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Happy hump day!
Here’s a round-up of my eats from yesterday.
Warm water with lemon.
Two eggs sunny side up and a whole-wheat english muffin with butter.
Black tea with lemon and honey.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie – this was SO delicious that you just might see the recipe on the blog sometime soon 😉
Hummus & blue chips
Green tea with pomegranate
Dinner (post sweaty hot yoga)
Oh She Glows Vegan Butternut Squash Mac N’ Cheez (please excuse the horrendous artificial lighting in the photo below)
And water. Lots of water. (this weather is dehydrating itself so if you’re going to workout too make sure you’re drinking more water than you think you need)
I was browsing Oh She Glows website (whom I love, btw) for a recipe my friend was raving about in her cookbook which was a sweet potato red lentil curry stew when I came upon her recipe for butternut squash mac n’ cheez. Considering I had a can of pureed butternut squash that I needed to do something with – I thought why not give it a try! Especially because I heart mac n’ cheese this time of year.
It was good but not as good as I thought it would be. Mind you, I haven’t made many vegan mac n’ cheese dishes in my day so I really don’t have a good benchmark to compare it to. I had trouble getting the sauce to thicken despite following the directions verbatim. I attempted a second try at the sauce, creating a roux this time with the corn starch and “butter” first but then realized I didn’t have enough nutritional yeast to make a second batch. Luckily, as I hoped it would, the butternut squash helped to thicken the sauce a bit. Steve said he didn’t mind the consistency of the sauce and that he didn’t think it needed to be thicker. But we both agreed though that the taste could be a little better by maybe adding a touch of garlic powder and some cayenne. I definitely want to play around with cashew sauces on mac n’ cheese before I make any quick judgements.
What’s on your menu today? Hope your Wednesday is filled with delicious eats!
I’m a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.