Monday Munchies, Part 12

Okay, I lied last week: I’m still calling my weekly feature of what this RD eat over the course of a single day Monday Munchies. The alliteration is too good to pass up.

Thus, I present to you: everything I ate yesterday.

Breakfast, 8:30 am:

In the mix: A combination of Trader Joe’s nonfat Greek yogurt, Noosa honey yoghurt, and Chobani passionfruit yogurt (a combination which sounds really weird and not all that tasty – and you would be right), topped with a sliced banana, fresh blackberries, dried goji berries, dried apricots, Barbara squares, and peanut butter. Unpictured: hot Yorkshire Gold tea with skim milk.

Lunch, 12 pm, after a glorious walk with Peter and dogs in the unusually warm Illinois weather:

Leftover pizza from Friday’s dinner party, a bit of omelet from Golden Harbor, and a salad dressed in olives and bell peppers.

Dinner, 6:30 pm:

I was so busy with a project, I completely forgot to have an afternoon snack. No biggie. When I came downstairs, this was waiting for me:

As I mentioned yesterday, Peter made gumbo from scratch, including a homemade roux that took 30 minutes of continuous stirring. That gorgeous deep brown color? That’s flour, oil, and water. The flavor? Incredible. Rich and slightly earthy, with a thickness that comes only from a perfect roux. Served with the last of our whole grain rolls from this dinner party (frozen and reheated).

For dessert, I savored a slice of Peter’s famous apple pie with homemade ice cream.

Okay, I take it back: I want Peter as my companion in the wilderness instead of my sister Courtney. Sorry, C.

Happy Monday!

Q: Have you ever made gumbo? What’s your favorite kind of soup?


  1. Jessie! I didn’t have the internet for a while because of moving to a new house, but now I am finally reconnected, yay!

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried gumbo…if I remember correctly it’s more of a southern dish, right? In any case, it looks delicious, warm, and comforting 🙂

    I like just about any kind of soup…lately I’ve been eating butternut squash soup and also broccoli soup. Yummy 🙂

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

    1. Hi Lucy! How did your move go??

      Gumbo is southern, and a great favorite in New Orleans, I believe. I think Peter is hinting that he’d like to visit there 😉 Butternut squash soup is heavenly, mmm 🙂 Good luck with the unpacking!

  2. I say keep the name as Monday Munchies…I think we can all allow for a little creative license as to exactly which day’s eats you document. 😛 I’ve never had gumbo before! Would it be sacrilege to make a veg version?

    1. Absolutely not! I’m all for adapting recipes to make them fit for you (which you’re a pro at!).

  3. The Snoopy McSnooperstein in me LOVES seeing what other people are eating. Yay Peter for that fabulous gumbo! That man needs to do a guest post asap! 🙂

    1. He’s done a few guest posts (under “Peter” in sidebar), but I agree – we need an updated one! 😉

  4. You are doing so well with this, I am truly amazed. The pie looks great! wink wink!
    But you do such a stellar job of eating incredibly healthy gorgeous food!

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