I Promise I Do Eat Solid Foods…Sometimes.

by HEAB on April 20, 2009

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So, I did make it to an Iyengar style yoga class at this studio yesterday.  Apparently, I caught the last class of a series, and all we did were a few basic poses, some with a chair (new to me), and then spent the last 30 minutes doing deep breathing exercises.  This was probably just what my body needed, but the temperature outside dropped while we were in class, and the studio was freezing.  By the end I was so cold that all I could concentrate on were the chill bumps forming on my legs.  I might give the studio another try, but I was definitely missing my 100 degree room over at Hot Yoga Nashville!

During last week’s No Oat Challenge, I bonded with the container of Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Buckwheat Cereal that has been sitting in the cupboard for a while.

Cashew Cream Buckwheat

Cashew Cream Buckwheat

Yesterday’s breakfast was 1/2 cup buckwheat cereal cooked with 1 cup water and then blended with 3/4 cup water & 1 scoop of Sun Warrior vanilla rice protein. Toppings were cashew cream and crunchy almond butter.

Creamy Chia Buckwheat

Creamy Chia Buckwheat

This morning while my coffee brewed, I cooked 1/2 cup buckwheat cereal with 1 cup water and then poured it into a bowl with 2 TBSP chia seeds, giving it a good stir before leaving for yoga.  After a quick shower when I arrived home, I placed my buckwheat/chia mixture in the Vita-Mix with 1 cup water and 1 scoop of Sun Warrior. I then topped it off with some almond butter and enjoyed every last creamy bite!

Over the weekend, I experimented with the raw buckwheat groats Abbie sent me:

Raw Buckwheat Pudding

Raw Buckwheat Pudding

After soaking 1/2 cup buckwheat groats in 1 cup of water for about 8 hours, I dumped everything into the Vita-Mix with 1 scoop of Sun Warrior and 1/4 frozen avocado. My pudding toppings consisted of raw cashew cream and raw pumpkin seed butter.  This was meant to be a mid-afternoon mini-meal but didn’t really leave much room for dinner.  Delicious AND filling!

Sorry Sabra, but I’m cheating on you…

My new favorite hummus.

My new favorite hummus.

I love anything containing horseradish…can’t even begin to describe the damage I used to do back in the day with the Horsey squirt bottle at Arby’s. I grabbed this last week while Justine and I perused the aisles at Trader Joe’s together, and I’m so glad I did.  Yum!

Last but not least, I did a little baking this weekend…

Maple Nut Oaties

Maple Nut Oaties

Many of you have emailed me for this recipe, and it can now be found here.  These cookies are vegan, wheat & soy free, incredibly easy, and totally delicious.  Enjoy…and Happy Belated Birthday Diana! :)