To back up a little, Tuesday night involved watching the Vegan episode of Oprah, and having a meat-free dinner myself.
I had a Trader Joe's vegetable masala burger over a salad with romaine, mushrooms, tomato, spinach and vinaigrette. This was my first time trying one of these burgers (heard about them from Emily) and I liked it, but I'm kind of baffled about how to eat it as a regular burger. Should I put cheese on it? Ketchup? Not really sure what goes with the Indian type flavors. I'm thinking maybe a mix of plain yogurt/lemon juice/dill would be good with lettuce and tomato... Anyway, that's why the burger ended up on a salad that night.
So back to that Vegan episode of Oprah. Here's the short version of what I think. I think that a lot of healthy living/food bloggers were really disappointed in the episode from what I've seen around Twitter and some blogs. People accurately pointed out that the episode did not really talk a lot about the great Vegan recipes and healthy whole foods many Vegans eat in their diet (hello, tons of fresh vegetables!), and focused more on meat alternatives available. BUT, I would like to point out that Oprah's typical viewer is probably the average American that eats lots of meat and a total diet overhaul might seem scary and foreign to them. It might make more sense for someone who eats tons meaty burgers to try the veggie burgers or veggie hot dogs before diving into full blown vegan recipes that might be really weird to them. I think that introducing someone with heavy meat tenancies to meat alternatives is a great place to start and if they want to move into cooking more vegan/vegetarian cuisine from there, than great. Baby steps. Just my two cents.
I had a pretty icky migraine on Tuesday night. Work has been nuts lately and I think the stress finally got to me. I had a mug of this Stress Relief Yogi tea and headed to bed. I didn't love the taste of it (I do love the flavor of the Yogi echinacea tea), but it was okay and did seem to calm me.
Last night I headed home and walked Clyde, then fixed a super quick meal since I was going to a 7pm yoga class. I wanted something kind of light, so I had veggie soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich. I actually took a can of Progresso soup and added additional peas and some chick peas to kind of beef it up. The soup was kind of meh. My homemade soups are far superior, but with the time crunch it did the job. I did take pride in the fact that my grilled cheese came out perfectly golden. Don't you just love that?
Right before I left for yoga, the doorbell rang, thus prompting Clyde to go nuts as per usual. UPS delivered a big box from Proflowers! It turns out it was flowers from my in-laws! They wanted to congratulate me on the marathon and thank me for being such a good wife to their son with all the stress of his career and everything. Awwwwww....heart melts :)
I love tulips! Aren't they gorgeous??
Yoga was great last night. OM is not as hot in the studio as Y2, but I kind of like that. I felt like I still had a great class, but didn't need to be dripping with sweat to feel it. I actually did sweat, but just wasn't drenched the way I used to be at the Y2 classes. Also, I'm happy to report that I did a much better job going into the Yoga "zone" during class last night. I stayed pretty focused and tried to quiet the ever turning hamster wheel in my head. It went well!
Well, that pretty much sums up the last couple nights for me. You guys ready for the weekend??