Last night’s dinner was a repeat of my lunch salad … minus the chips and egg and plus roasted purple cauliflower! (That sentence is exclamation-worthy due to the purple-ness, duh).
On the side, I had 1/3 a corn on the cob that I wrapped in foil, husk and all, to bake for 20 minutes at 450 and then kicked up to a broil for another 15:
At which point I peeled the cob completely and broiled 5 more minutes for some char.
I thought I’d be good for the night after that, but I got hungry again around 8. I was all ready for bed and everything! But everything must halt when hunger strikes. I defrosted a slice of healthy cheesecake and had it with some chia-tapioca pudding and blueberries on the side:
(OK, maybe I didn’t defrost all the way. It’s hard to wait!)
(Obviously, I ate some as I chopped, soooooo good.)
In addition to the mango, I used two grated carrots, 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut, splash vanilla, the 3/4 cup peppadew piquante juice left in the jar (I used the last of the peppadew for my salad), an egg, vanilla, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, about 1.5 tsp baking powder, and 2 tbsp dry millet. I baked in ramekins at 375 for 40 minutes, and four mini carrot “cakes” were born:
One of them was for breakfast, heated with Artisana cacao bliss of course.
I’m big on texture, so I think it’s important to show you that, even with no flour, the texture still gets very cakey!
I was nervous about how the peppadew juice would work because it was spicy, yikes! But I love it! There’s a small hint of heat in there, but the sweetness still comes through.
Breakfast part two was courtesy of [California’s] berry season 😛 I let 1/2 cup plain yogurt marinate with a 1/2 cup mixture of golean crunch and All-Bran Strawberry Medley and then topped it with banana, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and hulled hemp seed.
This perfect breakfast came following my triumphant return to 5am gym trips. (It’s now light at 5am, yay!! So much has changed in three weeks!) I kept it light at the gym because I’m no longer training for a half marathon (wooooooooot!), so I did 15 minutes steps, arms (oh arms, how I’ve missed you!), 15 minutes elliptical, and stretching/abs … and then I WALKED home to enjoy my meal with a tall glass of water:
OK, it’s back to work for me today! I hope I remember how to get there 😛
Do you forget how to do easy easy things after a long break?