Hi hi hello dear internet friends of mine!
Thank you so much for your fab feedback on the Home Renovation post. It was so much fun to write and I loved hearing all your questions and comments. Keep ’em coming!
As I’m sure you’ve heard because the entirety of our lives is posted on the internet these days, I threw my back out on Sunday. All I did was bend down! Alas, I’ve spent the last few days in hella pain, half wailing, half trying to find a position that doesn’t make me want to scream, half icing, and mostly laying down with my feet in a chair. It’s been a week.
I will say that this low back and sacrum yoga video provided some relief. I went to the chiropractor today and he said the injury is severe to moderate. The adjustments definitely helped but I’m far from back to normal. My spine is wicked crooked so I’ll be spending a good deal of time with the fox. He also said my hips are showing arthritic wear and tear that’s atypical for my age and body size….it just keeps getting better!
Onto the eats. I ate so much yummy food over Thanksgiving but I did some much needed unplugging and didn’t photograph any of it. I hope you all had an amazing feast!
I’m back on an avocado toast kick. Lately it’s been one piece of strawberry avocado toast plus one piece of avocado toast with salt, red pepper flakes, and micro greens or everything bagel spice. Sometimes with a fried or poached egg or two on the side!
My favorite bread these days is the sprouted wheat berry bread from Trader Joe’s. It’s sweetened with dates and it’s just all around awesomesauce. I get a few loaves at a time and freeze them.
I’m also back on the whole wheat pumpkin waffle train with almond butter, maple syrup, and strawberries.
Eggs and avocado toast from First Watch. Not as good as mine!
Poached eggs, sautéed potatoes + sweet potatoes, avocado, and sriracha.
Chipotle bowl with brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, tomato and corn salsa, guac, lettuce, Chipotle smoked hot sauce, and chips.
Smoked salmon sammie with scallion cream cheese, tomato, and red onion on local pumpernickel from Katzinger’s with my amazing sis, niece and nephew.
Huuuuuge smoothie with frozen blueberries, zucchini, spinach, and cauliflower, hemp seeds, chia seeds, cacao powder, my fave vanilla spirulina protein, cinnamon, turmeric (trying to be all anti-inflammatory for my back), black pepper, and almond milk. Whew!
Jet’s pizza with banana peppers and salad. I FREAKING DIE FOR JET’S PIZZA!!
Wild frozen salmon from Trader Joe’s that I marinated in their island soyaki sauce with extra ginger and red pepper flakes with quinoa, green beans, and this yummy pumpkin curry that my amazing friend Simi brought me.
This Cheezy Lentil Bolognese Pasta was really yummy but heavy on the prep work/dishes. It makes a lot, though! I recommend extra marinara on top.
The BEST vegan kale caesar salad with crispy chickpeas I’ve ever had from The Crest Clintonville. If you live in Cbus, this is a must!
Vegan whole grain gingerbread with maple glaze! OMG you’re gonna die for this recipe. My special recipe tester (hi, Dylan!) tried it too and he approves. I’ll be sharing the recipe next week!
Holiday snackage when I was in Cleve featuring the best cookies, brie and crackers, and random tortilla chips that I went to town on.
Super yummy Almond Butter Cookie Bars. Next time I’m gonna use cashew butter for a more “cookieish” taste. We’ve been eating like three a day.
Castelvetrano olives are my favorite.
Kraut Chips (sooo good), Oasis roasted garlic hummus, and Simple Mills rosemary crackers. Nom.
Make this week a fantastic one!