MLK Day & Soup
I wanted to fully disclose that I ate meat on Friday night (bison burger), Saturday morning (turkey sausage), Monday morning (bacon) and Tuesday lunch (brisket sandwich). And you know what, who cares? The whole idea of the Flexitarian Diet is that I can eat meat if I want, when I want and not feel guilty about it. While I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m feeling guilt about the meat-eating, I am feeling a little down because I’ve let my diet slide the past few days after a successful first two weeks. I’m went grocery shopping on Sunday and am ready to make some delicious, healthy meals for the rest of the week. I got back on track yesterday and already feel better.
I spent Monday making a tasty, healthy soup recipe from the blog Oh She Glows. I actually just added her to my Google Reader last week and while I’m obviously not vegan, I love her recipes. I made her Roasted Tomato, Garlic, Onion and Coconut Soup and it was AMAZING. The mix of flavors was so luxurious – and this is coming from a girl who LOVES Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup. The only downside, is that it did take me a long time to make the soup, but I had Monday off from work and some time on my hands.
I roasted Roma tomatoes, sweet onion and garlic for what felt like forever in my oven (probably around 2 hours). While everything roasted I did some stuff around the apartment and prepped the other ingredients. In a pot, I put in the tomatoes, onion and garlic, along with tomato paste, salt & pepper, garam masala, chicken broth and light coconut milk. After bringing the mixture to a boil, I let it simmer for 10 minutes before giving it a buzz with my immersion blender. I think I blended a little too much – it would have been nice to have some chunks of tomato – but it was delicious!
I ate three bowls Monday and had enough left over for dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday. Along with a salad of mixed greens, it’s a simple, healthy dinner for my post-workout dinner time.
I wish I had more time for cooking like this and need to work on making the time during the weekends to try new recipes.
I also wish I had taken the time to do some volunteer work on Monday in honor of Dr. King. Next year, that is on my to-do list and I plan on making it happen.
Wednesday’s workout: Bar Method
Wednesday’s meals highlight: Nothing special unfortunately