Hey, everyone! How’s your Tuesday so far? I have some great news to share—this pile o’ stuff marks the end of apartment home goods shopping!
Woohoo! My mom and I picked up bedding, pillows, and blankets this morning, which comprises the last of the “big stuff” (bulky and heavy items) I’m bring to New York City. It feels great to finish shopping, but I have a feeling this is the calm before the storm—packing starts tomorrow. Oh boy.
Keeping with last night’s Meatless Monday theme, I prepared blackened grilled tofu.
Holy cow—talk about taste heaven. This mixture included eight different spices like paprika, lemon pepper, and ground red pepper, and it packed flavor and heat; my spice-loving taste buds were super happy. I’ll share its exact contents next week.
With a morning of shopping looming overhead, I made a veggie-packed meal.
There were a ton of roasted vegetables leftover from last night, so I added those to a one-egg, one-egg-white base. For a little extra staying power, I ate a sliver of protein-packed pumpkin bread. I have a feeling this loaf will be gone very soon.
Workout – Biking
Once NYC shopping was complete, I set out on a celebratory bike ride. Even though I battled powerful headwinds, I covered the 14.5 miles pretty easily by reminding myself that I won’t be biking around Central New York much longer; it bittersweet to think I have one ride remaining.
A blustery ride called for a warm midday meal, and black bean soup fit the bill.
Black bean is easily my favorite soup of all-time, followed by Italian wedding and chicken noodle.
What’s your favorite kind of soup?