For the record, I don’t recommend meditating at 9:45pm laying in bed.
You will most likely wake up at 1:38am in a state of complete disorientation wondering why all the lights in your apartment are still on with drool running down the left side of your gaping mouth.
I speak from experience people.
For the seven or so minutes I actually meditated last night, I felt surprisingly calm despite the fact my mind wandered from wondering what Jake Gyllenhaal was doing at the very moment I was meditating, to which fitness class to go to tomorrow at the gym, to which country I want to travel to next.
The important part was I brought my focus back each time my mind wandered.
For me, that is progress.
But just in case you were wondering, Jake was definitely meditating along with me. Soulmates have a knack for doing the same thing at the same time. I decided Bootcamp would be worth a try (it was). And Argentina…definitely Argentina.
I am sure the fact I only have $12.12 in my bank account probably came up too. In fact, I am positive I thought about it. It’s the one thing controlling my eating these days.
No money means no groceries, lots of PB+J sandwiches and eating up what I have – including massive amounts of buns Nature’s Pride so generously sent me to review for the blog in conjunction with Foodbuzz.
This time, its the Country White Bakery Buns.
The verdict? Not bad but definitely my least favorite of the three products.
Rice + beans have acted as a reliable lunch staple…
Let me tell you, I shudder to think of what I would be eating if I didn’t have this blog.
Perhaps a jar of wheat bran, peanut butter-covered coffee beans or dry, uncooked pasta sprinkled with ranch seasoning mix? I mean, that’s the best I can do with my barren pantry right now.
The last product was indeed my favorite product…
Vegan (if I’m reading the ingredients correctly) and decent nutritional stats?
I cooked the whole box of Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous with 1/2 diced onion sauteed in EVOO + 3 large handfuls of spinach and came out with this colorful delight…
Slightly spiced, chewy and texturous, I loved this and would definitely buy it again.
Served with asparagus sauteed in EVOO + garlic…
Since I forgot to bring this bar to Banff with me, I’ve had it sitting in my refrigerator taunting me. I meant to sent it to Susan, I really did. But then I had an idea, ran with it and before I knew it…
Genius was born.
Take 2 squares of said bacon chocolate bar, 1 sliced frozen banana, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and a couple shakes of cinnamon. Throw it in a food processor. Blend until it looks like gloriously creamy ice cream. Scoop it into the nearest bowl, and try to actually taste it as you are scarfing it down in delight.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have 15 minutes of meditating to do.
This time, I’m going to be sitting up in my living room on the most uncomfortable spot I can find on my wood floors. If I fall asleep this time, I think I might be trading in my therapist for a somnologist.
That would be a sleep doctor.
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.