I would love to be saying peace out hot flashes. And I would love to be able to say they are due to my revved up metabolism, perimenopause, full on menopause and everything in between.....IS THERE an in between?
Your body temperature rises at night though AND your metabolism works hella hard at night. So last night's VERY disrupted sleep? Hot flashes or burning fat? The scale was down another .5 this morning so I'll call it metabolism.
Ladies. Lifting weights is IMPORTANT. Especially if you're ahem, at the stage that I am. 🤣
Oishii! Snacking on freshly pounded mochi at the home of @nancyhachisu All sorts of mochi were made and shared along with other beautiful dishes, sake, beer, and lots of new friends ❤🍶 #mochi#mochipounding#community
#MealPrepMonday Time! I was craving something a little different this week, and while we were shopping in Trader Joe's I happened to see this orzo salad that looked amazingggg.
Unfortunately it was also $5 for a small container. No thanks. So I decided to make my own!
I cubed two chicken breasts and sauteed them in a drizzle of olive oil, then added in 1.5 cups of orzo and toasted it for about 45 seconds. Cover with 1.5 cups low sodium chicken broth and 1.5 cups water, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Let it simmer away until all the liquid has been absorbed.
For some freshness I mixed in a whole pound of spinach and let the residual heat wilt it down, tossed with another tbsp of olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, and some garlic salt and pepper. Top with a crumble of feta and you've got an easy meal for the week in about 45 minutes!
For those wondering - 5 servings, macros: 11 F/ 45 C/ 21 P
💭✎⅏ My monthly blog post for November is up, featuring Auri's first birthday(s), Christmas themed events, trips to Melbourne CBD, a lot of eating, Michelle visiting and Auri updates over at www.thejennichronicles.com 😁
Bone broth!!! So excited to try it out for the first time :D! I'm enjoying this homemade - 5 days in the making - batch of bone broth with broccoli and quinoa as I read this issue of Foodism- a Toronto based food magazine.
I've been on this endless hero's journey when it comes to making my homemade bone broth. Looking forward to fully exploring the whole experience soon, but for now, I'm happy to share that it was delicious. Unfortunately, not as delicious as I would have hoped for after all that effort. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was on the bland side and so lots of other items had to be added (like the broccoli) to compensate. Haha- it should have clicked on my head that I'm making a broth. Still worth the effort, just have to think of the best items to add to it keep all that healthiness fun :). Okay great! Hope you had a lovely evening.
This salad was delicious. I roasted red onion, butternut, green pepper and chickpeas in the oven with some spices. I added cooked brown rice, toasted almonds, grilled halloumi and a dressing of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey and coriander.
Vegetarian dishes can become quite high in carbohydrates so is important to include lean protein and heart healthy fats to provide a balance of nutrients.
Chickpeas and halloumi contain protein and almonds are a healthy fat option. I made sure I only added a very small amount of brown rice as the meal already contained butternut which is a starchy veg and chickpeas contain carbohydrate although they are low GI.
Acrocephalus scirpaceus - Reed Warbler.
Found exclusively in reed beds, this warbler is mainly insectivorous. With 130,000 breeding pairs in the uk, they’re mainly found in wetlands along the south coast and East Anglia. I was walking between hides at Cley Marshes, spotted this individual in a gap in the reeds.