We went to the Farmer’s Market last night after we got home from South Carolina. Going to the Farmer’s Market just puts me in a good mood. We loaded up on all sorts of vegetables and I felt prepared for the week ahead. I hate starting out a week without a stocked fridge.
I’ve been cooking out of the Skinny Bitch Cookbook. Most of the recipes that I’ve made are pretty decent, save for a tempeh stew that I hated. Last night, we had Asian Macaroni and Cheese. Like all the recipes in this cookbook, it was vegan so obviously there wasn’t any cheese. Instead, there was a cheese like sauce made from cauliflower and other things.
This recipe wasn’t bad, but truthfully, it was a bit bland. I followed it exactly and didn’t really taste much of a sauce. Tonight, I tried again, this time with Cholay Aloo which was an Indian dish made with potatoes, tomatoes and chickpeas.
We both enjoyed this much more. With the main dish, we also had brown rice cooked in coconut milk and roasted broccoli. We didn’t really need rice with potato dish, but I wanted some sort of side. Side dishes are my trouble spot. I tend to make a main meal and serve it by itself and then get hungry hours later. So, I’ve been trying to make sides that go with the main course. Like a real cook!
Ever since we got back from Maryland, I’ve been making a very conscious effort to change the way I’m eating. I haven’t had an diet soda in over two weeks and before this past weekend, I hadn’t had any alcohol. I’ve also been really trying to focus on real meals with whole foods and trying to stay away from added sugar. And really, there is a huge difference in how I feel. I feel thinner. I don’t know if I actually am, because I haven’t weighed myself, but I feel sort of lighter and just better.