As I told you in my last post, I’m in Heather’s 30 Day Vegan Workshop, being wonderful from the beginning on. She gives us around 20 recipes per week, every single one a very tasty, with lots of love documented one, including pictures. There are ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks (sweet and savory). Besides being Vegan, the recipes are based on a whole food diet. I absolutely love it, the taste is wonderful and I have the feeling, this is something good for my body at the moment. Like I needed some time off on ‘normal food’. Actually, this is the most normal food I can think of.
Heather is not only giving us ideas for meals, also she guides us through a new kind of ‘feeling in the body’. She used the quote You are what you eat, which makes sense to me. And now, with eating differently, I feel different. In the first week, she talked about detox, which was something I did feel after a week or so. I felt extremely tired, not able to do so much, for example. But this is getting less and less, and I’m feeling better and better. Heather asks us to stand still and listen to the things happening, to take time for ourselves, just to take care a little more. Who doesn’t want to take time for herself with a baby wandering around the house? I do. Still, to bring this to practice.. I have got this wonderful bath salt waiting for me in the bathroom. It has been laying there for two weeks now. I might use it this evening, finally taking this oh-so important time for me, just me. I might.. That’s what I think every night.
So, what did I cook? I can’t sum it for you, but there were wonderful things like a quinoa salad with avocado and tomatoes (lots of avocados we ate here in the past weeks), an absolutely delicious mediterranean pasta toss (which surprised not only me) with sun-dried tomatoes, olives and mushrooms, a great sweet ‘sunday morning’ bread with blueberries and a marvellous apple peach salsa, which I brought to a little party last Saturday. I got so many great comments on it, and some recipe requests.
I also brought a frozen cheese cake to the party. The ‘cheese’ was made out of cashew nuts. You should have seen their faces as I told them. They guessed it was cheese (no..), whipped cream (no.. smiling) or heavy cream (no.. giggling). The cake was filled with blueberries and raspberries, and although it was quite a cool afternoon, the cold cake was gone in an instant.
Yesterday morning I made myself a plan. This included time for my crafting on Tuesday afternoon. Now I see its time to go and pick up my girl, who’s enjoying playing with other kids more than I could have imagined. Well, this afternoon, she will have to play with her mama. I saw her awake a total of 10 minutes yesterday, because I had to go to work and afterwards, I had a meeting with somebody (I thought she wanted to have a talk with me about her kid’s lessons or so, actually she wanted to sell me something! I have never had something like this in my life! I came home, feeling just shocked.. Definitely, it wasn’t worth not seeing my child for). So we will catch up today!
Have a nice day!