Daylight Savings time? AH BOO! I guess we just paid back the hour we took in the winter. Happily, today was a very, very nice one. Mike and I drove out to meet some pals in Fort Langley. We had a little walk around and checked out a few antique shops. Fort Langley is adorable. Especially in the spring. I didn’t take any photos for some reason.
We only stayed a couple of hours then came home to cook dinner and lunches. Yay! Lunch blog! It’s not very exciting OR creative this time around. I’m sure I’ll have to spice it up for the next round. But for this week’s bunch of lunches, I made chilli and spaghetti.
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I misjudged how rotten I felt this morning and by the time I got to work, I was a zombie. I was walking very slowly, listening to my breath and the crackling sounds in my chest. EW. After a whopping 2 hours in the office, I marched (slowly) back to the skytrain and went home to bed. I got up at 5 pm and had my dinner. THIS is my dinner. I double fisted tea and the world’s blandest turkey broth I made after Christmas. For dessert, I had some lovely grape cough syrup because my throat is also on fire. It’s sugar and alcohol free, so I am not having a cheat meal. I promise.
The best part of being sick (besides the crackling sounds and the burning throat) is that I get to watch hours of Netflix in bed. I know. It’s like New Years Eve has come early to the Brownes! I’ve been watching mostly stand up – Jay Mohr, Morgan Murphy and Maria Banford. Then I switched it up a bit and started watching a whole new season of 1000 Ways to Die.
The kitties have been keeping me company and have been taking turns laying right on me.
I’m sure I’ll be okay. But man, if you can avoid this strain of the flu, SKIP IT. I can’t remember the last time I felt so crappy.
Anyway, onward and upward. And CRAPPY is not going to be the theme of 2015.
Peppermint candy ice cream. I’ve been thinking about it for the last few days. I can’t believe I found it in my travels after running away screaming from Honey badger yesterday. Such a jerk! But I have a sneaking suspicion he’s not always mean and awful. I just know it. My fairy senses are tingling about that mean old honey badger. But first, let me take a closer look at my delicious, mouthwatering candy cane ice cream.
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Mike and I have been celebrating Faturday since about April 2013. All week long we only eat meat, veggies and beans and legumes (it’s called the 4 Hour Diet). We did this in order to lose some weight and feel better all around. Since that time, Mike’s lost many pounds and since I don’t weigh myself, I measure by clothing size. I’ve lost 3 dress sizes since we started this “eating system” as my mom calls it.
A few weeks ago, we decided to incorporate 1 piece of fruit per day into our regular food days. If you follow this way of eating strictly, this is not, “allowed”. However, the author did mention he drinks 1 glass of wine per day. SO, after a year and a half of only having fruit on Faturdays, we made this allowance (in lieu of booze. I think that’s fair) 1 piece (or equivalent) of fruit every day. Usually we eat an apple (cut up with some peanut butter) or a Christmas orange. This week, however, I found a recipe for the beautifully named, Warm Blueberry Soup. It is warm blueberry puree with cinnamon. That’s it. The recipe I found had all sorts of other ingredients in it. But all I wanted was blueberries, some water and cinnamon. I brought it to a boil and then blended it up in the blender on high. The texture is lovely – very smooth.
On top I whipped some coconut cream. If you put a can of coconut milk (allowed on the 4 hour Diet due to the low carbs in the cream) in the fridge overnight, the cream separates and floats to the top. Just scoop that thick cream off, get out the mix master, and boom! It whips up just like whipping cream. I added a bit of vanilla in it. YUM. Done. Dessert.
This is a lovely dessert, and could work as a breakfast as well.
But the best part is the name. Warm. Blueberry. Soup.