Yesterday was not such a good day in this household as everyone seemed to be grumpy. However, I had a good night of sleep (I felt so rested that when you woke up at 4am for a feed, I offered to feed you and let your dad go back to bed!) a very good weigh-in this morning (down 1,8 lbs, 4,8 lbs in total making it only (!) 25.2lbs to go) and I planned my menus for this coming week. I am actually pretty excited to go grocery shopping for the good foods needed to cook my recipes:
Breakfast: a big batch of Quick Date-Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal (from the book The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone)
Lunch: Spicy Peanut Lime Cilantro Soup (from the book ExtraVeganZa: Original Recipes from Phoenix Organic Farm by Laura Matthias) (Thanks Nath for suggesting it!) and I will either add some steamed veggies or some fruit to that
Dinner: Black-Eyed Pea Croquettes with Dijon Glaze (from the book The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone) adding a nice salad on the side.
I will also alternate with some left-overs I have for breakfast and dinner. I have to be totally honest here: I had a small slip-up last night. As your dad was cooking my veggie burger on the Bar-B-Q, he was also grilling some pretty sweet-smelling cheese smokies… When he came back in with all this grilling, I just had to have a taste of the smokies. I had a bite. It was juicy and delicious and satisfied my little craving. There, I had a taste of meat and I’m not going to beat myself over it!
It’s been crappy weather here for over a week now, with either rain or clouds EVERYDAY. Even if we went for a walk yesterday with our friend Linda (she hadn’t met you yet!), I still suffer very much from cabin fever. Hopefully, shopping for colorful food will lift my mood later today!
Mom & Dad Xxo