Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Thanks and lots of food I'm cooking at work!

I wish I had more food from home to post here, but I don't.  I've been busy cooking up a storm at work.. but before I talk about that, I want to thank you all for the lovely support for my last several  posts.  

Since then, I have banished the scale, which has been amazing.  I am trying to just LIVE my life the way I know how to do it when I'm active and working.  That worked very well for me in the past...  I have decided not to weigh myself for a while.. I don't have a date in mind for the next weigh in.. BUT... I am trying on clothes and having accountability that way.  I can say with assurance that I am a tiny bit smaller that I was when I wrote the last post.  It feels very freeing to not be a slave to the scale... and don't get me wrong.. the scale worked very WELL for me for a long time... but the health issues I've had have created a new thing to deal with...  

I'm just so happy that I am starting to really feel like my old self again..  healthy and strong....   and working cooking awesome vegetarian and vegan food!...
....but when I cook all day for work, I have no desire to cook at home. I literally hate the way my food smells and tastes.  All I want to do is eat peanut butter and jelly rice cakes with almond milk.....  it's a challenge for sure because I want to be healthy.  

Here's a peak at some of the food I create at work...  pics are taken with my phone in REALLY bad lighting...! 

Gluten Free, Vegan Eggplant 'Parm'

Roasted Mushroom, Red Pepper, Basil and Goat Cheese Risotto

Sugar Snap Peas with Portobello, Red Pepper and Smoked Almonds

Spicy Noodles (vegan, gluten free) 

Stratta with Caramelized Onions, Kale and Provolone

BBQ Tempeh, Brown Rice, Kale, Sweet Potatoes

This is just a sample of what I've been cooking.... and while I LOVE creating amazing food for work, I just am sick of it at home...  and am not sure what to do change that...  I do cook in big batches still and freeze portions which helps...  but I'd love to know what YOU do if you are in a rut or especially, if you cook all day for work! 


  1. It's good to hear that you are doing much better for yourself and broke away from the scale. :)

    And I don't think the lighting is bad in those pictures, the food looks so delicious as is!


  2. I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better!

    That food looks awesome! I don't have the issue of cooking for work, but I know that sometimes I need simple foods. At these times, I usually resort to pasta, veggies and beans. Something like thinly sliced zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, and cannelini beans, that can all be added to the boiling pasta at the appropriate cooking (or rehydrating/reheating) time, then drained. Season with salt, pepper, and a teaspoon of olive oil, and dinner is served.

  3. I too struggle at times as to what to serve when you want something healthy and quick! My 6 year old son is always starving when we get home so the pressure is on if i didn't have time to prepare anything night before. Quick meal: sweet potatoes mashed up and served with a mixture of frozen corns and peas and a can of Heinz tomato beans (i know, cheating with a can) Stir all together and i called it a "Dogs Dinner". My son asked if I would make again and again and again... :)

  4. Glad you are feeling better! I know once i tossed my scale both my body image and quality of life improved dramatically....
    In my last job i worked insane 12hour days and altho i dont cook for my job i switched it up and often made a breakfast for dinner! Tofu scramble with toast and veggies, savory oatmeal, or i would bake vegan quiche muffins ahead and have two with a salad, also lots of smoothies. Nothing took me more than 10-15min :)

  5. I love this recipe ! Reminds me of you making soap at home, Mom.
    And it's fun to see photos of your house there and see
    Dad in that comfy chair we sat in when we visited,
    attempting to use the slow internet :)

    I can't wait to hear how the soap turned out in terms
    of using it. Does it smell different since it is made with
    animal fat? Any other differences from vegetable-based soap?

    Love you!