Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ants on a Log Brings me Back

Monday morning I got up early to finish that Ethics paper I so wonderfully put off till the last minute. Sometimes I actually work better under a deadline. (That doesn't mean I like it!) I perked up with this mug of peppermint tea.

For breakfast I had a beautiful bowl of fruit and yogurt. Fresh fruit is so pretty!
  • 1/2 cup soy yogurt
  • 1 slice banana bread
  • mixed berries
  • 1 Tbsp. of Kelsey's raw flaxseed coconut banana pancake mix
I also made sure to take my Cleanse tablets and a Women's One a Day.
This morning was my dress rehearsal for my recital. All that really means is that I get the chance to sing in the room that I will be performing in but it's exciting because the sound is totally different in there. It felt really good to be in that space and I am getting super excited about my recital. I decided to treat myself to something warm to drink: tea latte! I asked them to use mostly water and some steamed soy. I went with mint tea, my classic favorite.

After classes I came home and made a crazy salad for lunch.
  • chopped cabbage
  • snow peas
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp. Tahini Salad dressing
The carrot sticks served double as snacks and salad tossers! Like my yellow carrot from the farmer's market?
I also had ants on a log! I had been craving some ants on a log for a while now and I finally got 'em. It just brings me back!
Later I ate this juicy orange. There is so much juice in these, they just fill me up!
I bought too many lemons when I was on my cleanse so I decided to make strawberry lemonade something.
I ended up putting everything in the blender and eventually transferring it to the ice cream maker to make Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet! The mix included
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 10 Tbsp. Agave
  • 4 dates
It came out pretty tangy and I probably should have cut the lemon juice with water but it's whatever!

On our way out to choir I smeared a slice of banana bread with almond butter. Ok seriously, this snack was dangerously good. And I mean dangerous! This is the kind of thing I could get addicted to so I better just be careful!

After choir I was in the mood to cook. I came up with quite the feast if I do say so myself! On top we have Kabocha Squash with Roasted Beets, garlic and onions. The lower left is rice cooked in left over Raw Creamy Portabello Bisque topped with marinated portabello. And on the lower left is Tina's recipe for Roasted Broccoli. Doesn't this sound like a menu at a restaurant!?
The roasted broccoli recipe does call for sugar which I was wary of but I wanted to taste what Tina had been raving about and also what I will be aiming to replicate without using refined sugar. I altered the amount of oil from 2 Tbsp. to 1 and the sugar from 1/8 cup to 3 tsp.
Warning!!! If beets are not cooked completely they will be very bitter. I'm embarrassed to say but I didn't cook my beets enough. I should've known and just boiled them to finish them off but I was hungry and stubborn. I tried to doctor it a bit with some mustard. Next time will be better!

For dessert I had a serving of the Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet, half of a raw cashew coconut cookie bar, and some fresh berries.
Look at that yellow raspberry! So tasty.
Being back on cooked food is good but I am still feeling the effects of the raw diet and I like it. What would I do without my veggies!?!?!

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