I've been managing to do some cooking.... because I can't stay comfortable in one position for long.. everytime I have to get up, I cook and clean the kitchen. I'm glad I had a stocked fridge though... it has made life easier. Sunday I did nothing, yesterday I made some great mock cream cheese, hummus, more bread, salad and shredded cabbage. I started some sprouts last night and soaked some soybeans for milk/yogurt/okara... This morning I made 3 batches of soymilk (pure soymilk this time) and turned 1 quart into yogurt, and have the rest chilling in the fridge... I saved the Okara to use for my first homemade batch of tempeh! That is in my oven right now. I have no idea if it will take or not.. I don't have a thermometer. I hope that it does take though because okara will be much easier to use for tempeh than the whole soybeans and the de-hulling process and all that. oy.. We'll know by Friday if it took. .. I fried up the okara bacon burgers.. they are so good. I love them. Oh.. and yesterday I made some pina coloda sorbet (made from homemade soymilk, frozen pineapple, cococnut extract, stevia, lemon juice and frozen bananas.. blended it in the vitamix then put it in the ice cream maker)..
back today.. I prepped 2 quarts of refrigerator pickles.. one with brussel sprouts, one wiht cukes. Both with lots of garlic, onions, spices and dried red pepper flakes. I am going to pickle some jalapenos next.
I also finally rehydrated some "chicken" tenders that have been sitting in my pantry forever.. I konw I won't like them, but my youngest son and husband did.. I marinated them and then fried them in cast iron and coated them in wing sauce, garlic powder, pepper and earth balance.. I decided to use the rest of the seitan that way too... hopefully, they'll eat it up.. I'll probably use some on a salad.. I could maybe stomach it that way. I am still not a fan of seitan or many fake meats. I like fake bacon.. and my homemade bean or tofu or nutburgers, but I just don't like the texture of meat.
I steamed 3 lbs of broccoli, 1 lb of green beans and 1 lb of snow peas and topped it with mustard vinaigrette.
Basically, I did all of this while watching TV... I had to rest a bit on the couch, but couldn't stay on my left side forever, so I'd get up and putter around for 20 minutes and when that got uncomfortable, I'd sit down.. I spent many hours like this...
I hope I feel better soon... and I really hope I can get some sleep tonight.
I went to see my cranial sacral lady today... and I know she has done some good.
My oldest son has been gone for a week and I'm really starting to miss him. He'll be home either Thursday or Friday. I can't wait to see him!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
I had a bad fall on Sunday morning.. I was taking my dog out to do her business and it was raining. I had flip flops on and fell down the outside stairs. I litereally could not get up.. but fortunately my lovely dog alerted my son and husband and they came and helped me. She's such a great dog. I have a huge bruise on my right bum... and yesterday actually thought I had cracked a rib, but it's much better today. I have not been able to sleep because of the pain.. but it does seem to be letting up just a bit today... so there is hope!