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No-oodles and sleep masks

Posted Jun 13 2011 7:22pm

Monday already!  John and I lifted our No TV ban last night.  That was 7 days of no TV.  I honestly hardly missed it at all except for in the mornings when it is my habit to turn on the TV after my shower to check the Weather Channel.  Nice to know that if we had to get rid of the TV for whatever reason, I would be fine – just don’t take away my internet! :mrgreen:

I slept in later this morning until 7:30.  I had trouble sleeping last night.  The full moon filtered in and kept me awake.  We are going to do something about the light tonight.

So, I got up and decided to get right to work seeing as we have been so busy, and we still were!  Feast or famine and I will feast as long as possible.

I did break after a bit and made up breakfast.

The pumpkin cake topped with coconut butter and peach jam!  Gosh, I am liking this!  It does make me a little thirsty, though, which I think is from the coconut flour?  Keeps me full!

Lunch break.  I made a different salad today, how about that?  Last night I made up a honey mustard dressing.

I used 2 tablespoons each of mustard, macadamia nut oil, honey, and apple cider vinegar.  Since they are all equal parts, you can make as much as you want.  I added a little bit of salt and pepper, shook it up and let it sit in the fridge overnight.  The flavor was much better today.  About 45 calories per tablespoon.

I had cooked chicken and a chopped hard boiled egg and added the dressing.

Porch lunch!

After doing more work this afternoon, I grabbed a date and then headed out for a bike ride.  I would have gone tonight, but rain was in the forecast.  Catch as catch can.  That seems to be the biking motto this year.

Solo ride for froyo.  Coopers Cave should be called The Place of Too Many Choices.  This is only part of all their flavor choices.  They customize yogurt and soft serve for each person.

I chose to get rum cheesecake topped with toasted coconut!

See the eagle eye I have on my bike in the background.

So good!

I then booked it home.  Total miles – 15.1.  Average speed:  13 mph.  Calories burned 464 (buh-bye yogurt, and then some).

Then it was back to work until dinner time.  Pixie always steals my seat when I leave.

I just always have to get at that tummy with my hands when she rolls over like this. Too tempting.

I decided to give another psuedo noodle a try for dinner.  No-oodles.

Long-time readers my remember my dislike of the shiratake noodles .  However, these are made with yam flour (aka glucomanan).

The noodles had somewhat an odor in the bag, but not as strongly obnoxious as the shiratake ones.  I made a cream cheese sauce with

  • 2 tablespoons of neufchatel cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of milk (1%)
  • salt and pepper

Quick and easy sauce that was, too!  I tossed the sauce with some steamed broccoli, cooked shrimp and the no-oodles.

Looks pretty good, no?

I did like the sauce.  The noodles?  Okay, but still with that odd texture like gummy bears or something. They don’t have the toothsome-ness of pasta.  No way around that.  I doubt I will purchase them again, but they weren’t bad.

This was a lot of food and I wasn’t hungry for my planned pear, so I am saving that for tonight’s snack.

I did sneak out on a mission for Operation Sleep to KMart and found this!

A sleep mask! I just never thought to look in the froofy bath section for these.  And it is bamboo and earth friendly to help me sleep even better :wink:   $3.99 is much cheaper than buying new light blocking window coverings.  Now we will just see if my tossing and turning self can keep this on overnight.

Operation Sleep continues…

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