Awhile back I caught an episode of Hoarders where the lady had a ton of jars stock piled and, as I sterilized our kitchen today, I realized I’m at risk for becoming that lady. It’s not that bad yet, but I do have a drawer full of jars I’ve saved for storing bulk ingredients, like quinoa from the Whole Foods bulk foods section.
And chia seed gel from the 5-lb bag of chia seeds I bought on Amazon.
And even growing my own sprouts from bulk sprout seeds purchased.
Yikes, I guess I am turning into a crazy jar lady! Hopefully you won’t see me on a Hoarders episode anytime soon.
When I got up this morning, the house was freezing and it was only 35 degrees outside. I had planned to go on a run, but was suddenly coming up with a million excuses not to and just do an indoor workout like it’ll upset my scratchy throat, throw off my hair washing schedule because I’m always super sweaty after a run, my knee was hurting a bit, etc. But after reading a few blogger stories of running in snow, I suddenly found motivation to run in our mild temps! I ran 4 miles and first mile was tough. Even though it wasn’t that cold, the fog was making it feel much worse and my legs and nose were numb until I warmed up. And my nose started running like crazy halfway through, good thing I had thick absorbent fleece gloves I could throw in the wash after! :-P
When I got back, I was starving for a hearty brunch/lunch and decided to dig out the waffle iron and experiment with peanut flour waffles creating a recipe that seemed like it would work.
The waffle did not stay together at all sticking to the iron despite me heavily greasing it. I followed a traditional vegan waffle recipe just swapping the flour for peanut flour, but there’s something just different enough about texture and consistency of it. I’m not giving up on protein peanut waffles yet, but the next attempt will have to wait since I’m out of peanut flour now. So it was leftover salad for lunch instead.
We’re still in new camera euphoria and hubby and I used a dog walk as an excuse to play with the telephoto lens today.
He caught this great shot of a jack rabbit streaking across a cow pasture.
But I love these humming bird shots, this little guy was just sitting in a tree letting us snap away from a distance and they came out great even though it was overcast and foggy.
I didn’t make it to the market today, so it was leftovers for dinner. I baked a very ripe acorn squash cut side down in water for 40 minutes, flipped and stuffed with my quinoa leftovers from last night, then baked for another 20 minutes.
It came out great, the squash was sweet and very flavorful complimenting and altering the flavor and texture of the quinoa making it seem like a different dish. I would have topped it with Daiya mozzarella shreds if I had any.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll make it to Trader Joe’s … maybe. But I’m just enjoying the relaxing, open weekend. Last night we watched the original True Grit movie which I loved it as a kid. I used to watch it on VHS on sick days from school even though it’s not exactly a kid movie, fun trip down memory lane since we saw the new True Grit movie today. Wow, what a wonderful remake! Jeff Bridges was amazing and the filming and effects were much better, lol.