My Tuesdays are ...
.... I don't know what they are.
I get up around four-thirty. I drive to one of the colleges where I teach English - an hour away. I teach at eight and at eleven.
The eight o'clock class is a bit of a miracle. It's a small class full of bright beautiful faces who all contribute to class discussions and want to work on their writing. One student asked me, a week or two ago, "Can you teach me how to use colons?"
I love them.
The eleven o'clock class is right before lunch. And that's all I have to say about that.
At twelve, I've done only half of the day. The classes that I take start at four. That gives me about a two-and-half hour break. BECAUSE it takes one hour for me to get from the college where I teach to the college where I go.
What do I do with those two-and-a-half hours?
I go to Whole Foods.
There's a new one just built near me. It has a beer bar, rooftop seating, and FIVE salad bars. That's not counting soup and olives, okay?
Here's what I got last Tuesday.
My Most Favoritest Salad EVER!!!
Roasted red onions
Roasted eggplant and zukes in tomato sauce
Here's what I did to it.
It looks like the back of a dumptruck.
After walking around and shopping, I felt like I needed chocolate. I didn't know why at the time. Although - TMI alert - I figured it out when I started bleeding a couple days later! HA!
Cacao has been on my mind lately. So this is what I got.
Now before you get on me about the sugar - there was only twelve grams. So far that day, I had maybe four or five grams. The rest of the stats were too amazing to ignore.
I LOVE anything that's high in fats, but low in saturated fats. Also - CHECK OUT THAT FIBER CONTENT!!! With five grams of protein TOO?
Here's what it looked like unwrapped...
Aaaand here's what I think about cacao.
It definitely has that fruity "health food meets junk food" taste. But now I know what that taste is. It's cacao. And man - do I LOVE cacao. I love that it's not dry or muddy like chocolate. It's wet. It's more like a nut. There's that satisfying CRUNCH and it fills your mouth with goodness.
In the Go Hunza bar, that CRUNCH was loved up by something extra. Underneath it was a classic chewy brownie yum. See?
It was one of those meals that left me SO happy. I drove on to class in a great mood.
What about you? What was the last meal you had that left you glowing?