Seriously, legs? SERIOUSLY!?
You know I said yesteryear that the pain in the old shins seemed a little less? Well, have I got a tale for you!
Actually, I don’t, I just like that phrase :) but anyway – when i went to bed last night, a NEW PAIN arose! This time, if I flex my left foot up or down, there’s a slight weird niggly odd feeling in the [tendon?] verticle to about my 3rd toe. Gah. It doesn’t feel like it’s ohemgee-need-an-operation serious (though saying that, it’ll probably turn out to be gangrene, and this time next week I won’t even have a left foot to moan about), but I sure am thankful I’ve got a doctor’s appointment tomorrow! Finger’s crossed Mr Doc can solve my woes :)
In the meantime, I’ll settle on other, less scary ways to make me smile:
MM…more oats in a jar.…(and I still have another empty jar waiting! Hooray!)
Howevz, the problem with these tiny 227g jars is that they hardly fit a darn thing in them! Hence why the overflow was served up with a side of melon:
I tried to be different today, and mixed in some carob powder and maple syrup – a combination I normally love – but it did NADA today! I could barely taste it! Alas, I still did a sweet as job of cleaning the jar:
hehe! My thumbnail looks so neat and tidy in that pic! If ONLY you could see the state my nails are really in :P I try and grow them and file them and make them look preddy, but horses + cold weather + haynets + rug buckles = skanky nails. BOO HISS.
So, at the weekend, my stepdad made something using chopped tomatoes (hear me out). Since that day (Satdee), the half empty can – NO! Scrap that! The half FULL can (positivity folks!) has been sitting in the fridge, looking sad and lonely. Every day, i’ve said to my mamma, those tomatoes need using up…but nothing happened. So, today, i TOOK. CHARGE. I had beets on my mind, cocoa, and tomatoes – which called for only one thing; a beet cocoa tomato sauce!
Before you go getting those knickers in a twist over my sheer genius at the combination, I can’t take credit for it :'( In fact, it was a recipe over at (Never)Home Maker that created it. Howevverrr, when I stopped by there today, i could find no trace of said recipe. OH! So here’s what went in the mix:
1/2 can chopped tomaddoes
2 tsps cocoa powder
salt to taste
a squeeze or so of agave (to taste)
a lorra dried mixed herbs
a scrunch of pepper (yep, to taste)
a lorra mixed spice
1 giant and 1 small cooked beet (aka 2 medium beets!)
I shoved it all in Vincent:
Made him do that blendy thing he does oh-so well, and voila!
One gloriously rich tasting sweet lovely sauce!
I had a load of it mixed with chickpeas, alongside perfect roast veggies and stir fried cabbage with soy sauce and garlic:
I can’t decide…..
Very scrumptious! My mum finished off the other half of the sauce with some pasta this evening :)
Talking of this evening – mine was finished off with a healthy dose of textbook and chocolate:
NOW – moving on.
I’ve received a few comments recently about – yet again – portion size (some more politely put than others! :() and I feel I need to address the issue. It’s something which has been brought up on other blogs before (see Emily’s post, and Katie’s brief referral at the end of her post) and I have actually talked about it on here before, but I shall do again.
I do have big portions! And I’m not ashamed to admit it! I can look at some blogs and envy the tiny delicate neat plates..but that’s not me. I just don’t feel satisfied without a good load of food in my stomach :D In an ideal world, I would like to eat smaller portions cos yes, sometimes I do feel uncomfortably full after a meal. But as Katie said in her post – sometimes it’s worth it! I LOVE roast veggies (like, seriously) and I LOVE taking my time over meals, savouring every bite. Ergo, i tend to make a lot of my favourite foods, and spend ages enjoying them :) Tis how I roll! At some point, I would like to reduce my portion sizes (we’re talking about veg here) just so my vision of what is ‘normal’ doesn’t get TOTALLY skewed, but for now – I like eating lots of veg, and that’s what I’m gonna keep on doing.
At least until my supply of parsnips and/or squash runs out – they’re the only veg worth really pulling the boat out for :P
Question: How do you judge portion size? Do you like large portions, or small portions?
Lighten the mood a bit, shall we?
Blog searches (everyone seems to be doing these atm!)
– old cereal
– foods that take 2days (2 days to what, I say??)
– wonder woman photoshop
– swap your wife.com (my post entitled ‘I’d swap my wife for peanut butter hummus’ or something, written about 10months ago, is still haunting me then….)
– kate moss smoking (x 2 – why does that phrase get me so many hits!?)
And my personal favourite:
– fully nakd girles (whoever searched that clearly needs to check his/her spelling, if they want to get what they’re REALLY looking for!)