twilight and shadow

Homeward bound

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Thanks everyone for your really kind thoughts. Things are still not going well here but today I did get some exciting news so hopefully life starts brightening up soon.

Anyway, I've been staying at my parents' place for the last couple of days so have finally been able to have some decent meals. I think Mum secretly likes it when my brother and I come over 'cause it gives her an excuse to cook up a storm!

She made my favourite sweet and sour tofu (with peanut butter too this time so I guess that sort of makes it a sweet and sour satay tofu!!) the other night which is always delicious.

I had leftovers on a bagel for breakfast the next day...perfect fuel before a long run around the neighbourhood a couple of hours later. Near the end the sky opened up and I got completely drenched but it was so good to be outside and running...clears my head and gives me space from the chaos.

Mum even made dessert...stewed apple and rhubarb crumble. The rhubarb is straight from her vege garden.

Last night I was home really late so I picked up some kind of curried tofu pie from the health food store for dinner which I had with salad and potatoes Mum had made for their dinner. Quick and tasty.

Then this morning for a bit of fun Mum and I decided to make green smoothies since everyone seems to be making these! Naturally the thought of putting spinach in a smoothie seemed a little on the scary side so I added quite a few berries which ended up making it, well, not green...but you get the idea.

This had a frozen banana, baby spinach, almond butter, frozen mixed berries and soy milk. The mixture was a bit thick so we actually ended up eating them with spoons but it tasted SO good! I'll definitely make these more often.

Feeling a little at a loose end this afternoon I made molasses muesli bars. They are kind of (in a very round about way) based on this recipe.

They were very sweet so next time there will be even more serious adaption, but a nice change from store-bought bars.