DINNER: Udon with “Asian Style” Pesto! I saw this rich and delicious Thai Linguine recipe on Lady and Pups and was inspired to make a simple, light pesto using some of the Japanese ingredients left in my fridge; as you know I’m in the middle of emptying my side of the kitchen and fridge before leaving for California. Let me tell you, I scraped the sides of the food processor when I was done here and devoured this in .5 seconds.
Ingredients: spinach, mint, chives, toasted sesame seeds, two cloves garlic, shoyu, big cut of ginger, rice milk, mirin, miso, and a dash of sesame oil. The mint and ginger flavors are dominant. I can try to provide a more exact recipe if there’s interest! This would also be amazing as a salad dressing or marinade!
BONUS PIC: This perfect little chap spotted on the way home from the gym! I’m going to miss idyllic Logan Circle.
Take care, beautiful people!