I've been working on a post for the past two days. Just when I finally got into a good writing flow, my mom face-timed me and I thought, "we'll just chat for a minute and 'll get back to writing" the thing is, my mom and I rarely ever chat for a minute-- she's a great talker and I'm a great listener. We're a good match. We'll straight up face-time for two hours+. After our conversation, I went back to my blog post where I was mid sentence and thought, "what was I even going to say in this sentence? I'm so lost!" I was lost.
Moments come and go where I've written out the whole post--- but only in my head and never on the actual computer. It's just one of those types of posts. In short, I feel a big huge shift coming on and I'm trying to piece it together to write it all down. In hopes that you guys aren't completely confused and thinking, "did we miss something?" I don't know--- if I ever go missing from the blog for more than a day you can either assume 1. I'm writing something I really give a crap about and got lost somewhere. 2. I'm not feeling well. 3. my mom has face-timed me. So, while I write my longer post--I'll leave you with what Marlowe eats. You guys like these posts anyway, right?! (Love you mom! Face-time me anytime.)
Mushroom dumplings. We could all legitimately eat 40 of these things in one sitting. They are so good. They take a bit of time to make, but they are so worth it. They're also in the cookbook if you want the recipe. And since I can't eat gluten (or raw food) anymore, I opted to wrap mine in steamed cabbage leaves. + a side of marinated tempeh for me because I eat a protein with every single meal now. Plus Marlowe made the dipping sauce for us all by herself!
She asked us to make blueberry chia pudding the other day-- but we completely forgot so I offered her oatmeal cooked with blueberries and almond milk for breakfast. Side of granola. Also to note, I've been following @waywardspark on Instagram forever now (opposite lives on opposite coasts) and she shipped us some of her husbands honey, it's so freaking good. Marlowe's favorite is the coriander variety. Mine is the clary sage. We're both going to be sad when it runs out. I'm actually going to go have a spoonful now. brb.
Tomato + squash soup. It's loaded with a ton of veggies and she loves it.
So, we don't make chickpea patties as often any more, but when we do, we definitely make a huge batch to use throughout the week. And it gets pretty repetitive but she's happy to go the whole week eating them, so we don't have to even freeze them or anything. But you can totally freeze them if you'd like! Also, we have been making them without the breadcrumbs so I can eat some from time to time. They still hold up, but are a bit more delicate.
Day two, chickpea patties + avocado + egg and spinach scramble. So We stopped the whole egg thing for a while, not really for any specific reason other than she doesn't really need them. But we had a lot of leftover eggs that we picked up from our chicken farm (from when my mom was in town) so I figured we should eat them since I hate wasting food. And yes, ketchup. Super rare, but sometimes given with chickpea patties.
Day three. Chickpea patties + baked fries + baked rutabaga + kale chips.
rice + quinoa tossed with peas, cabbage, and a bit of spinach saag.side of avocado.
avocado + plantain toast. Still her favorite. All of our favorites really. It's in the cookbook.
miso soup + carrots, cabbage, spinach, and seaweed.
a pasta with a bit of shredded zucchini + carrots to resemble noodles + spinach and roasted tomatoes.
We both decided nachos would be a good idea. So I made simple black beans (in cookbook) + cashew cheese + guacamole for her + hot sauce for me. I'm still unsure of corn in my stomach but it doesn't seem to really knock me out, so I'm still doing it in moderation for now. Cashews and all nuts have unfortunately shown to not be friends with my gut. And I'm really sad about that.
black beans day two. pureed a bit of the leftover beans + kale chips + rice + avocado. There's a lot of leftovers and repetition in this post, huh? But that's life. (mostly) healthy food staples!
black beans day three. I cooked in a bunch of spinach, topped with guacamole, and threw it on a tortilla for lunch <3
Sorry for the iffy quality on most of these! I can't wait for the days to get longer and to have sunshine during dinner :) And in general, (you guys know this), I'm not huge on staging stuff-- and when it's time to eat, and especially when it's just me and M, we're keeping it super simple this year!
I'm meeting with my (new, better) holistic dentist tomorrow to continue working on my bite and grinding and then meeting with a massage therapist to hopefully work out some of the tension in my neck and head from the grinding. Hoping it helps my overall well-being and maybe hopefully (crossing so many fingers) helps with the tinnitus a bit too. I've already made ten million changes this year, but I know I need to make more-- it's crazy how much of your life can change so quickly, yeah?
I hope you guys are having a great week! <3