Friday, February 4, 2011

Hey Chick(pea)

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.

For tomorrow:

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.


  1. A lot of your groceries look very familiar!! I also love brussel sprouts but the guys at work are not fans of the stench they tend to leave in the break room when I heat them up...and they don't seem to believe that it's the brussel sprouts that smell that way, not ME!

    Your food pics are awesome!!