I have so much to blog about. Seriously. So many thoughts all day long and my blog itch kicks in. But then; nothing. I really need to find a way to actually get the posts out on the actual blog. To get it into words and collect my thoughts. I guess it’s because I keep getting interrupted by everyday life all the time.
Also, I have 2 or 3 things that I would like to get finished unrelated to the blog, that are really starting to irritate me now. It’s constantly a stress and I know I would feel so much better getting it done and “archived”, outta the way. But as soon as I get a bit of time over to maybe do a little towards finishing it off – I DON’T FEEL LIKE DOING IT. How frustrating!
I feel like I’m running around all day long like a headless chicken. Busy all the time but not getting anything done. Spending so much time in the kitchen nowadays as well. When my friend Mattias was here he commented on the fact that I was in the kitchen busy with stuff all the time. He’s right.
And it’s not just cooking. Because of all the cooking our kitchen look like a war zone at least once every day. Minus the blood. (As there’s no meat anymore – get it?!) I feel like all I do is pack and unpack the dishwasher. I want a maid. So I can just cook, experiment, make a mess and then someone else comes in and clean it all up while I’m busy enjoying the food with my family. My time is too precious to clean kitchens, or any other part of my house for that matter. I need to outsource. Hehe…
I’ve tried so many nice recipes and haven’t shared any with you. Both food and niceties. Made these chia seed cookies full of protein and chocolate, well raw cacao. Made some weird tasting ice cream (having another try tonight with a different recipe and our ice cream maker – I have to use it I dragged it here all the way from the UK, just to find one exactly the same at Lidl.)
My favourite right now (and even before this “challenge” thing) is fried mushrooms. Jon usually reminds me; “I thought you didn’t like mushrooms?”. When we met I didn’t really. I guess I hadn’t eaten them enough, or maybe I had a bad experience with canned mushrooms, not sure why I felt it wasn’t for me, glad I gave it another try. This is great though; some mushrooms fried in olive oil, chili flakes, garlic pepper and sea salt. LOVELY!
PS. When trying to write this post I have been interrupted numerous times, for example by a poo diaper.
Hi ya! How are you? I’m well. Aiden is sleeping and I’m tired. But not tired enough to waste this precious time to get things done when he’s sleeping. He’s started waking up a bit more again during the nights, which is tough but manageable. I think it might be because he’s in a development phase. The other day he figured out how to pull himself forward (first maneuvers toward crawling?). And he’s turning himself in bed quite a lot as well, finding it hard to fall asleep.
My old friend is coming to visit this weekend so I think we’ll deal with A’s sleep after that.
What else has happened? I bought a Philips food processor for my new food lifestyle. I got a voucher, 30% off a purchase so I went for it.
Also, last night I went out with 3 other moms I know. It was a lot of fun, and weird being out by myself.
Oh well, I’m going to do some important stuff now before the little guy wakes up. There’s been loads of stuff I’ve been wanting to blog about lately, but time has been my enemy. And when I sit down, like now, the topics are all gone or I don’t “feel” it that much anymore.
I’m done with my all-veggie-diet soon by the way! It’s gone so quick. I did “cheat” yesterday though. There was no vegetarian option on the menu (!!!), so certainly no vegan one. For that reason and financial reasons I got a pre course as a main; chanterelle soup with croutons. So there was cream and white bread. But what can you do. It came with this weird dry bacon looking thing (one of my friends thought it was dried parma, but it looked more like bacon – I know, it’s basically the same thing but you know what I mean it was thick. Not nice looking like parma) I asked if any of my friends wanted it and they were like; “Have you not tried it? You have to at least try it!” and so on. Eventually when I didn’t give in, someone went; “What, are you vegetarian or something?”
I don’t call myself vegetarian or vegan. It feels ridiculous when I ate meat 3 weeks ago. But the toughest with this diet so far has been socially.
One of the best things with this diet is lunch. I try to eat only one cooked meal a day, for dinner. So for lunch I usually have some sort of salad. And what I like about it is that I can just look in the fridge and pick out whatever I feel like and just throw it together. Regardless of where this “Plant-based diet challenge” takes me, I will certainly do this a lot more!
Today wasn’t completely raw as I fried some carrots in olive oil with garlic and pecans. Then I had mixed leaves, baby spinach, avocado, leek and some lemon juice. Oh and fennel, because I could. Some beans would have been good for the balance sake. But not today.
Yesterday I got a text from a friend, asking if we wanted to come over for some food at their place tonight. First I got really excited for the invitation then my heart sank and I looked at Jon; “Oh-no, the vegan-thing”.
Jon: “So? just tell them you don’t eat meat. Many people have diet restrictions”
Me: “Yeah but it’s not just that! It’s vegan.”
All the advice I would have given anyone else in my situation was gone and I just felt strongly that I did not want to inconvenience anyone and almost didn’t want to go just because of that. A challenge indeed! Anyway, we accepted the invitation & it was taco night so I never mentioned beforehand I wasn’t going to eat of the meat, hoping I’ll just get away with eating veggies. I’m there for the company not to eat. It went very well though! And it wasn’t a big deal. Phew…