There’s no better way
to embrace a fall day
Than to regroup
with a big bowl of soup
¿Estás de acuerdo? If so, you should probably enter my sopa giveaway at the end of this post.
You should read about yesterday’s eats first, though .
Thursday was warm and sunny—a peculiarity amid standard NYC fall weather. No soup was consumed.
When October hands you 70° weather, you make iced coffee.
Alongside a more fall-appropriate breakfast (also enjoyed on the finest plastic china).
Piece-of-cake Pumpkin Pie Perfection: 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1 egg white, pumpkin pie spice and sweetener (I used brown sugar and maple syrup). Microwave for 3 minutes.
This will yield one of those precious little pies/pancakes/call–em-whatever-you-wants-you’re-going-to-be-addicted.
I made two grande “pies” since I was having them as my breakfast—give or take a couple Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Le frosting: 2 TBSP plain Greek yogurt, 2 TBSP cream cheese, 1/2 TBSP maple syrup.
And because I still can’t make up my mind about food looking more appetizing its messy or neat state, here’s messy…
…and here’s neat.
What’s the verdict?
Despite a nearly insuppressible temptation to re-create my pumpkin pie puddings for lunch, I went with a sandwich.
Cream cheese and pumpkin—my new favorite combo and breakfast’s star components—were involved.
Piled high between two slices of Arnold’s 100% whole wheat: cream cheese, pumpkin, mushrooms, spinach and roasted red peppers.
I got slightly ravenous at an hour I deemed too early for dinner—so I toasted a whole wheat pita and some shrooms to serve as vehicles for la mejor salsa del mundo.
Oh yea, I might have melted a little cheese on the pita chips…
You probably shouldn’t be. It was an accidental purchase made by Kev Thug—who seems to be losing a bit of his supermarket savvy. But I liked it!
However, there wasn’t enough salsa for both the shrooms and the chips. So I hit up another of Kev Thug’s purchases as a back-up dip. (Note: back-up, as used in the previous sentence, is not meant to denote inferiority. I don’t want to upset any hungry hippies on their birthdays…)
Remember that time my fridge was harboring hummus fugitives? It’s at it again.
So I relegated the pita chips to salsa dipping duties, and let the shrooms have their way with the Sabra.
In the bowl: 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats cooked in water and soy sauce; topped with broccoli, mushrooms, melted mozzarella and sriracha.
This spicy, cheesy rendition certainly rivals my basic Bittman first attempt. Such a perfect, flavor-packed, filling dinner.
And by apple, I mean “baked” apple.
Also plagiarized from a favorite blogger.
Ok, let’s get to that sopa giveaway.
Caroline from Campbell’s contacted me and offered to send me a Campbell’s V8 goodie bag to give away to one of my readers. Included is:
- Campbell’s V8 Garden Vegetable Blend soup
- A Campbell’s V8 Soup Health Journal and vegetable shaped pens to keep track of your servings
- A Flip and Tumble shopping bag to stock up on vegetables
- A Pedometer – to count your steps!
To enter this giveaway:
- Leave a comment telling me your favorite canned/convenience soup.
- Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Follow me on Twitter, and leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Add me to your blogroll, and leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Link back to this giveaway on your blog, and leave a comment letting me know you did.
Each of these counts as one entry.
The giveaway is open til Tuesday, October 27 at midnight EST, and I will choose a winner at random on Wednesday morning. Only open to residents of U.S. and Canada.
FYI: This isn’t the giveaway I’d told you I was conjuring up when I asked for suggestions. That is, however, in the works .
Have a great weekend!