Day 18 – I think I have mental hunger again. Today is a slow work day.. so I had time to go try on bathing suits with my 7lbs gone, as well as to pop over to Sprouts to get my staple items: Chia seed, flax meal, bananas and Almond milk. I still need to see if Bristol Farms or Gelson’s carry the Flax milk that I get from Whole Foods, it makes the best sense; WFs it a bit far. So, if anyone finds it else where, please let me know. Anyway.. today is a day for play and prep. I wanted to go hiking, but no one was around early enough, and because the forecast is 90 degrees, I think I will pass too.
Today I made a 2nd loaf of quinoa bread, with special treats inside. Its not hard to make if you have all the ingredients, minimal equipment and a working oven. LOL. That was my issue the first time, the ‘working oven’. We bought a standalone oven thermometer to make sure that when the oven reads 370, its truly 370. Not so much with ours. 380= 365 . Our oven is less by 15 degrees. Hard for baking bread. Ahhhhh rambling as I do, back to the yummy bread. I made the dough like before, and just before i put in the aluminum pan, i added garlic, olives and sun dried tomatoes. I sauteed 3 cloves of garlic and a small handful of rough chopped SD tomatoes in olive oil (with thai chili) for 5 min before, so we wouldn’t have raw garlic and rubbery tomatoes.
The result: It didn’t rise as much, its very dense…. and maybe too much flavor for anything in-between. Tonight I had this warm bread dipping in olive oil and balsamic, with a bland green protein shake for dinner. Not the healthiest dinner this week… but definitely filled me up. Like I said.. I’m sure to gain weight on this! UGH !! However having fun experimenting. Can’t remember the last time I ate bread for dinner.. =) Delicious treat !!!