Friday, January 21, 2011

A Review of Yesterday

I read a new book during my Arizona journey that suggests only eating fruit for breakfast and waiting until you are truly hungry to eat in the morning (sometimes several hours).  When your body isn't working on digesting food, it is working on "cleaning house" and removing toxins from your body.  If you eat as soon as you wake up without feeling hunger you interrupt your bodies "cleaning crew" mid-shift.  Most of the time I like to wait to eat when I'm fully awake, so that isn't the difficult part.  The difficult part is missing my warm and comforting bowl of oatmeal in the morning. 

At around 8:30am I started with 3 clementines and cup of hot tea (decaf).  (Note my beautiful and shiny burner pans in the background!)
It actually held me over for quite some time. 

The book Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin suggests eating only fruit in the morning for breakfast because it is best eaten when served alone and on an empty stomach.  It is so quickly and easily digested.  When we eat fruit with other foods it cannot pass through our bodies as quickly so it rots and ferments in our bellies.  The recommendation is to eat fruit on an empty stomach and wait 30 minutes before eating anything else. 

I waited until about 10:30 and finally dove into my real breakfast.  I think I am ok with separating my breakfast, but not ok with only eating fruit.
Breakfast #2 was of course, a hot bowl of oats.  In this mix: 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/4 wheat bran, 2 tbsp pumpkin puree, 1 tsp date sugar, 1 tbsp chia seeds, a handful of craisins and about 1 cup of Almond milk.  I beamed it in the microwave for about 3 minutes and stirred.  Because I used regular rolled oats, it was still a bit chewy but I didn't mind. 

Yesterday I hunkered down and completed a lot of work.  I was very tired, but pushed through the day.  Lunch was light and simple.
A spelt wrap with spinach, mushrooms, pinto beans and baby carrots, topped with Spicy Mustard.  (I also had a coconut macaroon for dessert!)

This Spicy Mustard came as a gift from my sister-in-law while I was away.  It is reminiscent of honey mustard with a bit of a kick. She also sent Chocolate Raspberry spread which is also very, very tasty!  I had it on my oats this morning!
Dinner was another quick and easy meal.  At around 5pm I threw two sweet potatoes in the oven to bake at 375* for about 90 minutes.  With 15 minutes left to cook, we mixed up quinoa and cranberries and also sauteed spinach.
Mr. Kummerow and I went to bible study.  When we came home we each enjoyed an Almond Butter Treat and crashed hard!  Coming back from a vacation is always exhausting and difficult.  I am definitely looking forward to a sleep-in tomorrow! 

Speaking of tomorrow: tomorrow is a big day!  I am hosting my first Vegan Cooking Demo at Gourmet on the Run!  Don't miss out!  Swing in at noon and stay until 2 for the wine tasting!  See you there!


  1. How's your ankle??

  2. Thats a really interesting concept on the breakfast thing. I wonder if I'm truly hungry when I wake up sometimes or if I just eat right away out of habit...and scheduling. If I don't eat right away I might not get the chance to eat for awhile with the kiddos to deal with.