Carb loading. Right.

Unfortunately, I did not snap a pic of my work lunch, which was a giant house salad with grilled chicken and steamed broccoli, along with a nectarine.  I thought I had forgotten my camera, and so I only have a picture of my afternoon coffee: Venti Decaf with two pumps Sugar-Free French Vanilla.

It was a little cold at work today, so a hot coffee was the perfect pick-me-up during the long afternoon slog.  I did not pack a snack, as my dinner would be more than filling!

When my family orders pizza, usually we get it from Wooster Street, a fantastic thin-crust joint you may have seen on Man Vs Food when the host battled the ten-pound “Challenger”.  I tried to order a cheeseless pie a few weeks ago and was brutally rebuffed.  Today, my mom informed me that every Friday night from now on would be Pizza Night in our household, which broke my heart since the only place we order from is Wooster.  I was planning on buying some Daiya Vegan Cheese from Whole Foods and making an English Muffin or Flatout Pizza, but my mom called on my drive home and told me we were going to order from Filomena’s instead! They do offer a Tomato Pie, and I ordered every veggie topping you could stuff on a pizza!

When the pizza was delivered, I stared at the Large Pepperoni longingly:

That is a dang goodlooking pizza, folks.  But do not fear! For I had my own slice(s) of heaven:

Hearty.  Salty.  Delicious.  Vegan.

I enjoyed two (okay, three) slices of Tomato Pie with Artichokes, Broccoli, Onion, Pepper, and Mushroom.  Sprinkled on top (because you have to have sprinkle cheese on your pizza) is a little bit of nutritional yeast.

Now, I haven’t had Filomena’s in about ten years (I usually only order pizza when it’s a really special occasion) but I was blown away.  The bread is thin until you get to the end, where you bite into a soft, doughy crust with tons of air pockets (my favorite part!).  I ended up dipping my last crust into some tomato sauce, which proved to be highly successful.  Then I picked at the other pieces, and maybe had another crust or two to dip.

Now, you know I have to have a dessert after a meal like that.  I’m  hopefully going for a long run tomorrow morning so I just thinking of this extra stuff as fuel.  And I had a wonderful dessert waiting for me.

I paired 1/4 c So Delicious Coconut Cookies N Cream Ice Cream with 1/4 c Sweet Scoops Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt  along with a dollop of Stonewall Kitchen Sour Cherry Jam, which kind of tasted like I’d put a maraschino cherry on top of the sundae.

I had a bit of a distraction (in the form of Tim Riggins) while making this, so my pumpkin frozen yogurt turned into soup.  But it actually made the whole thing more interesting, texture-wise.  The combination was a bit odd, I’ll admit.  But it tasted good!  I’ve had that frozen yogurt for a while (it’s a seasonal flavor) so it was great to bust it out of the freezer.

And then a moment ago I popped one of these Chocolate Toffee Almonds.  These things are amazing.  I urge you to go to Stonewall Kitchen and pick them up!

My body is craving sleep, but I need to finish my book.  The library is definitely going to be annoyed with me!

Published by The Curious Ally Cat

I'm a 34 year old adjunct professor and writer in Connecticut. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late.

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