Friday, April 10, 2009

celebrating passover...

... or so i thought.

i only realized yesterday that passover had already started (i'm a non-practicing jew, if you could even call me that), and as i was making breakfast this morning i thought, hmmm my breakfast ingredients might actually be kosher for passover: no wheat, no leavening, no peanuts (peanuts are out because they are legumes, but almond are OK). but apparently oats are out too. what a dumb holiday (please don't take offense to this if you are jewish... i'm mostly kidding ).
Ashkenazim are forbidden to consume any of the 5 forbidden grains during the Passover holiday (barley, oats, rye, spelt, and wheat), except when making matzah, in which case any of the 5 grains MUST be used so that it simulates the situation that the Hebrews experienced when they tried to bake their bread as they prepared to flee Egypt.

this bowl was a winner:

in the pot:
  • 1/3 c oat bran, 1/3 c vanilla soymilk, 1/3 c water, 1/2 banana
  • 2 prunes, snipped
  • 1/2 almond trail mix honest foods bar
  • rough T chocolate chips
  • generous spoonful almond butter

the almond flavor in the honest foods almond trail mix bar is intense, and really reminds me of my mother's passover macaroons. so i'm celebrating in my own way .

i packed THE EASIEST (laziest) lunch ever:

amy's vegetable "pie" sandwich, carrots, strawberries to dip into plain greek yogurt mixed with a cinnamon-honey stick

oh, i had a lovely run this morning in perfect 55° weather. i only saw ONE PERSON out on the trail while running... people, you are seriously missing out. i ate this pre-run (ate it before i snapped the pic!)

thanks to those of you who left me supportive comments on wed/thurs. i'm doing much better and feeling like i can continue on with recovery. my slip was just a blip on the radar, and i'm BACK!

plus, today is FRIDAY and that means LATTE DAY. AND it is going up to 80. so that means it will be a good day!

1 comment:

  1. i think there are a lot of people confused aabout religious holidays at the moment. all i know is we dont have to work and we get lots of chocolate.