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Vacation’s Over

Today was my first day back in work in a week. I had a wonderful and relaxing staycation, but I had to get back to reality at some point. The day didn’t start out on the right note however. I didn’t sleep well last night. I tossed and turned and I had weird dreams. Because of my lack of sleep last night, I overslept a little this morning. Not enough to be late work, but enough so that I didn’t have time for a morning workout.

But I made up for the late start by having some leftover pancakes that Corey made me the other day. I had a couple of blueberry pancakes topped with fresh strawberries and maple syrup.

Yummy! A delicious way to start the day and it turned my morning away. How could I be in a bad mood after a breakfast like that? 🙂

I prepped my lunch for work last night so it would save a little time this morning. I expected today to be a bit busy (which it actually wasn’t), so I needed a nutritious lunch and nutritious snacks to keep me full and satisfied. I get so cranky when I get hungry.

For lunch, I made some Egg Salad and had that on multigrain bread. I also cooked some bacon and added it to the Egg Salad.

I don’t know why I didn’t do that before. The addition of bacon makes the Egg Salad so much more delicious! But since when does bacon do anything else?

My snacks included: some green grapes . . .

and some homemade pretzel bites with mustard.

I think I have learned my lesson when it comes to pictures. I used to take all my pictures of foods I took to work at work. However, the lighting is just awful. It’s all fluorescent so the pictures have a greenish tint to them. Now I take most of my pictures at home. The pictures come out so much better.

I will show you an example of what I mean. The above picture of my pretzel bites and mustard were taken at my home.

Here is an example of a picture of them taken at work.

See what I mean? And the picture doesn’t even look that bad on my camera. The camera fools me. Then I upload it and it looks neon.

I’m glad I took a break from work over the last week. I was beginning to feel burnt out. But I went back to work today energized and refreshed. I felt ready to tackle the day.

Luckily, I got off work at a decent hour. Because I missed my morning workout, I found myself craving a good workout after work. I was excited for it. I did Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones, followed by 20 minutes on the elliptical. That Jillian Michaels workout is no joke. This is the second time this week I have done it and it was just as intense as the first time. My shoulders are killing me, as are my glutes. My triceps will probably be sore tomorrow.

After my workout, Corey and I had a dinner of whole wheat pasta, grilled chicken and organic pasta sauce. I also had some roasted broccoli on the side.

Now I need to relax a little and try to ease the soreness from my muscles. Poor Callie hasn’t been feeling well all day. She has had a bit of an upset stomach all day and part of the reason I didn’t sleep well is because she was tossing and turning all night. I think she’s feeling a little better now. She seems to be catching up on her sleep and I am looking forward to following suit! Good night everyone.

 

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Cookbook Fanatic

Before we get to the title of this post (cookbooks!!), I’ll say a little about today’s meals and give a very easy recipe for egg salad. This morning when I woke up, I didn’t know whether I was hungry or nauseous. Is anyone familiar with that feeling? I knew I needed to eat something, but there was no way I was going to be able to eat my granola and peach parfait that I wanted to. So I decided on my favorite food: tomato soup. Sometimes lunch is okay for breakfast right? And I got a serving of veggies in as well so it’s all good.

For lunch, it was so tough to decide because seriously we were running out of food. Good thing we were scheduled for a grocery run today. We needed one STAT! I decided on an easy dish of egg salad. I know a lot of people make their egg salads differently and sometimes it can be fatty with all the eggs and mayo. I want a lot of food without all the calories. Is that too much to ask??

I actually take two hard boiled eggs and then one hard boiled egg white and mix those together. More bang for your buck if you take that third yolk out. I don’t use any mayo at all. I use dijonnaise. I like my egg salad tangy. Dijonnaise is a creamy combo of mayo and dijon mustard . . . and it has only 10 calories! It is super yummy! I have used this stuff in everything.

a watched pot never boils!

Egg Salad

2 hard boiled eggs
1 hard boiled egg white
1 tablespoon dijonnaise
chopped up celery/green pepper
salt and pepper to taste; pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Chop up hard boiled eggs and egg white. Mix in other ingredients very well. Serve with crackers, bread, or lettuce and enjoy!

In addition to the egg salad, I bought side salad at the grocery store and a fruit cup. Tasty and nutritious lunch!

I am such a cookbook fanatic. I love them. I have quite a few on my shelf. I have tried several recipes out of every one of them and sometimes I will go months without using one. But each one is precious to me.

I am always wary about buying cookbooks sight unseen online. Usually, if I am in a bookstore I will scan through it and if I see several recipes I want to try then I buy it. Online shopping is a bit tougher. That doesn’t stop me from doing it though. 🙂

Imagine my delight when I found a totally inexpensive way to check out some cookbooks before buying them: the public library! I had no idea they had cookbooks available to check out. I have already checked out one cookbook: Cooking Light: the 5 ingredient, 15 minute cookbook.Honestly, there were about 5 recipes I wanted to try in the whole book. Other than that, it wouldn’t be worth buying. Others may like it, but there were a lot of ingredients that I knew would have MSG in it and such. I guess the fewer ingredients, the more processed it gets. Today, I got Vegan Cookies and Veganomicon: the Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. The latter one was recommended by Anne P. at Fannetastic Food.

I am, in no way vegan. I love meat and I love dairy. But I thought these books would have some interesting recipe ideas. And they do. So far, I have seen several things I would like to try. I’ll have to read up on them a little more to see if I will indeed buy them, but it does look promising. I feel like a kid on Christmas with two cookbooks! The funny thing is that Corey scoffed at me when he heard the title Vegan Cookies. And yet, there he was looking through it ten minutes later and he actually found a cookie recipe that he wanted us to try. 🙂