Monday, February 24, 2014

Vegging out with veggies

This is the last week for the Engine 2 Diet 28 Day Challenge. My cough is better, but we have both been under the weather - in the sense that we have started a huge outdoor project of fixing up the pool house that leaks, adding more space so the bathroom part of it can be used, killing more grass and putting in a dance floor/basketball court in the back plus a small orchard of ten fruit trees. Our poor neighbors.

Getting over the cruddy cough, a very busy and short month and now four days of proctoring the bar exam this week has put a dent in everything. But I have stuck to the plan and never once resorted to chips, hummus and chocolate for dinner. Yeah me! Exercise on the other hand has been a big bust. This week will be filled with lots of walking at the bar exam. Very. Slow. Walking. Not exactly aerobic. But I am happy that despite the crud, I've thrown in lots of veggies this month. Here are some of the winners.

Open bag. Toss with balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Roast.
(I forgot the Dijon mustard this time.)

Yum. Brussels sprouts look like little brains, so they make me feel smarter.

Chop bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant and mushrooms.
Add some salt and pepper, roast on parchment paper. Eat with rice. Smile.

Chop broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms.
Add half a jar Trader Joe's Green Chili Thai sauce and one can light coconut milk.
Add two cartons vegetable stock and a few shakes of soy sauce. Smile big because there will be plenty!