I have 3 goals in mind for July:
- Less kabocha!
- More healthy fats!
- Be spontaneous
I had a kind of last hurrah with kabocha last night and finished a whole one (and it was big). I think it’s time for moderation.
As for healthy fats… I do enjoy my nut butters and olive oil, but not enough. Maria posted about this yesterday, too. I have nut butter with breakfast and usually a little bit of olive oil with dinner and lunch – but it probably totals about 2 tablespoons altogether. So I’m going to go for it and start incorporating more fat.
Spontaneity is also something I want to improve on. This is just eating what I want when I want it, rather than waiting for the normal times that I eat and eating the same things.
Yesterday wasn’t a total bust in terms of goals though – I made a kickbutt Thai papaya salad based on my recipe here.
Ingredients – 1 shredded green papaya (50 cents on sale @ Vietnamese market), 1 shredded organic carrot, 2 chopped plum tomatoes (also on sale), 5-6 cloves of garlic.
Dressing – soy sauce, rice vinegar, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, fish sauce, sugar (sweet simplicity), PB2, chili powder, chili flakes… (I might be forgetting something).
This is Bobby’s and my favorite salad, and we ate the whole thing while we were watching jeopardy and wheel (million dollar winner last night!). Yes, we are old and we love jeopardy and wheel. I probably had about 80% of the salad, but I was impressed at how much of it Bobby ate. He’s not as much of a veggie disposal as I am. The whole salad cost me about $1 to make because of this great Vietnamese store that has a cheapo rack. I got a green papaya ($0.50), a big bag of 4 chayotes and 4 tomatoes ($1.50), and 6 eggplants ($0.50). I think that’s all.
In the afternoon I made a lunch sort of thing with shrimp, konnyaku, chayote (on sale), olive oil, stir-fry sauce, and mustard (added later). I’m almost done with the shrimp. I’m liking chayote – it’s kind of bland, but it’s nice and crunchy and good with other flavors. I had a few other random snacks, so this wasn’t really a lunch. Yummy though. More like a snack to hold me until dinner.
Want to join me with any of the goals? What are your goals for July?
Before I forget, Justine is having a really cool giveaway, so I’m going to do a confession of the day to get an extra entry – I hate clutter, but I have a terrible time getting rid of things. I try to make Bobby give away all those ratty t-shirts that he never wears, but I always want to keep mine. I hate the clutter but I’m scared that as soon as I give something away I’ll need it!
One more thing – my friend just launched this cool recipe search engine, NomFinder. Check it out and let me know what you think. I’ll pass on suggestions to him.