I greeted the morning with 15 minutes of yoga and a small, simple breakfast of French Vanilla organic yogurt, with a sprinkling of homemade organic granola.
It was an incredibly lovely way to begin the day. Later, the boys and I ran to the Fresh Market to pick up some things for my lunch with my friend Krista tomorrow. When we got home, my dad ran by to swab my cheek for HIV, part of the life insurance process. A little weird? Perhaps. After he left, I fixed lunch with simplicity again being the theme of the week. Leftover tuna salad on whole wheat bread, topped with organic romaine lettuce, along with an organic orange.
I want to say a word here about mayonnaise. Recently I was reading on a blog that I like and the author, who lives in a town close to me, mentioned that Southerners favorite mayo is a brand called Dukes. Well, I must be even less Southern than I thought because this brand is one I absolutely detest. Can’t explain why, but it just tastes gross to me. My personal favorite is Hellmann’s which I believe on the West Coast goes by Best Foods brand. I have had fancy mayo, homemade mayo, and Hellmann’s is still at the top of my list. Just curious…do any of you have a favorite? Please let me know, I’m really interested! Maybe you hate mayo all together. Tell me that, too.
Check back later for the dinner update!
Tonight we had tuna and it was good! I seared it in a pan in which I had heated some canola oil, sesame oil, a pat of butter, some minced garlic, and freshly grated ginger. I did not season the tuna because I think it’s easy to overpower the delicious delicate taste that tuna has to offer. Also, it was important to be sure it wasn’t overcooked because we like it rare. With the tuna I served my favorite haricot verts which I had cooked in the same oil, garlic, and ginger combination, topped off with a sprinkling of salt and a couple of grinds of black pepper. It was really, really tasty.
I was trying to copy the taste of the tuna we had the other night and I did not accomplish that but our dinner was good in spite of that.
See you tomorrow!