People keep asking me if I’m still eating carbs. Yes, I still eat carbs. I’ve done the no oatmeal thing before, and I will NEVER do that again. Honestly, I don’t think our bodies need grains, but you know what? I like them. However, I do get most of my carbs from vegetables, and carbs currently make up about 30% of my daily caloric intake, sometimes more, sometimes less. The past 24 hours? Definitely more!
Yesterday, after munching on some steamed Brussels sprouts with Humnut Sauce, I drizzled a little of my tahini on half of a slow roasted kabocha squash along with a spoonful of Artisana’s coconut butter. I LOVE their coconut butter so much, but I can’t buy it in Nashville. So I’m hoarding every last bite of the jar that Katie sent me. Thanks again so much Katie! This was the perfect ending to my lunch. Brussels + squash = full & happy belly.
Charlotte sent me this soup recipe last night, and I decided to make it for breakfast since I’ve had lentils sitting in my cabinet for months. However, I didn’t have apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, or fresh ginger. So, I improvised, and the soup turned out delicious. Really, why don’t I make soup more often?
For the soup, I cooked 1/2 a chopped onion in 1 TBSP Kerrygold butter. I then added 2 cups veggie broth, 1/4 cup lentils, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp paprika, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. I brought everything to a boil, reduced the heat to low, covered my pot, and let everything simmer while I did laundry (OK, while I checked email ). After 30 minutes, I poured the cooked lentils into my Vita-Mix and blended them with the other half of my roasted kabocha squash from yesterday and 1/2 packet stevia. I topped my soup with a dollop of goat milk cream cheese, more cinnamon, and throughly enjoyed every last bite. Thank you Charlotte!
OK, now I really do need to go get some laundry done. I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday. I have another continuing ed massage therapy class tonight from 5 – 9 PM. So bummed I’m going to miss the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Enjoy them for me!