Wanted to share a few plates and activities from my day with you all.
I started off this morning with breakfast – whipped banana oat bran. I also had miso soup. This is a pretty macrobiotic breakfast – especially the soup!
I did do some Morning Yoga from YogaDownload.com, which was nice. I am never disappointed by their podcasts.
In other news, the sweet Kailey at Clean Veggie Eats gave ma a Kreativ Blogger award.
Check out her blog – she is an incredibly passionate and intelligent young lady and I’m proud that she passed this award on to me!
Bobby and I had the nicest do-nothing night. We just chilled, ate dinner late, went to Whole Foods, and came back to our clean apartment. Our friend came over and now we’re just hanging out. Tomorrow Bobby is going to San Francisco to volunteer at a comic convention (nerd!), which I don’t do… so I’m on my own. I’m thinking a yoga class, painting my nails, napping, reading, and making yums. Then we’re going out to eat when he gets back from the city. What are your Saturday plans?
First, check out my Recipe page – I finally organized ALL of my recipes and they’re in one place for easy access. Let me know if you try any of them.
I’ve been having oat bran every morning for over a week now. I don’t want to get sick of it, so I decided to try something new-ish today. It was still oat bran, but it was cold! I made “overnight oat bran”.
- soak overnight: 2/3 cup oat bran (dry measurement), 2/3 cup almond milk, ~1/4 cup water, cinnamon (I think I might have used too much actually)
- add in the morning: 3 tablespoons PB2 (not macrobiotic), 2 tablespoons water
I’m not really sure how I feel about overnight oat bran. It tasted a little odd, and I think I prefer the chew of cooked oat bran. It was a good experiment though. I’ll have to see how it does with the full-ness factor.
Before I had my overnight oat bran I did some gentle yoga from YogaDownload.com. First I did Detox Yoga #2 (20 minutes), and then I did Gentle Hatha Yoga #1 (20 minutes). I’m getting into slower yoga since I’ve been sick, and it’s kind of nice. I’m appreciating it more than I used to.
In the news:
My friend (and fellow yogi) sent me that article yesterday. A lot of the points that Bittman makes are ones that us food bloggers already know – whole grains are full of fiber, keep you full longer, and help you maintain a healthy weight. He offers some new ideas as well (a polenta pizza, breakfast risotto, and breakfasts from around the globe like Chinese congee). Check it out if you have a chance.
Don’t forget to check out the Recipes page – it’s broken down by meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, soups, sides, desserts) and most of them are vegan/vegetarian.
Happy Friday – what are your weekend plans? I’m still pretty open, but I’m looking forward to a nice dinner out with Bobby.