Would you believe that in the last 24 hours I have done the dishes 4 different times? For someone who doesn’t have a dishwasher, that’s quite the load! It also means that I’ve been cooking up a variety of things and really am feeling like my old self, cooking wise.
What have I been making? Well, yesterday I started off cooking up my first recipe from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan – Hide the Lentil Tomato Sauce. It’s a published recipe that I followed to a T besides adding in chopped onion. While I can’t type up the recipe for you I will say this – I was ready to return the cookbook until I tasted this tomato sauce and then proceeded to have it for a snack and dinner yesterday as well as lunch today over about 1/2c brown rice pasta with some broccoli and bell peppers mixed in.
This morning I had an egg white sandwich on 2 slices of Udi’s whole grain bread with red pepper spread and some cheddar cheese. I also had a few strawberries and a quarter of a grapefruit on the side.
This didn’t hold me over well at all and I broke into my afternoon snack – an apple with peanut butter, earlier than I had planned to. Lunch was a simple greens salad with a sprinkle of Parmesan and the aforementioned pasta.
This afternoon some colleagues popped some popcorn and were kind enough to share. I had maybe a cup and a half before I left for the day. When I did I was quite hungry and had a piece of toast with cheese before a 6:30pm yoga class.
Tonight’s vinyasa flow class was my new class of the month and I really liked it. It was fast paced, stretched my tired legs, and we did handstand work! I was easily able to do a handstand from my gymnastics days and was thrilled. I actually ran to and from the gym so I got an unexpected cardio workout in as well.
I debated what to make for dinner and finally decided on Kath’s Spring Greens Soup which was delicious. I omitted the butter, croutons, and doubled the broth and greens and now have extra for lunches this week. I also had some beans on the side for protein.
I just finished munching a bit of plain popcorn and now it’s off to bed.
Have you cooked up anything good lately?