It has not been hard at all, I thought I would be feeling some type of withdrawal or...something.
Today I made these things Heather posted about last week. Mash up a ripe banana and add an egg, mix all together and fry like a pancake. We added blueberry, it was REALLY good. Not eggy in the least, which is good because I don't like eggs. Next time, flax seeds. It would be good with almond butter or chocolate chips...had the same consistency of pancakes, 140 calories (plus a few blueberries, so...175?) and one was enough. Not an every day food (though one banana and one egg per person for one week is less than $4.50 each, even getting organic), but after Chex cereal and grits for the past 3 weeks, I am happy to have another option! And one with protein is even better.
For elevensies, I made a watercress and spinach salad with cilantro and parsley. The Asian market has huge bunches of cress right now for .99 a bunch! That's SO freaking cheap for cress. I am going to try to root some, though to be honest keeping it watered every day will be an issue for me. I am horrible about remembering things like that. Maybe I can just grow it in the kiddie pool the dogs use as a trough.
For lunch, I made brown rice cooked in broth with curry and coconut and flaked salmon. It's so good, I am eating it while I type. For tea, we have the rice cereal treats I made last night and dinner will be lentil tamale casserole. I will post how to make that tomorrow. It was the very first thing I learned to cook via assembling ingredients and not just opening cans of boxes. :) Well, okay, there IS a can involved.
I am dreaming of summer squashes. I think after the first week they are in, I will be thinking of apples instead. I am a fickle lover of things.
Here is a pic from yesterday I managed to fail to post with the rest. I have not taken any today, though I did go out and wash the inside of the van-windows, doors, dash and seats. It was so dusty and covered in sticky little drips and spills and some of the windows actually had toe prints on them. It's raining again, but I refuse to take the blame as I did not wash the outside of the van.