Breakfast: green tea, small shake made from quinoa milk, hemp protein powder, sunflower butter, frozen blueberries, a couple of fresh strawberries, and lots of spinach. This shake became extremely gloppy and gelatinous after sitting for a bit-- kind of gross, actually. I have no idea why. I also had two thin slices of plain rye toast, from the bread we got at the farmer's market.
Shopping (Co-op): 3 avocados, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, blackberries, hemp milk, 3 rolls toilet paper, roast beef, peppermint tea, salted cashews, pecans, almond butter. $62.
Lunch: two more pieces of rye bread, leftover split peas and quinoa with cilantro-mint chutney, leftover stir-fried beef with broccoli.
Dinner: small meat patties made of ground goat meat with onion and parsley, white rice, cilantro-mint chutney (which is perfect with the goat); side salad of perfect butter lettuce from the farmer's market, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrot, pea shoots, and pecans, with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. This was a very pleasant dinner. I have missed rice more than bread, I think.
May 10- grains, day 2
Breakfast: green tea, shake made from rice milk, hemp protein powder, almond butter, frozen blueberries, fresh strawberries, and a few pea shoots. Not my best work. Husband had some toast too.
Lunch: roast beef sandwich on Pepperidge Farm bread, with cilantro-mint chutney. Something about this tastes weird. Oh, the bread is full of sugar, that is what. This did not occur to me. Also, carrot sticks, blackberries, and strawberries.
Dinner: penne pasta with the Spanish-style Garlic- and Parsley-flavored Olive Oil that I made for Madhur Jaffrey's Spanish-Style Grilled Portobello Mushrooms the other night, mixed with collard greens, purple carrots, green peas, fresh pea shoots, and cherry tomatoes. Side salad of herb salad mix topped with avocado and pecans, with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Very nice meal. The pasta had a subtle but excellent flavor from the garlic-parsley oil and the liquor from the greens. And just having pasta was a wonderful treat after all this time. Back to the clean slate diet tomorrow, though, for a little longer.
May 11-- clean slate
Breakfast: lemon water (yes, we bought some more lemons, because we miss them, but are cutting them into smaller wedges than before). Green tea, a very little bit of breakfast shake (hemp milk, hemp protein powder, almond butter, frozen strawberries, fresh strawberries, herb salad mix), but my kid drank some shake so I didn't get much. The herb salad mix was not such a good idea anyway-- the smoothie tasted of parsley and dill. Also, carrot and celery sticks dipped in almond butter.
Lunch (after work, 2:45): cherry tomatoes, whole avocado, carrot sticks with almond butter.
Snacks: 2 cups green tea, 1 cup peppermint tea.
May 12-- clean slate
Breakfast: lemon water, green tea, small shake made from hemp milk, hemp protein powder, almond butter, frozen strawberries, and fresh strawberries; also celery sticks with almond butter.
Shopping (Co-op): organic medjool dates, decaf coffee, regular coffee, 4-pack of clementine-flavored Izze sodas, 4-pack of chicken thighs, organic pecans, Field Day toasted O's cereal, hemp milk, unsweetened chocolate almond milk, organic quinoa, can coconut milk, organic spinach, 6 Liberte yogurts (assorted flavors), mini sweet peppers, mushrooms, blueberries, organic blackberries, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, 3 avocados. $90.
Lunch (before work, 11:15 am): sparkling water with berry flavoring, 2 fried eggs, 2 slices roast beef, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Dinner: chicken thighs cooked in garlic-parsley oil (as mentioned above), then braised, with fresh mint; plain quinoa; grilled (in the oven) mushroom and cherry tomato skewers. These last were to try to approximate my husband's experience at Middle Eastern Cuisine on Sunday. While he was touched by the effort, they didn't taste at all the same, due to my lack of proper grilling or broiling technology. Oh, well.