While I've been sick (and thus neglecting my blog lately) and resting in bed, he was running around the house getting things done and making me food. Did I mention he was also sick himself?! How did I get so lucky?!
For lunch, he made Caitlin's Autumn Grilled Banana Sandwich. We changed the recipe a bit to be more "Endo"-zied.
I really loved this sandwich, except I ate mine more like french toast and less like a sandwich. It wasn't too sweet either, which I appreciate.
For dinner, he made Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Pasta w/"Trees"
Brown Rice Pasta
Toss everything together and enjoy.
|Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Pasta w/"Trees"|
I found this dish to be a bit bland, so you might want to add something else in there to spice it up a bit... maybe more garlic? More salt? More pepper? You could even add meat, if you're a meat-eater. However, I ate it up and didn't complain, because after-all, my sick hubby made it for sick 'ol me. :) (I'm such a princess sometimes)
After making me food all day, my DD and hubby decided to even make me dessert! They whipped up a batch of Evan's Chunky Monkey Nut Butter Oaties. For the optional add-in's, he used non-dairy chocolate chips and chopped pecans. I served these at a Scentsy party and they were a huge hit! Everyone asked for the recipe!
On Tuesday, I had to skip my hip-hop class, due to this delightful cough. On Wednesday, I still felt terrible and had to cancel my running date. So, I decided to make one of Angela's Don't Get [A] Cold Green Monster's. Here was my version:
- 3 organic kale leaves
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 T lemon juice
- 3 small organic carrots
- 1/2 organic tomato
- 1/2 garlic clove
- Pinch ground ginger
- 1 Scoop Amazing Grass Amazing Meal Chocolate Infusion
- 1 T chia seeds
- Black pepper
- 1/4-1/2 cup 100% apple juice
Directions: Blend all ingredients together.
I'm not going to lie. This wasn't one of those surprisingly "YUM!" green monsters. This was a "suck it up - it's going to make you feel better" green monsters. I nursed this baby, but I eventually got it down. Maybe next time, I'll take Angela's advice and warm it up first. ;)
I have yet to get to a yoga class on a Thursday night. Thursdays are my day off and I'm usually running around doing errands or spending the day w/my sister and her kids. Instead yesterday, I went shopping at the Outlet Mall. :) My hubby & I have an upcoming cruise that I needed some clothes for and I also found a few goodies for my exercise-life, too!
|L: Gap outdoor running vest - $20|
R: 2 Under Armour outdoor long-sleeved running shirts - $15 each!
|Ivory long-sleeved shirt - $5.50|
Brown vest - $10
Skinny Jean (Yes, 4T SKINNY jeans! I couldn't resist!) - $10
Woven ivory boots (too cute) - $17.50
Today, I'm paying for being out and pushing the limit all day yesterday. My hacking is at it's worst and my throat feels like a desert. I wish that said dessert, but no, it says desert. I picked up the Traditional Medicinal's Herbal Tea Combo Pack and have been drinking tea like crazy still.
For my Christian-friend readers, please pray this cold away! (or whatever it is) I need to get back to running! And it's been such beautiful weather here; I'm so upset that I can't run in it. :(
Lastly, Whole Foods put a great 5-min long podcast on their blog called Promoting Seasonal Health. It discusses seasonal health with a Naturopathic doctor.