I’m sitting down to a bowl of homemade granola with the recipe from Scott Jurek’s book. All this Yum Universe talk about a huge post on different kinds of dairy-free milks got me wanting some fresh made hemp milk! It’s really simple. One tablespoon of hemp seeds per one cup of water into the blender, and there’s your milk! Also, feel free to adjust flavors with sea salt and agave. I’m taking a break from a green smoothie today, which kind of bums me out; I love the idea of getting my greens in so early in the day! I also love the way I feel, but I don’t want to get burnt out.
I forgot to mention how much yoga kicked my butt last night! I just kept powering through, because I knew that I’d have a three day break until Sunday, so I really wanted to get the most out of it. When I crawled into bed last night, I simply could not keep my eyes open to read, so I passed out.
This has been a great time to begin the challenge, because my life is relatively stress free. My husband has been at a full time job for the past month, which is so wonderful after the struggles of 2012. I’m so happy for him! He is incredibly talented, intelligent, and charismatic, so now he gets to share those qualities with his new company! I’m so proud of him.
Kegan is also so supportive of my goals and always has been. I wouldn’t be making it to all of my classes if it weren’t for him! He has promised to be there waiting for me to drive me home when my classes are over which is a HUGE help! I’m usually tired and
relaxed, and just want to get home! So, he saves me from the stress of public transportation in Chicago; which can be unreliable and slow at night.
In addition, I realize that I am incredibly lucky to have someone so supportive of my food endeavors. Our gradual transition to plant-based food has happened somewhat organically over the past few years. I have always been the cook of the relationship, so naturally he followed my lead when it came to what we shopped for at the grocery store. But, I never forbade him from eating meat. He always said “you cook, and I eat!”
I’ll never forget when he subtly announced his vegetarianism to me a few years ago. He was going to Austin, Texas for work, and commented on how strange it was going to be for him to not eat barbecue when he was down there. I was so touched, because I knew that was his way of telling me that he was committed to vegetarianism..over time we knew it made sense to eliminate dairy and eggs, too. I feel such gratitude that he’s been by my side on this fun journey, even though there have been some bumpy roads.
At any rate, my bowl of granola is now empty. Going to cook up a few more things, since I have extra time this morning before starting work at noon. I’m going to do the macaroni and cheese from Yumuniverse, and some simple cannelini beans with spicy kale. I’m trying to figure out how to post the links so you can look at these awesome recipes…for now, I’ll copy and paste the link:
It’s especially good with a small amount of chipotles in adobo puréed into the sauce. Also, I have no broccoli, so I’ll sub in some chopped collard greens. This is soooo good!