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Sorry I have been away, internet compadres. I spent Sunday through Thursday w/o husband, sick in my bones, with a sick tiny one. Basically, we were just trying to stay afloat around these parts this week.

I'm still madly in love w/ weight watchers. By the end of this month I'm pretty sure I will have lost all my pregnancy weight (25 pounds!) and man alive will that feel good.

I haven't been doing much as far as exercise goes, (unless you count cleaning the hell out of my house yesterday, and a walk to the park exercise...which they are, I suppose), but now that I don't feel so bound to the house and am not a constant mouth-breather, I am excited for that to change, too. I'm going to restart Couch to 5k outside. I can run for 20 minutes on the treadmill (well, jog), but outside it's still such a struggle for me. I even run on an incline on the treadmill, but I guess that's not enough. So, I'm going to start from square one, especially since it's harder with the stroller (fwiw, moms that want to run, scour craigslist for a  BOB. I got one that's about 5 years old for 75 bucks and it is by far the best mom purchase I have made). I'm thinking that I might actually like to run a 5k. Initially I just wanted to be able to run that distance, and even though the thought of a race paralyzes me with anxiety, I think I need something concrete to aim for. I'm looking for something in May. That's so freaking soon. I think babies/children might be secret time monsters that breathe hours in when you're not looking.

Cooking has been pretty lame, mere survival mode shi, but I have made a few tasty treats as of late.

Breakfast for the past few days has been a banana wrapped in a whole-grain tortilla w/ peanut butter and the most amaze-dog fruit spread, ever.
Sweetened w/ grape juice. So delicious. A little pricy, but not enough where it's prohibitive (though I make a lot of food exceptions to that rule).

My sister turned me on to a delicioso recipe for oven roasted potatoes (root veg, whatevs). 

2 russet potatoes
2 sweet potatoes
Olive oil (to coat)
1/2 onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste.

Chop potatoes and onions, coat w/ oil and spices. Bake in a 425 oven for about 45 minutes. I put mine on a salad with baked tofu and let the face-melting awesomeness commence.

Last night I made tofu tikka masala. I used tofutti's Sour Supreme, which I think has a bit more yogurt-y tartness than soy yogurt does, and it's a bit creamier. I used Patak's Tikka Masala simmer sauce. It was ok, but I added lemon, coriander, agave and red pepper flakes. I also made sweet brown rice, which is pretty much brown sticky rice, and it is flat-out rad. I think I should probably make mango and sticky rice this weekend...

So yeah, I'm back(ish). Hopefully to be more consistent now that death is no longer lurking behind me.


  1. that jam is SO DAMN GOOD. i tried one of the superfruit spreads (the american one, i think) and was sad to scrape the last bit out of the jar.

  2. Doesn't Tofutti sour cream have hydrogenated oils? I've been disappointed with a lot of vegan products lately. They may not have any animals bits, but they don't seem very good for you either. What say ye?

  3. tofutti makes 2 sour creams, one w/, one w/o. sour supreme does, better than sour supreme doesn't.

    i prefer cashew cream to both.

  4. i agree with you. a lot of the vegan subs are really unhealthy. i'm trying to use them infrequently, as they are my last hold-on in the world of processed foods.

    at this point, i'm thinking of adding local eggs and dairy back in small amounts--delicious whole foods rather than a bunch of chemicals. the operative term being SMALL amounts.