I made a jazzed up Ramen bowl this morning! I had this packet of ramen in my cupboard, some tofu, some cabbage and it just made sense. I added a little hoisin sauce and some sriracha. Very tasty.
I also came home from my morning hill climb to find Chunk being particularly cute.
If you can believe it, I had a major craving for potatoes yesterday! So much so that I made a special trip to go get some to have for dinner. I'm thinking about giving the potato cleanse another try. I like to finish what I started, and even though seven days is respectable, I feel like I need to complete the mission. Working on losing weight while not becoming obsessive or taking it to far is very new to me. I remember when I first recovered from my eating disorder I was in a relationship and living with a guy who worked at a pizza place. We didn't have a lot of money, so he brought home lots of vegetarian pizza's. We ate a lot of pizza, and also it was around that time I discovered Phish food. To eat and not have to purge afterwards was just the best feeling, I can never really explain it. So, I put on some weight, but I didn't even think about worrying because I was so happy and felt so free. It wasn't long after that I started drinking a bit heavier than usual, and the rest is a beer lover's history. I tried several times throughout those beer soaked years to drop a few, but I never was able to take health very seriously, considering I was in a self destructive cycle. So, I have to learn how to do a lot of things and shedding some weight without going crazy is one of them. I don't want to be super lean, or anything crazy, I just want to feel like I'm evenly distributed. And if I'm not partaking and getting pleasure from beer, I don't want to carry that weight. And other than the boredom, I really did feel great. I felt healthy, and my body felt super full of energy. I don't know. I'm going to get some groceries today, so I'm going to see how I feel when I get to the store. I'm going to let my intuition guide me. Speaking of potatoes, here are my beautiful fries from last night.
I really have perfected the low oil oven fry. I remember when I was first learning to cook, I struggled with making potatoes in the oven. I taught myself to cook without use of the interwebz, so it was really a struggle, and at times almost dangerous! I made a spicy aioli with sriracha and Just Mayo and fresh garlic, and also had some sweet chili sauce. If you haven't tried dipping potatoes in sweet chili sauce, you're missing out. Especially if you've seasoned the fries with a little curry powder. Yes please.
I'm off to ponder potatoes, and get my kitchen cleaned all at the same time!