Wednesdays are my days off, and the day that clean my house, grocery shop, and re-organize my life for the rest of the week and weekend (which is almost always packed with more work and activities).
Got up extra early again this morning. Honestly though, I like having the extra time to myself before the rest of my family wakes up. IT'S QUIET! And as most of you with kids knows, that is rare!
I am luck that my dinning room table has a view out my back window and into open space. Sometimes it is nice to sit quietly, eat breakfast alone, and watch the urban nature of our "back field", as we call it.
Fried eggs are a fast food! My breakfast took me less than five minutes to make.
Because I don't eat it very often, I store a loaf of Sprouted Rye bread in the freezer and pull a slice or two out at a time. I lightly toast it.
In the last post, I mentioned that carbohydrates, when heated at hight temperatures quickly, produce Acrylamide, which is a cancer causing chemical. Toasted bread until it is dark causes the same reaction, so it is best practice to lightly toast bread.
I had some nitrate free ham that I sliced thin, some baby arugula and a fried egg piled high on my rye toast.
As the weather changed this afternoon, it felt more and more like soup weather. I got a little creative with the rest of the leftover Sesame Kale from the other night (why it's good to make big batches). I made a little miso soup, added the kale and topped it with some more of my Grandma's Kim Chi. To finish off my Asian theme, I had some more unsweetened green tea.
The iced green tea was a bad idea! I don't do well with cold foods and drinks anyways, hence the statement about salads in my previous post. That single bottle of cold tea on a cloudy day and I could NOT stay warm this afternoon. My toes were cold, my hands were cold, I felt cold all over. It has become a tea afternoon. My favorite tea of all time….Jasmine Green! It just smells beautiful.
Today, alas, I did not have any (need to put that back on the grocery list), so Rooibos Vanilla it was.
I am SUPER EXCITED about dinner tonight.
A) I DIDN'T HAVE TO COOK
B) My hubby made his FAMOUS pork green chili!!!! Just what I need this evening after being cold all afternoon.
I would totally give you his recipe…but I honestly don't know it! He made it in the crockpot this morning before heading to work. It's been cooking all day, and the smell is making me so hungry!!!
So hungry that I pulled out some chocolate to snack on this afternoon (delicious dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds)….unfortunately I had about 2 nibbles. A couple of sneaky ninja's took turns running into the kitchen and eating my chocolate…Oh those crafty ninja's!
Doesn't that look AMAZING!
We buy our tortillas from a little local Mexican Food Store that makes their own with 4 simple ingredients…Flour, Baking Soda, Lard, Salt.