Am I the only one who feels like this week has seemed sort of long? I’m so glad it’s Friday!
While this week has seemed long, it has been great as far as food is concerned. I’ve incorporated so many more juices and raw fruits and vegetables, and I feel great for it! It’s cool the way your body starts to crave those things when you give it lots of them. I’ve been craving fresh juice and green smoothies so much this week. The only downside is I’m going broke over produce. But it’s so worth it.
I’ve also been eating a lot of salads, which is not usually my cup of tea in the winter months. Almost every lunch this week has been a plate of fresh greens with lots of toppings. The key is to make a really full, great salad with lots of textures and flavors.
I made a batch of tahini salad dressing that I found in Crazy Sexy Diet, and the creaminess has left me craving more after every meal. It’s so basic – a mixture of 1 cup tahini, 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 minced garlic clove. Whisk it all together, adding water until you reach the desired consistency. I love simple ingredients that create a lot of bang!
I’ve switched my additions up a little bit each day, but it’s been some combination of tons of spring mix and spinach, pinto/black beans, chopped carrots, chopped bell pepper, onion, unsweetened dried cranberries, corn, diced avocado and chia seeds. Perfect! It has helped a lot for me to make a large batch of the dressing ahead of time and even pre-chop all the veggies (except the avocado)…then all I have to do is throw it together and it’s done!
I’m thinking I’ll probably top off the week by having another one for lunch…I really might turn into a big lettuce leaf.
Remember last Friday when we talked about geese, and I told you all that I used to catch ducks when I was little? Well my Grandma has come through with the evidence (thanks Grandma!!).
These showed up in my mailbox yesterday and gave me quite a laugh.
Photo 1: candice luring the duck to shore.
Photo 2/3: the catch.
Photo 4: HELP!!
thank you mom and Cristen, for being completely oblivious to the duck attack;)
Photo 5: Quote from my grandma – “This one has nothing to do with ducks. Tom was a big cat. Seems you’re trying to lift him.”
There are many things that are funny to me in these photos, but one in particular is that in my quest to grow my hair out – the image in my head of what I want eventually is uncannily close to photos 1 and 2. ha!
Happy weekend ya’ll!
What is something funny or crazy that you did as a child? What are you most looking forward to this weekend?