Wow October is half over! We have been sweltering here in California with a humid heat wave. Definitely not typical October weather. I’ve been busy figuring out where to apply for my next travel nurse job next month. Between researching the hospitals, cities, housing, and state licensure issues it has been another full time job. Some good news is that the diet changes seems to be helping the symptoms I was experiencing. I have been experimenting a bit and finding out what tastes good (and what doesn’t!). Time for the weekly WIAW fun!
Started the day with this coffee from Target. Very good
I used to not like oatmeal as I found it not filling as a breakfast. I have been cooking the quick oats with a bowl of water (I don’t measure just fill the bowl) in the microwave for just under 3 min. They come out really watery and hot and then I have been adding some honey and 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds. After mixing and letting it cool for a few minutes it magically absorbs the water and has a great taste. I tried chia seeds but found the ground flax was much better.
I added some leftover watermelon in the fridge. I had a craving for some crisp apples on the weekend but could only find less than ideal ones at the market. I miss the wonderful fresh fall orchard apples of Washington! I did notice some at Costco that looked better so I might pick them up later this week when I go back.
I have been playing with smoothies this week for lunch. I ran out of almond milk completely and subbed water instead (not good decision FYI) and have tried half water and half milk but the consistency is still not as good as straight milk. This one was with regular unsweetened almond milk instead of the vanilla as Whole Foods was out. I mixed in some strawberries and some frozen peach from TJ. Cool and refreshing along side my standby of PB toast lately. I tried adding some PB to my oatmeal but wasn’t a fan. Decided to stick to it on toast instead!
Supper was fabulous. Despite the swelting temps here I decided to crank on the AC and turn on the oven to cook supper. I have tried cooking sweet potatoes in the microwave but they just seem to taste better in the oven I find. Must be the crispy skin. I thawed a piece of Sizzlefish salmon and quickly cooked it after the potato was done. I had an odd craving of some cooked carrots topped with some BBQ sauce (so weird and random!). I barely boiled these colored carrots so they had a bite and were not mushy at all. Great tasty side.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving (in Canada) or perhaps were lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend due to Columbus Day here in the US.
Question for non dairy milk drinkers….have you tried the boxed 1 quart non dairy shelf milk options? I saw them on sale but was unsure about the taste or reviews. I’ve only had the refrigerator variety.