Hey guys! Today was a pretty productive day and I have Sarah to thank for it all! See, the baked goods from her giveaway were delivered while I wasn't home, and since I live in an apartment building, the post office took the box back to HQ - without telling me which HQ - leaving an illegible tracking number. After seeing Michelle and Shen post about their luscious goods, I was determined to pick mine up! Sooo I took the day off from work, heh. Plus I had a lot of stuff I needed to get done, and I did! I feel very accomplished.
I started the day with a smoothie. Gotta get them in while it's still warm enough out.
Spinach, banana, mango, flax meal, lemon juice, ginger. Raw pepitas on the side. After dealing with the (very pleasant) Post Office on the phone, I hopped the bus over to pick up the winnings. You've already seen the other two post the insides, but do they have a picture of their animals eying the winnings?
I think not. Get away from there, Haxan! Chocolate is not for kitties. But honestly, Sarah put together a really nice box of stuff: Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles and Brownie-Cookie Dough Truffles with a sweet handwritten card telling me I'm way more inspirational than Shen (her words not mine.) The care and time put into individually wrapping and boxing everything was quite evident. Thanks so much, Sarah! Tryyyying to hold off on eating everything way too quickly, I had an apple. Yes, I did.
Then a truffle. I couldn't help it. And all was well.
Then I ran out to pick up some groceries, came home and ate lunch. Pretty much a repeat of yesterday.
Lentils with cabbage over spinach with chopped carrot and zucchini. Dusted with curry. cumin, and turmeric.
Then more errands...chores, cleaning, etc., who cares, and dinner! An awesome, awesome salad. G applauded the salad.
After griping about fresh figs the other day, someone left a comment about a fig and pear salad. I expanded on that idea. This is spinach, arugula, carrot, tomato, cucumber, pear, fig, walnut, and avocado salad topped with just a few small pieces of tempeh. Dressed with balsamic-flax meal-mustard. Such a great bowl of nutrients, healthy fats, crisp vegetables, juicy fruits, and creamy avocado PLUS the "elusive" vegan protein. Honestly one of my favorite salads. And I love salads!
I won't leave you hanging any longer. Here's G proffering his truffle.
Check out that glory, eh? Have a good night!