Beans and BreadPosted: February 28, 2010
Another weekend has some to a close and I am getting ready to go read in bed. Before I can get there let me give you a little run down of about 2pm yesterday until today.
My lunch did not completely fill me up so I went back for a small bowl of Kashi H2H Warm Cinnamon and vanilla rice milk.
For dinner Nick and I met up with friends for a burger bash in Federal Hill. I had heard that the burgers at The Abbey Burger Bistro were amazing so I really wanted to try them out!
They have a build your own burger sheet and that is what I went with.
I ordered a bison burger with local cheddar, caramelized onions, pickles, tomato, stone ground mustard and lettuce on a classic roll with sweet potato fries. I contemplating getting the veggie burger and the lettuce bun, but this was a burger place and I felt like my first time needed to be a real burger with a real bun.
This was great! 100x better than Five Guys. I found that place very unoriginal and greasy. Along with my burger I got an Abbey Ale (dark with tons of fruit undertones). They have tons of beer here and their draft selection changes all of the time.
After dinner Nick and I met up with some other friends to hangout for a bit before heading home. It was a late night!
I slept in this morning until 10AM!!! Sissy was not happy to wait that long, but she was patient and only bothered me when I moved.
For breakfast I set to work making pancakes and I changed my mind on them about 10 times. At first I was going to make banana blueberry pancakes and then they because blueberry with pb and blueberry jam. A few more things went through my head and I finally ended on plain blueberry pancakes with a little real maple syrup.
I just really wanted authentic pancakes this morning. Of course I added flax, chia seeds, vanilla and cinnamon. I found that cooked blueberries because really sweet and that is why I skipped the jam. I had the banana and pb already out so I made a few pb and banana sandwiches while the cakes cooked.
I decided to make 16 bean soup and cornbread thanks to Jen. I had the beans in my cupboard for a really long time and finally remembered to soak them last night. I cooked up my Oikos cornbread to go along with my soup and to have a little bit more with my lunch
After lunch I started cooking my bean soup with a large can of diced tomatoes, 1 box of low sodium veggie broth, carrots, celery, S&P, bay leaves and garlic. Simple because I wanted the beans to really stand out. I set this on high and headed out to Bikram yoga.
It was once again ridiculously hard. So hot!!!! It is seriously challenging both physically and mentally. I definitely did not hydrate enough before class and I had a few moments of lightheadedness. I wasn’t really a fan of the teacher, but now I know not to attend her classes.
I came home showered, iced my knee and went diving into some beans and bagel.