I know, I know. I already posted a recipe for Tom Ka. I cheated a little because on Tuesdays we have a potluck gathering, and I wanted to make something I knew everyone would like and would potentially feed a large number of people. But I didn’t completely cop out: I updated the recipe with better pictures! Go check it out. Besides, it’s really just that amazing.
I finally got enough sleep on a week night, and I’m remembering why I used to decline activities on a regular basis last year. It just feels so nice to be up sipping coffee (black, of course) and eating oatmeal and watching the sun rise without a hangover or sleep-deprivation-based bleariness.
But there was someone passed out on my couch, so breakfast was half a serving of plain-jane oatmeal (I can never finish a whole serving). It’s quick and quiet to prepare, and good for an early, pre-workout breakfast. The only issue is how gross oatmeal makes pots unless you stand over it stirring constantly.
After some yoga and a quick, but really intense, HiiT workout I realized I jumped back into exercise way too hard, and wound up curled on the floor with a belly ache. So I made a strawberry-oatmeal-banana-flaxseed-kale smoothie (no milk!) to have something soothing in my stomach, and that helped a great deal.
I had planned to eat leftovers from yesterday’s rice noodle and peanut sauce salad for breakfast, but I ended up eating all of it last night. Seriously, it ended up being more like 6 servings, and I ate it all, except for the one serving the Male Compatriot ate. I swear, I’d be an obese vegan.
Anyway, lunch and dinner were mostly the same meal; I ended up making a ton of Tom Ka and just kind of ate it all day. Delicious! Also some salad periodically.
Yesterday I was incredibly tired, and worried a little bit that the lack of… whatever… energy, I guess? In my diet was making me tired. I knew better, of course, but worried just the same. And then I got enough sleep and today has been a very energetic day. So far, vegan is pretty easy — I just have to be careful not to add fish sauce to anything!