Marfigs' Munchies

Adventures in vegan eats and feats

WIAW on days off

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I’m off this week (huzzah and all that) to tend to some random admin tasks, such as getting poor Freyja sterilized tomorrow and then my specialist’s appointment on Friday, so the week has pretty much been a pajama fest til now, trying my best to stay upbeat and proactive despite the siren’s song from the realm of nap and other tricksy creatures that defeat motivation. Sometimes I prefer just going to work to feel like I’ve gotten something done that day, but I guess I should thank my lucky stars, since it’s going to get rough the upcoming while with assignments for my library diploma and general work training. Naturally all this leads to one thing: munchies of doom! Welcome to WIAW.wiawmarfigslogo

Early breakfast: 2 TBSP protein powder and hot water – I got up early to help Man-thing with all the garbage/cat litter and needed something to chow meds with. Luckily soy powder is mild enough that all the presents the cats leave us aren’t really as vile as they could be :p breakfastsoySecond breakfast: pear, zucchini, lettuce, water, protein powder, oat bran and spice smoothie – admittedly this was pretty lame because my zucchini and pear were unfrozen due to laziness, and there’s nothing worse than a warm smoothie. Glargh!

smoothiebfSnacks: 2 brown rice crackers with pumpkin mash, salsa, cherry tomatoes and 2 awesome cookies, cucumber, hummus, baby corn and paprika. Holy moly the munchies hit SO hard yesterday that I didn’t know what to do with myself. Being at home means a LOT more munching than I would usually do (but then again other times I accidentally undereat because I don’t do much other than sit on my butt in front of the computer). When I’m baking though and up and down the kitchen I do get nibbly though because I’m surrounded by food which practically bursts out of the fridge, so naturally it’s my duty to eat everything in sight :p I was busy baking and carrying on, hence the mess of doom and my foul looking oven mitt which you’ll have to excuse.teatimecrack cookienm cucumber hummussnackFreyja is always sniffing about in the kitchen when I’m busy. Here she is disguised as a zucchini. Clearly.zucchinicat zucchinicat1Lunch: Minestrone soup with a spinach salad and 1 TBSP guac, 1 slice wholewheat toast with jam and steamed eggplant (best combo ever) and a dessert of a plum with some NuNaturals cocoa syrup (MUNCHIES).

minestronesoup toastylunch plumsnackAfternoon snack: 2 TBSP protein powder, 1 tsp carob powder and hot water – hot chocolate of champions! Thick and delicious – best treat of the daychocsoyPre-dinner snack: 2 TBSP protein powder, cinnamon and hot water… um, I may be abusing the protein powder, but honestly it’s the best lazy food ever.soydrinkDinner: Minestrone soup with some weird 5kcal water pasta type stuff which helps to puff up a meal + 1 cup green beans. We went to the in-laws for dinner and they prepped all sorts of delicious things for me like my FIL’s yum spinach, onion and mushroom mix and some grilled veggies, but my soup business was so filling I had to take take-aways (yum!). They had loadshedding but luckily are zombie-ready with gas stoves, a bbq and lots of headlamps and candles, so it was a lot more functional than our humble realm in the darkness of our evil electricity company. dinnersoupLate-night snack: I stayed up late to watch prison documentaries (youtube is evil – there’s so much random nonsense on there!) so I ate a buckwheat rusk for no good reason other than I could. Was delicious, no regrets. dippedrusks

 So there you have it. Anyone else get munchies of doom when they’re home? It must be why I’m still recovering from the holiday stretch of the pants…about a decade ago :p

Author: Marfigs

Ahoy, I’m Margaux! History teacher and freelance editor; wench to my Man-thing; volunteer at a cat shelter; and handmaiden to our kitsy cats, Gatsby, Freyja and Atlas. This blog is dedicated to vegan food, occasionally overthrown by pictures of foster kittens and other fluffy creatures. I love sharing ideas and recipes, so don't be shy: stop by and say hi!

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