This salad is from La Dolce Vegan, and is another gem from Shirley Wolff. Its actually called leftover taco salad, in which you use leftover chili. I didn't actually have leftovers, I used President's choice vegetarian chili. Billy and I both ate this for dinner yesterday. I love it! Its so perfect when you don't feel like cooking but still want something that's tasty. Billy had his with ranch dressing (can't win 'em all!) and I used an oil and vinegar dressing I had sitting in the fridge. The lettuce and chili is topped with tomato and crushed tortilla chips, the best part! I didn't have green onions, the recipe calls for them, and they'd go well. Mmm what a delicious, filling meal. It was nice to just quickly throw it together and eat before work.
I'm working this morning, so I wanted a quick breakfast. I made the orange mango smoothie from Vive le Vegan. Its really good. I love smoothies! I should've used my food processor instead of the crappy blender. I've got chunks of mango in the smoothie, and I'm sure if it had been blended well, it would've added way more to the drink. Oh well, another refreshing smoothie from Vive!
The paper in the background has one of our city's Olympians, Jeffrey Buttle who won bronze in Men's figure skating. I was shocked he won. He's a great skater, but he was in sixth after his first skate. Our second Olympian....Todd Bertuzzi. Go Canada! :P
I weighed in this morning. Two more pounds! That brings me to a total of 10 pounds lost! Woot! That in itself is inspiration for the coming week!!! As a treat, I bought myself Jorge Cruise's 8 Minutes in the Morning kit. Its got index cards, with two moves a day, that you do in the morning, and you're supposed to lose 2 pounds a week. I don't know about that...especially if you're building muscle. But at the very least, its a good way to fit in some exercise! And I'm going to restart with the whole weight lifting thing, I'm pretty sure the whole reason I ended up practically paralyzed in the neck and back was because of the weights I was doing.