What a great weekend!
The weather is really warming up these days and it just makes everything so much better. Saturday night I had the pleasure of seeing a ton of friends at a bachelorette party that I hadn't seen in a long time. As part of my clean eating journey, drinking has also taken a back seat. I had my days of partying and having fun, but I knew that if I was going to make a commitment, I was going to do it right. Don't get me wrong, I still have the a drink every once in awhile, but they are few and far between. So, having the chance to get out with friends I haven't seen in over a year just made it that much more special. We had an amazing night and I felt good in my little black dress ;)
Today when Sean and I were at Costco, I was browsing the books and found this book by Alicia Silverstone called "The Kind Diet". It looked very interesting and I bought it. I am very excited to get into this and I will let you know how it is. I am only on page 10 and so far so good.
Ok, so now onto the recipe. This one if inspired by LoveVeggiesAndYoga. It kind of reminds me sort of a thai dish with the coconut milk. It is different than what I would normally make but I just love it so much. It's kind of weird because I am really eating less and less meat these days. I haven't actually eaten any in weeks and I incorporate protein into my diet using differant non-meat foods. It's been great. I feel great. I feel healthier and I feel like this is something I could continue. I am not calling myself a vegetarian or a vegan... I would say vegan[ish].
Coconut Rice with Chickpeas & Veggies
- 1 cup Brown rice (I used Uncle ben's whole grain 10 min rice)
- 1 can Organic Coconut milk
- 1/4 cup Vegan butter (you can find in the organic aisle in the fridge at Superstore) (or normal butter)
- 1 Tbsp ground ginger
- 2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash Caribbean citrus blend (If you don't have this, just play around with your favorite spices)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
1) Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan and cook about 10 minutes until the rice is cooked.
Then I added
- 1 can of organic chickpeas
- 1 cup of chopped asparagus
- 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
Stir to combine and then serve. I served mine with kale chips and avocado slices for me and Sean got the rice dish with a piece of chicken and kale chips. Very satisfying dinner.
Aaaand this is what happens when I read LOL.
I couldn't wait to jump into my new book, so as soon as we got back from running errands I started reading. I thought I would get a few pages in before starting supper. Well apparently I was out cold in no time and Bella decided to join me. She looks like she is up to no good by this picture though lol.
Well that's it for today. I have an AH-MAZING recipe for you that you won't even believe for Wednesday. Seriously... if this isn't a good cliffhanger, I dont know what is!! lol
Lots of love,