While blog reading and writing this post, I'm enjoying this delicious mix:
Oh Puffins, how I adore thee! I'm not a cereal-for-breakfast kind of girl, but that doesn't mean I don't love it for a little snackie. I'm so glad that I recently decided to add almond milk to this. Even back in my cereal days, I hated cereal and milk. I think it had something to do with my dislike of milk. I guess some things never change. However, almond milk is worth retrying this combination. I warmed it up and sprinkled it with cinnamon to accentuate the Puffins I drizzled it over. Somehow they still stayed a little crunchy while sog-if-fy-ing. J'adore.
Naturally strawberries, blueberries, and almonds joined the party. Unfortunately, I spilled a little mylk. It was nothing to get upset over, though, since all of my eats were delicious today.
However, it was quite an odd day of eats as well. Due to my night-howl habits, I'm also quite the sleeping heavy-weight. Sleeping into noon is nothing short of ordinary. What most people would call lunch is breakfast time for me. When breakfast comes later than lunch, though, I'm not even sure what to call it. I'll let the picture do the talking instead.
My breakfast/lunch/delicious whatever was later than even I'm used to because I was preparing this:
Today I played house wife daughter by making a vegan dinner for my family, Veganonmicon's Asparagus and Tarragon Quiche. I even made my own pastry crust! I was so proud of this because I've never made a pasty crust by myself and it turned out wonderfully! What is something you thought you couldn't do alone but surprised yourself with?
It took a long time,
but I'd say it went over quite well...
So busy in the kitchen, I almost didn't notice time flying by. Before I knew it, it was time for yoga. I quickly chopped some romaine lettuce and carrots to hold me over, even though I wasn't hungry yet. Then I added some black beans and called it good. This might be considered lunch, but honestly, labels are meaningless. I should just rename all meals "delicious time to eat" because there's not really any rhyme or reason behind the time. Okay, maybe I should work on a catchier name first. Do you ever eat meals at weird times? Do you eat 3 meals or do you like lots of mini meals instead?
For "dinner", I wasn't really sure what I wanted. Yoga usually leaves me with a full feeling. After doing some research, I learned that this is because of the ujjayi pranayama breath we use. It fills you with so much energy that it actually leaves you feeling satisfied. Either way, I knew my body needed some nourishment. After waiting for some craving to appear for much too long, I decided to just prepare a simple meal. Braggs baked tofu, garlic-ginger millet, and lots of veggies seemed perfect.
I absolutely love the texture of baked tofu. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside is just how I like it.
I'm going to go to bed a bit earlier tonight in hopes of having a more normal eating schedule and in preparation for the studying I have to do. And what's the studying for? Well, on Wednesday I'm going to my first class led by the teacher who will be giving me my yoga teacher training this summer. I am a bit nervous not only for the obvious reasons, but also because it is going to be in the Mysore Ashtanga style. Although I've done Ashtanga before, the teacher has always led it. Instead, the Mysore-style is usually self-led. In preparation, I will be studying the primary sequence as much as possible. What do you do when you get nervous? Have you ever felt out of place, even though you knew what you were doing?
Have a lovely day!