Today has totally felt like a Saturday. Monday? Really?
My little juice prank went off without a hitch this morning you’ll be glad to know. He’s a good sport and shares my crazy sense of humor. He laughed at the lid on the juice and said that it was definitely one joke that could have gone horribly wrong, but he would have been more sad over lost juice than a messy fridge.
After juice jokes, I changed into bike riding gear and had a little kiwi for a snack before heading out.
Home again 56 minutes and 14.5 miles later I snacked on carrots and salsa as I made lunch for everyone.
Veggie sandwiches for me and the man. Who needs cheese and mayo when you’ve got avocado? Nature’s creamy goodness if you ask me!
Don’t pout little sprout, it’ll all work out.
And a little handful of raisins and almonds for dessert.
Notice there has not been much Green and Black dark chocolate love these days? After reading Thrive I’ve been inspired to go without it for a while. Coffee too. It’s been over a week since my last cup of coffee. I had one day of a mild headache but I’m feeling free of any caffeine addiction. Brendan Brazier talks about caffeine being a stimulating food and if you can cut stimulating foods out of your diet (other stimulating foods include refined grains, refined sugar, processed carbs) you can eliminate food cravings. I’m giving it the old college try because why not. So far I’m having good luck with it. I’ve by no means eaten my last piece of chocolate and am not swearing off coffee forever. I do enjoy a little experimenting though and right now I’m feeling motivated.
Later in the afternoon Zak took the girls to the playground and I headed off to buy groceries all by myself. I didn’t even know what to do with myself. Free to browse, read labels, go from one end of the store to the other and back again on a whim! No stops at the bathroom! Any check out lane I wanted! Wheeeee I stood on the back of the shopping cart and sailed down the aisles singing “She’s a Maniac” as I threw dried apples into my cart with reckless abandon.
Apparently I did a little too much browsing and savoring of my solitary shopping trip because I was positively starving by the time I got out of the store. I ripped open the bag of crispin apples as I was loading up groceries and chomped down on it standing right there in the parking lot!
This was not an organic apple and I did not wash it before eating it. I have no idea if this in my head or what but immediately after eating this apple my lips and the tip of my tongue felt slightly numb! Seriously. It’s been 3 or 4 hours now and I’m still feeling it even if I forget about it for a while. Am I nuts? Don’t answer that. I can see the newspaper headline now:
Psychosomatic Lip and Tongue Numbness from Conventionally Grown Apples Sends Woman to Loony Bin
That’s one story I’m definitely gonna read.
The apple helped curb my hunger but I totally munched on (washed!) grape tomatoes as I unpacked groceries. I bought these from a farm stand on the way home and they are the best tomatoes I’ve had all season.
I was sort of late getting home and Zak had made some tofu veggie stir fry for for dinner. I had a little of that while I was trying to figure out what I really in the mood for.
Talk about dinner randomness. Even after an apple, tomatoes and some stir fry I was still feeling like I needed something more and whipped up the White Bean Dip recipe I saw in Health magazine this month.
Steal This Dish? Don’t mind if I do.
The recipe called for fresh sage but I didn’t have any. I do however have rosemary growing in the garden and used a sprig of that.
I warmed a little extra virgin olive oil in a pan and added some minced garlic and chopped rosemary.
After they sauteed together for a little while and everything had soften up I stirred it into some rinsed and mashed cannellini beans.
Mixed and smeared onto some toasted Ezekiel bread. I actually see a lot of possibility with this dish. I need to use cannellini beans more often. I have to remember this one! It was a tasty, fast and easy meal. Or part of a 4 course meal apparently.
I was definitely feeling full after the beans and toast. Intuitive Eating and a little reflection makes me think I didn’t eat enough for lunch today and therefore lead to feeling insatiable this evening. I’m feeling normal now though, especially after a cup of tea. My choices were healthy but I still feel like I over did it. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day.
That new day being Tuesday, right?