Anyway, on to today's post. I just have a few more meals to share with you today. I'm hoping to get into the kitchen to test out some recipes to share with you guys. I love expressing my creativity in the kitchen and I hope that I'll be able to share some more of that with you in the future.
Here are some meals I've enjoyed this week:
I picked up this big beautiful salad earlier in the week to have for lunch one day. I really love the texture that the cranberries and almonds add to it. I'm definitely going to have to start adding them to my salads in the future.
I also had some of my favorite veggie rolls. Can't beat them.
Here is another bento box meal I had. On the left is some stuffed grape leaves, tomatoes and hummus. On the right is a wrap with hummus, tofurkey, pickles, tomato and lettuce. Another really good meal.
For dinner last night I had a Chick'n Ranch wrap that I made using Gardein Crispy Tenders, tomato, lettuce and Just Ranch on a lavash wrap. It was way too big, I could only eat half. I had a few veggie chips on the side.
As I mentioned in my last post, watching the Great British Bake Off on Netflix has really inspired me to get back in the kitchen and really have some fun with my baking. It's also one way that I've seen the change that has occurred regarding my self esteem. Before I would watch baking shows and get incredibly jealous that I couldn't do the things that they did or that their ideas were so creative and unique. It always bummed me out. Now I'm inspired. I'm inspired to test my own capabilities and to push my creativity. I feel really excited that I finally feel that freedom of being able to go into the kitchen and be ok with a failure. It's ok if things don't turn out the way that I want them to. It's part of the process. I just didn't realize that until now.
I promise there was a point to all of that :) As I mentioned in my last post, the bread episodes were always my favorite in the Great British Bake Off. I've always wanted to bake my own bread. Now I have been inspired to not just bake bread, but to really learn about it. The science behind it, the proper technique, etc. I ordered the book Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza to start that education. I'm expecting it to arrive on Monday and I can't wait to start reading it!
So there you have it, my ramblings for the day! It was really beautiful here for a few days, definitely very spring like. Then the temperature dropped from 60 degrees to 30 degrees overnight and it snowed yesterday. I think we are expecting a nor'easter on Tuesday too. Mother Nature needs to stop teasing us! I was enjoying getting outside in the sunshine and soaking up the warm(ish) weather.
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend! Do you have any fun plans? If so let me know, I want to live vicariously through you!