Saturday, February 27, 2010

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

That's the name of a Daft Punk song I like to run to.  I ran my 5k in 36:10 today.  While that may seem a bit slow for most folks, it's down a full 8 minutes from my first try a month ago.  So, I'm feeling pretty good about it.  Ian declines to share his 5k time, but instead says that his is down about 3 minutes.

We're working really hard on our calorie consumption, so I thought I'd share a couple of things we (Ian) made today.  

We sleep in on weekends, so we eat brunch instead of breakfast and lunch; so we take the opportunity to have the heavier breakfasts we love.  We tried a recipe for vegetarian breakfast sausage this morning.  It's made out of tofu, bread crumbs and wheat gluten (but, we substituted rice gluten) and spices.  It has to be wrapped in tin foil and steamed for 30 minutes, so it's not the fastests of breakfasts.  It wasn't as firm as it was supposed to be, so it came apart when Ian unwrapped it, but it tasted really good.  You can flour and fry them after they've been steamed, if that's your fancy.

I apologize in advance for the unappetizing food photography.  Ian's been disallowed.

Ian's plate.  The mash is the sausage.  I know it looks icky, but it really tastes great.  Much better than the frozen vegetarian stuff.  We have some firming up in the fridge for tomorrow, so there might be a chance for some better photos.

We bought black beans at the store awhile ago, but we weren't quite sure what they were.  We knew they weren't turtle beans.  We did a little Google searching and figured out that they are black soybeans, an even healthier variety of soybean.  So, we made burgers tonight.

Close up!  Very tasty and firm.  I had a roasted sweet potato with mine.  As you can see, we're out of burger buns.

Good night!

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try the breakfast sausage, it sounds good. Your burgers look awesome, only thing missing is tomato, lettuce and onion. So glad you are learning to make things from scratch, using whole foods rather than all the processed products. It will serve you well, you won't be so tempted to eat all the processed vegetarian food here.