Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Don't Cry Over Rancid Milk

You are all so amazing!  Really!  All day, I have been getting the most inspiring comments/emails from your reaction to my post from yesterday.  To be honest, I was a little nervous to post about it, but I am so glad I did.  I really hope that my experience is able to inspire and encourage because if not, then everything I have been through would just be for nothing.  

Ugh, it was a looonnnnggg day!  I had to be at a school early this morning and it required an hour commute so I was out the door before the sun was up.  

I didn't have much time for a run, so I did a speedy 4 miles using hill intervals.  It kicked my butt!!  This may have been the first time in months that I've done hills and I forgot how challenging they can be.  When I was done in 33 min, it felt like I had just ran a 1/2 marathon.  If you don't have much time but want a killer workout, I suggest HIIT's. 

Breakfast was portable…..

Last night I made Overnight Oats

  • 1/3 Cup Muesli 
  • 1/3 Cup Oikos
  • 1 tsp Chia and Flax
  • 1/2 Mashed Banana
  • Frozen Mango
This morning, I pulled my oats out of the fridge and grabbed the container of coconut milk.  Now, this milk has been in my fridge for awhile but I know that non-dairy milks have a longer shelf life than cows milk.  I poured on a splash of the coconut milk to break up the oats.  Well, funny thing, when I went to lick the spoon, as always, I noticed the taste of my oats was a little off.  I glanced at the date on the milk and saw May 17th.  Okay, 2 days past the shelf life, no big deal. So I proceeded to pour my oats into my PB jar and went on my merry way. 

As I began to eat the oats, the taste was still noticeable but a little drowned out by the peanut butter.  I kept thinking it must be something different I did to the oats, perhaps the mango?  Well, turns out, the milk that I had thought was outdated for May 17th really said May 7th!!!  My first though….OMG I just ate rancid milk, I am going to be sick.  But then I kept talking myself out of it and prayed that my stomach would be strong enough to handle it.  

Turns out, my stomach is much stronger than I thought.  The milk had no adverse effects and I was very happy to be hungry again for lunch. Whew, close one! 

Lunch was leftover pizza….

Another salad….

With pineapple (which is so incredible sweet right now) and POM Spritzer. 

When I made it back to the office, I couldn't believe how long the day had felt and it wasn't even 2pm!!! Thankfully, I made it through and came home for a gym date. 

1 mile warm up on treadmill
Overhead Press, 12 reps x3, 40lbs
25 crunches on ball
Bench Press, 12 reps x 3, 40 lbs
25 crunches on ball
Leg Extensions, 10 reps x 3, 60 lbs
10 min cool down on bike 

I took Sammy for a walk around the neighborhood and was happy to see the sun come out for the first time this week! 

And then, I channeled The Fitnessista for some Indian Wednesday! 

I have had this in my freezer for months and have been waiting for a reason to make it. 

I've only ever had Indian food one other time in my life and I really enjoyed it.  I usually don't prefer frozen meals but I heard good things about this one and I do think Amy's has the best packaged meals out of them all. 

But since I really can not justify eating dinner solely from a box, I merely used the box as an enhancement to my own creation. 

I stir fried eggplant, zucchini, with tomato, sauce, curry, cinnamon, garlic and ginger. Then I added tofu that I had baked in the same spices.  I heated up the Amy's meal but left out the rice (not a fan) and tofu (since I had my own that looked a whole lot better). 

I plated my creation on a bed of spinach with a few pieces of pineapple and green olives and served this with a piece of Naan with mango chutney. 
Turned out wonderful!  I really liked the Amy's meal, but I don't think I could just eat it by itself.  Truth be told, I really liked my addition much better but Amy really pulled all the flavors together. 

Still enjoying that Zin!  

And I will more than likely end the night with more fruit! Is anyone else eating their own weight in fruit right now?  I always feel like I eat sooo much of it during these months.  It's really just so good that I can never get enough.  Strawberries, Pineapple, Berries, Mango, Watermelon…I want it all! :) 

Goodnight friends!

PS- I miss Toly! :( 



  1. Hey hey! oh my goodness! So glad the milk didn't make you sick- phewwwwwwww! Both your lunch and dinner look incredible. You always have such pretty meals. You know I"m eating my weight in fruit right now. I just ate a ton of strawberries (deliciousness). I'm also hooked on carrots right I guess I'm eating my weight in fruits AND vegetables ;)

  2. I am still so in love with how many veggies are on that pizza! I'm eating my weight in pineapple and watermelon lately:)

  3. I think I'm the ONLY food blogger I know that hasn't tried the pb yet!

  4. That salad looks KILLER! Have a wonderful day, Lauren!

  5. I just started reading your blog and I love all the veggies and fruits you use. One question, where do you shop to get all your produce? I love fresh veggies/fruits but they really add up, how do you make it work?

  6. I've been eating sooo much produce recently too! I really crave it in the warmer weather. I had some rancid coconut milk when I first came home too...I'd hoped it would last since Easter, but it definitely didn't!

  7. Glad you didn't get sick! I've had a few instances like that, too - it's never fun wondering if you're going to get sick all of a sudden! :)

    your lunch salad looks amazing. Seriously.

  8. I´m glad you were fine after having that rancid milk!
    I did something like that before and it wasn´t pretty... Oh, well ;)
    Delicious eats and pics, as always!
    YAY for overnight oats - they must taste lovely.
    Wish you a wonderful day, Lauren!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  9. I'm glad that milk didn't make you sick! I'm always super paranoid about eating/drinking anything past it's date. I always double check. ;)

    This post has inspired me to eat more fruit!