There has been much progress this week. In many facets of my life I am experimenting and getting out there trying new things.
Healthwise, my DH decided to do a Daniel Fast. To support him we chose healthier alternatives and went 80% Vegeterian. To be clear, The Hubbs is 100% on a Daniel Fast. My son and I are 80/20.
It proved to be a little more challenging but we managed. We enjoyed lots of salads, Lentils, Brown Rice, Potato Patties, Nuts, organic yellow popcorn, dates, Mixed whole grains and plenty of fruits and other veggies. I made Quinoa Sphaghetti in Marinara, and Mushroom Ravioli in Pesto sauce.We even Juiced this weekend. I basically took all the fruits I had and through inn some Kale for good measure! Yum.. What is even better my 10 year old loved it! The juicing I mean:) We went grocery shopping this afternoon and my son asked "hey mom, did we get some kale?". I said "Yes we did" he replied, "Oh good". Hallelujah! I found a way to get some better nutrition into this kid:)
From all of the above the hardest sell was The garden burgers, and Quinoa oatmeal. The Hubbs made a comment the other day that "those burgers tasted like Loofah" Yeah--I am thinking he must have bitten into the garden burger at the same time that the quinoa commercial came on... You know the one, where the guy throws a pattie on the grill, and the friend behind him makes a comment about it. What's that? A loofah?
Since we are in still in discovery mode... I yelped Mongolian BBQ --you know for a little veggie stir fry... and what did I get back?
Enjoy Vegeterian Restaurant. A Chinese Vegeterian restaurant! It was soooooooooooooo good!!! Who knew that veggie ham and pork, meat, and chicken would be so good. I swear the veggie chicken---Tastes just like CHICKEN!
As for knitting. I have an update. I am happy to report that I think I am beginning to chip away at the iceberg that was preventing me from getting my knit-on! Finally, some consistency and intensity. There is much love for the stitches comming off of my needles:)
The Koolhaas is coming out great. The color and depth of this yarn are simply amazing! So much so, I made a point of re-visiting Imagiknit today to collect those last 3 skeins of Mad Tosh - Faded Parkah. I love this chunky yarn. It has such memory and great weight.
In terms of the the Jimmy Beans Wool KAL. I got through the intro and will need to begin week two tonight. Here is what I have so far... its a little meager--but gorgeous color don't you think?
Other new to me things... These wonderful soaps by Wooly Washers. I found them at Rhinebeck and wanted to try them out. Look they are wrapped in the most scrumptious fiber:
As for Lucuma... Pronounced Lu-Ku-mah
Lucuma is a nutrient dense fruit from Peru and is an excellent source of carbohydrate, fibre, vitamins and minerals as well as lots of beta-carotene, niacin (B3) and iron. The fruit is known as the “Gold of the Incas”... Who knew that when I walked into Mitchells Ice Cream today I would be walking out with a new flavor?
Its nice to take a break sometimes and venture out to find new to you delectable surprises. LIke this Lucuma ice cream:) Yum!