Friday, February 4, 2011
My quest for weight loss has lead me to parousing vegan lifestyle websites with a vengeance. I am not a vegan. I don't plan becoming a vegan, but I do need to lower my cholesterol and my blood pressure. And...I am not afraid of vegetables. Not even brussel sprouts.
I went to Trader Joe's the other day for a dozen things. I walked out $114 poorer by the time I was done and the owner of these interesting things.
blue agave sweetner
firm but not extra firm tofu
steel cut oats (actually a staple in my house)
almond butter with flax seed
low sodium veggie broth
pink himalayan salt (in it's own grinder)
and soy cheese
I have exotic spices lining my kitchen counter and I now have (1) blender for sauces and savory things and (1) blender for shakes and sweet things.
I'm not really that cool, calm, or culinary on a regular basis and I did fall off the weight loss wagon just slightly yesterday because of some ridiculous drama over one idiot, a$$hole, douchebag. There was a chocolate casualty and the evidence is still sitting in a pile on the floorboard of my car.
Either way, I didn't totally loose my mind or my willpower. I got home and got to cooking.
Cilantro lime shrimp salad with homemade tamari dijon dresssing.
Chickpea tacos...that's right, meatless, taco seasoned garbanzos are gonna rock my world!
Finally, my sweet treat for the night:
Non-fat, plain yogurt, fresh blueberries and blackberries, chopped walnuts, and organic honey.
I'm taking this one recipe at a time. One bowl at a time. One day at a time.