My weekend began today at 11.51am, when I finished teaching the last of the three sessions. I spent whole afternoon doing NOTHING.... ^_^ and this is so relaxing~~~~ By nothing I mean nothing related to work. I did read posts of bloggers; I created links for recipes that I've done in my blog; I went to the gym to test my new Polar (even though with some complications). And here I am, stuffed with a big dinner and dessert.
Oh~~ thanks for the suggestions for my last night's dish... finally I decided to name it as Tiger Stoup, which is a mix of Sweet Tooth's and Lisa's suggestions.
okay. back to food now.
- 1/2 cup old wessex
- 1/2 cup almond breeze chocolate
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 apple
- 1 tbsp wheat berry
- 1 spoon of PB
- pinch salt
I find PB easier to melt in the oatmeal than BB.
I packed trail mix and the other half of the apple as snack. (I was trying to fuel more during the day because I planned to go to the gym tonight. )
Back home I was starving....so just quick/simple lunch: the last portion of leftover eggplant tofu lasagna, 1/2 cup rice, 2 tbsp of hummus and a warm salad of Brussels sprouts with palm heart with 1 tbsp of BBQ sauce and pepper.
Very nutritious and satisfying meal.
Dessert was Fage with pumpkin and cinnamon.
While I was reading blogs I snacked some H2H, half piece of heart chocolate and a marroc (already eaten)!I wasn't hungry at all this afternoon, but had a muffin with laughing cow anyway before heading to the gym.I did a 35 min interval in the treadmill because I wanted to test my cardio fitness.
- 1 min of warm up (4 miles/hour)
- 4 min jog (4m/h)
- 6 sets of: 1 min of speed work at 7m/h + 3 min recover at 5m/h
- 4 min cool down (4m/h)
After the interval I went to the elliptical machine to read Woman's health magazine. I did 18 min and the monitor was working properly. It seems that it works fine when I don't move much. Anyone had similar experience or know why is that?
Back home I needed a big meal after the workout. As it is Friday, it's pizza night~~~~~~ I use Tj's rice tortilla as usual and topped with zucchini, broccoli, an egg, tomatoes sauce and mozzarella. As side dish I had stir-fry romaine lettuce with garlic and salt.
The addition of egg was pretty good....love the taste of egg mixing with cheese. mmmmmm......... delicious!!!
I was pretty stuffed at the end....but how could I resist this last piece.
Stuffed badly but dessert was calling~~~~ So, I waited 3o min for a partial digestion before to have new creation (for this week's BSI). A vegan pumpkin pudding made with tofu!!!!!!! yeah~~~~ you read it right, I made it with silk tofu and I think if I don't tell you, you won't notice at all!!!!!
okay. here's the recipe
- 2 cups of pumpkin puree
- 2 cups of silk tofu
- 1 cup of almond breeze original
- 2 tsp of gelatin powder
- 1/3 cup agave nectar or any kind of sweetener you have
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp pumpkin spice
1. heat almond breeze and dissolve agave nectar in it
2. hydrate gelatin powder in 2 tbsp of water
3. combine 1 and 2.
4. blend pumpkin with tofu for 2-3 min until you get a smooth mixture.
5. add 3 and blend 1 min more
6. pour the mixture in 3 bowls and freeze for 4-5 hours
I had one bowl with BB
HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, you guys need to try this, it's so simple and so delicious!!!!!!!!
I don't have any plan for the weekend yet..... It's freezing/snowing outside, so being at home, do some readings and/or bakings or even do nothing is relaxing enough for me. What about you guys? What do you have planned? What's your perfect winter weekend?