The aftermath

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 twoΒ separateΒ 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.

Night πŸ™‚

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16 thoughts on “The aftermath”

  1. I’ve only just realised that I have NO plans for this weekend! How sad is that! I think on Sunday I’m going to my Nain (Grans) for Sunday dinner, but thats it really! I want to go on at least one run, and one long walk, ad perhaps go out for the day somewhere, but I know everywhere is going to be packed which puts me off!

  2. Love the look of the lasagne, I’ve never tried blending tofu before…do you use the cartons that are in the dry goods section of the supermarket rather than the fresh stuff? (silken tofu is it? I don’t know)

    Weekend plans:
    Friday – Liam at work, I’ll be taking the children down to the seafront in the morning as they give away brown paper bags containing 2 hot cross buns, a creme egg and an orange to all children that turn up!! Might have a bit of a queue though if the weather’s nice.
    Saturday – no real plans, depends if Liam’s finished his dissertation or not
    Sunday – having a buffet at my Mum’s to try out some of the possible options for our wedding food πŸ™‚
    Monday – again depends on Liam’s dissertation as to whether we can have a family day out – he needs to print it on Tuesday so hoping it’ll already be finished before Monday!!

    Whoops, seems I’ve written an essay in your comment section, sorry!! πŸ™‚

  3. Actually – my comment doesn’t look so long once published so I’ll re-add the bits I’d deleted!!

    Shame the green smoothie was a bit of a disappointment, if you want to try it again, I find that using fresh mango/pineapple gives a stronger flavour. I’m planning to have a cocoa-berry “green” smoothie tomorrow, if I get enough sleep to not need porridge again that is, hope you enjoy yours too πŸ™‚

    & so glad you liked the pb cup, yum, a good excuse to combine chocolate and peanut butter!

  4. Mango has such a mild flavour that I find you really do need to add a lot of it for the taste to come through. I really hope you like the cocoa element after I hyped it up so much!

    Fab idea with the lasagne, sans pasta. I think I’d actually prefer it that way πŸ™‚


  5. I’m visiting my family this weekend. I’m hoping to get some walking in and of course to keep following my running plan. I want to get some garden time in too – but that’s strictly sitting in it enjoying my Dad’s gardening handiwork (I’ve not developed green fingers yet).

  6. Rob- that sounds like a perfect weekend.
    Ffion- you are right so many places will be packed.
    Lucy- yes- silken tofu from a carton (blue dragon I think)- and I never mind a long comment- matches my long post!
    Jessica- I am looking forward to a sludge brown monster!!
    Sarah- sitting in the garden (no matter who’s garden) is always fab πŸ™‚

  7. That dinner looks fab! My weekend plans include cleaning the flat and sorting out our ‘garden’ – you’ll see what I mean! Then chilling out, hopefully lots of cooking and baking and Easter lunch with my family πŸ™‚ Oh and a longish run!

  8. That lasagne looks gorge! My plans include a 7.3 mile hill trail race and eating chips afterwards hehe good friday tradition! – Well we did it last year and decided to make it a tradition!

  9. I have my A&PII lab final on Tuesday (finally! Hallelujah) so this weekend will be spent studying and living in open lab πŸ˜‰

    Your post massage experience sounds just like what mine usually feels like!

    1. Glad it was not just me- I had no idea what to expect and the girl doing it said that it was different for everyone, so to see how I went.
      Poor you with the studying (although at least the end is in sight).

  10. I’m just going to chill, sleep and do as little as possible this weekend! Plus get on the Pimm’s, as it is pretty much summer πŸ™‚
    I love the look of that bean dip, and the DCD you made AND the pb cups; might have to make all three!
    And thank you so much for adding me to your blogroll πŸ™‚

    1. Hey that’s ok- there were so many blogs that I read that I had not added πŸ™‚ Seems fair to spread the word!

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