Hello all! Firstly, thanks for bearing with me in the last post- I got a little scientific and technical without even noticing! I guess it’s the Kinesiology with an emphasis on exercises physiology background coming out ;) I do love my enzymes… Secondly, thanks to all of you for your well wishes! I am still feeling very tired and lethargic, but I am feeling much happier despite it all and I know it’s in large part because of all of you! I am trying my best to be active and be creative in the kitchen even though most of the time I don’t really want to, but I think it’s helping. This is something I think is applicable in all areas of life…
Fake it till you feel it
If you make a conscious effort to act happy, excited, calm, self-assured, etc., eventually you will actually begin to feel these things for real. It’s something I try and do when I feel anxious and self-conscious and it does wonders.
Now today is Wednesday and you all know what that means- WIAW! As always, thank you Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting. I think this might just be one of the first What I Ate Wednesdays in a while where I didn’t have something else to chat about, besides what I ate! This WIAW showcases some of the the things I’ve been eating over the last few days as opposed to just one day in a week. I’ve been eating a lot of good stuff, still doing lots of raw, but incorporating more cooked in as well. It’s hard not to since BARBEQUE SEASON IS HERE! Grilled veggies, how I missed you! Another theme that emerged recently is cold foods- the colder, the better! And lots and lots of it. It’s been really really warm here and often the only thing I want in the afternoon is a smooth, creamy and cold smoothie in a bowl or a crisp salad. Plus, cold foods just taste better when it's hot out wouldn’t you agree?
WIAW #12- Things I’ve been eating lately
a recent breakfast! green smoothie and some ezekiel bread toast with sunbutter. I don’t think I’ll be having the toast too much anymore. This was the first time I tried having wheat since before my cleanse and my stomach DID NOT like it. I guess since having a total clean out my system is good at telling me what upsets it. awesome!
another smoothie- this is the first green smoothie ever I got my mom to try, so I decided it needed to be documented
coconut juice- SO GOOD! it does have added sugar but was so refreshing and tasty, I didn’t care!
the raw version of my banana coconut cream pie oats! couldn’t bare cooking up oats so this raw buckwheat version saved me the trouble of turning on the stove.
a strawberry avocado salad with balsamic vinaigrette. so summery!
Update: recipe for strawberry avocado salad!
a mexican inspired cold quinoa salad- quinoa, kidney beans, corn, tomatoes, yellow pepper, parsley, avocado, lime juice, nutritional yeast and hot sauce. something I threw together but was delicious!
best smoothie creation in a while- strawberry basil smoothie! so unique and fresh. recipe to come!
Update: here's the recipe for the strawberry basil smoothie!
evidence of the first barbeque evening of the season- quinoa, red bean and walnut burgers and homemade ketchup with roasted potatoes and grilled veggies. love those little charred bits on the peppers
this is a salad I brought to work yesterday inspired by one Sarah made at This is What I Eat- arugula, avocado, hemp seeds, dulse flakes, nutritional yeast, sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat, and grape tomatoes with the same balsamic vinaigrette as above. really good combination of flavours. thanks for the idea Sarah!
new favourite candy- Chimes Ginger Chews in the peanut butter flavour. who knew this was such an epic flavour combination. pick some up if you see them they are sweet and have a kick!
So as you can see two major summer themes played a major role in my food this week- cold and grilled and I am loving it! Ok I lied, I do have something else to talk about :) A little feel good blog love! Thanks to Everyday Vegan Girl and Veggie What Now for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Both of these ladies are fantastic. Shelby has delicious and very healthful vegan recipes that are drool-worthy- check out her oatmeal posts! Veggie What Now has a fun and carefree approach to cooking that is just awesome and she recently tackled eating a food that scared her. Awesome girl! Thanks you both ladies! Also, Vegan Sparkles passed on some blog love as well! She was nominated for 3 awards and passed on some of the kindness to me. Thanks Rebecca! Ok now I’m done ;) Have a lovely week everyone!