Even though I’ve been at night school now for over a month, it still seems wrong to have class on Friday night…..especially since every Friday night we have practicals. I think that’s just my Chef’s way of making sure we all come to class because the urge is always there to just skip it and start the weekend! I’m feeling more anxious than usual for tonight’s practical because of course the almond filled cake (pathiver) that I totally bombed the other night is on it! I have to make a perfect one of those as well as six vol au vents, 6 turnovers and 12 palmiers (cinnamon/sugar puff pastry cookies). That seems like an awful lot to make and I really don’t feel 100% comfortable with any of it! Hopefully luck will be on my side tonight and my almond cake will not explode in the oven like last time….
Today for a snack I made a delicious smoothie using a tiny frozen banana (about the size of half a huge banana), a couple strawberries, 1 tbsp of ground flax (thanks VeggieGirl!!!!!) and about a half cup of soy milk. It was so creamy and delicious—I ate it with a spoon! It was pretty filling though and left me not that hungry for my usual early dinner. Oh well, good thing I’m the type of person that can always eat. I must have some sort of hollow leg.
Last night when I got home from school I set some chickpeas out to soak then I cooked them off this morning when I woke up so I could enjoy them for dinner! I made a tasty pasta dish using 2.5 ounces of whole wheat spaghetti, some broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, 1/2 cup of chickpeas and organic tomato sauce…I sprinkled a little nutritional yeast on top and Voila! Delicious! It was such a huge pasta mountain though and even though I felt full midway through…I kept eating til there was none left! That’s not a good thing to do because you really shouldn’t stuff yourself but I need fuel for my practical tonight and, hey, stuffing yourself with good-for-you food is different than stuffing yourself with Mcdonalds. 😉 The protein and fiber in this meal will DEF. keep me going all night long!
Of course I’m bringing two of my chocolate peanut butter cookies with me to school to have for dessert later. It would be some sort of sin not to!