Thursday, May 7, 2009


All this house buying stuff is sucking the energy out of me big time!! I mean I knew it wasn't easy but this has got to be one of the most stressful weeks ever!! When lots of questions and information is thrown at you all at once, even not-so-big-deal things can seem like HUGE deals. Combine this with not being able to workout all week, and that just adds another level of stress and frustration.
Well the hard part will be over tonight when we finally sign the purchase and sale and hand over the deposit...then it's done! Hopefully there's not too much between tonight and the closing on June 8th.
I'm planning a big Friday night workout but really I am!
Now for a little delicious recap of some food highlights this week thus far.
I don't eat as much tofu as some of you guys, but I do like it! I particularly like it marinaded and grilled like my dad used to make. When I found the marinade recipe he used to use I was so excited.

The marinade is from this vegetarian cookbook that my dad bought back in the day when he went Vegetarian for a little while. The book is "The American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit for Life Kitchen" by Marilyn Diamond and was published in 1990 (omg I can't believe that was 19years ago!!). It's funny though because it's called a "vegetarian" cookbook but after looking through it, its definitely more a Vegan cookbook! I wonder if the term "vegan" wasn't as widely used then?

Anywho, the marinade is simple and delicious. I don't remember exact proportions but the ingredients were: (I used 1 block of extra firm tofu)

  • soy sauce
  • dried mustard
  • honey
  • molasses
  • garlic
  • onion
  • dash of cayenne pepper

This is a very flavorful marinade! I'll say that I think this time around that it was a little too salty. The recipe calls for low-sodium soy sauce but I had to use half low-sodium, half regular because I ran out! I think next time I may just use less and add some water or maybe orange juice!

The next night I grilled these babies up on my grill pan as it was raining outside :(

I love eating them in a sandwich or bun with a little BBQ sauce.

I've also been enjoying little servings of the Eddy's Slow Churned Mint Chocolate Chip! I still can't believe this stuff is low fat!

Looking lovely sprinkled with some rainbow JIMMIES! Yes they are JIMMIES! I will never call them least never when it comes to ice cream applications. My roommate and I haven't his argument ALL the time.

What do you call them? Jimmies or Sprinkles??

Another delicious item of the week is corn. I am just starting to see corn on the cob at the grocery stores. I can't wait to see the HUGE bins of overflowing corn soon!!

Well I steamed a few ears up and put them in the fridge to eat during the week. I just cut the corn off the cob, added fresh cut tomatoes and enjoyed!

Usually this combination is perfect with some fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil, but I had no basil so I just ate it plain. They were perfectly flavorful on their own.

I enjoyed this corn/tomato salad with a turkey and tomato wrap on Joseph's Lavash bread, and sliced red bell pepper.

My final "item of the week" is PB!! I know nothing new, BUT lately I feel like I've been enjoying almond butter so much that I have sent peanut butter to the wayside! (what does that even mean...'to the wayside'...I don't know but it seemed fitting). I was super excited to open a brand new jar of my FAV...TJ's Organic Creamy Peanut Butter!

I enjoyed this for breakfast yesterday along with my favorite "jelly" TJ's Organic Raspberry Fruit Spread, 1 banana, and 1 slice of Arnold's Double Protein Bread (toast).

Ok so maybe I snuck some almond butter on 1/3 of the toast. What can I say? I love options!!

Mmm melty.

Well hopefully the stressful week is dwindling down, because we sign the Purchase and Sale tongiht so after that we're in! Well not in the house, thats the closing, but we're locked in with our $$$$$!!!

Talk about most expensive year EVER!!!! New house, our wedding, our honeymoon, 3 weddings I am in (so that means showers and bachelorette's), 2 other weddings to attend....and who knows what else!

It's almost friday, just keep thinking that:)


  1. Your tofu looks divine all grilled up! Happy eating!

  2. What an amazing marinade! I need to try out grilling tofu :)

  3. I totally feel for you! I was SO stressed at the end of last year/beginning of this year over house stuff. Our house in MD had been on the market for what felt like forever and we had already signed on to purchase the new house. I was having like a heart attack on a daily basis. We ended up going to closing on both within 3 days of one another. It will be over soon!

    Yummy eats. I can't say much about tofu- I haven't really given it much of a chance. I think the fact that Josh will never eat it keeps me from buying and really trying it. I call them sprinkles. I was so confused when I moved to MA and everyone was calling them jimmies ;) I think jimmies sounds so cute though

  4. Holy tofu! That looks amazing!! I'm going to definitely have to try that!

    Hang in there with the stress - don't forget to breathe!

  5. I call them Jimmies! I am from Philly so that's what we say! Love the tofu!

  6. Hope the stress calms down soon, sounds like you just have lots going on right now, but just remember, it will settle down!

    Don't hate me, but I've never even heard the term "jimmies"..haha

    That tofu marinade sounds really good!! And I include 2 nut butters in my breakfasts most mornings too, why limit myself to just one? ;)

  7. I have totally never heard the term jimmies before. Sprinkles all the way!

  8. ooh, amazing tofu!!! and LOVE corn on the cob, can't wait for the summer!! so close :) take a deep breath, and i am so happy tomorrow's friday... although next week is another crazy one at work for me :/

  9. Tofu is the food of the Gods (if they were veggies) I'm not a vegetarian, but I love tofu, it's so much healthier than meat.

  10. Love the tofu!

    I remember buying ahouse a few years ago. We had one offer fall through due to a counter-offer and ended up having to up our price on the house we bought because of a counter-offer. And this was when the market was way down. crazy.

  11. I love options myself! Sometimes it gets me in trouble!:)

  12. mint choc chip ice cream makes EVERYTHING better :)

  13. Geez, that is one expensive year! So cool that you found a house you want to settle in though! :)
    Enjoy your big Friday night workout :D