well I have honestly not been up to a whole lot la
tely. Auditions are slim, and my toe is still bothering me.. hence I havent taken any class (dance). I have gone swimming which is just about the only thing that is keepin me going right now. I dont mean to rant, but it is so weird to go from constantly working working working to having nothing going on at all...at least I start my Personal Training course in two weeks!
Well the past few days have been yummy I suppose. On Saturday morning I woke up
and made myself some yummy yummy oatmeal.. with SUNBUTTER IN IT! I always see my fellow bloggies posting oatmeal with peanutbutter in it and I decided that i was my turn!
I used a half cup of oatmeal, 1 tbs sunbutter, sprinkle of coconut, some vegan chocolate chips and sliced banana......SO YUMMY!!! and it held me over all day!
i seriously wasnt hungry till much later, and I wanted something sweet ... I decided on a massive bowl of fruit!
I piled this bad boy high with apple, mango,pear, kiwi, and some dried cranberries... it was absolutely divine and totally hit the spot
Yesterday my mom made an outrageous soup! Im not sure of the recipe... but how amazing does it look (it tasted wonderful... im not a great photographer though)
We paired the soup with a beautiful salad topped with roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds. (this white is cauliflower not cheese!)
Well since I haven't been doing much but sitting around (bah) I decided to cook today!!! I have been in the mood for thick soups... something that is warm and will raise my freezing body temp in this cold weather!!! I decided on CHILI!!!
Syn's Thick and Hearty vegan bean Chili
2 cans black beans
2 cans pinto beans
1 tbs olive oil
3 cloves minced garlic
1 large onion (chopped)
1 red bell peppper (chopped)
2 stalks celery chopped
1 sweet potato (chopped)
1 zucchini (chopped)
1-2 cups frozen corn
2 cans diced tomatoes (or crushed)
1/4 cup sucanat
2 tbs cili powder
1 tspn salt to taste (remember:less is always more!!!)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon coriander
1 squeezed lime
depending on how spicy you want it.. add cayenne pepper (i added way to much and had to add more beans to my chili so be careful!)
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
(This makes a whole lot of chili my friends,,, if you dont want to store it half the recipe)
In a large pot, saute garlic, onion, celery, bell pepper, sweet potato and zucchini in olive oil for approx 4 minutes. Add the drained beans, diced tomatoes (DONT DRAIN) and corn. Stir all together. Add the rest of the ingredients Accept cilantro.
Bring to a boil and continue to stir from time to time.
Once the pot is brought to a consistent boil turn off the heat and cover.
Let the chili sit for an hour with a lid covering it.
Stir in the cilantro and serve :)
its totally yummy but be careful about the cayenne pepper.
If you make it too spicy try adding a can of refried beans or a can of pinto beans. It will even out the spice. You could also add some agave nectar but the beans should work.
Well those are my exciting eats for the past few days!
On an exciting note, Since the rockettes are owned by Cablevision, I get free cable!!! I never realized that I got this so i didnt send in for it last year, but they called yesterday to say that they are giving me a gold package free.. i have all of these awesome movie channels now!! WOOP WOOP!!
so right now... THE LAND BEFORE TIME IS ON!! remember that movie :) I like duckie the best he he
till next time <3