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Tomato Lentil Pasta

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Hello Friends,

I hope you have a great Summer so far.

Unfortunately mine started with me getting sick. I came down with strep throat last Friday and I am still not feeling well. It’s funny to notice… that when we are kids (and we got sick) it lasts maybe a few days; Now it ‘s been forever and I feel that it is way worst than it used to be in a past. Maybe beacuse there was always my mom that was taking care of me. She was bringing me medications, warm meals and a hot tea with honey and lemon. Maybe I am staring to be sentimental here but staying home in my bed was a pretty good deal and not bad at all!!! Now getting sick and not going to work it’s not so much fun anymore. I still have to take care of stuff so when I finally recovered from my fever I went straight to my kitchen.

It is how today’s Tomato Lentil Pasta came out (It’s vegan, gluten free and dairy free)

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1 cup of green lentils (cooked)

1 package WILDWOOD Pasta Slim Spinach Fettuccine*

tomato sauce: 4 ripe tomatoes+ 1/2 c sundried tomatoes(soaked for 30 min in water), 2 Tbsp Olive oil,1 garlic clove, salt and pepper, paprika, fresh basil and parsley chopped.

Blend all ingredients in a food processor.

On the side I added grilled veggies:red, orange pepper, zucchini**

When you have it ready just put everything in a pan, and stir for a few minutes to make sure that the sauce mixes well with lentils and pasta. Decorate with some  chives and some vegan cheese if you want.

*It was my first time trying this pasta and I have to say I am pretty impressed. Even Mr Tomasz liked it and that’s something….Make sure when you take pasta out of the package you will rinse it with a cold water a few times.

**if you want you can always add additional chicken or any other meat to this dish.

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Enjoy your meal and I am going back to bed for now

Love,

Izabela

 

Weekend eats recap

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The weekend was pretty slow this time but I enjoyed it. At least we had time to prepare our meals and eat them together.

To start off Saturday & Sunday we both enjoyed smoothies like this one here

Blueberry banana protein shake (banana, 1 c almond milk, scoop of chocolate protein powder, 1tbsp nut butter and 1 c of blueberries)

Saturday dinner: a gluten free pizza & zucchini pizza for an appetizer

Pizza was on a gluten free dough, bought in Whole Food (way better than a rice dough), tomato marinara and veggies, gluten free cheese for me and for Tom: salami with regular cheese

Dessert: Black bean brownies-yummy

We were hoping to get and eat in one of the vegan restaurants on Sunday but unfortunately the choices here are very limited and it was closed;(We end up eating in a Vietnamese restaurant and hmm…food looked great-take a look.

Mango rolls for an appetizer

Spicy vegetables for me

Tom had a Yellow lamb curry

but when you are used to eating healthy and mostly clean-this type of food doesn’t taste so good any more. There was a variety of choices. Just not too healthy ones. So yeah, I felt tired, sluggish for the rest of the day, my stomach was still hurting this morning. I just think it ‘s not worth it anymore. I guess I am done with unhealthy food;)

Have a great week guys and Stay warm,

 

Izabela

 

Weekend eats

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I hope you had a beautiful weekend. Mine was pretty busy so I am quite exhausted over all. Teaching 5 hot yoga classes in 3 days drained me completely so I hope to have a very relaxing evening on my couch, watching “Breaking bad” -yupi, New season starts today!

I just wanted to stop by and share some weekends eats:

Grill Rainbow trout and a salad with a Dijon Balsamic dressing

Dinner was delicious and full of nutrients that I needed on that day.

After my class for a quick lunch I had an Egg-Avocado sandwich with “Tofutti” cream cheese.

Ezkiel bread with cocoanut oil, an egg, avocado and  tofu cream cheese-perfect, filling made in no time

Next dinner: Salad with “Goddess dressing” from Trader Joe’s (bought on my trip to Chicago), grilled chicken and Tom’s fav. Italian spicy sausage and Mary’s crackers 

New find for a dessert: “Ciao Bella” Coconut sorbet with chocolate and PB chocolate chip Larabar

It’s actually very tasty, even Tom, who always choose chocolate over coconut enjoyed it.

Besides, lots of coconut water to replenish your fluids.

I think I had my calorie intake for a week but that’s OK, It was worth it;)

I am going to rest now.

Till next time

Izabela