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29 days of rice – WIAW + easy carrot fritters – day 8

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I did not forget about WIAW! I wrote out this post and everything yesterday, but with all the packing it went a bit haywire, so I present my WIAW, as always, on a Thursday. šŸ™‚

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Breakfast/05:30:Ā Frozen pumpkin, zucchini, and granny smith appleĀ peppermint smoothie bowl with 1/3 cup buckwheat groats.Ā This is pretty much my standard breakfast now, because it’s just that delicious. Since my smoothie mug broke I’m rocking the bowl, but this is actually doing wonders for me – I’ll be talking more about digestion on day 16 if all goes according to schedule.WP_000164Second breakfast/07:00: Coffee and 1 medium carrotWP_000166Tea-time/10:00: Also becoming standard – 2 rice crackers with 2 tsp tahini. I love tahini – it doesn’t react with me like peanut butter does, and is just super filling!4

Lunch/12:30: carrot fritters, 2 TBSP avocado, andĀ steamed green beans.WP_000168

Carrot bean balls (makes 6-7/serves 2):

  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup thickly grated carrot
  • 1 TBSP flax powder + 3 TBSP water, mixed and left to gel
  • big handful basil leaves
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1Ā tsp tahini
  • Smoked paprika, thyme, oregano
  • Optional: 1/4 – 1/3 cup chickpea flour

How-to:

  1. In your food processor blend until broken down and the mixture clumps together – do not blend it too fine! ForĀ a firmer fritter addĀ the chickpea flour
  2. Take super heaped TBSP-sized portions of the mix and shape itĀ into fritters, then fry over medium heat in a pan for approx 8 minutes per side.
  3. These aren’t super hard or firm fritters, because I like being able to mash them around in my food. šŸ˜€

Post-work snack/16:30:Ā a small pear + some steamed pumpkin.WP_000170 WP_000176Dinner/18:00: lots of steamed veggies, 1 steamed gem squash, and 1/2 cupĀ TVP stew.Ā Because we’re moving later this week and have to switch off the fridge on Friday (sadness!) I can’t make and freeze soup, so we’re taking dinner one step at a time as opposed to our usual fare. I’m also not always a fan of TVP but these are slap-dash circumstances!

WP_000187Post-dinner/20:00: some hot carob (boiling water, 30ml milk + 1Ā tspĀ carob powder), soy milk + cinnamon + 1 TBSP flax (it’s like pudding!), radishes, carrots, cucumber with 1 vegan sausauge- I get roaring late-night munchies so I make sure to steam stuff and have it on hand for when I need to power up to power down. :p Today even steamed veggies couldn’t sate me – not sure why but I was just non-stop hungry. And you know what, then I just munch, because there’s no point in beating yourself up if your body is nagging. We spent most of the evening packing boxes anyhow,Ā which is how I get famished!

WP_000197WP_000193Oh, and then there was approx 1 cup of really messy pomegranate popcorn splashed with cinnamon.

WP_000198Post-post dinner: 22:00: I was still a lot nibbly, so I made this awesome toasted sandwich. Oh yarr! But also, urgh, because I was pretty stuffed when I eventually got to bed around 23h00.

WP_000201I know there’s all sorts of different advice out there about not eating too close to bedtime, and blah blah, but I’ve experimented on all sides of the spectrum, and I’d rather not wake up at 03:00 because I’m famished and my stomach feels like it’s eating itself! I’ve implemented our early dinner routine since day one in the household because, as whack as my eating schedule and quantities were back in the day, dinner was always an early affair, and I absolutely hate sitting down to a ginormous meal at 20h30 or so. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with some light grazing before bed, especially if it calms down the binge monster.

Anyway, I figured I might as well share a snapĀ of our crazy madness as it progresses. As much as I’d love to Tetris the pants out of packing it is unfortunately rather difficult in such cramped quarters. Still, I think we’ve done pretty well thus far! Obviously our most precious items, the cat and computers, are left unpacked until the very last moment, as well as the blender, but it’s amazing what one can live without for a few days.WP_000182

What are the last items you pack before moving?

What are your favourite pre-sleep snacks?

Author: Marfigs

Ahoy, Iā€™m Margaux! History teacher and freelance editor; wench to my Man-thing; volunteer at a cat shelter; and handmaiden to our kitsy cats, Gatsby, Freyja and Atlas. This blog is dedicated to vegan food, occasionally overthrown by pictures of foster kittens and other fluffy creatures. I love sharing ideas and recipes, so don't be shy: stop by and say hi!

2 thoughts on “29 days of rice – WIAW + easy carrot fritters – day 8

  1. Digestion issues…..can’t wait to hear your thoughts, been having them for couple months now (annoying) Doctor said take Prilosec (14 days) just started we shall see. Also, coffee (which I love could be one of the causes) šŸ˜¦

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    • Let me know how the Prilosec goes! Digestion issues are the worst because they can make or break your day completely. I agree about the coffee alas, but it’s one of those sacrifices I’m willing to suffer for!

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