I started the day with this refreshing quencher:
Based on the Lemon Cucumber Spa Hydrator from most excellent book The Balanced Plate by Renee Loux, I give you my version:
Refreshing Cucumber-Lemon Smoothie
2 cucumbers, peeled
1 lemon, pared
dash sea salt
handful of fresh mint leaves
2 cups water
Renee writes: "Fresh lemon juice and cucmber blend into pure hydration for beautiful cells and skin. Lemon is juicy with electrolytes to rehydrate the body, especially after a good workout. Just a pinch of sea salt lifts the flavor and actually allows your cells to drink deeply."
OK, sign me up. It tastes good too.
Then I had these mussels:
Did I freak you out? Did you really think I'd eat mussels? Ick.
Those are dates filled with my homemade hazel-nut almond butter and they were so so so amazingly good!
Lunch was Whole Wheat Couscous with Chick Peas and Vegetables in Saffron Broth.
Remember the pigeons who laid eggs and raised babies under my watchful, mothering eye? Well, the horny parents were itching to get busy again so they kicked their young upstairs to my neighbor's laundry balconey. Then this did this:
Pigeons II: The Next Generation
You don't need to say it you know, because here is Cocoa, as the representative of all of my family and friends, rolling her eyes and saying
"I told you so."
(She also asked me to convey that the table scraps around here have been awful since I became a vegan and if there is a meat-eater out there who'd like to adopt her, she'd really appreciate that).