I’m really not feeling the new Lady Gaga song. Like, really, reaaally not feeling it. In my own nasty little way, I’m highly relieved she isn’t number one today. But seriously – does anyone else find that she annoys the heck out of them, or is that just me!!?? Heh.
——- AAANNNYYWWAAY ———–
My Heidi-Montag-esque makeover shoooould be coming tomorrow, I’m hoping – but we shall see 🙂 In the meantime, I’ll do a normal, pre-surgery post 🙂 And let me tell youz – there’s a lorra food photos I want to show y’all! I know that can be boring sometimes, but och ay, there’s been some scrummy stuff 😛 Let’s start from the beginning shall we? Walk with me….
(Now I totally have images of Hugh Hefner, walking through his Perv Mansion smoking a bubble pipe and wearing a dressing gown. Oh my mind is bleary, late on a Sunday eve!)
Bah, mucho stresso came on Fritag. I originally thought I was going to have a lovely relaxing day, going into town, getting a cappuccino, looking in the charity bookshops…til I got a phonecall which changed my life forever. Well, it changed my Friday plans at least. To cut a long story short, I ended up standing around the PC World carpark for a half hour, holding a laptop to give to my dissertation partner. Not fun times.
Breakfast was ace though! I tried out some new oatmeal that my delightful friend Jess sent me!
Maple Apricot Walnut oatmeal, to be precise! Full of chunks of walnut and a maple-y flavour and bits of plump dried fruit – it was the BOMB!
9g protein per serving too 🙂
That milkyish blob in the middle? Why, it was maple cream of course! Fresh from a cardboard box which was fresh from the hills of Vermont – tedious link, I know 😀
One word – ohmygod.
A pear was also consumed –
– why you need to see a picture of a half eaten pear is beyond me.
Equally so for a picture of tofu:
My only explanation is that the glaze on it (tomato puree, balsamic, maple syrup, cinnamon, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar) was out of this WORLD!
Saturday now 🙂
Well, the Holly’s Oatmeal oats yesterday kept me full for hours and hours and hoooouuurrrsss. Normal oatmeal on Sat – I was a Starvin’ Marvin’ after about 1.5hrs!
What’s with that!?
Despite the addition of melted banana with Mighty Maple PB & Co. And a Snackimal, for good measure :p
Oh well, the stomach gods demanded food, the stomach gods received food – in the mighty fine and dandy form of KALE CRISPINS and BLACK BEAN BROWNIES!!!
It was my fourth time making these, and I seriously love them more and more each time 😀 I even cut the sugar down on this version – 1/4c., not a 1/3rd (or maybe that was the agave I cut down..I forget) and they still turned out SO moist (errh), gooey and rich and delicious!
I’ve already had three 🙂
Now, here’s something else I made:
Wtf right? It iiissss:
Kabocha Squash and Peanut Banana Soft Serve!
Quite the moutful, to say and to eat, but ohholywozer was it iiiiiinncredible.
- roasted kabocha squash – 1/2 c. maybe? I left the skins on :p
- 1 frozen banana
- approx. 1/4 – 1/3 c. frozen melon
- 1/2 serving (15g) peanut flour
- a dash of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 2-4tbsp water (maybe more – it depends on your blender and how thick you like it)
Put everything in the blender, starting with the liquid at the bottom and the hardest thing on top, and BLEND.
Simple but oh so good! I wish my pictures could do it justice – I took a whole bunch, but the nasty yellow lighting in the kitchen + yellow food made for bright orange pics 😥
There’s also been OIAJ action this weekend:
And more chocolate :p
Sunday now yah? (wow, I cannae believe how long it’s been since I last did a proper post..sheesh.)
Oh, today was a Bad Day. After the success of last Sunday’s 6mile run, and a random one in the week, I was feeling pretty pumped for today! I ate a huge massive apple, wehatgerm and a few other bites before I left, then set out on my merry way. Merry it was NOT.
The Angry Legs were back with a vengeance! Shin pain at times, calf pain at times, alternating the area and amount constantly. One minute my left shin hurt, then that would be ok and my right calf would hurt. It was nasty! There were a lot of tears on that run, a lot of tears…
By the time I got back, I was ready for some stir fried pear, yogurt and date syrup:
(that was really yummy!) And some good ol’ oats:
Whilst the oats were setting, my mum and I went on a 1mile cool down/stretch out walk, and do you know what she did? She offered to pay for a sports physio for me! I almost cried when she offered!!! So yes, this means that I have officially declared war on my blasted legs. Next week will be my 6th week of pain, and really – the joke is wearing thin. Tomorrow morning, I gather my ammo! (ie, make an appointment).
After breakfast, my mum and I decided to take the dawg for a walk in the forest. We thought we’d do about an hour/3miles.…but we got lost. Alone, we can navigate fine. Together? Not so much! We are masters of getting lost 😛 I’m surprised we don’t need a map to navigate our own kitchen sometimes.
So anyway – 5miles/1hr45mins later, we made it back to the car 🙂 We were both hangry for lunch when we got home!
I whipped up a pear-melon-vanilla-banana soft serve:
As well as other bits and bobs, but apparently that is the point where I forgot to photo anything else – abrupt finish, I know!! Other eats did include black bean brownies though, you can be sure of that 😛
Anyway – I have blog work, uni work and sleep work to do now 😀 so I be off. Fare yee well my loves 🙂
Question: Are you good at getting lost?
Best thing you ate this weekend? Mine was the kabocha peanut banana s-s, without a doubt :p orrrr the black bean brownies…..