It is nice to get back to a normal eating routine. Don’t get me wrong, all of the food this weekend was AMAZING but time for regular food.
|I should probably take some food styling lessons|
I stick to shopping on the “outskirts” of the grocery store. Meaning fresh produce, dairy, meat, etc. I really try to avoid processed food except for random snacks. As you can see from this week’s haul, it is 90% produce and a few other random products. But I’m super excited because I am cooking a number of recipes from *drumroll*….
Yes, this is a vegan cookbook. Clearly I’m not a vegan. I’m pretty sure the amount of charcuterie I ate on Saturday night alone amounted to a small pig. But I enjoy trying recipes from all kinds of lifestyles/diets like veganism, the Paleo diet, gluten-free diets, etc. I like a variety of my foods in my diet and strive to try new recipes. This cookbook was given to me by my awesome coworkers for my birthday. The photography is beautiful and the recipes are simple but flavorful. I have been following Angela Liddon’s blog, Oh She Glows, for years.
I decided to do some prep for the week last night. This forces me to grab the already sliced fruit instead of the Cadbury Mini Eggs that my husband snuck into the pantry yesterday. Realistically I can’t fully avoid the eggs. But prepping some snacks and meals for the week really makes life easier.
|I ❤ blood oranges|
I cut up a number of veggies and fruits to make a juice for the week. I concocted my own recipe here and threw in a half a cucumber, 2 apples, 3 blood oranges, a lemon, 1/2 beet, and 1/4 of a pineapple. For winging it, it came out pretty good. It made about 5 cups of juice for early this week.