I definitely slept in this morning. It was 10:45 when I finally got up. I normally don't sleep that late, but I was sleeping pretty good. I could have slept longer if I hadn't saw what time it was. My breakfast became a snack to tide me over until lunch. I had a big cup of the Benner Lemon & Ginseng tea to get me going and a small bowl with part of a pink lady apple some Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and a few plain almonds.
I tried the Fusia Asian Inspirations Miso Soup Bowl that I got at Aldi. It's Udon noodles with tofu and scallions in a blend of rich miso.
It looks a lot like the Udon Soup Bowl I had the other day (noodles, seasoning packet and dried vegetables), but the sauce in the seasoning packet was thicker and a bit milky looking.
The little dried vegetable square also looks similar to the one from the Udon noodles. This one contains scallion, spinach, and tofu.
I added some sliced baby portabella mushrooms, which I cooked in a little of the broth for 2 minutes in the microwave.
The tofu in this is hardly noticeable. The broth, I liked better than the broth in the Udon soup, but it was still very different than most broths. I'm not sure what it is about it, but it sort of tastes as if there might be a bit of vinegar in it, but just a hint, a sort of sour tast. I'm just not sure it's vinegar, but that's what it makes me think of. It's not bad, but definitely different.
The mushrooms help give the soup some character, otherwise it just looks like noodles and broth. What is funny about the soup is the way I eat it. I have to take my glasses off or else I wind up with speckles of broth all over them. I instinctively suck in the long noodles like spaghetti, but because of the broth it's a bit sloppy. I had to keep reminding myself not to do that. I finally just gave up and took my glasses off until I finished. I am also giving this soup 3 stars, even though the broth in this one is a little better than in the Udon Soup Bowl, it's still not good enough to say I really liked it, which is what would bring it up to the 4 star rating.
For my evening snack I had half a cinnamon raisin bagel from the freezer. It wasn't a Panera bagel unfortunately, but one I'd gotten from the grocery store a while back. It's not like a real bagel, but it was alright. I spread on some peanut butter and topped it with some chopped dates and some raisins, cranberries, & seeds from my TFM Men's Omega3 Energy Mix. It was actually better than I was expecting.
I also made a cup of decaf blackberry pomegranate green tea to wash it down.
I wanted to eat some of my Peppered Tofurky for dinner, but didn't really want a sandwich. I did want one of my pita pockets, but not stuffed. I tried that and it just didn't work for me, so I made salad of bagged iceberg salad, sliced muenster cheese, peppered tofurky, and chopped dill pickle slices. I had some fresh broccoli on the side and drizzled it all with light ranch dressing.
It was really good this way and not nearly as messy. I toasted my pita a little and cut it into small triangles just to make it more manageable.
I had a few raisins while typing this up. Now I'm finished, plan to read a bit and then I'm off to bed. Have a great night/day!!!
Have you tried any great vegetarian products lately? I'd love to know some of your favorites. I'm always looking for new things to try.