Ahh please don’t hate me!!!!! I just accidentally deleted the photo of my dinner and can’t get it back!! 🙁
For the record, it wasn’t a good dinner anyways. Which lead me to bake cookies. More on that later.
About dinner!! I had this block of tempeh in the fridge so I tried out this recipe for a marinade. I let the tempeh sit in the marinade for about 3 hours but when I went to sear it, it bombed. It didn’t get crispy like I thought it would and I couldn’t taste the marinade AT ALL, which made me sad because I love all the garlicy, mapley, spicy flavors in it! The tempeh sort of just tasted like……..nothing at all. I also had couscous, which was okay and the highlight of my meal were the mound of sugar snap peas I had alongside the tempeh and couscous.
Not too terribly exciting, I’m still sorry about the accidental delete though! To make it up to you (or rather to make it up to my belly which was not satisfied at all after said dinner), I baked Dreena’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan. I subbed chocolate chips for raisins though, obvi. Now THEY came out good!
Today I snacked on a deliciously cold and wonderful strawberry juice bar and then later, a vanilla chobani.
I know, I KNOW that dairy is not good when you have a sore throat. I knew that when I was thoroughly enjoying the cold creaminess of my yogurt. Oh well. Whats a little more mucus in my life?
This afternoon I did another yoga class via Yoga to the People. I did about 30 minutes of Class 5 when my laptop randomly stopped buffering and I was left with my right leg dangling in the air. I hate it when that happens!! I was determined though, so I clicked on Class 1 and started it midway so I could get another 30 minutes in and make my practice an entire hour. I did about 5-10 minutes of it though before stopping the class completely and going down to child’s pose. It got me thinking. So often we all (myself included!) get totally caught up in the rat race of things. Places to go, people to talk to, the feeling of sheer “I HAVE to do this”. I HAVE to go to the gym today, I HAVE to run 5 miles, I HAVE to eat no more than 2,000 calories. So, sometimes, when things get crazy we just need to breathe. What does it really matter in the grand scheme of life if we don’t make it to the gym? Or if we eat over our “allowed” caloric amount? NOTHING. The world will keep on going and we will keep on living. When I was down in child’s pose was I still practicing yoga? Absolutely. You don’t need to always feel the burn to reap the benefits. I think we all would benefit from listening to our bodies more rather than telling things to our bodies. Sometimes rest will produce a grander outcome than that extra push-up.
That was my deep thought for the day. Thank you very much.
My throat is actually feeling a TON better tonight as well, which makes me super happy because tomorrow night I have my very special blogger dinner at Seasons 52!!!!! 🙂 I went to the CVS minute clinic only to have them confirm my thoughts that it was, in fact, a virus.
I then went back to Whole Foods (it’s right next door to the drugstore…how could I not?) and got some popsicles, throat comfort tea (which is a-m-a-z-i-n-g) and some natural throat spray, which has dramatically reduced the pain and swelling. Poopy tonsils. I’m parked on the couch reading Pat Conroy for the umpteenth time and contemplating another cookie.