Day 2 wasn’t that bad actually. Unfortunately, I was still hungry again. I’ve forgotten how to plan meals as a vegetarian to ensure I get enough nutrition. But hey, any excuse to get to cook is alright by me!
For breakfast yesterday, I had chia seeds mixed with water, almond butter, strawberries, blueberries and raw sunflower seeds. Chia seeds are considered a super food and turn gelatinous when exposed to liquid. My favorite mix is chia seeds, milk, yogurt, berries and honey. But, since I can’t have dairy or honey, this is the next best thing.
Chia seeds prior to mixing them with liquid.
Chia seeds ready to eat!
Lunch was just leftover black eyed peas and lots of fruit. By dinner time, I was pretty hungry, so I decided to make vegetable & tofu curry. I didn’t follow any recipe for curry but just threw stuff together. Here is what I came up with:
1 can light coconut milk
Spices: 2 tbsp curry, 1 tsp tumeric, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp coriander, salt & pepper to taste
Curry paste – 2 tbsp
Tomato paste – 2 tbsp (I have tomato paste in a tube, so for me it was 2 squirts)
First, I heated the coconut milk in a small sauce pan. When it began to bubble, I added all the spices, curry paste and tomato paste. I lowered the heat to simmer and stirred until all the spices were assimilated. Once it’s all mixed in, I turned off the heat and got to work on the veggies.
The sauce almost ready to go.
Veggie & Tofu Mix
1 onion chopped roughly
4-5 cloves of garlic
Small organic bag of stir fry veggies
Half a container of tofu (cubed)
Any other left over veggies in the refrigerator (in our house that was 1/2 bell pepper and 3 heads of broccoli)
I began by sauteing the onion, garlic and bell pepper in a little bit of olive oil. Once they became fragrant (meaning you could really smell them throughout the house), I added all the other veggies to the pan. I stir fried them on medium high heat for about 5 minutes and then added the curry sauce and tofu. I turned the heat down to a high simmer and put the cover on. After about 5 minutes, start checking on the vegetables to see if you like the consistency of the vegetables. I let mine simmer for 10 minutes.
Here’s dinner cooking in the pan.
It came out so yummy.
After dinner, I had apples and natural peanut butter for dessert. Mmmmm mmmm good!
Day 3 coming up!