Today was really busy. I had a quick lunch of leftovers. My bowl was filled with cauliflower and I had a little pasta and a meatball on top.
Then, I set out to the mall, where I picked up Lamb for my dad's birthday.
I also grabbed an iced soy latte because I was sweating up a storm in the heat. After the bookstore, I headed back down the hill (much easier going down) to Costco, where I picked up bananas, grapes, blackberries (great price right now!!!) and Yoplait Light Smoothies (aka Sugar Shakes) for the hubby.
This darn bag was SO heavy. Costco is really close. Maybe a half-mile walking, but it's uphill and I swear this bag felt like lead.
When I finally got home, I peeled off my jeans (they were like heat-affixed to my legs) and put on my workout clothes for this afternoon's class. It felt oh-so-good to be cool. Then, I realized I was starving.
I kinda fell into a coma after that and ended up being 5 minutes late for class, which sucked. I hate being late!!! When I got there, I was greeted by Sheree's smiling face and a small baggy of "nooch."
Ok, call off the cops. It's not what it sounds like. This stuff is nutritional yeast. You basically sprinkle it on food, and it has a cheesy, nutty sort of flavor.
Nutritional yeast, similar to brewer's yeast, is a deactivated yeast. It is popular with vegans, who use it as an ingredient in recipes or simply as a condiment. It is produced by culturing the yeast with a mixture of sugarcane and beet molasses, then harvesting, washing, drying and packaging the yeast. It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins and is a complete protein.
Tonight, I decided to make Turkey-Kidney Bean Tacos and use the "nooch" in the place of cheese on my taco.
Ground Turkey and Kidney Bean Tacos
Brown the turkey and add in drained, rinsed kidney beans (this gets off all that icky sodium they use during canning).
Then, add in spices. I usually use a packet of taco seasoning (I've used lots of different kinds, but this low sodium packet works best for me - and it's fast).
Then, you stir it all together and you turn yourself around and that's what it's all about...
I used whole-wheat taco shells. I chopped some 'maters and topped the whole deal with "the goods," greek yogurt, and salsa. Aren't my recipes just soooooo hard? :p
It's 8pm now, and it's not even dark yet. Yay! I love summer!!! If I don't talk to you between here and there, have a happy 4th, and I'll catch ya on the other side.
Ok, I'm out. :)