Normal eating! No more cookies, no more fudge, no more takeout. Whenever I don’t eat well for more than a day or two in a row, all I can think about is getting back to my regular eating habits. We even decided not to do a Christmas dinner and I made soba noodles instead.
Yes, soba noodles. On Christmas. And it was glorious!
Here’s what I ate this week:
Sesame Noodles with Edamame & Kale from Aggie’s Kitchen // Merry Christmas to me! Sesame noodle recipes are usually hit or miss in my opinion, but this one is a keeper–definitely the best one I’ve ever made. (Oh, and I’m sorry about the photos in this week’s post. Between me being sick and Miso being sick, I wasn’t really feeling the whole food photography thing. Don’t let the photos dissuade you from checking out these delicious recipes!)
Brown Butter Mushroom Soup from All Day I Dream About Food // Is there any better soup than mushroom soup? I don’t think so. The green bits in here are sage leaves–I did a crappy job pureeing the soup.
Isabella’s Vegan Cookies // Okay, I did eat some cookies this week. Isabella’s Cookies sent me some of their vegan cookies to try and oh my gosh, they are good! Chris was shocked that they were vegan–they’re super moist and super rich too.
Delicata Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms & Rice from Everyday Food // Delicious! Even if it looks like a hot mess. This was the next day’s leftovers, which doesn’t help, right? I added a little sage on top and used brown rice instead of white. Oh, and since the grocery store was out of decent looking acorn squash, I used delicata instead.
Spaghetti with Mustard Greens & Lemon from Everyday Food // Okay, I don’t know what happened to my mustard greens. The last time I used them, they were delicious! But this time–ugh. So, so bitter. The original recipe calls for collard greens, so maybe I should have stuck with that.
Thank you all for your kind words about Miso. (Look at him! Isn’t he just a bundle of adorableness and wonk eye?) He was doing better until Christmas Day and then he took a turn for the worse and needed to be catheterized. It turns out he has bladder stones, so he’s having surgery today to remove them. He’s been at the vet since Wednesday, but if all goes well, we’ll finally get to bring him home tomorrow. I guess I need to stop projecting and anthropomorphizing, but I keep imagining Miso at the vet looking all sad in his e-collar and thinking, “Why do my mom and dad HATE ME?”
(Oh yeah, I totally refer to myself as my cats’ mom. So?!)