Hey everyone! I can't believe Thanksgiving is in two more days. What are you having to eat? We are going to my sister-n-laws to eat with the Tony's family. I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to eat. I'm taking a Shepard's Pie as my one dish to take, but now to figure out what to take for myself while everyone else indulges on the "bad" stuff. :) I thought about making the Tofu Turkey in Happy Herbivore. Has anyone ever tried that before? If so, how was it?
This morning I made a green smoothie to try to help improve my blood circulation. I stay cold all the time...I mean I literally freeze, so I decided to do some research on the web and I really think that I have poor blood circulation. All the symptoms described me to the T. I read up on what spices and herbs are supposed to be good for improving your blood circulation. Ginger and Cayenne pepper happen to be among them, so here's my blood circulation smoothie for this morning.
1 kale leaf
1 small banana
1 Clementine (peeled)
1 tbs ginger
1 tbs black strap molasses
1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup water
a pinch of cayenne
a few ice cubes (I used 3)
Throw it all in a blender and blend until smooth. I've never been a big fan of spicy drinks, but I have to admit that I really liked this. Today I used a very small pinch of cayenne, but tomorrow I think I will use a little more. The smoothie was sweet when I took my first drink, but all the sudden the spiciness came out, which I liked. Another plus is that it gave me a good boost of energy. I always need energy!
For my mid morning snack I had a bowl of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal. This stuff is GOOD! Thanks Shen for recommending it.
About the artichokes...well, I like them...I mean really like them. I decided to make FoodFeuds "Artichoke to Death" dish, and all I can say is WOW! This was one of the best meals! It was so different, in a very good way. The tahini sauce was to die for. I decided to try a bite at first without the sauce and then a bite with the sauce to see which way was the best. The addition of the sauce was the only way to go. Maud...you're a genius. :o) I think I will try artichokes in a salad next. Oh yeah....Tony decided that he needed some pineapple with his supper, so he fried some pineapple in some coconut oil....OMG...talk about good!
I tried the chocolate soy pudding for my afternoon snack yesterday. It was rich and creamy and tasted like the dairy pudding that I used to eat in my pre vegan days. I'll definitely buy this again.
I hope everyone has a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!