lunch: green smoothie and some cabbage salad. I thought I was going to be away all day but was able to come home for lunch after all, but the smoothie was already thawing so I ate it anyway. so the watermelon I've been eyeing had to wait until
dinner: 1/2 small watermelon, corn on the cob with avocado butter, a little cabbage salad
then today I had
breakfast: berry smoothie
snack: Colorado peach
late lunch after hiking in the heat: 1/2 small watermelon. perfect!
dinner: a weird okra salad that I actually kind of like. But it might be too weird for my friends and family. I saw fresh locally grown okra at the co-op and I love okra, due to my southern heritage, and we almost never get okra in Wisconsin (now there's something to plant in the garden next year!). Normally I would have made gumbo and I had a recipe picked out from one of my cookbooks that also includes corn and bell pepper which I have fresh from the garden and corn stand. but it's hot out (finally at couple of hot days to enjoy!) and I don't feel like cooking. so I made an okra salad. If you want a recommendation for something more normal to do with okra, here are a couple of gumbo recipes from fatfreevegan.com: blackeyed pea gumbo, and garden gumbo. I've made both and they are good. Or here is a recipe from the same site for roasted okra, or stewed okra with tomatoes. ooh I hadn't seen that last one until now. I might try that out with the remaining okra. Anyway, along with the okra salad, we had, what else, corn on the cob with avocado spread. I added a few more herbs from the garden to the avocado, some rosemary and mint and parsley, along with the usual chives and basil. just a little of everything. it was good as always. We don't expect to get corn until next weekend now and then only for a couple more weekends, so I will have to come up with something else to eat for lunch every day. Well, it was great while it lasted. We never got tired of it.
Exercise: yesterday, nothing, except a short walk, 2 miles. today, a 5 mile walk in a sanctuary. oh and a made-up MGB body power workout at home. I have a medicine ball and power wheel and a strap to do assisted chin ups with.