Only a few more days here at home before I head back to Columbia to get settled before my summer class. Today I had a nice list of things I wanted to get done, and didn’t get to most of them…sounds like summer to me.
But I DID make oatmeal for breakfast, and it was tasty.
After breakfast, I relaxed a bit before finally getting started on my workout at 10 a.m. I started with strength and did The Core workout again! This time I did the whole thing one time through and the first three exercises a second time. I’m trying to do a little bit more every time.
I wanted to go run right after my strength, but it was raining, so I had lunch instead. A lot of leftovers:
After lunch, I ran over to Goodwill because I am looking for a cheap bookcase for my room at the apartment in Columbia, but I couldn’t find one. I also went to Walgreens for some nasal decongestant but they were totally out! Bummer.
When I got home I finally did go run, and it was hot and steamy! I was really sweaty when I got back.
Dinner tonight was also really delicious! I tried another recipe from one of my new cookbooks, this time “tempeh with mellow mustard sauce.”
The sauce for this dish was really the showstopper. It started with a simple vegan gravy, which the cookbook calls “sienna sauce.” It was so simple but so flavorful: onions, garlic and carrots cook together and are thickened with flour. Then I added vegetable broth, tomato paste and soy sauce. I seasoned it with a bit more salt, and it was incredible:
The tempeh was sliced thinly and cooked with onions and the sauce to perfection.