Week 2 :: 12 Week Spring

Week 2! Lots of walking this week and healthy eating! But not much of anything else. PMS really sucks my energy, it never used to bother me much, but I have found the last six months or so, it does. I like to stay positive, so enough about that whinning and let me focus on what I did do!!

We started the week by walking down to the beach and park. It's a 6.6 km round trip. I was going to bike with my kids, but my bike wasn't cooperating (tires have a small hole in them I think), so I walked instead. Adrienne, my oldest, walked with me and my 2 youngest rode their bikes.

I also walked Orion every morning (only missed Saturday morning), and some days in the evening as well. I spent time gardening this week too. We had beautiful weather!

I tried a couple  of new recipes this week and really enjoyed them! First, I made a Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic soup from the Clean Start cookbook by Terry Walters. That soup is very very yummy! I added a tiny bit of grated gooda cheese on top, but really it was delicious without.

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup

From the same cookbook, I made the Raw Kale Confetti Salad. I adjusted the recipe a lot because I didn't have all the ingredients, but followed her method of "massaging" the olive oil into the kale and letting it sit for 15 minutes. My salad had kale, olive oil, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, and a few raw sunflower seeds. I did add the sea salt and some ginger powder. Next time I will use fresh ginger to get more of that taste. I will also use the lime and lemon juice. Still, even with all my alterations, it was really delicious. I have only used kale in juicing before, I love the taste but wasn't sure about the texture.

Raw Kale Salad

I have often wished in the past to cook my own food because I would prefer to eat more healthy and vegetarian meals that my husband would like. This week, he was really craving meat so I chose to make my own dinner every time he had meat! One particular dinner, I had falafels. I don't always have pitas on hand, so I eat them just like this, with cut up tomatoes and cucumbers on the side, and a big spoonfull of plain yogurt.

One last photo of food from this week. We brought a big container of fresh fruit to the beach. I love this time of year with its abundance of delicious fresh fruits!


  1. Mmmmmm...that fruit looks so good! I was just thinking last night how much I wish I had some strawberries.

    For about two months out of the year, my mom can get fresh ones near her house. By "fresh" I mean, she often has to wait on them because the people are still out in the field picking them. Those are the best strawberries ever and they spoil me.

    One of our local stores has pretty good strawberries, though, once the super-fresh ones are gone for the year, which they are now. I guess I'm going to have to go buy me some.

    You know, I'm one of those people who really doesn't mind fixing myself something different than everyone else is having, so I understand about not necessarily wanting to eat what your husband is eating. It looks like you tried some really tasty new dishes this week. I might have to give in and try kale. I've always thought of it as a salad bar garnish. ;-)


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