My first meal of the day was spinach salad with fresh orange segments, red grapes, a small bit of chopped red onion and black currant vinaigrette. I wasn’t quite sure how spinach in the a.m. would go down, but it was very enjoyable.
Lunch consisted of what would be a regular supper of mine. I was inspired by some leftover sauce from a recipe for spicy curry kale chips that I made. I used a recipe from choosingraw.com. (Here’s the link for the kale chip recipe: http://www.choosingraw.com/spicy-curry-kale-chipsraw-and-vegan )I made brown rice. I stir fried onions, mushrooms, celery and an orange coloured pepper. I made a ‘gravy’ by melting some coconut oil, adding flour, then stirring in some almond milk. To that, I added the left over spicy curry sauce. I then mixed it all in a bowl and added some canned black beans. It was awesome! Spicy Curry Rice Bean Bowl it will be called from now on.
I usually have fruit for breakfast. After a busy day, I was feeling not too thrilled about fruit for supper. I considered making a tofu scramble or pancakes or something, but that wouldn’t be a ‘usual’ breakfast for me, unless it was a Sunday, but then it would be brunch. Promising myself I could have popcorn later if I’m still hungry, I decided to make a juice/smoothie. I juiced an apple, an orange, a lemon (I don’t like the pulp of these in my smoothie – it becomes a ‘roughie.’) and a bit of fresh, raw ginger to give it some zip. To that juice I added a ripe banana, some blueberries and a dollop of date paste (raw, pitted dates, soaked in water then blended smooth. It's like caramel sauce!). It was so good. Very tasty and surprisingly satisfying. Mysteriously I don’t feel all tired and full?!
Mixing up the order of meals today and knowing I was going to write about it made me think about what to eat a little more than usual. My meals have become pretty routine (read: boring!), so today I put some extra effort and creativity into what I prepared. I’ve now got some new ideas and recipes to add to my repertoire. I’ve also discovered that I can break the ‘rules’ about what constitutes a breakfast, lunch or dinner which feels very liberating. The options are endless and exciting.
Did anyone else try this today?
Tomorrow: Drive to a different neighbourhood for walk/run.