A few months ago I was getting quite addicted to BodyRocking. It lasted a few weeks, and then I reverted to daily walks and yoga (as usual). I still subscribe to their feed though, and recently I bookmarked this recipe to try.
Protein Pumpkin Pie Recipe
[imagine pancakey-pumpkin-pie here]
adapted from this bodyrocker
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- stevia, to taste – this is hard to measure because each type of stevia is so different. Use your best judgement! Should be equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar.
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 medium eggs (these are smaller than normal eggs – I would use 3 Xtra large)
- 1 packet protein powder (= 1 scoop = 30 grams; I used HempShake in Chocolate flavor)
- butter for greasing a pan
- Mix all ingredients together.
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Sunday French Toast Recipe
Mix together 3 eggs, 1/2 cup coconut milk (trader joe’s – new product), some stevia, chocolate extract (or vanilla, or whatever), cinnamon, and (optional) 1-2 tablespoons of PB2 (or peanut flour?). Soak 8 slices of manna organics bread in the mix for about 30 minutes. Cook the soaked bread on medium heat on a griddle until the bread is cooked through and not soggy at all (~5 minutes on each side).
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You know, I really enjoy my manly breakfasts, but sometimes all a girl wants is some sweet cherries, creamy yogurt, and peanut butter. Loooots of peanut butter.
In this case, loooots of PB2. Yep, I still order PB2 – I try not to use it too often as it’s expensive, but I pull it out at least a few times a week. I’m still plugging away at the shipment I got over a year ago (16 jars, I think).
This breakfast bowl consists of:
- Fage 2% Greek yogurt (almost a cup?)
- ~1/2 cup of chopped cherries (I keep typing “cheeries“)
- 2 tablespoons of PB2, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
- a few drops of vanilla stevia
I’ve had it every morning this week for breakfast! I wonder when I will get tired of it.
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Last week I picked up these beautiful local strawberries from Whole Foods in Columbus Circle. They were perfectly ripe. They were small and sweet and I think if they had been left out another day they would have gone bad – which means that they were at their absolute peak.
I can’t have fresh, local strawberries without whipped cream and this time was no exception. A while back I gave up processed food and that includes whipped cream from a spray can. So I got heavy whipping cream instead, and made it in my food processor.
Strawberries & Cream
- Fresh strawberries
- Heavy whipping cream
- A few teaspoons of sugar or the equivalent of stevia (stevia is optimal – I try not to eat much sugar at all; note if you use liquid stevia it is probably best to add it at the end or else it will interfere with the cream’s ability to whip up right)
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Bonjour! We are in Paris. We left New York at 3:30pm on Friday, and after a short layover in Boston we were on our way to France. We arrived at CDG (Charles de Gaulle, the main international Paris airport) at 7:30am on Saturday (samedi). (Please excuse my use of French words while I’m posting here; I adore French and will make any excuse to use it.)
Dinner Saturday - tired and hungry, but happy and excited to be in Paris.
Also dinner Saturday - I will post the food pictures from that meal later!
We walked around the city almost the whole day (we did take a nap in the afternoon) and then stayed Saturday night in Paris. On Sunday we took the train out to Saumur, a petit town Southeast of Paris, on the fleuve (river) Loire. We attended a wedding for two days – a dinner event Sunday evening, and then the ceremony all day on Monday (ceremony plus beaucoup de manger!). The wedding was at a petit chateau that was transformed into a hotel a while back. The owners are actually descended of French royalty. They managed to survive the guillotine I suppose
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Do you remember this “Indian rice” recipe I made a few months ago? I almost forgot about it until this week. Then I made a variation of it and now I’m obsessed again. It is just so good. Eating rice (spiced rice!) just makes me happy.
Here is my new variation, and the new ways I’ve been enjoying it:
Obsession-Inducing Spiced Rice
- 1 cup rice of choice (this week: brown basmati (1x) and short grain white (1x))
- water (1:1 ratio for white rice; 2 cups water to 1 cup rice for brown)
- 2 heaping tablespoons of ghee (butter works too) (or if you are vegan use peanut/sesame oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2+ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2+ teaspoon dill
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Soak raisins in hot water until plump. Chop in small pieces.
- Put all ingredients in rice cooker, mix, press start.
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My tum has been troubling me as of late and I needed something simple to calm it down and get things moving. Miso soup it was! I used to have miso soup every morning when I was more macrobiotic and I think it’s time I started up that habit again.
Purple Cleansing Simple Miso Soup
- 1 cup finely chopped cabbage (red/purple)
- 1/2 medium white onion, finely sliced
- 3ish tablespoons dried wakame
- 3ish tablespoons miso (red)
- 4ish cups water
- Toss everything in a pot. Bring the water to a boil. Mix a few times, then reduce heat to low and cover.
- Simmer for 20 minutes on low heat, allowing the veggies to fully cook through.
- Enjoy for breakfast or anytime really
Looks gross but it really is delicious (this is the broth).
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Good health is important.
For me good health includes:
It also includes frequenting Good Health Cafe. Here are some of the things that we have gotten on recent treks to the ever popular restaurant. (Thank you so much Gaby for introducing it to me! And now I have taken Coco there too. Links: Gaby’s meetup; Coco’s visit.)
When Coco visited, we went for brunch (this was this past Saturday). I got an omelette (whole eggs please) with seasonal vegetables. The vegetables included kabocha squash (!) which made my day. There were also zucchini and carrots; I cannot remember anything else though. It came with a side salad and that amazing carrot-ginger dressing. I need to recreate it; Coco did so I will use her recipe. In addition to the dressing, I also used ketchup. (My ketchup recipe here.)
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Interesting timing that I wrote this post today, in light of Marie Clare‘s “The Hunger Diaries“. Maybe I will write my reaction to the article sometime this week. I am retitling this post:
The Non-Hunger Diaries
A while ago I got a question from a reader about what my daily exercise and food routines look like. My initial response has changed somewhat since I replied via email (about 3 months ago) so I thought I might post it here because it’s a question I get a lot! I was going to post both workouts and food in the same post but it got long, so today is just going to be my food. I’ve been chatting about the gym a lot lately anyway so it’s time for a change.
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A Cardio & Scone-y Morning
Coco is here! This morning we went to my gym to take a class called Energy Sculpt. I had never taken it before and had no idea what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. Here’s the breakdown:
- 30 minutes cardio with a step (this was really fun – not too repetitive at all, which is what I usually dislike about step/cardio classes)
- 20-25 minutes combo of yoga and strength training. We were surprised (and pleased) when the cardio segment ended with down dog, warriors, and fun weight routines. He did not make the sets go on forever and I really enjoyed all the exercises.
- 5-10 minutes abs and a brief cooldown. I hate abs, but at least this part didn’t last very long! And cooldowns are my favorite part of any workout.
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