Good Sunday morning! Sleeping in, playing with the cats and having some extra coffee time felt great today after much busy-ness. Sweet bf even refilled my coffee while I was still in bed. He's a keeper! Work has been taking a little more of my energy because I'm learning a bunch of new stuff (thankfully there's always more to learn in my field!) and I'm studying for certification in my specialty. I also turned our spare bedroom into an office. And I was on call for 75 hours on top of my usual work schedule. Hmmm, this explains sleeping 11 hours last night?
I'm still on my green food kick. Work food has been kale salad, carrots & tahini, and fruit:
I actually pack 2 kale salads because I'm at work for 12 hours. I've been trying to have a green smoothie or juice before I leave the house in the morning. The difference in my mood and energy level is noticeably better when I have my green drink. Here are a few juices I made this week:
The addition of fennel was especially good! For dinner one night I made a cheesey green pasta with some veggie noodles that we get at a Japanese market:
The noodles remind me of udon, but have extra veggies added in. Of course I Americanized them by putting them in a creamy cheesey sauce with some sweetie peppers and sauteed onion. The cheese sauce used We Can't Say It's Cheese Cheddar Spread, Daiya Mozzarella Shreds, tahini, lemon juice, salt & pepper, and almond milk. It was quite a delicious comfort food treat.
And of course we had our favorite non-green food on pizza night:
Rosemary crust brushed with olive oil, red sauce, fresh basil leaves, sauteed fennel & mushrooms, Daiya shreds, and sweetie peppers from the olive bar. I really love making pizza.
I hope everyone's enjoying the weekend as much as I am. See you next week :)