Hello and happy weekend before Thanksgiving! I hope your plans and preparations are going smoothly. Pretty low key and stress-free here, looks like we’re just having my mom over this year and playing around with vegan recipes.
I have been taking a rest from running this week opting for elliptical workouts instead which have been a little boring, but a good opportunity to catch up on podcasts and watch Netflix while working out. I’m still troubleshooting possible asthma issues letting my lungs and airways settle down and dealt with a bit of a nasty cold last week with congestion. I might continue the break until next month and hopefully be in a more rested place and be able to breath better!
Miko is a happy guy because hubby got the fireplace ready for winter and perfect timing for chilly mornings in the 30s here.
I had a successful deal hunting trip to Grocery Outlet yesterday finding new products to try such as Beyond Meat burgers, Bragg’s oil free apple cider vinegar dressing, goji berries, pasta and cereal.
Hubby found fresh butternut spirals from Veggie Noodle Co. for me to try.
Normally I won’t pay a premium for pre-sliced veggies, but my spiral slicer is awful for raw butternut noodles and this was a fun treat. I cooked them with chopped tofu in a savory broth for a simple dinner one evening and had the leftovers for lunch.
They were delicious and held together pretty well after cooking and seriously making me consider getting a better veggie spiral slicer.
Hubby made a huge batch of vegan chili using Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles and made a great vegan cornbread to go with it with was perfect on a cold night.
We’ve been eating a lot of leftover chili this week and discovered the dogs love the cornbread leftovers in little chunks as a treat.
I made pumpkin spice oatmeal one morning by preparing 2 cups of organic quick oats, stirring in half a can of organic pumpkin puree, a little canned coconut milk, and seasoning to taste with pumpkin pie seasoning and maple syrup. It was delicious!
There have also been simple veggie tempeh oil free stir fries.
And vegan wonton soup from Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine.
And we stepped out to Il Fornaio Friday for a nice, but simple, dinner of angel hair pasta and amazing house made red sauce.
All kinds of great stuff in the news this week, where to start!
Dr. Greger in the Kitchen videos are awesome, can’t wait for more and need to try doing burpees while blending morning smoothies, haha!
Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine has started a podcast this week and the first episode is perfect inspiration for the holiday season. I’m excited to add this to my gym listening and shocked to learn the average American eats 4,500 to 5,500 calories for the Thanksgiving meal alone and how bad that is for our health. Yikes!