I am ALL out of sorts.
Yesterday (?) I went to bed around noon thinking I’d sleep til 5 and then get ready to head back in to work. How’d that work out??
Yeah. Not so much.
I ended up watching the latest episode of Glee (check out the creepy scene I paused it on) after tossing and turning in bed. It’s hard to sleep when it’s light out and my body is all jacked up on caffeine. I realize a mega caffeine Starbucks order wasn’t the wisest choice after being awake for 24 consecutive hours, but sometimes the
heart wants what the heart wants stomach wants what the stomach wants.
I also had a few glasses of Silk nog, which is insanely good. It’s my latest seasonal obsession. I have mixed feelings about eggnog. Obviously I don’t drink the real version, but even the soy alternative is only drinkable in small doses. It’s so thick and creamy, but after one glass feel like I’ve had enough for a week. I always end up going back the next day though. It’s probably best they only sell it in the smaller cartons. Are you a fan of nog?
Later on, I tried a sample of this chocolate sent to me by Tiff. She is so sweet!
I’d never heard of theo, but I’m assuming this Nutcracker Toffee Dark Chocolate is a seasonal product. It is both organic and fair trade (and local for her)…and got me in the Christmas spirit.
Oh, and did I mention it’s vegan and delicious. Thanks Tiff! I even managed to practice self control and have only a small(ish) portion.
I did manage to get to bed after this, but woke up after a mere 2 hours of shut eye. Pathetic and frustrating.
Not only did I wake up extremely groggy and confused, but I also had a ravaging appetite. Side note: I just wrote “ravishing” and almost convinced myself that was a normal adjective for hunger. Sleep deprived much?
So I’m not going to try and choose a label for this meal. I had no concept of time throughout this day…I tried to just eat when I was hungry without worrying myself with maintaining “normal” meal times.
I had this between 10 am and 4 pm and that’s about as specific as I can be.
Cedarlane is starting to carry more and more vegan prepared foods at Whole Foods and this scrambled tofu dish caught my eye a few days ago, so it has been waiting for a lazy meal moment. That moment had obviously arrived.
Along with the scrambled ‘fu I had an Ezekiel english muffin with Artisana cashini butter and some veggies.
I’d say it turned out pretty well rounded for a deliriously coordinated meal. Cedarlane has some good frozen and processed products, but I hadn’t really tried any of their fresh (to-go) pre-packaged eats. It was a bit more oily than a scramble I’d make myself and had pretty mild seasoning, but had good flavor and I’d buy it again. The cashini was clearly the star of the show, though.
I tried to go back to sleep after this, but was (again) totally unsuccessful. Ugh. Out of sheer boredom I did Level 3 of The Shred, which left me feeling normal again. Nothing like a good sweat session to get my body back in balance.
I showered, and next thing I knew it was time to pack up food and head back to the hospital.
Before I left I had the most delicious overnight (overday?) oats. Inspired by Starbucks’ cranberry bliss bars and soy nog (I’m on a mega seasonal kick, huh?), I made a sweet oat combination that you should all try immediately.
It started with rolled oats, soy nog and ch-ch-ch-chia seeds.
Then I added NuNaturals vanilla stevia with cinnamon on top.
Next I sprinkled some shredded coconut from my vat of Tropical Traditions (giveaway coming soon)!
Finally I stirred in some dried cherries and left it for a few hours in the fridge to gel.
I ate it right before heading in to the j-o-bizzle. It was perfect. Like a holiday cookie in a
And as I knew it would, it held me over for hours.
Coco-Cherry Bliss Oats
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup soy nog + water (to thin to desired consistency)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 drop vanilla stevia (or vanilla extract + stevia to taste)
- 2 tbsp dried cherries
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 serving chia seeds (~1 tbsp)
I had other eats for the night, too, including a quinoa dish and a kale dish.
The first dish had quinoa, raw organic cashini butter, chopped apples, roasted butternut squash.
The second dish was a kale salad (which I softened by massaging it in hot water) marinated with a Asian peanut dressing that I made up.
Asian peanutty dressing
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup peanut flour (You could easily sub in peanut butter)
- 2 tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos
- 1/8 cup water
- optional: 1 tsp agave with a few drops of lemon juice
Check out all that delicious sauce that collected at the bottom. I slurped it all up like a
dainty princess hungry hungry hippie.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go try and sort out who I am and what I’m doing with my life right now.