I can't believe it's wednesday already, how quick is this week going!?!?
Are you bored of my butternut squash pix yet? Tough tittays, I told you there was some left. I made a sauce out of some of my garden tomatoes, soya yoghurt and a bunch of herbs and spices. I dry fried some tofu and mixed that in at the end to heat it through and then added the last of my squash all roasted up with some courgette on top. All on top of wholewheat noodles.
No more squash in this post I swear.
This was dinner one night last week, when I was totally knackered and couldn't be bothered to cook - my current go to quick meal: soft polenta with sweetcorn, vegan butter and nooch! Not exactly the most balanced meal in the world, but good nonetheless!
So as of this week, I'm now working from home (for now anyway). The good thing about that, aside from not having to get dressed (just joking Mum!!) is being able to make a decent lunch. I roasted a yellow pepper, some tomatoes from my garden (yes yes I know I'm showing off!) and some courgette and put them in a wrap with some hummus.
It also means that I can have breakfast if I choose something other than a smoothie. Today I had porridge, made with soymilk, a splash of vanilla and maple syrup. YUM.
Also, it means that I can go to the gym on my lunchbreak, which I did today. Just a quick session of rower, treadmill and a really tough 20 minutes on the cross-trainer. Then I came home and made another wrap, this time, no cooking involved. Just yellow pepper, tomatoes, hummus and mixed sprouts (courtesy of my mum's impulse buying behaviour!)
Last night, my besties came over for dinner. It's not payday until tomorrow so dinner was basic store cupboard stuff: pilaff made with tinned tomatoes and whatever veg werein the fridge/cupboard. Plus a bunch of spices to make it more interesting and the last of the dying herbs from my garden.
I did do us pud though. As we're all still dieting, I tried to make the cake low fat and left off icing in favour of a strawberry sauce. Unfortunately, the cake was a little crispy and I couldn't get the bugger out of the tin (that'll teach me to forgoe the parchment!), so it fell apart a bit. Still it tasted good, that's the main thing. Also, I have plans for the rest of the cake that fell apart when I wrestled it out of the tin, stay tuned for that next time!
Lastly, but not leastly, at the weekend, me & my aforementioned besties (Em & Maz) went up to Rochdale to visit Maz's twin sister Jackie and her partner Kelly at the weekend. I made us some cookies for the journey, chocolate....
We had a great weekend of playing on Kelly's 9 year old daughter's trampoline. We went to the pub and played on swings and slides and then spent some time trying to see if we (I) could still do a handstand and cartwheel. Turns out I can but they come with something they didn't when I was 10 - pain!
Also, I didn't take any food pics, which is a shame because Jackie did us a barbecue and it was awesome. I had barbecue tofu on soft rolls, vegan coleslaw (I took Plamil Mayo with me!), corn on the cob, roasted asparagus and barbied veg too. It was rad.
I figure you'll all forgive me for this oversight though if I post pooch pix. Jackie's pups, Lilly (left) and Dru (right). I love these dogs so much! I always wish I could take them home with me! They are big stinky lovebugs!
Also, you can now follow this crap on Facebook too. I'm all modern and shiz. One day I'll catch up with the rest of the world!
(*I love them but when did the Foo Fighters become classic rock?)