Sunday Ramblings

Found a great recipe this morning on a blog for an artichoke, onion and feta omelet. WordPress is apparently having problems with links, so must post it out in the open: http://www.thehealthyhousewife.com/2010/07/artichoke-omelet/

I’m just finishing up my cup of tea, then I’m going to get out the pans and start cooking. This recipe is perfect, since I happen to have a lot of onions left from the french onion soup I made yesterday, there is a hunk of feta in the fridge that needs to be used soon, and lo! a jar of artichokes. Are there eggs? Yes! Score! Okay, we have a fabulous breakfast entry this morning and I’m going to make it huge so that I have leftovers all week long. I’ll pack the leftovers up and heat them for breakfast all week.

I’m taking a break from my usual oatmeal because I am worrying that having the morning oatmeal is setting me up for cravings all day. This hasn’t been a problem for me for the last 9 months or so that I’ve been eating oatmeal for breakfast, but I can’t help wondering if either the SAD or the weight loss or some increased sensitivity to carbs is at work. So, an experiment. I did a mini version on Thursday and Friday last week. Thursday I had all protein for breakfast and morning snacks  – no cravings, lost a pound. Friday, had oatmeal for breakfast, a little snacky all day. So this week, the big experiment. I’m going to go all week with an all protein breakfast, keep my daytime carbs to dairy (non-fat greek yogurt and cottage cheese), lots of veggies and a tiny bit of fruit. Then for dinner I’ll add in some quinoa, brown rice or whole grain bread. I am not going to give up carbs – I really think my body needs them and I would prefer to get them through real food than some sort of powdered form to help my digestion. Just saying.

I’ve got my therapy light going – brought it home from work this weekend. Next I’m supposed to take my B12 shot. But I think I’m going to push it until tomorrow morning and get a new b12 level taken, just to see where the level is after almost 3 weeks of no shot. Don’t want to go back to the dark side, so I’ve been taking the daily sublingual very consistently for hte last two plus weeks. And I don’t feel ANY b12 side effects right now. So one more day shouldn’t hurt.

Last night’s dinner party on the road was a success. It is so nice to cook for people who are HUNGRY! Got a lot of compliments, which is nice. When I cook for my extended family, they tend to say things like “Did Karen cook this?” – so I couldn’t help wondering if they were being polite. In any event, most of it was eaten and the rest was given out as take away except for the ham bone, which I’ll toss in with some beans for a nice ham and white bean chili at some point soon. A cup or so of the leftover onions, which I’m going to turn into a frittata in a few minutes and enough mac & cheese to make my son happy for lunch today. Left all the trifle as we have TWO pies in  our fridge right now.

Yes. I said that. Two PIES. One sweet potato and one pumpkin. “They were on sale” is what my husband said when I saw them. I don’t care if they are on sale. Don’t for god’s sake, don’t, don’t please don’t bring them into the house!!! Of course, I have already had a small slice (about 1/16) of the sweet potato (my favorite) and I can hear it calling my name for breakfast. Boy, talk about setting me up for cravings for the rest of the day.

Must stop now and cook healthy breakfast before Pie-Head takes over. Belly dancing later todya, plus I want to get in some roller blading time this morning.

Have a great day – get outside and LIVE!

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Ramblings

  1. Pretty much the same except I cooked it with the leftover onions from my onion soup. I drained those, chopped them up and cooked with the artichokes. I did add 2 tablespoons of water to the eggs since I was finishing it in the oven. I think it helps the frittata to rise and be all light and fluffy. It was a big hit with Fred – Jacob not so much! And I’m enjoying the leftovers right now. 20 seconds in the microwave and you can really taste the artichoke in the leftovers. It was very hard to taste when it was fresh, so I’m glad, because I love artichokes.

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