There was once again, no food photographed yesterday! I’m frustrated with myself, but I have to say that yesterday seemed like a fully wasted day. I had no enthusiasm for anything and didn’t even accomplish the reading I had planned. So this coming week has to get better by comparison!
I have one fun thing to share. In my process of cleaning out, packing up, etc I made an interesting discovery.
It’s a cookbook given to me by my best friend ( when she found it too unwieldy to use herself) It has 1000 recipes….From Around The World…it weighs 10 pounds! I had to know what it weighed, I was thinking 4 or 5…my bathroom scale (which I never use to weigh myself!) said 10!! It’s incredible! It has so many recipes in it that it makes my head spin. But sadly as I always seem to find in vegetarian cookbooks, everything is VERY complicated. There are tons of “those” ingredients that you’ve never heard of, can’t pronounce, can’t find and you need a sixteenth of a teaspoon. They also give you no alternate ingredient in case you can’t find it. I have come across a few lately that do give alternates of more ordinary ingredients which helps a lot.
If I ever get to the point where I do my own cookbook, you can bet it will have easy, regular ingredients or if it’s something out of the ordinary, it will have alternates!
So although I’m looking forward to traveling through the “recipes of the world” I’m sure I will be looking for shortcuts and I can already tell by what I’ve read, that I’ll be making attempts to lighten them up. So many times, I use cookbooks for ideas only. But I do hope some day to share my favorites with you.
I do have some to share this week in my effort to get myself back on track and to prove that I get a sufficient amount of protein. Ralph tells me I need to eat fish because I don’t get enough protein without it. I try to nicely say I’m doing well when it comes to protein, but I don’t think he believes me.
I’m on a quest to find out exactly how much protein a person needs on a daily basis. One website had me calculate my weight by a formula and it told me 62 grams per day. That sounds like a lot to me. I need to do more research on this and try to figure it out. I now have another project, I’m calculating my points AND my protein grams. 🙂 Just what I need, another project!
Day 7 of meditation practice was good yesterday, but the last few days I’ve been having difficulty focusing. That’s what meditation is for though, to teach us to focus. That’s my plan. I’d like to fit some more practice in each evening too. I’ll have to work on that.
I have high hopes for this week in so many ways. Happy Monday!