Tags: Award, Baking, Epic Monster, Marathon, Plum Sauce, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Tempeh
Fiiiirstly – I won an award
Thank you to wonderful Jess from Healthy Exposures for it! It means a lot
As per the award rules, I have to give 10 random little facts about myself, and pass it on to 3-5 other bloggers. Sooo the recipients of this most prestigious award:
Jess – you can have it right back :p – most incredible pictures (of food AND horses), and great recipes
Jess number two at The Process of Healing – sweetest girl who is so, so strong and deserves some good stuff
Katie at Health for the Whole Self – always does such well thought and and informative posts
Annd finally – a new blog I’ve just found – Krystina at Organically Me – amazing vegan recipes! I can’t wait to read more of this blog
All you guys are such lovely people!
Ok, now my 10 random facts…this could take a while!! 25minutes later…..
1) When I was 2, I fell in the pond at home, and my sister ran to get my mum – asking for some clean knickers for me, cos they had pond weed in them :p Never mind the fact I almost drowned..!
2) I didn’t start riding til I was 18months old, cos I was scared of ponies; hard to believe now!
3) When I was younger, my favourite foods were: honey sandwiches, Nutella sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, and prawn cocktail crisps. I wouldn’t touch any of them with a very long pole now!
4) When I was younger (again…apparently a lot happened when I was younger), I had a tank of fish – the fish named Sharky got hungry and ate my mum’s [only] fish, Gilbert
5) Since writing this blog, I’ve begun to discover who I really am – throughout High School and my first year of uni, all I tried to do was fit in and be someone I wasn’t. I’m beginning to accept now who I am, and I’m in the process of learning to like that person.
6) If I’m eating (which is often!), I like to have even amounts of food in each side of my mouth – weird much!?
7) During the time Walking with Dinosaurs was on tv, I used to stalk about my house, rarwing like a T-Rex
I once tried to run away from home, aged about 12. I packed a pillow and an apple, and got as far as a 1/4mile down the road before I gave up and came home!
9) I used to be totally and utterly obsessed with Paris Hilton – that phase coincided with the same time I was trying desperately to fit in at school
10) My ultimate life dream is to live in America. I have no idea how to get there though! So any American bachelors out there….:p
Twas a day off today, bar the 10minutes of abs work I did which meant……I GOT A LIE-IN! Til 8am, it was raaaather incredible
Breakfast was an EGM, minus the green again:
With some of these..
Those cherries took me forEVER to pit :/
EGMs without green are actually super nice Especially when you add in a huge tbsp of peanut butter, as I did! WHOLE new level folks, whole new level.
Straight up after that was a fab lesson on Chika – she had a slightly sore back before we started, which my mum sorted out in a flash (she’s a horse back physio). We then did 35minutes of good schooling, before having her back done again after. She was fine
I then took the doggeh out for a wonder nd ate an apple for snack-ness while I was out, then made a delightful lunch
Lentils, kale, soy sauce, aubergine, parsnip, celeriac, carrot, green onion, pear, veggie burger – it was a ‘everything-including-the-kitchen-sink-meal’ today!!
Obama stole my photography spot….
Then she decided she’d had enough of me and the kitchen and ran off
It was proper good – pear and burgers go very well together 2 tsps of wheatgerm afterwards was the perfect finish.
The afternoon was spent cooking <- my favourite past time I made another batch of seitan (which thankfully came out much better than the last lot), as well as apple crisp muffins:
And some oatmeal raisin (& fig & apricot & sunflower seeds – my additions) bars for my mum and sister, as requested:
Both came out fabulous, thank GOODNESS!
Snackwise, I wasn’t hungry but thought I’d do a bit of carb loading for my long-ish run tomorrow ; enter the old cereal and yogurt combo:
Dinner wise, it was more carb loading. I thought I’d finish off my chickpea spaghetti (my last ever time eating it..*sob*), with my favourite veggies. I also made a tomato sauce:
- 1/2 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 raw garlic clove
- about 5 big basil leaves
- 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- onion powder
- salt (lots of :p) & pepper
Blended in Vincent….
I’ll probably have one of my apple crisp muffins for dessert (carbs!) with some yogurt later on (*EDIT – I had an apple crisp muffin and some yogurt – muffins were fabulous! Full of spice; bake them guys!)
Attempt Two at 7miles was on the cards today. I was SO nervous last night, after what happened last Wednesday…but I took everyone’s advice, and packed in the salt last night
Before I left, I had a big apple, 2 tsps of wheatgerm and a date. During the actual run, at about 4.1miles (just before a big hill :p) I had 2 more dates. I think it did the trick! I felt pretty good; no walking, no feeling like I was about to keel over and die….all in all, a good run! It took me 1hr1minutes, with an extra 15minute/1mile walk at the end to cool off and stretch out. I’ve noticed having a walk after a long run results in my feeling much better later on (ie less burn if I walk up the stairs after a tough one!). Plus it’s lovely to walk in the sun
Breakfast was an EGM, minus the green again…
…I seriously need to top up on spinach! Anyway, I topped the…Epic Monster (?) with cherries, dates, granola and jam, as well as grated cacao:
During the morning I ran some errands for my mum (as well as walking the whhoooolllee way round a huge store to find a cool bag/box, only to be told they were right next to the door I walked through. Hurrumph.), and baked some chocolate courgette muffins I was a little bit short of courgette though, so I topped the mix up with some grated beetroot:
Such gorgeous colour
The result was part of my lunchtime dessert. Talking of lunch – it was SCRUMMEH today! A 4 course meal in fact…Part 1 – cereal and blackberries (reduced to clear, 75p!):
A smoothie, made from cantaloupe melon, a very ripe pear and strawberries, with mixed spice and xanthan gum:
AMAZING combination!!! Part 3- soya mince, cooked in water and milk, with curry powder and 2tbsp nooch, as well as mushrooms, on a bed of roasted kale:
Oh my. I didn’t have particularly high hopes for that part of the meal, but it was actually really really delicious! I haven’t had soya mince (textured vegetable protein) for soooo long; I’d totally forgotten how much I LOVE the texture! And nooch – well, that’s always a win.
The final part of the meal was a courgette chocolate muffin:
The afternoon was spent walking Poppy, cleaning my car out, mucking out, doing washing..pretty dull really I hoped I’d work up something of an appetite for an afternoon snack, but alas- I did not Soooo I had Bear granola nibbles:
With some yogurt:
I’ve no idea why, but carb + yogurt is a snack I find really easy to eat, even if I’m full. Verrrh peculiar.
Dinner was rather fine – I had a lone plum sitting in my fridge, so I chopped it up something silly, then mixed it with balsamic vinegar, water, date syrup, s+p, cinnamon and cocoa powder, to create a simply fabulous sauce:
The sauce went over baked tempeh, and was accompanied by corob durum wheat, mixed with one of my aunt’s funky home grown purple potatoes:
As well as kabocha (almost run out ), parsnip and celeriac:
*Happy Dance* That’s all that needs to be said
I’ve now got Gossip Girl to watch, and a muffin (peanut butter? Apple crisp? Chocolate courgette? Quinoa? Black bean brownie? Too many choices!) and some yogurt to have for dessert *Ecstatic Dance*
Have a lovely evening guys!
Sooo I don’t think I’ll be able to blog tomorrow – I’m going to zee most VUNDERBAR store in zee WURLD – Londres Town’s BIGGEST WHOLE FOODS!!!! Ohmygod. After hearing sooo much about it, I can’t believe I finally get to go….I literally want to fall over with excitement So anyway, I’m going in the afternoon so I’ll be back pretty late But you never know, maybe I will summon blogging energy If I don’t, come to the blog anyway and read Hannah’s Uganda post! It’s super good
QUESTION: Have any of you ever won an award? What for?