Well I've been at a weight plateau for quite a while now. Although only in numbers. I can see the progress of my new weight lifting regimen, especially in my arms. I work out with weights 3 days a week now and do lots of walking on the other days. They say you don't often see the numbers go down on a scale when you're weight lifting, but you may go down in sizes. Anyway, my numbers did finally start to go down the other day....even if only a tiny bit. Every bit counts! And I think I'm in my last 5-10 pounds of losing anyway, which apparently are the hardest to lose.
Ok, on to the food :)
Saturday's market: eggplant, tarragon, okra, tomatoes, peaches, white button mushrooms, baby bellas, basil, fairytale eggplant, mustard greens, butternut squash, limes, asian pears, cucumbers, rice, and more black bean salsa!
Today I made a great juice!
Apple Carrot Ginger juice:
2 medium carrots
1-2 stalks celery
1 fuji apple
small slice ginger (depends how gingery you like it)
1 cup water (or 1 1/4 if you want it a bit more watery)
Blend in your Vita-Mix!
I needed a good raw meal the other day and found Ani Phyo's Black Sesame Asian Slaw with Ginger Cashew Mayo in Ani's Raw Food Kitchen book. I didn't use Chinese cabbage, but used plain old shredded cabbage and coleslaw in a bag. (I ended up having to add quite a bit more water to the mayo, because it was pretty thick) I also used a mixed seaweed bag a friend brought me from Japan, instead of just Hijiki. It made enough "mayo" that we had the slaw again a second day for lunch. It was delicious!
I made some of my bean chili the other day, with whatever veggies I had on hand. I added pink-eyed peas, since I had some in the freezer that I'd previously cooked. I served it with this cornbread, which was absolutely awesome! Just the right amount of sweetness. Only thing is, I forgot to add the vegan butter when I processed the kernels of corn, but it still tasted great. And the batter was so tasty, I didn't even bother adding the topping of vegan butter and sugar! You definitely need to make this :) (I left out the bell pepper too)
Other stuff I've eaten:
A variation of my Indian Curry (served over millet):
Another variation of my Indian food with added eggplant and okra, served over plain couscous:
Check out Averie's blog. She's giving away a bunch of awesome Tempt stuff!!