CD and I go back home to Nashville this weekend, and it’s not going to be easy to leave. However, I am looking forward to getting back to a daily routine, my massage therapy clients, homemade nut butters, Trader Joe’s, and my own kitchen!
The time away has done my soul some good. I feel refreshed…all that mountain air I guess. Anyway, I’ve been thinking about the way I eat. One my goals while on this trip was to eat a more varied diet, and I feel as though I did. CD and I ate out more than normal, and I’ve decided to make some of the foods I’ve enjoyed a bigger part of my regular diet. There are also some foods I’ve really missed that I can’t wait to have when we get home. Below are some thoughts/goals for Nasvhille:
- Fermented foods. I’ve missed you. Oatgurt, miso, tempeh…I’ll be home soon.
- Caffeine. I’m off it. CD and I switched to decaf. I might throw a couple of scoops of regular in the pot before one of CD’s intense workouts, but otherwise, it’s been nothing but decaf for about 2 weeks now. It wasn’t the caffeine that I was craving, rather that warm beverage with cream every morning. So, any good decaf brand recommendations? I’m also excited about a new vegan non-soy coffee creamer that I’ll be reviewing soon.
- Macrobiotics. I’ve been intrigued with this way of eating every since Maggie blogged about it several months ago, and it seems to closely mirror my own way of eating. I want to experiment more with grains like quinoa and buckwheat. I gave my quinoa flakes a 2nd chance this morning with vanilla rice protein powder, stevia, and a sliced peach.
- Oat bran. I love you. I miss you. You will be my first purchase when I get home.
- Fish. I’ve eaten so many amazing meals with fish here in Colorado, and I want to continue eating it when I get home. What is your favorite fish, and how do you prepare it?
- Seaweed. Not a fan. Nori? Blech. Dulse flakes? Never did much for me, but I’m willing to try them again. However, I had some arame with dinner one night, and it was delicious. Any arame fans out there? Please tell me more about it. Where do I buy it, and how do I prepare it?
- Books. I want to get off the computer and read more.
- Walks. I’ve loved my morning walks in the mountains, and I hope to continue with them when I get home…minus the views of course.
- Yoga. I cannot wait to get back to my studios in Nashville! Also, I’m hoping to sign up for some Iyengar classes and work on my form.
That’s it. Any input? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Until then, I’m going to try and enjoy every last minute of our time out here in beautiful Colorado.
Oh, and a shout-out to Andy, my brother-in-law, who was selected as the play-by-play voice for Gamecock men’s basketball and baseball at the University of South Carolina: http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/genrel/082409aaa.html. Andy, we are so very proud of you…think you could get us tickets to the South Carolina/Clemson game?