Day 22.2: In need of rest

For lunch today, I had leftover Vegan Red Beans & Rice, the last serving (sniff, sniff). I can’t wait to make this dish again and perhaps make some modifications (or perhaps get that Adobo seasoning)!

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For my afternoon snack, I unintentionally had 2 tbsp peanut butter. It just sounded better than peanuts and it was already there 😉

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I was scheduled to work out with Farrah today to do a short run and some weights but something came up on both our ends, so I decided to go home early and enjoy a night of relaxation 🙂

Self-realization #2 – I love to cook!

I have yet to make up my own recipes but I love trying out what others have created and sometimes putting my own twist on them. Especially when I have the time to just take it easy and prepare a good meal…there’s nothing quite like it.

Tonight, I tried another Happy Herbivore selection…Vegan Refried Bean Cakes!

I used just regular vegetarian refried beans and I substituted oats for the bread crumbs, like I did with the vegan meatloaf.

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I also finished off the wine from Tuesday night while cooking, that’s a good way to relax too 🙂

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And here are the little cakes when they came out of the oven.

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I was really hungry by the time dinner was done, so I piled a few on my plate and went back for seconds later. I actually nibbled at the veggies before the cakes were done so there were more there originally 😉

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There are still enough left for another serving or two, yay!

For dessert, I had some So Delicious peanut butter zig zag. It’s my favorite, officially.

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I usually don’t eat dessert this much but thanks to my friends, I have a freezer full of So Delicious treats. I think they should just make a container of peanut butter So Delicious now that I think of it. Can they get on that?

I’ve been sitting on the couch most of the night and I think I will do a load of dishes and laundry before the Jeff Dunham show comes on, then after that hit the hay.

It was nice to take a day off from exercise. I love it and it is a big part of my life but sometimes we need a break.

I don’t want to overdo it and miss out on good workouts like my run yesterday. My hips are still kind of sore. But I should be good to go tomorrow!

And put my alarm clock across the room before I go to sleep! See how sneaky the dog is then…

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Good night!

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on October 22, 2009, in Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, products, recipes, Snacks and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, but since I’ve been vegan I’ve enjoyed it even more. I love experimenting with all of the ingredients, and creating and re-creating. There are so many fun flavors and techniques that I never knew as an omni.

    • Definitely! I get excited that I can make an entire recipe with absolutely no animal products too. It makes me feel good about everything that I eat, which has never happened before. Not to mention all the fun flavors, like you said! Thanks Carrie 🙂

  2. BTW, I didn’t start creating my own recipes for awhile. It took some experimenting with all that veganism has to offer before I felt confident enough to create on my own. Hang in there, you’ll be writing your own recipes before you know it.

  3. What a yummy looking desert, I want some! Ahhhh……he is a cutie!

  4. everytime I see the picture of rice and beans, I get a craving for my mom’s cooking yuuuuuums.

    dude the pic of your pup made me laugh so freaking loud

    enjoy your rest day =)

  5. i LOVE cooking and trying new additions to my normal meals to spice them up a bit! your dog is adorable!!

    rest is SUPER important I always make sure to take one FULL day off and one active rest day (walking or something ‘fun’)

    have a great night!!

  6. Peek-a-boo!

    Those bean cakes look super scrummy.

  7. the cakes look great! so glad you liked ’em

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