Cooking = Therapy

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I stumbled upon this awesome looking challenge for March the other day.  Sometimes when you get into a rut whether it’s a food rut, or an exercise rut, a relationship rut you name it, the best thing to do is try something new!  I can’t wait to get started on this…..um tomorrow.  Winking smile

Wow did I sleep good again last night!  Aidan let me sleep this morning until 7:30 and I felt like a new woman!  I woke up several times last night because I made the mistake of drinking a bunch of water a few hours before I went to bed.  Annoyed But luckily I was able to go right back to sleep after I had relieved the situation.  <—- never happens.

Breakfast was delish

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Jamie’s Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, 1/2 tbsp. all natural peanut butter on each, 1/2 tsp. chia, 1/2 small banana, sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

I thought I might be ready to get back in the gym, or at least do a workout at home but that quickly went away once I started a three hour therapy session in my kitchen.  I love to cook and bake so much.  It’s so relaxing and therapeutic.  I wish I was creative enough to make up my own recipes.  Maybe that will come in time.  But for now, I’m a copy cat.

I roasted some sweet potatoes

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I love roasting my veggies.  It’s the best way to eat them IMO!  I got the idea to roast them with chipotle chili pepper after I had something similar  here.  I peeled and chopped up the sweet potatoes, and then sprayed them with olive oil using my Misto.  I then lightly, I stress LIGHTLY, sprinkled the chile pepper and the cracked black pepper.  Then tossed them until they were evenly coated with the spices and oil and baked them for 30 min at 425 degrees, tossing them every 10 minutes so they would bake evenly

When those were done I made this

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using Gina’s recipe

I LOVE this recipe.  I have made this many many times and could eat it all day everyday.

So for lunch I had this

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I was able to eat half of it before I was really full!

Then I got started on that pumpkin bread I wanted to make yesterday

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Jamie Eason’s Pumpkin Protein Bread

Good heavens this girl is GOOD.  I had that little corner in the picture and then I had this

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The pumpkin bread and the cinnamon swirl bread I made last night.  Heaven on earth.

Well, I am off to fold more laundry, yes, more laundry.  It never ends.  At least it’s just two small loads.  I sometimes forget that if I don’t do at least a couple of small loads everyday (one whites, one colors) it begins to take over my life.  I find myself running the dryer 14 times because I have yet again, left it in there too long and now its all wrinkled.  I can’t fold wrinkled laundry. That would be like torture for me.  I know I am not the only one who does this so don’t judge.  Winking smile

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