Of course, as is always the case, I left the office 2 hours later than everyone else on Thursday. A straight 6-1/2 hours at my desk trying to get everything done, but finally, I could officially say that Spring Break had begun.
Lunch out with hubby and then an afternoon walk was a nice way to start it off.
The refurbished walking path closest to our house is open and tonight they had a grand opening.
But no matter how hard I try, I just can't like it. An instragram friend from Egypt called it visual pollution which totally sums it up for me. The artificial grass, fake trees and the vibrant walking path are not soothing or peaceful or appealing at all.
Thank goodness we still have the other walking path.
So far the weather hasn't been the greatest. Very windy yesterday and just rather dull and dreary for the most part. Yesterday was spent in the kitchen experimenting and cooking. I made my very first herb bread using fast rising yeast. The recipe is from my China Study Cookbook so it is vegan, no added oil. I used zaatar in place of the herbs since we have a lot of it on hand.
(Zaatar is a Middle Eastern spice blend of dried herbs, sesame seeds, sumac,
It turned out great! I made a curried vegetable soup to go with it and used olive oil and balsamic for dipping.
I also cooked up some fresh beans that I bought last Saturday at the farmer's market.
My husband and son loved them which was a surprise to me. I cooked them with diced potatoes in vegetable broth and seasoned with garlic powder and black pepper. Simple and delicious. I also made a fiesta cornbread, another recipe from the cookbook, also vegan, no oil.
And finally, mujadara and salad with dried mint.
Friday seems to my day to cook up a storm.
Today I did some much needed (much hated) spring cleaning. 7 hours of it to be exact. Ugh! But if I do some every day, I imagine I will feel better in the end. At least that's what I tell myself.
We walked for an hour tonight and made sure that we passed by our neighbor's house with all the beautiful flowers. Very much needed to clear the unappealing walking path from my mind.
My reward after today's hard work was an ice cream sandwich also bought at last week's farmer's market.
It's vegan and paleo and absolutely delicious!
I plan to blog hop and crochet the rest of the evening.
Hope you are having a super Saturday!