Welcome to Part II of my photo journal of the food I ate last week. This is the more indulgent portion of the week, what with an extra day off and a great trip to the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace. It kind of balances out the first part of the week.
Friday morning: Fried Egg Friday! I used to eat whole eggs 3 or 4 days a week but in the interest of my health, I now have one fried egg per week. This week: 1 fried egg on a toasted, whole-grain sandwich thin, sauteed chard, with a dish of sliced apples and bananas.
Sampling tasting olive oil at McEvoy Ranch Olive Oil, at the Ferry Building Marketplace.
Lunch: Spring Rolls and peanut sauce from Out the Door. Yummy.
Now, more samples while walking around the Marketplace.
Delicious almond brittle with dark chocolate from Alfieri Fruits & Nuts. We bought some to take home. The gentleman who was handing out samples gave me a bemused look when I stopped to take a picture before I would take a taste.
A handful of kumquats from Farm Fresh to You helped me feel like I was eating something healthy. Have you tried kumquats before? The skin of a kumquat is the sweetest part and the flesh can be quite tart. I like them but these ones were a little more tart that I prefer. But good.
At Cowgirl Creamery they gave out samples of Effie’s Oatcakes, a little cookie that reminded me of a cross between graham crackers and shortbread. I just looked at the site for the oatcakes and saw a picture of s’mores made with them. Oh, my. That sounds like a perfect combination.
They were giving out milk too, for that cozy milk ‘n cookies vibe.
As if all this snacking wasn’t enough, we had some soft serve vanilla ice cream from Gott’s Roadside. Luckily for me, Rem was willing to share a few bites so I didn’t have a whole serving of my own.
Curiosity convinced us to try “Mo’s Dark a Bar“, a bacon-dark chocolate bar that we picked up at Farm Fresh to You earlier. It was a very small bar (1/2 oz.), but for me, a big disappointment. Neither of us could taste bacon. Now I know and I don’t need to try it again. Whew.
We left the Marketplace and took the ferry back to Marin.
Amazingly, I got home hungry. So, I had 1/2 a banana and a delicious roll picked up at the Marketplace, which held me over until dinner.
The roll, from The Acme Bread Company was called Edible Schoolyard, made from 100 percent stone-milled organic whole-wheat flour, rye pumpernickel flour, honey, and salt. I will look for the Edible Schoolyard loaf another time – it is a winner.
Dinner: Leftover rice noodles, tofu and chard with red cabbage, apple, fennel and carrot slaw.
Saturday breakfast: Cereal, banana and 2% milk.
Snack: A little handful of nuts.
Lunch (with mom): Big green salad with cucumber, tomato, carrot & avocado topped with turkey-ham salad and hard boiled egg. On the side: whole grain Ritz crackers and a little fruit salad of grapes, tangerine & blueberries.
And Mom’s homemade oatmeal cookies.
Later that afternoon: jellybeans.
Dinner: Delicious grilled hanger steak picked up on Friday at Golden Gate Meat Company, sauteed kale, steamed green beans with lemon, cherry tomatoes and Acme Bread Company herb slab. All the more delicious because Rem cooked (thanks).
Snacking while blogging: Chocolate covered sunflower seeds.
Dessert: Greek yogurt with blueberry jam.
Sunday breakfast: Egg white-veggie-tofu scramble with baked tofu, chard, cherry tomatoes and cilantro with toasted herb slab & honey plus prunes.
Snack (just home from the Farmer’s Market): Kumquats – better than the ones at the Ferry Building Marketplace.
Trader Joe’s taste: Tater tot and sausage.
Lunch: Juice! Kale, chard, cucumber, celery, fennel, apple, orange, grapes, lime & mint.
Snackies: Ritz 100 calorie snack mix and fresh peas.
Dinner: Halibut with lemon and whipped butter, toasted herb slab, Greek salad and an artichoke with lemon/olive oil mayo dipping sauce.
Dessert: a piece of that heavenly Almond Brittle with dark chocolate. I ate it before taking a picture so here is the picture from Friday.
That is it, every bite.
On Sunday morning I did a big shopping at the Farmer’s Market. I hadn’t been in weeks and it was wonderful to walk the aisles, picking up fresh, delicious produce for the week ahead. I’m all stocked up for the week ahead.
Thank you for coming on by.