Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Homecooking: Manicotti

Okay we finally get our new camera back tomorrow so hopefully the pictures should start to look better. What goes best when you are not feeling good...comfort food. Tonight I wanted to drown myself in a homemade dish of manicotti so I made a few batches of them. I followed the recipe from the Uncheese cookbook. These are pretty basic. Cooking manicotti shells filled with tofu, spinash and spices. For an extra layer of "comfort" I added a homemade cheeze sauce on top. They turned out great and tasted amazing. I am glad I made an extra one to freeze.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Day 5: Jerusalem Bowl and Sushi

In celebration of having a very successful week at hot yoga I treated myself to a Rice Bowl from the Calm Unity Cafe which can be found in Moksha Yoga on Waverley street. I definitely made an excellent choice with going with their Jerusalem Bowl. I brought my own dish and they loaded it with brown jasmine rice, grilled falafel, parsley, red cabbage, celery, avocado and an amazing Tahini sauce. It was so beautiful and tasted amazing! It took all I had to resist buying one of their yummy looking desserts!
For supper we had leftover rice wraps from last night and a few pieces of avocado sushi. Unfortunately the organic soy sauce I bought was way to salty to be paired up with this sushi but the wasabi I whipped up tasted amazing on top of these little beauties.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 4: Rice Wraps and 2 Hot Yoga Classes

Hot Yoga totally kicked my butt this morning. I thought I was ready to take 2 classes back to back so this morning I went to a regular Moksha and a Hot Hatha. Halfway through the second class I was so exhausted I could not even hold myself up anymore. I am glad I pushed myself because by 4pm I was ready to go to another class.
Breakfast: Homemade Breakfast Bar
Lunch: Leftovers from last night in a sprouted tortilla
Snack: pistachios and dates
Supper: Rice wraps (rice noodles, assorted greens, carrots, green onion, cucumber and cilantro with a peanut dipping sauce (almond butter, agave, tamari, rice vinegar, sesame oil and Frank's Red Hot Sauce)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 3: Sweet Potato Salad and Breakfast Bars

The Quantum Wellness Cleanse book is proving to have some really good recipes in it. I made some Cherry Coconut Breakfast bars and they are awesome. I looked at them when they came out of the oven and thought these are never going to fill me up for breakfast but boy was I wrong! These are filled with steel cut oats, coconut, apricots, cherries and much more. One bar fills me up until lunch and really gets your jaw working as you chew through it.
For supper we had Middle Eastern Sweet-Potato Salad over mixed greens with Hot Buffalo Tofu. I was a little sceptic when I read combining green olives with sweet potatoes but wow what a flavour combo. This was super easy to make and tasted amazing. I was a little disappointed in the organic sweet potatoes that I bought at Superstore because they were white. I am sure a nice orange sweet potato/yam would make these supper even more pleasing to the eye.
Hot Yoga this morning was 75 minutes of Moksha Yoga. It totally kicked my butt again!

Monday, February 1, 2010

I am back in action!

Welcome to February...the month of change for me. The first exciting news is I joined a hot yoga studio. Moksha Yoga had an amazing deal where you can attend unlimited classes for the entire month of February for $40!!! There was no way I could pass that up. I took my first 75 minute Moksha class this morning and loved it. Secondly February will be a detox-type month. I am trying to follow recipes from the Quantum Wellness Cleanse book (cutting out 95% gluten, sugar etc)
Breakfast: Slow cooked oatmeal with 1/2 chopped apple and cinnamon...yummy!
After Yoga Snack: almond milk, banana and raspberry smoothie

Lunch: tomato, avoado, cucumber, lettuce, beans on Eziekiel sprouted tortilla with a pickle
Snack: 1/2 apple and 8 rice crackers

Supper: Corn Fritters with Fresh Guacamole and Fennel/Carrot Slaw. This was so flavourful, filling and amazing!