On Sunday my dad and the family came over for a quick visit to fetch his toolbox and other stuff, and I was left with two rather awesome presents. A delightful bowl for Gatsby (I suspect it was my little sister’s executive decision), and some fresh strawberries for me out of their garden. Win and win! I’ve been daydreaming about what to make with the strawberries, since they’re too precious to just eat whole, and naturally they fare no better than in a salad of sorts!
Breakfast/05h30: 1 pumpkin-zucchini + papaya smoothie bowl + 1/2 cup of all bran (yum). Coffee! Man-thing’s morning coffees are the best. Anyway, I know a lot of people meow and carry on about processed foods, but stuff like my delicious all bran is one of the few treats I indulge in that comes out of a plastic packet. I figure one should also live realistically! I love my buckwheat cereal, but this is like candy, and after a sleepless night I insisted on spoiling myself 😀Second breakfast.07h00: 1 carrot
Pre-lunch snack/12h50: 1/4 cup steamed pumpkin + 1/2 cup steamed green beansMy aunt and grandmother visited today, so I had to postpone my lunch since I was racing against the clock to make it home before they arrived to try and tidy up, even though I knew it was futile – despite our best efforts our place is still a mess! My stomach was practically eating itself from hunger at this point – usually I’m pretty dandy with these morning portions but something today just turned that on its head. I suspect it has something to do with a little cat who kept us up all night fighting the neighbourhood cats through our bedroom window. Waking up 5 times a night does make one rather nibbly :p
Once they left I had an awesome 5-ingredient peanut butter cookie that I served to them – I forgot to munch one myself while they were eyeballing the new poz, so nervous was I! Luckily yesterday we managed to find a home for our orchids – fingers crossed they are tolerant of their new spot – orchids are such little uppity greens! Also, hideous blinds that will hopefully be removed very, very soon. Oh, and since we have no idea how to use a fireplace I decided we can use the fireplace stuff as plant holders. Want not! Also, spot the cat.
- 1/2 cup pre-cooked brown rice
- 1 cup strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 lettuce head, shredded
- 1/2 cup brown lentils, pre-cooked
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp tahini
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 1 TBSP boiling water
- some splashes jalapeno sauce
16h00 snack: popcorn and 1 tsp goji berries + 1/2 cucumber – I had such munchies! After snackage we went back to our old poz to drop some stuff off and spotted a double rainbow – the second one is rather faint but the one rainbow was absolutely breathtaking. I don’t expect anyone to gasp wonderously with phone camera quality pictures, obviously :p
Post-dinner nibbles: 1/2 cup soy milk l+ 1 TBSP flax powder + cinnamon (yum and yum! I was admittedly too greedy and gulped it all before I could take a snap, whoops), 2 steamed carrots with lemon juice.Whew! Anyway, I can’t wait for the weekend – I feel stretched a bit thin with all these things to do – I absolutely hate being in a messy, half-done house. We’re discovering all sorts of items we need to buy, like wire racks for veggies, lights for outside the house, and what not, but it takes some work to stay excited. I figure that, once everything is done and we can actually sit outside the house with some chilly rice-nog and be merry, the thrill of being homeowners should re-emerge!