|Freshly baked granola|
Workout - 30 minutes weights, 30 minutes interval runs
Breakfast - Granola and rice milk. The granola is a mix of oats, almonds, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, oat bran, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, currants and ginger. The binder was apple juice concentrate, honey, vanilla, and earth balance.
Lunch - Mushroom Tofu Burger - The burger was from dried porcini mushrooms, shallot, whole wheat bread crumbs, pressed tofu, button mushrooms, nutritional yeast, rice milk, earth balance, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper. The dried mushrooms were soaked in hot water till tender. Then everything was mixed in the food processor. To cook, the burger was coated in flour and cooked in safflower oil.
The burger was served on a Tomato Basil roll (I had stashed some in the freezer.) with pickle relish, ketchup and mango salsa.
Snack - Banana
Dinner - Stir fry of packaged textured vegetable protein with shiitake mushrooms and green onions seasoned with tarmari, Raki (a Turkish spirit) and salt. The white rice was cooked in the soaking liquid from the porcini mushrooms which gave it a nice mushroom flavor.
Workout - 1 hour Cybex (like an elliptical for the legs but without the arm rows)
Breakfast - Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal with Maple Syrup
Lunch - Falafel Wrap with a Lemon Tahini Sauce. A whole wheat tortilla was topped with mushrooms, basil, and mango salsa. The falafel was a frozen variety that was heated in the oven and smashed into the tortilla then topped with the sauce. The falafel were pretty good for a pre-made product. The sauce was made from tahini, lemon juice, herb olive oil, salt, and mustard.
Snack - mixed nuts
Dinner - Spaghetti and 'Meatballs' in Tomato Sauce. The meatballs were from earlier in the year and the extras were in the freezer. The tomato sauce was made with onions, garlic, canned whole tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, a bay leaf, salt, pepper, and red wine that was simmered for an hour for a rich taste.
We split a bottle of a Spanish red wine with the meal.
Snack - Tortilla chips and hummus