“Mummy, you must have been tired when you went to bed last night” were the first words I heard uttered this morning by my youngest. He was so shocked to see my clothes strewn across the floor he assumed I was to tired to sort them out like I usually do. How sweet 🙂 Thank goodness he didn’t witness me trying to extricate myself from my trousers late last night! Was it immoral of me to ask him to get me a headache tablet and a glass of water? Yes, I survived a very enjoyable night over the road, just.
I needed something rehydrating and nutritious to get me going.
Plus something to help settle my stomach.
Whizzed up with lots of almond milk and ice.
This made a very long and refreshing drink. Just what I needed.
James cooked up some rice, veggies, egg and pumpkin seeds for lunch which was lovely.
In macrobiotic eating you are supposed to eat seaweed regularly and today I tried Wakame which is more commonly used in Miso soup. I decided to add some to my vegetable dish.
Not very inspiring to look at is it?
For supper I tried a macrobiotic recipe called Nishime vegetables. The recipe I looked at said to use a heavy pot and cook them on the stove but I used the slow cooker.
I added 1 purple carrot, 2 small orange carrots, about 1/3 head of cauliflower, 2 leeks, the kernels from 1 corn cob, 1 parsnip and some wakame.
The veggies do look really pretty all cut up.
The recipe said to add 1 inch of spring water, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. But instead I added boiling water to the slow cooker and left it on high for about an hour. It is really just some slow cooked vegetables in an inch of water so they end up partly boiled and partly steamed. No seasonings added. Just vegetables. Which went purple because of the purple carrot. Look at how that wakame swelled up!
I added some almond butter to provide protein and fat which was delicious. The vegetables tasted OK. Not very exciting but alright and certainly healing.
I found the seaweed quite hard going. It smelt, of seaweed funnily enough and I was not a massive fan of the flavour but I persevered with it. I prefer the Arame so far, in my dabbling with sea vegetables.
So, I think I ate well today and that will help my liver recover from a very busy nights work.