Monday, December 31, 2007

I need my greens!

Is anyone else sick and tired of sugar and rich food? I sure am and I've actually been eating in moderation. I am ready to go back to a healthier and fresher way of eating. For breakfast, this beautiful rainbow chard was speaking to me, along with some zucchini. I sauted it up in my cast iron with a spray of olive oil, onions, garlic, red pepper flakes and nutmeg. Topped off with nutritional yeast and sesame seeds, it was the perfect way to start the day. I have some leftover as well, which will be great in a wrap, soup or quinoa pilaf.

I made a cranberry sauce out of fresh cranberries, fresh orange, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg and stevia. I love to stir this into soy yogurt and high fiber cereal for breakfast which I'll be doing this coming week.


The last of the white bread to grace my house for a while. I had a couple pieces of my homemade bread from the holiday dinner as well as about a cup of the Chipotle Split Pea soup. I turned the soup into fabulous veggies burgers.. which were awesome on the toasted bread. I got 4 burgers out of that cup of soup. Awesome! I served them with habanero strawberry ketchup.

I hope that all of you dear bloggers have a wonderful and safe New Years Eve and that this new year is your best yet!

I am excited about the new year and know that it will be a time of growth and change for me and my family.

I am super serious about losing this excess weight this year. I have come a long way and kept a good portion off, but I'm ready to lose the rest. I can't wait to blog for healthy and delicious vegan food!

Peace and Love!

-melody

18 comments:

  1. What a healthy start to the day!! I should really follow your example....
    Hope you have a Happy New Year as well!

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  2. Looks like you had a happy and delicious holiday at your apartment! Your little niece has grown so much, what a beautiful girl. I am sick of eating like garbage and am happy to be back to eating normal today. I've been traveling and eating with family, so eating dairy a lot in the last week, yuck! Next year I might just put my foot down and go vegan all the way, I’ve got to stop worrying about making my diet easy and acceptable for other people. Best to you for a happy and healthy 2008!

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  3. Happy new year to you too Melody!

    I also love to eat plain yogurt with cranberry sauce and high fiber cereal (or granola). It's a yummy way to start the day. I haven't tried using stevia in cranberry sauce, but I bet that it saves a ton of calories.

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  4. Melody, ME TOO!! Time to kiss this bubble butt good bye! Here's to the end of fatty crap, bring on the good stuff!

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  5. Everything looks great! Your breakfast sounds mouth watering. I love that you make burgers out of left over soup--what do you use to help bind them together? I have quite a bit of left over split-pea soup sitting in my fridge at the moment, and I am loving the idea of burgers!

    I wish you luck with your new years goals, and I am looking forward to your healthy recipe posts! You can do it!

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  6. I'm wit' ya' sista.

    I just ordered a copy of Doc Furhman's Eat To Live Book to read for some seriousness. I looked into it before but I am looking at some serious healthy eating time.

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  7. Courtney,

    I used whole wheat breadcrumbs and whole oats to bind the burgers. Mix them up and let them settle in the fridge for several hours, then form into patties and dry fry in a cast iron. If it falls apart, add more breadcrumbs (or oats, but the oats need some "soaking time" because they soak up the liquid)..

    -melody

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  8. I've got my Swiss chard and collards in the fridge right now.

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  9. Happy New Year, Melody!

    I'm inspired to eat more greens by this post- you're right about the rich food overload of the past few weeks!

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  10. Happy New Year! I'm with you on the weight. It looks like you're off to a good start. That burger looks yummy. Now that things are slowing down for me, I'll be testing a few of your recipes soon. Since many of your recipes can be frozen, I plan on making a few to have on hand.

    I hope this year is the best for you and your family.

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  11. Thanks Melody! I will give it a try!

    Courtney

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  12. I'm so sugared out too! I can't wait to see your healthy food posts.

    Happy New Year!

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  13. I am drooling...chard is one of my favorite things, and the cranberry sauce looks awesome!

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  14. Amen! I'm sick of rich, non-nutritipous food, too. My stomach has been letting me know.

    Here's to a happy. healthy 2008!

    XO

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  15. the food looks delicious. happy new year!!

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  16. Yum - your greens look fabulous! Great way to ring in the new year and say bye-bye to the sugar filled holidays.

    -Crystal

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  17. Yes, I am ready healthy eating and lots more greens- that cranberry sauce looks refreshing!

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