Day 21 – Warm sweet potato salad

Today was a great day food-wise.

Breakfast (a late one, after my 9am interview) was a small portion of leftover red lentil soup.

Lunch was 2 poached eggs on 1 piece of wholemeal toast, with parsley and paprika added at the end. I adore eggs (free range of course!) and love that moment when the gooey centre of poached eggs spills out…ahhhh 🙂

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Poached eggs

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Poached eggs 2

Afternoon tea (I was hungry today!) was about 3 tbsp of royal quinoa topped with a half tsp of sour cream. If that’s not random enough, I cooked it in my rice cooker (1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water) with a big sprinkling of curry powder. It was an odd craving / taste combo but tasted terrific and I ended up having seconds 🙂 There’s a ton of leftovers as well, yay!

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Quinoa

Dinner was a warm salad with baby spinach leaves (most of a bag), a handful of sultanas, a handful of dry-toasted almond flakes, some cubed low-fat feta, 1/2 cup of cous-cous and 2 sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes were cut in thick horizontal slices and halved, nuked for 6 mins and then chucked in the oven with oil spray and a sprinkling of cumin and coriander powder. The dressing was an olive oil and balsamic vinegar combo. Yum! About half was leftover so I’ll have that tomorrow.

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Sweet potato salad

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Sweet potato salad 2

Exercise didn’t happen again and I really need to do some yoga. It’s windy and cold so I’m struggling to get my walking mojo back, but there’s still plenty I can do inside!

Headspace was pretty good until tonight… I think my interview went well (fingers crossed!) and I was feeling like my usual cheerful self until my hubby brought in the mail as we made dinner. Two big bills (one a disconnection notice for electricity) that we have no way of paying at the moment… I can probably work out a payment plan for them like I have for the rest, but that awful feeling of being overwhelmed / drowning hit me like a ton of bricks 😦

Oh well… hopefully tomorrow I get a call to say that I got the job, hubby will get a start date, and things will start to pick up!

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