Guten abend, readers from far and wide. How are we all on this fine pre-Hump Day-day?
I felt like I needed to redeem myself today – why? Cos yesterday, a) I had oatmeal for dinner, which is boring, and b) the muffins I made were NOT up to scratch. Nothin’ wrong with them as such…but I’m a perfectionist, and I wasn’t happy!
So, first job when I got home (after eating and seeing to the horsey shaped lumps in the field) was BAKING! I used this recipe, except I added in crushed walnuts, shredded toasted coconut, and chopped fresh dates. Oh, and nutmeg in place of the cardo-whatever, cos I had none. That makes sense right? Anyway:
Lots of big fat beautiful muffins!
They smelled divine, and are definitely an improvement on yesterday 🙂 Success! Baking skillz redeemed. Though I’ve now run out of black bananas…Le sigh.
Next redeemation project (yes, not a word, i know) – dinner! I was flicking through Eat, Drink & Be Fabulous (ok, Vegan) and I stumbled upon this recipe:
It sounded yummeh, so I turned it into a marinade for some tofufu:
Blob of mustard.
A few splashes of apple balsamic (I never measure marinades, plus I had no apple cider :'()
Agave, lemon juice, cinnamon, mixed spice (no cumin, I couldn’t find it in the cupboard. Darn our huge spice collection/poorly laid out cupboard!!!)
I let the tofu sit in the mix whilst I got on with the rest of my day, which involved – as y’all so kindly asked – frozen grapes:
And oatmeal (1/2 c. oats, 1 & 3/4c. water, salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, milk at the end):
Photo-toe-doed on a beautiful wrinkled tea towel :p
Pre-breakfast, i’d had a small apple, and did a ‘brick workout‘ of sorts – see, I’m trrrrying to keep my endurance running fitness up, without running – so i’ve taken to attacking my dvd workout collection with fury (praise be for Jillian!) and then going for a 3mile ish walk/run (mainly walking!). I really hope my fitness doesn’t go….
After oats, I shot off to uni to meet up with my dissertation partner and attend a tres dull lecture (on the history of psychology. Dry dry dry). I ate the most foul orange/clementine whilst I was there, drank some coffee, and ate a mini oatmeal raisin Clif bar 🙂 On the way home, I had some roasted celeriac/parsnip, and demolished this pear I’d been craving ALL. DAY.
Be gone, pear! Be gone.
Cereal and soya milk aussi made an appearance:
Coming home was good, cos these babies arrived!
Shin sleeves! Can i afford them? No. BUT if they mean I can run again, I don’t care 😀 I’ll test them out tomozzle, and see what happens.
Whilst we’re on the subject of running, I’m a published writer! Uni newspaper:
Article by moi:
With my name spelt wrong. Hmph.
You know what’s annoying? They EDITED my article, so any heart, soul, spirit (and grammatical correctness….!!!) it had are GONE! I actually really don’t like what is published at all, the sentence structure is awful, and I’m really sad that my original article became that 😦 Here’s hoping the second article is more true to life!
Ok – back to my tofu! I fried it:
And it was good 😀 Lemon juice and mustard are two flavours I very rarely use – and heck knows why, cos they are SUPER!!!
DinnerSelf – redeemed.
Dessert was chocolate, obviously:
And a lonnnnng date with my textbooks. The excitement never ends.
Have you ever had a sports injury?
Have you ever tried using shin sleeves?
(ps – aren’t you proud of me!? Three days, three posts! I’m on a roll :p)