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Mid-morning snack: 4 medjool dates and a handful of pistacchios
Lunch: A gorgeous salad of greens topped with sliced cucumbers, tomato, and 2 sliced hard-boiled eggs

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Oh Yum

Pre-dinner snack: A few dried Cali figs
Dinner: Baked pumpkin topped with mozzarella, brown rice, and a tomato & onion salad

Oh yum!

Off to bake some chocolate chip cookies!

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Good lunch

Whew. I am feeling sooo much better than I have over the past 4 days or so. I got some rest today, have been trying to put things in perspective, plus have gotten lots of kind words from family and friends. My problems were by no means grave or serious, but I’ve been really down about them, and well…it’s nice to feel better.

Stress level:

Lunch: Pretty much a repeat of last night. Salad greens & spinach with honey dijon dressing and a side of Happy Rice with 1 chopped Roma tomato.

A great lunch!

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What a long but productive day. I spent the afternoon cleaning and cooking, had dinner, and drove down to my indoor game. We lost–boo–but it was a good game and fun as always!

Snacks: A couple of slices off a block of gruyere cheese, and a baked apple. I surprised myself with my little baked apple invention! It was so good, like a pie, without the crust.  Who needs the crust?!? 🙂 …. I sliced a large apple, put a drop of agave nectar on each slice and a sprinkling of cinnammon, and baked it in a toaster oven at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. I took the tray out, added a couple of teaspoons of rolled oats to about half of the apples, and broiled for 3 minutes. The result was a warm, tasty treat. Go me!
Dinner: I was on a roll today; I made another tasty new dish! Not that it was rocket science, but it was fun to “create”. I made a arugula-tomato paste by pureeing a small bunch of arugula and 3 tomatoes in the food processor. I added salt, pepper, a bit of olive oil, and kept it warm on low heat while cooking bowtie pasta. After the pasta was cooked and drained, I poured the paste/sauce over the pasta, mixed well,and topped with freshly grated Parm-Regg. Voila! Dinner is served. (I saved a fourth of my plate for after the game. Came home hungry!)…The sauce is enough for a 16 oz box of pasta.

Did you see that pasta workin’ it for the camera? Hmm-hm-hm.

Green heart:
I was about to pre-heat the oven to bake my measly one apple, when I realized I could probably do the same in the toaster oven, and use a fraction of the energy. So I did!

Sleep tight!

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