Category: Natalie (AB)
Yeah!!!!!!! I'm in such a good mood right now!!! Watching my favorite anime, again........ Disk 5 of Neon Genesis Evangelion - brilliant - could write pages and disertations on it - it's soooo deep!!! But this is a site about food so, I'll move on.
Morning started off really bad though. Had the lemon and water to jump start my system but was running late for the bus so I just grabbed a slice of ezekial bread to munch on my way. As I'm walking down the street, thinking happy thoughts because it's so nice and warm, I hear vicious, loud barking. I see a strange dog from my neighbors yard yelling it's head off at the gate. Worse yet, it breaks through the gate and starts after me. Needless to say, I'm scared sh**less. I HATE this aspects of dogs. I was cursing and kicking him left and right. Fortunately he was pretty small but big enough that he could have done some damage. He stopped after I seemed to have left his territory. Tomorrow, I'll bring him a hot dog to keep it preoccupied. Stupid &*&%$$@%^!!! I know - there's a lot of dog lovers out there and I am personally fond of several dogs, just not this one.
So even though I'm usually always hungry, I was so stressed I just couldn't eat. Big mistake - I felt so grouchy and irritable at work all morning, I felt weak too. I can't stress this enough - as an AB, we must eat!!! I find that I physically cannot go four hours without eating. My stomach hurts so bad and all I can think about is food, all I will talk about is food, all I will whine about is food. (My husband has learned to have snacks in the car :-) I sneaked some peanuts just before the kids came in to school and luckily lunch was only 3 hours later, so I was fine. I was even able to resist the snack we served them, Chips Ahoy-like cookies. All that wheat and perservatives. I figured if I made it this long without eating, I could wait another 20 minutes. I did have a few random chocolate chips at the bottom of the bag. Then lunch came, Hurrah!!! I had 2 pieces of Ezekial bread and albacore tuna with a tiny bit of mayo and some dried cherries on the side - so fulfilling. I snacked on peanuts throughout the rest of the day to keep my energy up for the kids. Lunch was eaten at a park across the street - how I love being near the trees and grass and sunshine.....
Ate some fresh cherries when I got home, yummy and tried to bake a yam but I somehow messed that up too.....
Good news!!! Dinner came out pretty well though. I had Turkey cutlets which, I was going to use the yummy looking reciepe in Cook Right For Your Type but alas, our apartment is soooooo messy right now, it is NO where to be found!!! And I was just reading it last night!!! So I had to do some of my famous experimenting.....here's what I did - the reciepe still needs some adjusting but it was pretty good and I just need to learn how to make a sauce. Here's what I used
4 small turkey cutlets
slices of firm tofu
slices of eggplant
All of this is great for AB's (and probably others, except for the eggplant, which only seems beneficial for AB's, I think) Covered the pan in olive oil, rubbed curry and turmeric all over the cutlets. Put the slices of tofu underneath. Put garlic/shallot mixture all over the turkey. Sliced the eggpant put on top, added more olive oil. Baked at 350 degrees for I don't know how long - who needs details? Alright, alright. They are pretty essential for cooking but I wasn't keeping track of the time - I was watching Japanese cartoons!!! I think it was 1 1/2 hours - which was too long b/c it was a little dry and I wish it was a sauce, instead of just rubbed spices and lots of oil. Tofu just tasted like curry - I think it might be better on top next time. The eggplant was the best part and the turkey was quite all right - a little too spicy and kinda dry but then, I didn't measure the spices, just sorta dumped them on and rubbed. Good news is, it was definately fulfilling and made my taste buds very happy and everything in it is Highly Beneficial! (Well maybe the shallots and turmeric are neutral, I can't remember but, just about.....) I'm sure if I keep trying or just ask my husband how to make a good sauce when he gets home, that this will be an excellent dish one day. Turkey, Tofu and Eggplant - a good combination. I tried to make some rice to go with it but burned it - lesson learned, don't watch favorite show in the next room while cooking :-)
Remember guys, drink lots of water, just not with meals - makes things harder to digest. Enjoy the spring, wherever you are, spend some time outside today!!!