whew, this week just flew by! This is great but it’s been a little too fast. I feel like the weeks are just getting away from me. While I never really was a party animal, I’m employing the motto of ‘study hard, play harder’ this weekend since I’m going to try to fit in both! While tonight is Friday, I’m going to try to get somewhat caught up so that I can enjoy the Greek Food Festival Saturday evening and the Pink Martini Concert Sunday night. Boy do I have lots to do, as I’m sure you guys are no stranger to this, right?
Thursday I rushed to the farmer’s market after work and before class and found some yummies. I think I cut the cantaloupe too soon because it wasn’t very good, but the dates are AMAZING!! I think this is my new love. I have to be careful because when I brought them home I had 5! hello fiber and carbs! I want to try to make granola bars with them or some kind of quick bread. Do you have any good date recipes to share??? Yum!
The bag had a bunch of different varieties, I liked the tiny brown one in the back the best.
They also had date bread and cookies and I about bought them all! Next time I want to try the bread. Oh my gosh, this cookie was just wonderful, you’ll see . . .
I’m meeting with my chair tomorrow at a coffee shop, since it’s so hard to meet during the week with work. I need to look over some more research, but I think I’ve decided on a thesis topic focusing on coconut water! eek! I’m excited yet very nervous about the whole thing. It will be something like ‘The effect of coconut water on rehydration after exercising in the heat’ What do you think?
Everyone I’ve told or asked about it doesn’t seem too excited and many people don’t even know what coconut water is. But, no one in the department is giving me any other ideas!!! I’ve been very frustrated and discouraged trying to find something, but I hope this will work. I’d like to compare it to traditional electrolyte replacements to see if it is better (that would be neat), does the same, or is not a good sports drink. I’m just having a discrepancy between how much sodium is in the product. The USDA database says 252 mg/cup, but most of the brands available say 60 mg or less. That isn’t really ideal for a ‘sports drink’. I contacted ZICO brand and they said the USDA must be in error. Anyone have any ideas? I haven’t heard back from the USDA as of yet.
Yesterday for dinner I made peanutty noodles. Peanut butter is one of my favorite things and I can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert pretty much or just straight from the jar. I love this recipe because it’s pretty darn versatile. I didn’t have any bokchoy so I just left it out and added more carrots. Yum! I like to use soba noodles, but anything you can find works.
You can find the recipe here.
And the yumminess I promised! I topped 1/4 of the date chocolate chip cookie with a bit of vanilla 1/2 fat ice cream. Wow, it was the perfect combo!
So that’s what my weekend is going to look like, I need to get to studying and brainstorming asap! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)
What’s your motto lately?