Hey friends!! Hope you had a rockin’ Wednesday!! *Edit: This is yesterday’s post! My internet was down last night so I couldn’t publish it!!*
Breakfast this morning involved something totally new: bulgur. Inspired by Katie’s breakfast bulgur, I thought I’d try something different! I’m really trying to experiment with my brekkies this week, and I’m loving it!
Topped with black cherry fruit spread and sultanas
Brekkie Bulgur ‘Rice Pudding’ (inspired by Katie’s recipe)
Serves 1. Tastes like pudding.
- 1/3 cup prepared bulgur wheat (see Katie’s tutorial for a great how-to)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used coconut)
- 2 tbsp (soy) yoghurt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Combine the cooked bulgur with the applesauce and milk in a saucepan and heat on low, stirring occasionally like you would oatmeal.
- Once the bulgur has absorbed most/all of the liquid and reached desired texture, remove from heat.
- Stir in yoghurt, transfer to a bowl, add spices and toppings/mix-ins and enjoy!!
Nutritional Info (excluding toppings/mix-ins): Calories 241, Fat 2.2g, Fibre 9.9g, Protein 8.7g
This is amazing!! Tastes like rice pudding and is so filling! All stirred in:
I exercised my inner geek big time today. Well I am a geek, and usually embrace that. But today was geek-overload…
Geek Example #1: Obsessive running research. I am a running geek. I headed to the library and got a ton more books out on running.
Knowledge is power people, knowledge is power…
After breakfast and the library visit, I headed to the gym for my longer easier run of the week (6 miles @ 8 min/mile pace). Gym entertainment:
iPod for plugging into the tread and watching Toy Story 3 on, then ‘Performance Nutrition for Runners’ book for the elliptical, using the good ol’ hairband trick:
Geek alert. I always get funny looks doing that, but hey, at least I’m not stuck with watching reruns of Bargain Hunters on the gym TVs like everyone else!
In true geek style, I put what I’d learned from the first few chapters of that book (which is AWESOME so far btw!) into practice at lunch with a ‘balanced’ meal:
Veggies (broccoli+mushrooms): check. Carbs (spelt flakes): check. Protein (‘Cheezy scrambled tofu’ and more nutritional yeast in the spelt flakes): check.
Dessert was Averie’s amazing ‘Raw Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding’.
I did a little happy dance at all the goodness there. GEEK.
Not to mention it tasted SO yummy!!
I then headed off to central London! Being a geek, I went to spend some quality time in Europe’s largest bookstore (Waterstone’s Piccadilly). I almost fainted when I saw the HUGE section of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks!
About half of them!
EVERYTHING I had ever clicked ‘Add to Wishlist’ on Amazon was right there. Being a geek, I counted the vegan cookbooks. 31. New record.
I couldn’t leave that section empty handed. Especially when I saw Lindsay’s book! I’ve been reading her blog forever, and I was reminded of it after seeing that Freya had bought it in her post yesterday. So I got it too!
It was this recipe that had me:
Single-Serving Brownie?! Hell YES!
I then went to check out the running section. And fainted in awe. Hence no photo of that gloriousness! I did take a stack of books though and sat on the floor and read them, because I’d already spent all my money. WHAT a geek. And said geek WILL be returning on Friday to drool over the books some more!
The Geek headed next to Whole Foods. Because The Geek can’t manage to not go there after 2 days apart apparently. Only THIS time it wasn’t for food, it was for the Sports Nutrition talk!
It. Was. Brilliant.
It was a lovely small group of us (only 13!) in a little room with comfy chairs. Oh, and they provided food.
A platter of fruit and a platter of veg. Only at a nutrition talk! 😛
Got given a wrap too! 😀
And gave us some snack bars to take, like this one:
Bonus points because they provided ‘doggy bags’ for us to take stuff home at the end. Guess who made it first to the food?
Because I’m a geek, I took copious notes.
Like I would want to miss anything important! I learned SO much (I NEED MORE SALT), and was totally inspired by the speaker! He did make one mistake though: he gave me his email address. Guess who I’m going to be bombarding with questions daily?
Okay, so some recipes coming up tomorrow! Think hummus people, think hummus. The Geek tried 5 batches to get it right, and grew many, many grey hairs. Worth it though
Are you a geek? Are you proud of your inner geek or do you hide it away? I’m proud to be a geek. I think it’s cool (<—GEEK!)
What books are on your Wish List? I have SO many! Including Run Faster, The Thrive Diet, and Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie Jar. Says a lot about me really!
And did you notice a change to the recipe I posted? I posted the nutritional stats after an email I got requesting the calorie counts for my recipes. What do you think- stats or no stats? I’m not a calorie counter, but I appreciate that some people might want to know, and I do like knowing the protein and stuff…so I’m mixed!!
Sorry for the ridiculously long post! The Geek needed to express herself eloquently! Have a great week friends!!
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