I'm still getting accustomed to the free time I now have with a much shorter commute to work (12 minutes versus two hours daily!). So what to do with all of this free time?
Food. Delicious, homemade food.
Avocado. Chocolate. Mousse.
It's delicious, especially topped with raspberries and chia seeds. It's a recipe I last made four years ago, and it's almost perfect. I plan on spending some time making more chocolate mousse over the weekend to perfect the recipe, then will post it for all to enjoy.
Tough weekend ahead. Chocolate and sleeping-in. Woe is me!
My raw vegan breakfast is full of nutrition, flavor, and keeps me full for the morning. It's also easy on my delicate tummy, which doesn't like heavy or complicated meals early in the day.
Matcha green tea, green juice (cucumber, celery, carrots, apples, lemon, parsley), chia pudding, and some much needed hydration. It's dry and cold up North. Lots of fluid needed in the morning.
I love my new glass straws. That is all.
With some exciting literature. You know you're a nurse when you can read about abscesses and eat at the same time.
For lunch I went home, which is such a joy. Being in walking distance of my work is pretty wonderful. Not taking it for granted EVER!
Miso noodle soup, homemade flax crackers, and hummus!
I was still hungry after eating the soup, so I made a slice of sprouted bread toast with hummus, sliced cucumbers, and broccoli sprouts. I dub this "hippie toast".
It looks very "granola", but it is delicious. I was first introduced to this while living in Saskatchewan, after having this combination as a baguette sandwich in an organic restaurant. With a side of soup. And a cookie.
Someday I'll go back and eat this daily. Maybe twice daily.
My favorite apple: the Pink Lady.
I go through about two 2-lb bags of this per week. I suppose it's better than eating two 2-lb bags of sour patch kids.
Dinner was a bit of a flop. I wanted to try something new - I had plans to make an Indian Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potato.
The sweet potato took F O R E V E R to bake.
Big fat meh on this one. I was generous with the cumin and curry for seasoning, added cashew parmesan, but it was still meh. The texture wasn't fantastic either, and I even went as far to mash it! This is a fail.
It's time to give up - the only sweet potatoes I like are in the shape of fries.