It is commonly understood that when it is chilly people crave foods that can warm them from the inside out. That’s what happened to me today. I started the day with a Gaiam Pilates workout that I didn’t really enjoy. It wasn’t challenging enough for me, so I’ll be stacking that in the “save for teaching aides” pile. For lunch, I enjoyed my leftovers from last night mixed with brown rice and some additional green olives:
It was exactly what I needed. Hot and gooey and fabulous. Plus it doesn’t hurt that it isn’t really bad for you. For dessert I had another Asian pear. If you have never had an Asian pear, it is probably my favorite fruit. The mouth feel and flavor is really fantastic for me. Sort of a mix between a pear and an apple. The only problem is that it is typically really expensive. Luckily, it is much less expensive here so I can enjoy them more often:
We went for a long walk this afternoon. J didn’t want to go to the gym tonight and I am really sore and should probably take it off as well. We walked to a pond which was quite frozen. Not something that I would walk on though, because you could tell that there was water flowing under it. Dinner was early, but we were hungry. I had two Nature’s Own Organic Flax waffles (these are fantastic and the only vegan waffles I’ve been able to find) and…
I love grits. This is the tale-tell sign that I am from the south. I really enjoy eating them when it is cold outside, because it is like they coat your insides with warm goodness. These are just regular grits with a good dash of kosher salt. This to me is ultimate comfort food!
J’s dinner was leftover Mexican Lasagna, but he insisted that I get a picture of it:
He put a bit of sour cream on top to dress it up a bit.