Archive for January, 2011

January 31, 2011

Morning Cereal

I’ve often told you just how much I love my morning cereal. I could just eat them without end, really. I love them that much! Well this, is them!

My daughter thinks I am a freak, really, because frankly, there isn’t much to them. It’s just a bunch of grains that I mix together, namely oats, kamut, barley, spelt, rye and wheat, to which I add some ground flax seeds, a few dried fruits such as cranberries, dates and apricots and some toasted almonds. I then mix in some all bran and voilà, cereal is ready. I make a huge batch about once a month.

Sometimes, when I prepare them, I will add a teaspoon of wheat germ, or black chia, or break a shredded wheat biscuit and mix it in. Or fresh fruit, when I have. When I eat them post work-out, I tend to add a scoop of vanilla whey protein. That makes them extra yummy, but brings the calorie count way high, so I might have to stop doing that and break that into a pre and post workout meal instead.

This, I think, is my favorite meal of the day. At least, the one I always look the most forward to. I know… call me crazy!


January 31, 2011

Sushi night!

Here is one thing that I cannot do that my daughter excels at! I think she likes it so much that she’s a natural. She finds the patience that is required to make them. I just don’t have it.

She spent the entire afternoon in the kitchen preparing tonight’s feast. And I do mean feast. There was enough sushi for 6, when she and I were the only one eating (so ô joy, we will have some for lunch again tomorrow…) and she made so many different varieties, it was sushi heaven. Plus she made fresh spring rolls, which I really really love, especially when they have strawberries in them!

I sure am glad that she has the patience for this, because I truly enjoy sushi but find they are way too expensive to eat out.

Check those out! Don’t they look good?


January 30, 2011

Quick Afternoon Snack

Well, I haven’t been able to post for a couple of days, real sorry about that. In fact, I just wasn’t in a position to cook, or move much for that matter. No cooking, no photos. No photos, no posts. It might be a few more days before I can start cooking again, but I am getting a little more mobile now, so my daughter will be taking care of the cooking action and I should be able to take pictures and post.

At least, that’s the plan.

Just to get the ball rolling again… this was my afternoon snack. Half a pear, half a cup apple sauce and one of my banana date and walnut muffins, cut in half and toasted.