Changing my world, one step at a time

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day Sixteen

Now that we're almost done day 16 it's really hitting home that we've just about made it through. In 5 more days we'll be done!! Mostly it feels as though this project has taken on a life of it's own. We seem to be sliding along pretty easily on momentum. Instead of giving you a run down of all three meals that we ate today, I thought I'd do something a little different. Let's talk about....books!!

The book on the left is my daily inspirational reading at the moment "Be the Change you want to See in the World" by Julie Fisher-McGarry. Some days give you information, others have you read an inspirational quote, on others you might find a recipe to try or an anectode from the author's life. I'm really enjoying it. I keep it on my desk, by my laptop in the kitchen. That way it's the first thing I reach for when I come downstairs in the morning. The book on the right is what I call my "purse book". It's the book that I keep in my purse just in case I get stuck waiting somewhere for more than two minutes. The book is good but not so in-depth that it requires steady reading. It's funny though, which is nice just in case I'm getting aggravated waiting in line behind the person with a million coupons who drops them all over the know?

This is my current read. Well, I'm actually only eleven pages in so I can't really give any kind of review at this point, but I've heard all sorts of great things about this book and have been looking forward to reading it.

This is the vegetarian/vegan cookbook section of my library. Now holding pride of place in the kitchen (not in the hallway with the rest of the cookbooks). A few of these were borrowed...thanks Melanie and I will get them back to you, promise! I had quite a few before this started but I have added a few others. I'll keep you updated on which ones I like best as I use them more.

This is our animal companion. Her name is...ahem, cat or kitty if we're feeling cute :) She's a year and a half old and she kind of landed in our laps. She's also an elegant egyptain princess. I swear she had to have been one in a former life, she's got the attitude and everything. And she is so very, very elegant! Here kitty and I are playing peek-a-boo.

And here's Maddie getting some kitty love.

The one excitement we had today (food wise) was this beautiful, extravagant, bodacious cauliflower! When I saw it at the farmer's market I had to pick it up, since I had never seen a prettier cauliflower in all my life!

So I cut some up and served it with red pepper strips and broccoli. I made an herb dip to go with it using Tofutti sour cream, which I actually quite liked...thank goodness because I was getting kind of worried that I wouldn't find anything that was palatable.

I served it with GF bread spread with earth balance and a lovely leek and potato soup. I did walk (slowly) for 45 minutes today so I'm on track with that. I was supposed to watch a sunset tonight but as I've been awake since 3:17 this morning I watched the sunrise instead. I also got some supplies because I'm going to attempt an agave sweetened blueberry jam. Hopefully tomorrow :)
Wishing everyone well


  1. Your inspirational book sounds very interesting.
    Love your purple cabbage. Never heard of it either.Pictures are awesome. You look alot more relaxed! Keep up the good work. You rock!

  2. My Moosewood cookbook was one of the first I got when I became a vegetarian. I love a good potato leek soup! That cauliflower is amazing!!

  3. Laurie I absolutely adore the Moosewood cookbooks I've been using them on and off since I flirted with vegetarianism for a few years back in my twenties. One of my dreams is to take a road trip to Ithaca, NY and have a fabulous weekend shopping, hiking and eating all my meals at the Moosewood :)