Sunday, March 18, 2012
You know that polenta in a tube?. It occurred to me that it can go sweet or savory, so I cooked it on the griddle and served it with cooked apples, maple syrup, and some veg sausage. And this was a different polenta with red quinoa which gave it pretty speckles.
Had a big dish of watermelon mid morning.
Lunch was a beautiful salad of spinach, red peppers, onions, cucumbers, carrots, sugar snap peas, a chopped 'chik' patty, avocado, and a dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I had a mad pizza craving and made this little jewel. I just baked a "flat-out" multi-grain flatbread till crisp and topped with sauce, soy pepperoni, onions, peppers, zucchini, spinach and some Daiya mozzarella.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
So this has been haunting me: several weeks ago I visited my stepmother, I see her every couple of months, and she couldn't stop commenting on how I'd lost weight. The truth is, I hadn't lost any weight since the last time I saw her. Not an ounce, and the way she was going on and on was really annoying to me. She said that I didn't need to lose any more weight and that I was looking "hollow-cheeked". I may be many things but hollow-cheeked isn't one. I think she'd heard that I was vegan from my brother and the wheels started turning, she started to make assumptions about what she thinks a vegan diet is and what we must look like. I should mention that my stepmother is obese and I found it really annoying that she was telling me that I was too thin. I could not convince her that I'm at a very healthy weight and that I feel really good. It doesn't make me want to go back to visit anytime soon.
I recently ran into an aquaintance at the supermarket. She's been very much into low-carb diets. This last time that I saw her, she'd put on weight. I didn't say anything about diets or food and she looked into my cart and commented on all the colors since I had all produce in there and a bag of brown rice. She said something about how she knows all about vegetables and how she "eats colors", but she can't handle brown rice, and grains are just the worst thing anyone can eat. And I glance over into her cart and there's no colors at all, just varying shades of the beige spectrum--lots of processed bread-y stuff and sugars and meat. I don't comment at all on her choices. Why did she feel the need to comment at all? Why comment on the wickedness of whole grains when your cart is full of white flour junk? I love to talk about food, diet, fitness and all that, but I like to keep it positive and truthful, and I'd only comment if the person seemed open to it.
Both of these women were just downright rude, in my opinion.
I'm reminded of the crab bucket story. Do you know that one? They say that if there's a bucket of crabs writhing about waiting to be cooked, one of them might hook a claw over the rim of the bucket and have a hope of escaping; the other crabs won't have that, they'll try to drag that renegade crab right back into the bucket!
And I'm reminded of that saying, "The person who says it can't be done should get out of the way of the person who's doing it!"
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
I just can't stay away from it---breakfast once again was my beloved avocado toast. I swear I dream about it! This time I added chia seeds in addition to the nutritional yeast. Very pretty with the strawberries, isn't it?
Lunch was a wrap with jackfruit barbecue, spinach and Daiya cheese. And veggies and humuus on the side. Do I ever have a day without humuus? Can't get enough, I guess!
I made more black bean brownies today--a double recipe! I did another
blog a while back where I called them "compost brownies"---not the most appetizing name. They are fabulous!!! Served them with some raspberries and a dollop of Mimicreme whip.
Dinner was a classic veggie standard: brown rice w/ carrots, onions. peas, celery, mushrooms and onions, and baked cubed tofu. I made a spicy sauce with tamari, sweet Thai chile sauce and Tabasco sauce! It totally worked!
Thanks for indulging me with my goofy little blog!
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