First of all, thank you all so much for sharing your mistaken lyrics with me last night! I died laughing at so many of them. I realized that I forgot to mention Meeker’s family favorite…his mom and sister used to think that the Christmas song “Emanuel, God with us” said “Emanuel, Gar-Ga-Schmell” – hilarious nonsense.

But my favorite lyrical mistake was from Katie who thought that Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me,” which contains the line “Must be the money” was “Bugs be the bunny.” I laughed about every time it popped into my head today.

On to food…

Today was (mostly) vegan Thursday.

It started with a green monster –

  • 1 apple
  • 1 Clementine
  • 3/4 cup spinach (frozen and thawed)
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1 tbs. flax seed

I drank this early this morning while I prepared dinner to go in the crockpot…best idea I’ve ever had.

I also had two pieces of ww toast with almond butter about an hour later. (By the way, this bread I just bought is so yummy – cracked wheat. It only has five ingredients!)

At lunchtime, I had another hummus/veggie sandwich and some carrots. Eaten alongside the ever-present mug of hot water.


Today’s sandwich was hummus and a quarter of a red bell pepper. My lunches have been pretty lackluster this week.

I also had some strawberry applesauce and two clementines throughout the afternoon.

Then the un-vegan part of my day came around 4pm while I did some office work…

A new bar!

My bestie recommend these to me (unlike myself, she’s a protein junkie) – and I really liked it! About halfway though I realized it had “milk byproducts” in it – which I assume is whey protein or something. So much for the vegan streak. However, I’m glad to have found a new bar that I liked.

When I came home and spelled dinner already finished in the Crockpot – I thanked myself 100 times. I was so hungry and tired today, and I don’t think I could have rustled up anything healthy/creative after the long day.

Caroline’s Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Stew – I modified a little, just based on availability of ingredients in my kitchen.

  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1.5 yellow onions, diced
  • 1 can of black, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of diced fire roasted tomatoes, do not drain
  • 3 cups of water
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tbs. chunky peanut butter – added after cooking

This was the most hearty, satisfying (and still vegan!) meal I’ve had in a while. All the flavors worked so well together, and it worked really well in the crock pot. Thanks Caroline!

Tomorrow is Friday, and I’m going to bed early. But before that, I think I’ll whip up a batch of vanilla cream mousse to round out this (mostly) vegan day.

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