I just got home after a long night out- salsa dancing and then a party. My first stop was the Red Poppy Art House, where a Cuban band played and the bartender offered free shots. I drank mint tea. My second stop was a friend’s house party in the Marina. I was struck by the friendliness of the people and the delicious smell of Trader Joe snacks warming in the oven. I resisted and came home to my 2T of olive oil chased with lemon water. Luckily I love California olive oil and happened to have a really good, green & fresh tasting oil in my pantry.
The day was a success in food terms. I only felt wacky this morning as I sat on my yoga mat doing a 5 minute body-scan meditation. I woke up feeling as if I’d taken Nyquil last night and my body didn’t quite want to function. By the end of the yoga practice and meditation I was beginning to feel human and after watering my garden in the morning sunshine, I’d even forgotten that I was starving and didn’t rush to making breakfast.
The same thing happened with lunch as had happened with breakfast- I was out running errands and ended up shopping, completely forgetting that I’d been hungry! After finally making a delicious lunch, we went to Crissy Field for a b-day party and took a short walk. That (and some very aerobic salsa dancing) was my exercise for today. We agreed early in the day that we were not following another soup recipe from the Clean book because last night’s soup was horrible, so we chose a recipe from Deborah Madison’s Vegetable Soups instead and I took mine along in a thermos to Red Poppy. Sipping it over a long period of time left me feeling comfortable all evening and like I wasn’t missing out on the food and drinks (too much)!
breakfast- mango smoothy, snack- 1/2 apple w/ almond butter & cacao powder, lunch- salmon seared in coconut oil w/ tropical fruit salsa over brown rice, beet & kale sauteed with garlic, trumpet mushrooms & artichoke, dinner– garlic cauliflower soup