So I tried this once already and what can I say – I’m hooked.
(Warning – casulties were sustained in the making of this post)
Let me explain, yeasterday as I was making my almond butter spread for todays breakfast something unfortunate happened.
As I was
eating out the rest of the almond butter cleaning out the immersion blender from the leftover almond butter spread I kept my finger too near the blend button. Apparently I got too exited and I must have accidentally pressed it, because before I knew it my finger was in excrutiating pain, there was blood and bruises and it hurt like HELL. And then the phone rang. Did I mention the two little munchkins (you know the ones from yesterday) calling my name? Yeah, that was exiting.
I breifly contamplated adding a photo of my “battle wounds” to the post – but since I don’t want to ruin your appetites (in case anyone is eating while reading this) I won’t. Let’s just say yeasterday my finger was in bad shape – but aside from some bruises and scabs things are back to normal today.
Anyhow, on to breakfast:
Got any ideas? Well when you make your own nut butter you don’t get to do OIAJ, so you make your oats in the same container you made your nut butter in. Not as ascetically pleasing, but works just as well.
So these are overnight oats in a
jar blender – with banana, cherries and strawberries and almond butter – yum!
Next up was snack. Don’t ask why, but I have this insane cultured milk product craving recently. I wouldn’t decide between kefir and yogurt so I added a bit of both.
Mixed with apples and almonds + a date on the side.
Today was NOT my day however. It seems that everything was going wrong. Tempers were short, I was tired and stressed – did I mention I hate on-line registry of ANY kind. It seems no matter how hard I try something always goes wrong – but moving right along.
Bad mood + insanely hot weather = no appetite. But in the end there was something I wanted, so I decided to go for it.
This my friends would be an “Italian” tomato and zucchini salad – topped with olives, lots of mozzarella cheese (love) and dried oregano and basil. With balsamic vinegar and olive oil of course.
Unfortunately what I conveniently forgot is that I need to balance out my salad with a slice of bread or somethings, otherwise I can’t handle the fiber. As a result I had a very upset stomach and had to resort to dry cereal and 2 crackers with cottage cheese for snack to calm it down .
Then I went out for the afternoon and by the time I got home I was starving – so I perfected the art of the 5 step “under a minute because I’m ready to eat my arm off” dinner prep:
Step 1- Open frige and all leftover containers.
Step 2 – Pull out grain/protein source/fresh veggie
Step 3 – Chop veggie, dump everything in the bowl and add spices/sauces
Step 4 – Take a bite and hope it tastes good (even if it doesn’t look that way)
Step 5 – Eat – regardless of weather it tastes good or not (usually at this point you’re too hungry to care anyhow).
I may have missed the mark in presentation today – but it still tasted good
Brown rice, lentils and chopped carrots (I think there also might have been a sauted mushroom hidden in there somewhere)
Followed shortly by an apple.
And dessert (counldn’t decide between dark chocolate and almonds – so I had a bit of both 😉 )
To this day I don’t understand how some food bloggers ALWAYS manage to make their food look pretty AND keep up with normal life. Most of the time I’m just hungry, so I don’t care how good my food looks as long as it tastes good (just in case you haven’t noticed yet). Although when I cook for other people I usually try to make the food look appetizing – it’s part of love then (and when I cook for someone else there’s always love involved 😀 )
When you cook for yourself do you care more about flavour or presentation?
Do you ever cook for others?