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Journey Journal: Days 154-158

This week, breakfast mostly consisted of either kiwi or mango, almonds, and coffee with coconut milk. Occasionally I’d have a bowl of GF Chex Cereal with coconut milk too. For the first week of GF-DF June, we did pretty well! And I didn’t really miss bread or flour that much at all.

Day 154: Monday, June 3, 2013

  • Lunch: Leftover Stirfry (teriyaki chicken with jasmine rice, carrots, mushrooms, daikon, and broccoli)
  • Dinner: Curried Beef + Rice + Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Dessert: Coconut Milk “Ice Cream” with Banana, Peanut Butter, Cocoa Powder and Vanilla – so yummy!

Day 155: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

  • Lunch: Leftover Curry, Broccoli, and Cauliflower
  • Dinner:  Spinach Omelets
  • Dessert: Leftover Coconut Milk “Ice Cream”

Day 156: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

  • Breakfast: after last night’s dessert, I put the “ice cream” in the fridge instead of the freezer and ate it for breakfast–it was thick and creamy like chocolate pudding but healthy like a smoothie!
  • Lunch: Salad with Dried Dates, Slivered Almonds, Grape Tomatoes, and Celery Seed dressing
  • Dinner: Made Homemade Hummus with Spinach wrapped in corn tortillas

Day 157: Thursday, June 6, 2013

  • Lunch: Layered Corn Tortillas with Leftover Hummus, halved grape tomatoes, and sliced bell peppers
  • Dinner: Grilled Lemon Pepper Salmon + Coconut Lime Rice + Mango and Red Onion Salsa

Day 158: Friday, June 7, 2013

  • Lunch: Leftover Salmon + Coconut Lime Rice + Mango Avocado Salad
  • Dinner: Picked up a Rotisserie Chicken and made a quick batch of Warm Red Potato Salad (sometimes you just have to cheat)

Journey Journal: Days 106-108

Day 106: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

As we get closer to the release of Dispatches from the Front: Episode 6the days are pretty busy in the office. Since I’ve basically cut dairy out of my diet, I have not struggled with allergies at all this season! This is a huge improvement! (and maybe even worth never eating cheese again!) So, I was surprised when I started sneezing and getting a headache. I went to Goga and sat in the sauna that had peppermint oil in it–that seemed to help. But then later, I couldn’t breathe again.

Day 107: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Definitely not allergies. Full-blown head cold. Left work early around 2 PM and came home. Finally fell asleep around 4 PM, slept for 4 hours, got up and ate a little and chatted with Bryan, then went to bed again around 10 PM!

Day 108: Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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Thankful for a good night’s sleep. Feeling a good bit better. (I guess that’s what 14 hours of sleep will do for a person!) Another very productive day at work. I think we’re ready for the DVD Premiere this weekend! And making really good progress on other projects and upcoming events! Actually got off work at 5:00 this afternoon! Came home and went for a 4 mile walk with Bryan around the surrounding neighborhoods. Then we had a delicious dinner of pan-seared salmon with brown sugar and cajun seasoning; served over a mixed baby greens salad with walnuts, strawberries, and honey mustard dressing; steamed broccoli and carrots; and caramelized purple cabbage, leeks, and garlic.

Journey Journal: Days 52-53

Day 52: Thursday, February 21, 2013

Actually woke up rested and had time to fix a real, hearty breakfast this morning before work. Made an egg sandwich with sautéed onions and peppers. Lunch was with my dear friends Shannah and Annette. We met at Shannah’s and had a delicious lunch together, which turned out to be vegan without trying. I don’t think I could be vegan all the time, but occasionally, a meal like this is refreshing and rejuvenating.

picture courtesy of http://www.verybestbaking.com

I brought some pumpkin black bean soup that had fresh onions, peppers, garlic, cumin, and tomatoes in it, made with vegetable bouillon (similar to this recipe); Annette brought homemade bread made with olive oil, along with some homemade strawberry jam, and a fresh corn, red pepper, and carrot salad, using vegan mayonnaise and basil; and Shannah made baba ghanoush (roasted eggplant, tahini, parsley, lemon, garlic, etc.), which tasted amazing by itself or on the bread.

Bryan and I went for a walk after work before dinner and had a really good conversation about future direction, dreams, and trusting God. Dinner was a salmon patty on top of sautéed greens, with a dessert of almonds and blueberries topped with whipped coconut cream, and a square of dark chocolate. So yummy!

Day 53: Friday, February 22, 2013

Down another pound this week, which surprised me since it’s been such a busy week and I haven’t been able to make it to the gym as frequently. Fortunately, I was able to help with setup at church some, which always counts as a workout. Had a very light breakfast today of peanut butter toast–I was saving up for lunch with my friend Mandy. We went to Brick Street Cafe, and I splurged–cheesy vegetable quiche with creamy tomato dill soup, and half a slice of the sweet potato cake with cream cheese icing.  I’ve been off dairy for about a month now, so I wanted to try to eat some and see if it made a difference. (Verdict: I need to stay off dairy pretty much permanently–though the cake was definitely worth it for a special occasion!). Dinner was a bowl of the pumpkin black bean soup, a small sandwich with salmon, spinach, and a touch of mayo on hearty bread, and a side of green pepper strips! Looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow, followed by good coffee…and housecleaning!

Journal Journey: Days 43-45

Day 43: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Leftover curry and rice for lunch. Had a really good workout at the gym after work. Dinner of salmon, yellow rice, and salad with an avocado-based Caesar dressing (started experimenting with this tonight–it was pretty good but a little too acidic…maybe a little less lemon juice and anchovy paste next time). Read for a while tonight, with a cup of hot tea.

Day 44: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Large granny smith apple and a handful of nuts for breakfast with coffee. Chicken noodle soup for lunch. Went to the gym, then I surprised Bryan with dinner from a little Greek restaurant–I had a falafel sandwich with tabouli and got him a beef and mushroom pizza. Then I had a small evening snack of blueberries, almonds, and a  square of dark chocolate with a cup of Vanilla Sleepytime tea. Finished reading my current book, French Women Don’t Get Fat–hope to have a book review post soon.

Day 45: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day! Woke up late, so today’s breakfast and lunch were the same as yesterday’s. I’m actually thinking I need to start making a big batch of soup at the beginning of the week to take for lunches…at least till it gets warm outside. Good day at work…called Bryan on my way out to check in before heading home. We typically don’t do anything too fancy for Valentine’s–and try to avoid restaurants–so we decided burgers sounded like a good idea for dinner. I stopped by Publix to grab some buns and picked up a bar of Bryan’s favorite dark chocolate. I came home to a surprise Valentine’s card and my own bar of dark chocolate. So sweet!

I mixed up a fresh batch of guacamole with avocado, onion, garlic, tomato, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Bryan mixed up the hamburger meat with an egg, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, sage, sriracha, and a little lite soy sauce. Bryan topped his burger with cheddar, mixed greens, cilantro, mayo, ketchup and mustard; I topped mine with a tiny bit of mayo, mixed greens, cilantro and the guacamole. Quite possibly the best burger I’ve ever had! Finally, we delved into our chocolate with a few almonds for dessert. Now to pick my next nighttime reading book…

A Healthy Alternative to Fish ‘n’ Chips: Salmon Patties and Roasted Veggies

Salmon Patties and Roasted Veggies

Salmon Patties: I was so thankful to come across this article and recipe online BEFORE I opened my can of salmon. (Warning: it’s not exactly like canned tuna. It still has some bones and skin in it. They say you can eat the little bones and skin, but I prefer to eat only the fish.)

The recipe was very tasty. I used the oatmeal and egg whites substitution suggestions to make it extra healthy. I only had the Amazing Taste brand of seafood seasoning, so I used 1 Tbsp. of that. The only thing I would say is it was a little heavy on the onion flavor; I’d suggest using half of the green onions and none of the dried onion flakes.

Roasted Veggies: I chopped 1 cups of brussels sprouts in quarters, 6 red potatoes in wedges, and peeled and chopped 3 small beets into cubes. I mixed them on my stoneware rimmed pan, drizzled it with olive oil and sprinkled Lawry’s seasoned salt, 4 cloves chopped fresh garlic and fresh cracked black pepper, and roasted at 450F for 25-30 minutes, while I made the salmon patties.