Good evening, lovelies! Thank you all so much for the support you gave me on my last post. I seriously think that starting this blog was the best decision I've ever made. Because of the support each of you give me, I've recovered far more than I ever could have on my own. I'm so happy that I've "met" all of you, because you girls have improved my life more than you could imagine!
I thought that ED had gone away yesterday, but surprise, he came back today. In my family we make a weekly menu of what we're going to have for dinner every day of the week, and I'm usually always the one to make it. I like being able to pick recipes that I know are healthy and moderate in the calorie department. Today, my dad decided to make the menu for two days this week, without asking me if I would like to eat what he choose. He plans to actually make these things for us too. What he choose was vegetable barely stew, which I'm okay with, and something along the lines of "creamy double cheese enchiladas". I looked at the actual recipe and it involves 2/3 cup heavy cream, 2 cups cheese.. Something broke inside of me and set ED loose, and I went crazy. And by crazy, I mean sitting on the floor sobbing, screaming into a pillow, and curling into a ball.
My parents were upstairs and somehow didn't hear any of this! My dad came downstairs a bit later when I was calmer and saw my tear-streaked face. He asked what was wrong and I said that I didn't want the enchiladas. I was expecting that he would be understanding and recognize that I've been challenging myself a lot lately, and switch it to something else. But instead he said "What's wrong with it? Are you vegan now or something?" Arg! He doesn't get me, or my ED, at all. He thinks that since I've gained weight, I'm now recovered and expects me to just "eat normally" when I'm not capable of that. Ah, I doubt any of you want to hear this but I just really need a vent.
Okay, breakfast. Breakfast breakfast.
I started with some leftover TJ's butternut squash soup, with half a grilled cheese for dipping. Leftover soup for breakfast is good!
Then an amazing bowl of oats. I cooked them normally, then topped them with 4 pieces of chopped crystallized ginger and a crumbled whole grain graham cracker. The ginger was really chewy and provided a nice spicy kick, and it went perfectly with the sweet graham cracker which turned mushy in the oats.
Around lunchtime I was watching Barefoot Contessa and Ina was making sandwiches with grilled peppers. That sounded good to me, to I grilled up a few slices of green pepper on my George Foreman. I put those in a sammie with hummus and leftover clementine tofu and grilled it. Very yum indeed.
And a couple of you asked what Euro-style yogurt was like. I can't compare it to TJ's greek yogurt because I've never tried that. The carton the Euro-style yogurt comes in says "thick and creamy". Mine was anything but that!
This pic demostrates how runny it is! Almost like Kefir. And it was very, very, very tart! I haven't had Greek yogurt in a while, but I'd say that this is more sour than Greek. I'm starting to wonder if I got a defective carton because all the reviews I've found online talk about how rich and thick this yogurt is. Shall I complain to TJ's and get my money back? :]
For dinner, I sort of made Bang Bang Couscous from See Bride Run, which is now Healthy Tipping Point. I say sort of because I made a lot of modifications. I didn't have enough couscous, so I doubled the garbanzos. I also used green peas instead of edamame because I don't know where to buy that around here. I added chopped black olives too. Last, I used feta instead of goat cheese because that's my personal preferece. So barely the original recipe, but very good! Esp. topped with pine nuts.
Yesterday, I made Everything Nice Banana Spice Pudding from CCV. Unlike my last pudding experiment, this one was a success! I actually used my blender this time and it turned out perfectly. I had to add about a tsp of brown sugar, then it tasted just like banana muffin batter! Delish.
I hope you all enjoyed the last of your weekend. Good luck at school tomorrow, those of you that have it. I don't have school tomorrow because the teachers are working on our report cards, yay! Night night.