Sunday, February 20, 2011

My weekend.

My weekend involved long walks in the snow (to the library in my case, which was unfortunately closed):

I also ended up experimenting with new recipes (with some amazing results):

Chickpea soup from Oh She Glows

This soup is totally worth all the reviews. But you absolutely have to garnish it with lemon, a bit of paprika and a few drops of olive oil. The flavor is not the same without it.

Lentil pilaf (I made up this recipe myself)

Organic red lentils cooked with 2 tsp of madras curry power, half a chopped onion, 2 cloves of garlic and some vegetable broth. Half way through the cooking process I added chopped carrots and some soya sauce to taste. I cooked some pearl barley and steamed cauliflower on the side. Then I mixed it all together and topped it with some sunflower seeds and voila - a healthy, filling, tasty dish.

And I've also jumped on the oat bran wagon. If you're wondering what's the difference between oat bran and normal oats, I've found that oat bran is much creamier and doesn't have any chew on it's own. It also doesn't seem to retain as much of the "banana" flavor as oats do, and instead it gets thick and creamy, which is fine by me.
Today's mix was: 1/4 cup oat bran with 1/4 cup oats cooked with 1/2 banana mashed in, cinnamon, and vanilla essence. Topped with coconut butter (the picture is borrowed since I didn't take one of my own, but the oat bran looked exactly like that )

And indulging in some treats:

I tried chocolate again for the first time in over a year and I discovered I LOVE dark chocolate. This came as a surprise because I was always a milk-chocolate girl. Not anymore apparently. But I'm so happy I was able to defy ED enough to try both types of chocolate, otherwise I would have never known.

And there's nothing like a good cup of coffee. My dad brought some back from a coffee fair and it is HEAVEN in a cup.

In my free time I did a good deal of this:

And some of this:
(That's a yoga video, in case you can't tell :P)

I'm totally psyched about the week ahead. Sounds like there'll be a lot going on, and I'm totally looking forward to it.

What are you guys and gals looking forward to about the week ahead?


  1. Looks like you had a pretty great weekend. I'm looking forward to the week ahead being over (along with next Monday). Then it'll be a while before I have exams and I can finally relax for a bit. :P

  2. Wow! All your food looks really good! I'm so glad that you tried the chocolate. I love both milk and dark chocolate, depending on my mood.

    I'm definitely looking forward to being done with midterms this week and actually being able to sleep! And I'm looking forward to trying overnight oats, lol, I'm such a dork!


  3. That sounds like a fun weekend!
    Your food experimenting sounds yummy, too. :)
    I'm proud of you for trying the dark chocolate!
    Oh, and I need to try oat bran! I like really creamy oatmeal, so that sounds good to me.
    I'm looking forward to midterms being over with and also my race this Sunday evening. The 5k at the SEC Track and Field indoor championships! Ahh, so it's a big one!
    Have a great week :) You're doing awesome kicking ED butt
    <3 Haley

  4. Sorry the library was closed, but I'm sure the snow-covered walk was gorgeous!
    Your lentil pilaf looks incredible, and I definitely want to try it some time.
    It's great you had the chocolate. I agree that dark chocolate is much better than milk. I'm glad you did defy ED and tried both types. You're exactly right, if you don't try it, you don't know if you like it or not.

    What am I looking forward to? My birthday on Saturday (my parents are taking me into the City for the weekend) and being able to drive next Monday. It can't come fast enough!

  5. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend! Your food creations look incredible! I'm going to have to try some of your recipes!

    Dark chocolate and coffee are my favorite foods ever, aside from sweet potatoes! Even in the height of my restricting, I always worked a bit of dark chocolate into my diet!

    I'm looking forward to this weekend - I'm going to spend a few days with my sister at her college! It should be really fun!

    Have a great week!