Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hooky Day!!

Today's Mofo prompt is a toughie- Something Blue. Other than blueberries, and blue corn tortillas, I am at a loss. Since my budget is shoestring at best this week, I have to sit today out. I'm not sitting it out I guess, but I'm doing my own thang today. I can't afford blueberries this week, and to be honest, while I like blueberries, they are probably my least favorite berry. I'll take a raspberry or strawberry any day. I did take a picture of everything I ate yesterday.
It's hard to make soup pretty.
I started my day with lentil soup. This has brown and red lentils along with some tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and fennel seed. And crushed red pepper OF COURSE! I'm thinking of devoting a week on my blog to the mighty lentil. They can do so much, and are soooooo inexpensive. I like starting my day with lentil soup. I feel hearty and strong, like I can handle anything.
Green is kind of like blue?
I had this big green juice for lunch. This had kale, Romaine, celery, ginger, green grapes, and pear. Really delicious. I've been juicing almost daily for about a year now. I know there are people who swear by juicing, and there are people who say it has no merit, and you should eat the vegetables and fruit whole. I can only speak for myself, but I notice a big change in how I feel since I adopted this habit. I believe in still eating whole fruits and vegetables of course, but I also think juicing is great for the body. There are so many "experts" out there telling us what to eat and drink, and what the newest must do diet is, I think we forget to listen to our own bodies. I've noticed since I began this healthier phase of my life, my body tells me what works and what doesn't.
Cute kitty intermission
Fillings for lettuce wraps!
Lettuce!
New to me flavor.
I had simple lettuce wraps for dinner with oven baked tofu, rice, and some pickled carrots and green onion. The star of my dinner was the sauce. I used this recipe, except I didn't use any oil. I want hoisen sauce in my peanut sauce always now. This sauce is drinkable. Is it just me, or is it really fun and satisfying to eat a meal with your hands?
I saw this new to me flavor of Endangered species chocolate. Raspberry orange cream yum. The flavor was a bit underwhelming. I've had other flavors in their line of cream filled chocolates, and the flavor has been much stronger. Still delicious and worth a try. It's very rich, so a few squares really satisfy.
I hope to be back on the prompt grind tomorrow, feeling rested and refreshed!

9 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure I will not follow all of the prompts! I think it's just as great (if not better) that you did a post regardless! Awesome! Cute Cat pic, nice chocolate product post, and yummy vegan food! WINNER!!!!!

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  2. Thanks! I liked your post too! I will try that smoothie. I do drink lots of blueberry smoothies in the winter. I remember reading that blueberries are good at fighting the blues!

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    1. True! WOWZA! I just prescheduled my kitchen tour post for Sunday and WOW did that take long LOL

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  3. Aww, I love the "cute kitty intermission"! And your lettuce wraps sound great! :D

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    1. Thanks! The wraps might not be blue, but they are delicious!

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  4. Better to post every day than not at all. Kitty pics are always appreciated.

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    1. I will be posting many more kitty pics!

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  5. Well the point of Mofo isn't to buy blue food you don't like!! Good call skipping that.
    I've been making green juices 4-5xs a week for maybe two years now and it really has made my body happy! I literally crave it now...
    Ttrockwood

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    1. Me too! If I go a couple of days without, I just don't feel well.

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