Hi beauties! I’ve missed you!!! I’m sorry to have stranded you for a whole three days without a snack. Allow me to explain…
A journalism professor once told me that having a food blog is easy because you’re always creating content. That is, you always eat. This becomes challenging only when, say, you awake Sunday morning and try to eat this…:
And discover that it looks exactly the same way going down as it does coming up. That’s right, my doves, I was a PukeFace all Sunday. Throwing up is a great fear of mine, so this was pure hell. I wasn’t able to keep anything down until 7pm, and even then it was only saltines.
But let’s not rehash the vommity past and let’s move on, shall we?
I stayed home from work Monday to rejuvenate the bod. Whatever bug I had left me depleted of any energy. Thankfully, hunger had returned:
I took it easy on the old gal and treated the tum to oats with half a banana and a spoonful of Mighty Maple. Instead of cleansing the palette with coffee, I opted for the tried and true, HFCS-filled Gatorade:
Throughout my illness, I watched a season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a few episodes of Seinfeld, most of season two of Entourage (sexist, but I love it), many a Bravo show, the Sex and the City movie a couple times and some disgusting shows on Wedding Central, AKA the stoopidest channel ever.
At one point yesterday, I mustered up the courage to shower, dress and head to the nearest natural foods store for goods my stomach could bear. My body was completely exhausted by the time I returned home. Not good. Not good at all.
I tried to appease the inner child who had been begging for MamaJ’s remedy, Mrs. Grass noodle soup. Lawd knows that ain’t vegan, but this certainly is:
The freaky thing was the “chicken” chunks in the soup. I can’t say I fully enjoyed them, as they really reminded me of that awful stick-to-your-teeth chicken that’s in Campbell’s. It felt good to be able to keep this down, though:
An hour after eating that, I was hungry again. ‘Nutha new product for moi:
Nature’s Path has become my new Kashi. I used to eat Kashi everything and absolutely loved every product. Now that I’ve found a lot of their products have honey and dairy in them, I’ve turned to Nature’s Path for vegan breakfast goods. Nature’s Path, let’s do some product development together. I have ideas.
I served the cereal in a glass cup for presentation (always my top priority, duh):
I adore this! The flakes, chex, puffs and twigs carry a light sweetness with hints of maple and vanilla. I don’t know whether those are actually ingredients, but that’s what I tasted. Check it:
The rest of the afternoon was spent in and out of delirious sleep. Nothing exciting there, other than the bizarre, fevery dreams. But those aren’t PG-13, the rating I’d give SnackFace: The Blog. (Although I’d love to push SnackFace: The Movie to an R.)
Dinnertime rolled around and I was feeling brave. New product numba three:
I must have been loopy when I bought these. I’ve never had real kielbasa and I don’t particularly enjoy faux-meats. What was I thinking? Also startling was the sodium content:
The protein, however, must have been what lured me in. I blame the True Hollywood Story: Female Bodybuilders I watched prior to grocery shopping.
I did what I do best in the kitchen and made a meaty salad:
In the mix: Italian blend greens, pickles, grated carrot, ginger-soy dressing and a big wiener. Come on, you didn’t think I’d pass that up, did you? Meaty:
It was neither the flavor nor the texture that bothered me so much. I think it was just the fact it was trying to be real beef, yet tasted tofu-y that gagged me. I’m going to need a lot of ketchup to eat the remaining three. Thank goodness there’s a McDonald’s right around the corner chock full of ketchup packets for the taking.
I ate something natural post-dinner for equilibrium’s sake:
I snacked on a couple mini-mugs of cereal later in the evening, whenever any slight hunger was present.
Today, I’m trying to feel more like myself:
I’m still struggling a bit, but writing this has made me feel more like myself than I’ve felt in the past 48 hours. I thank YOU. Missed you, loves!
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: How do you feel about meat substitutes? AND What were the foods your mumsy fed you when you were sick/feeling PukeFacey?
I want to like faux-meats, but I’m beginning to learn I’m a big fan of as close to natural as possible. Other than Boca’s, (meatless meat) balls and ‘Furkey slices, I’m sticking with tofu and tempeh. I say that, but I know I’ll be a huge hypocrite and want to try something else.
MamaJ always fed Matty Rich and me three things: Gatorade, Mrs. Grass and rainbow sherbert. I missed two of them this time around!
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