Eating Aztecs

Hey there,

Hope you’re day is going well. Mine started off pretty bad. However, I decided that I wasn’t going to cope with food. Instead, I powered through by making a to-do-list and got onto the things which I needed to get done.

I have been inspired by some Ancient Grains today.

Brekky was Amaranth w/ 1 egg, 1 egg white and 3/4 c. frozen veggies.
It was really good. Nice, filling and delicious.

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What is Amaranth?

is actually a seed. Amaranth is a highly nutritious grain, and is unusual in that it offers a complete form of vegetable protein. It is also a great source of dietary fiber, calcium and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. A gluten free food especially useful for very active people, vegetarians, and pregnant and breastfeeding women. (source)

Asian Meets Mexican Salad
Pad Thai noodles w/ green beans, salsa and lettuce. It was tasty, but I needed protein.


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Today Was CRAZY and Not.My.Day
I snacked on some almonds (1/3 c. throughout day). I then ran around all day long. Seriously today was just not my day. My scooter is having problem, I am currently uninsured cause I can’t get my credit card to work online and I stressing about money. The whole budgeting thing is good, but I makes me aware of my not-so-great-spending-habits.


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Coffee Date Made It Better
I met up with Lisa who is an Irish Doctor. She’s great. We had a great conversation. She’s on a journey and it was nice to speak to someone who I just met about their life. Sometimes meeting strangers, makes it easier to open yourself up.


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I had a short macchiato…basically a shot w/ a touch of steamed milk.

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Quinoa and Tofu to the RESCUE
I tried to take out of Mama Peas book and make some Mexican Quinoa

  • 1 c. quinoa
  • 2 tsp vegan spread
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 zuch
  • 1/3 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 can of water

Then I decided to make Sweet and Sour Tofu

  • 200 g. firm tofu
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks w/ juice
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 tsp. vegan spread


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My dinner was great. I actually decided to eat outside, cause I needed to step away from sitting in front of a computer and eating all the time.

My Crack
Red grapes and Pink Ladies (x3 today) and strawberries and cream tea.

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Great Stuff

What is something that you’ve tried that you never thought you’d eat?



7 thoughts on “Eating Aztecs

  1. Jenelle says:

    Your dinner looks absolutely amazing!

    When J and I started dating he raved about red beets. Beets beets beets. I had no interest because the only variety I’d ever tasted were the kind from a can. One day he showed up at my door with a container of roasted red beets and some flowers and they were yummier than I could have imagined (and it wasn’t just the flowers swaying my opinion). So sweet and nutritious. Now at salad bars I have a tendency to overload on them.

    Best of luck with the budgeting. Money problems are the worst because they’re impossible to ignore.

  2. Jenn says:

    I LOVE quinoa!!!

    I am very much like my father in that, I’ll try anything once. I’m an adventurous eater, which is strange in a way because I spent so many years being SO regimented about my intake. one of these days I swear I’m going to learn how to cook and start exploring new dishes…eating my own cooking may be as adventurous as I’ll ever need to be! : )

  3. Reluctant Blogger says:

    When I see your photos of cafes and the like my heart kind of misses a beat. They make me miss Australia so much. It’s odd really because I don’t actually want to go back (well, I’d love to go on another trip) but I dunno, I wish I was back. Oh I don’t know what i mean. I still have PMS so a photo of a cafe made me go all drippy. Doesn’t help that it’s freezing cold and grey here and it looks so hot and sunny and perfect.

    Sigh!

  4. missyrayn says:

    Almost anything I eat now I never dreamed I would. Quinoa, bulgur, barley…what? I was a packaged food queen and now most of my food is whole when I purchase it.

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