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Successes and Failures
Thank you to those who left me encouraging messages after my moody blog post. Honestly, I need to learn some new stress management techniques – not being able to run or take spin class should not make me so negative. I apologize, but I wasn’t looking for “permission” to write whatever I want in my blog – that was always my intention – I’m just asking not to feel pressured to take perfect photos or share my absolutely boring breakfast every day. Deal? Deal.
So on to the past two days’ high & lowlights.
Success: Julie’s rutabaga fries. And the rutabaga was only $1.69 at my very overpriced supermarket. This was my first rutabaga experience ever and I must admit I was happy with the flavor! The smell was kind of cauliflower-y but the taste was delish. They were a bit soggy but starting to burn… I might bake longer at a lower temperature next time.
Failure: Making my pizza pizza-shaped. I love TJ’s herbed pizza dough and didn’t let it rest long enough before trying to shape it… I ended up with a very abstract (yet still delicious) artichoke and red pepper pizza. Canned pasta sauce is such a time saver for meals like these!
Failure: Eating all of my hummus within 7 days of opening. I can’t finish hummus or soy/almond/coconut milk within the recommended timeline. I just can’t do it. I even brought it to work and this was all I could accomplish (I’m already on day 10, hopefully I live). Maybe I should buy less demanding food. But roasted red pepper hummus is sooooo good on my carrots…
Success/Failure: Getting the free Artisana samples was definitely a success, but the massive oil separation in the almond butter jar was not easy to deal with at work with my crappy plastic fork. Honestly I wasn’t thrilled with the flavor either… I’ll probably stick to my store-ground almond butter.
By the way, I haven’t learned from my food hangover. My Easter candy and baked goods are not only still accessible but also out in plain view – everything they aren’t supposed to be when trying to decrease your food cues. So I’m trying to enjoy them in moderation. I can’t be giving up sugar all the time!
It’s been really warm in the ‘burg the past few days, so I’ve been enjoying more smoothies. When I drink them along with coffee or water or a piece of fruit on the side, they really have staying power. They will be a great way to get back on track!
PS – Where is Presley? I really liked her blog and WP says she is gone today. Tear.
My question(s) to you:
– Do YOU finish your hummus/almond milk/etc within the recommended time period?
– What’s your favorite brand of almond/nut butter?