Today I had to hang around at home all morning, as I was waiting for a parcel for me, a parcel for Andy, and a person to come and fix my windscreen. Did I get on with some work? No, of course not. I did some cooking instead. (P.S. I did do some work before dinner!).
I made some bean dip to have for my lunch first of all. This was from the meridian website- basically it was a tin of cannelini beans, 2tbs tahini and a roasted red pepper, all whizzed up. This went very well in a warm food doctor pitta for my lunch.
Next up was the lasagne, although I actually forgot that part of it. I made two separate layers- layer one is a box of tofu whizzed up with some sundried tomato and garlic paste.
Carefully layer on some of the blended tofu.
Layer two was some roasted pepper, courgette, a tin of artichokes, lentils, tinned tomatoes, spinach, garlic. I cooked this mixture, and then layered it into trays (two layers of each) -I topped it with a tsp of basil pesto, which I swirled into the top tofu layer.
Then I had one for my dinner;
It was delicious! The basil pesto swirled in really made it. The tofu layer was really creamy, and all the veggies and lentils were delish as usual. A success, even if I forgot the lasagne sheets!
I also made some peanut butter cups- basically melted some dark chocolate, put some in the bottom of a cake case, put in the fridge for a bit to harden up, then put on a little bit of pb, spoon on the rest of the chocolate (re-melt if needed!) and then leave in the fridge again. I was worried it would stick to the case, but no fear, it came away just fine. So amazing.
Ok it is hard to see in the picture, but it is delicious. I have some mini cake cases so next time I might do bite-sized ones…..
Anyway, back to the running (and the massage aftermath); Today I was feeling tender in places, but yesterday I was recommended to try a gentle run today. So I did. After lunch (I hate running after lunch) I headed out- it was so hot out there! My shoulders were feeling much better, but my legs felt weird, like there were loose bits of muscle flapping about and pulling on my bones or something. Anyway, I kept it steady, pretty slow, went up to the lakes (which was packed), back around and straight home. I purposefully didn’t take water with me, as I knew I would be tempted to stay out for longer. Anyway, in all I did 5.7 miles in 62 mins. But then what was weird was that in the shower I shaved my legs, and that felt quite sore (as did putting on lotion after).
After that it was green smoothie time. Can you believe I forgot to freeze a pear for it? So I rummaged through the freezer and found another frozen banana (I hoard these as I do not like eating them when they get brown bits, and hate throwing them away, so our freezer is full of frozen bananas!), and a nearly empty pack of frozen mango chunks.
So today it was 40g spinach, 60g frozen mango, 1 small frozen banana, 15g flax seeds, 200ml Kara coconut milk, plus xanthan gum. I sprinkled some coconut on it, then tried to drink it- it was so thick I had to go and get a spoon! I suppose most of it was frozen. Tomorrow I might go for a cocoa one as I could not really taste the mango in it.
I had a nice walk before dinner, and my legs are working just fine.
So now I am being nosey (and curious as to who managed to get to the end of this post!)- any nice plans for the long weekend? We are having a pretty standard weekend- Andy has to run 18 miles on Friday, we have the wedding reception on Saturday, and will be catching up with Andy’s family on Sunday. Hopefully some garden time thrown in there at some point too.