YJDKIY has a love/hate relationship with two of my last three meals. Dinner last night was a falafel pita.
I absolutely LOVE restaurant falafel, and while I like the concept and flavor of the box kind at home, I absolutely HATE the consistency and texture. I assume it is because I bake it instead of fry it, but it is so so dry sometime I can hardly eat more than two bites. This time, unlike my last, I loaded with homemade tzatziki using Oikos, and lettuce in hopes of rememdying this, but no, still like shoving a handful of raw flour in my mouth. How do you make falafel yummy?
My second love/hate meal was lunch today. Since we had a ginormous veggie omelet with wheat toast and fruit at the cute cafe in Salisbury, I still wasn't hungry for lunch by the time noonish rolled around. This allowed the perfect opportunity to make use of the crazy Sunday hours at the Y (open @ 1 p.m.). I think I'll stick to the 6 am slot, after walking out into 90 degrees all sweaty and hot myself. All I wanted to eat was a smoothie!
This one contained the kitchen sink! A little (leftover from February) TJ's tart frozen yogurt, a little swoony Food Lion frozen yogurt, some severely freezer burned berries, a small ration of my frozen farmer's market strawberries, a super tiny drizzle of chocolate syrup, a little light Silk, some leftover OJ from breakfast adventure, some cranberry juice, and a handful of raw oats (my condiment of choice lately!).
The flavor was fantastic...but enter the hate. I can't stand digging out (and washing) the blender accessories. I detest trying to get the perfect consistency and I can't stand melted smoothie so I practically have to inhale it to consume before melting occurs. But, oh, I love the taste and it feels so healthy and refreshing!