Instead of going to the gym today, I decided to do a yoga download. These ALWAYS make me feel better and today’s 60 minute Core Yoga did not fail me. It felt so great to stretch my muscles, which have become tighter after running so much lately. This session reallyyyyy works your abs! Between boat pose and plank pose, you get your money’s worth—I promise!
After yoga, I baked a container of tofu. Oh! How I have missed baked tofu!!!!! I pressed it for 30 minutes, divided it into four slices and rubbed each slice with a tsp of extra virgin olive oil, some soy sauce, onion flakes, garlic powder, cayenne and sea salt. Baked at 400 for about 35 minutes, turning each slice after 15 minutes. Splendid!
So, dinner tonight was half the tofu container (2 pieces), a baked sweet potato and a huuuuge spinach salad with feta, grape tomatoes and light balsamic vin.
It felt really good to eat these simple, yet very satisfying foods. Baked tofu is so nostalgic for me since it has been one of my very favorite dinner options for years and years.
My mom gave me this over the weekend:
She got it in a hotel she stayed at while traveling for business and I think its my new love. Seriously. I put it on my sweet potato tonight and it was divine. I don’t think yall can make out all the ingredients so here they are—sugar, ground ginger, whole clove, whole ginger, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, maple granules. Can you say holy oatmeal?!! This would be the perfect addition to a festive fall bowl of oats! I plan to use it in everything….I just love fall spices!
I unpacked, cleaned up and worked on my bible study for awhile after dinner and then made a snackie dessert mess: 1/2 cup whipped cottage cheese with 1/2 cup H2H with a smidge of pb and blackberry preserves:
Tomorrow is back at the grind! I feel like I have been gone for so long—it’s weird! However, I do have something to look forward to! After work, I’m going to go see The Secret Life of Bees with Betty and then meet her husband for dinner after the movie. I’m SO excited to see this movie because I loved the book. We are going out to a restaurant called The French Quarter, which obviously serves authentic New Orleans creole-style food. I loooooove this kind of food so I can’t wait!
For my Chicago readers—–would anyone be interested in a potential meet-up on Sunday morning (11/9)?? We are throwing around ideas right now but I wanted to see how many people would be interested!
Edited to add: It’s 8:15 and I just had one of those Kashi Soft Baked Cereal Bars because I was staaaaarving. I don’t think I had enough carbies in my diet today!!!! Off to go watch the Rays and read!