Winter is here! I’ve brought my heater to work and it’s been drizzly and cold the past while, so there’s no fooling ourselves about this mythical thing called “autumn”. It’s going to stay cold for the next few dastardly months, so with that in mind comfort food all the way for WIAW!
Something about the weather makes me munch like a monster, so yesterday was a bit more indulgent than usual, which I paid for this morning, but so be it.
Breakfast/05h30: I might as well have a stock photo for this, because it’s my usual fare. Banana-zucchini-cucumber-lettuce-protein powder and water smoothie atop a bed of All Bran. That’s right, All Bran is definitely back on the menu on one of my (admittedly few) mishaps with gluten-free-ism. I just can’t go without my morning glee and glomp, but luckily my specialist’s appointment is around the corner, so then I’ll get some clarity on whether I’m doing myself a disservice or not.Second breakfast/07h00: Coffee + 1 plum.Emergency snack/09h30: I thought I ate a beastly breakfast but by 09h30 I was ready to pledge my life to anyone who would drop food in my lap, so I went out and bought a highilghter to help me study and a banana for the same reason. If I’m in any way hungry my mind shuts down and refuses to work.
Tea-time/10h00: 6 cucumber maki (leftovers from the evening before) and some steamed carrots + coffee. I took half of my tea-time and lunch photos at home because I’m sure everyone is as sick as I am of my phone-quality pictures, AND we got a new kitchen light over the weekend so I can actually see in the kitchen!!! It’s boring adult stuff like this which makes me squeal and delight, which puts my mental age at roughly 150, but I don’t care. Light is magical – I can actually cook and bake at night now!Lunch/12h30: steamed zucchini, green beans, red pepper, eggplant + 1/2 cup brown lentils, alfalfa + coffeePost-work/16h30: A small apple on the way home, then a satsuma, 1/2 cup soy milk + 1 TBSP chia seeds + 2 TBSP protein powder with cinnamon. YUM. YUM. YUM. I love this combo so hard. I warm it up and add boiling water and voila: heaven. Also, a cookie because I survived the day. Ok, three.
Dinner: Salad + nutritional yeast + apple cider vinegar, zucchini pasta, salsa, green beans, cherry tomatoes and 1/2 a diced eggplant Post-dinner: 1 TBSP protein powder + 1 tsp carob powder + 1 sachet Stevia and boiling water: best quick hot chocolate ever. I know I’ve moaned about protein powder in the past, but this stuff is magical more for its thickening properties than anything else, hence my current obsession with it. Plus, protein. There was also cucumber. and jelly. Yes. 😀 I wish I could say that’s where it ended, but at 22h00 I discovered a hectic two-hour documentary so I stayed up and ate spinach and had more hot water carob which I was too lazy to take pictures of since it was late anyhow, and any slight movement at night has Freyja bounding up and down meowing her head off because someone is awake to play. :p
You know that streaming documentaries means that we FINALLY have ADSL and we can live like normal people now. We don’t have a TV so entertainment is carefully negotiated, but now the whole world is open again! I can finally watch blogger YouTube videos (which I adore), as well as catch up on world news properly. Sometimes seeing is more powerful than the written word, because one becomes rather desensitized to text after a while.
Back on a foodie note, there are also some wonderful tutorials that I desperately need, such as how to make vegan meringues that don’t fail epically and how to pipe like a real person. 😀 Expect lots of madness to come your way soon!