Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our Daily Bread

I grew up with a home made bread. Every Friday my grandma would start the dough, she would knead it a few times before the dusk and leave it overnight to raise.
Early Saturday morning she would start preparing the oven, and form the loaves. No matter how late I was up a night before, I didn't miss the baking morning. Grandma would give me my very own piece of dough and I would make my very own loaf.
When bread was set in the oven, she spent some time with me to chat and laugh. Grandma would hold me on her laps and tell me her stories.
And then the proudest moment arrived: time to take the bread out of the oven. My job was to brush each loaf with some water. I didn't know why it was done, but I dutifully applied a little water on each loaf.
Then was the hardest time... letting the bread to rest and to cool down. Can you imagine sitting in that room filled with aroma of freshly baked breads and not be able to try it? And I was only six years old...  
But waiting was rewarding, when grandma  set the table with fresh sour cream, milk and a loaf of freshly baked savory bread, that was made with dill and leak. Just like this one. Mmm, it tastes good...

One year ago I started to make my own bread.
I didn't have a recipe but I remembered the feeling of my grandma's dough. Those childhood memories helped me to re-create the daily bread.

Keep reading for the recipes...

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What's for lunch?

It is funny how everyone in my family opens that fridge with hope to find a treasure, perhaps?! My son opens that fridge every 5 minutes and I keep telling him that nothing changed there since he last opened it. He says "I know". So each time I ask him, smiling, what is he looking for than? He says his usual "I don't know, something". And we laugh.

This morning I opened that fridge looking for something too. I didn't know what I was looking for, I just  stared at it for a short time. I guess, I did an assessment...:)
But I did find something: a couple of eggplants  were hiding behind a bag of kale. Ah-ha! I had 30 minutes until I had to drive my son to school, so I just cubed those eggplants, salted and left it to sweat. After we had our berry cereal and cup of tea, I dried the eggplants with paper towel, sprinkled it with olive oil, dry dill, granulated garlic and popped it in the oven, preheated to 375F. I set the timer for 25 minutes, asked my Virtuozo (my husband) to turn it off if he leaves before I come back, and was on my way to the school.

When I came back and opened the door, a pleasant smell of dill-garlic aroma filled my kitchen and made me smile.   Mmmm... I turned the eggplants, and let it roast for another 5 minutes.  I wasn't sure what I am going to do with it yet, so I just set it on a plate to cool down and left for the yoga class.

What's for lunch? - I thought driving home from the yoga?  Then I remembered my eggplants! I also had some mashed potatoes with yams, some kale and tomatoes. And for lunch was this beauty:

Until next time,
Cowboy country Vegetarian

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Taste of Fort Smith

Yesterday we had an  event Taste of Fort Smith. I took my chances, paid $15, and went hungry, thinking: will I have some food to eat? Well, we live in the cowboy country, where meat is essential food on everyone table, or plate.  And what a celebration of meat it was!
However, after I walked by all 30 or so vendors, I had  on my plate bruschetta, some strawberries, lentil, humus and a slice of pumpkin pie.  To my surprise... it is possible to be a vegetarian in cowboy country.

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's Kale's Tuesday!

Kale from my garden.

"I want ... kale".
Strange, right? More "natural" is to want  burger, or big chunk of meat,or fires, or.... (fill the blank).

I had those times too until I realize that by eating unhealthy food I am hurting my body.
One chunk of unhealthy GMO grain-fed beef, slam!
A 700 calories burger in which only whole and close to natural ingredient was piece of iceberg salad, another slam! And another extra pounds that unmistakeably nested on my waist. Heavy dinner with pork chop, yet another slam! 
And where all this extra weight is coming from?

I dived into books, DVDs, and Internet for answers. Some of the foods I was eating actually were hurting me from the inside! Really? I would never hurt myself intentionally! But I did by putting into my body all of that unhealthy super processed chemically enhanced  something remotely resembling the food. 
I tortured myself instead of nurturing.

And then I went on a journey to re-discover the real taste of the real food, the smell of freshly picked cucumbers, the aroma of just cut herbs...
If I am what I eat, than I am all kale, collards, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, sprouts, apples, grapes, beets, peppers, cabbage, beans, grains, eggplants, and everything else that grows.
Shopping is so easy now: if it has too many ingredients and a very long shelf life, it stays on the shelf.  
I also cook with the real food only.

Aren't those cucumbers cute?!

Today I skipped the shopping and went to my  very small garden for a fresh food. I had kale, cucumber, and lettuce salad sprinkled with lemon juice, salt and pepper, and a home made eggplant pizza...

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Monday, October 24, 2011

Food day

Celebrating The Food Day  with Garden salad ...

October 24, 2011 is the first annual Food Day.  Not just any food but safe and healthy food.

I am glad we have the day dedicated to the real food. 
The day to think about what we eat. The day to celebrate fresh fruits and vegetables from a local farmer's market. The day to bring whole grains and beans to the tables.
The day to turn our lives away from obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and all other medical conditions that are related to the diet.

and whole wheat piroshki with cabbage stuffing ... mmmm... good eats...

Food Day's goal is nothing less than to transform the American diet. -

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Brussels Sprouts Soup

This time of the year in produce section of the stores you can find this miniature cabbages with  an unusual name Brussels sprouts. It is delicious and super healthy: Brussels sprouts are from  a very respectful family of cruciferous vegetables with it's fantastic benefits. I always buy a pound or two when I see it, and work around the ingredient. Today I made an easy soup, the kind my grandma use to make as a quick meal. Although she made it with a regular cabbage, I find that making it with baby cabbages is just as good.

My writing was interrupted by a thunderstorm, which in this parts of the country is earth shaking...  Can't get use to it.


Brussels sprouts soup


  • Brussels sprouts 1/2 lb
  • Mushroom broth - 4-5 cups
  • One medium size onion, chopped
  • One Idaho potatoe or 3-4 baby Yukon gold (or any other potatoes),  cubed to 1/2 inches (1 cm) pieces
  • One carrot, shredded
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dry dill
  • 2-3 strings of fresh parsley
  • 1 Cayenne pepper (fresh or dry).

1. Bring to a boil 2 cups (0,5 l) of water with one tsp of salt, add quartered Brussels sprouts, and boil for 2-3 minutes. I set a timer for this task. Then, remove Brussels sprouts from the pot, set aside.

2. In a soup pot preheat olive oil, add onions and saute on a medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes. (Please, don't leave the kitchen and don't talk on a phone. Focus on your cooking.)
Stir the onions 3-4 times, then add Brussels sprouts to it and cook for another minute.

3. Add mushroom broth (or vegetable broth, or just plain water) and  potatoes.

4. Bring to a boil, stir and reduce heat to a medium and simmer for 15 minutes. Set the timer.

5.  15 minutes later, add carrots, and taste. Adjust flavor by adding salt, and herbs if you like it.

I add dry dill, fresh parsley, crushed Cayenne pepper from my garden.

6. Stir, and taste, taste, taste again! Turn off the heat. Let the soup rest for 10-15 minutes. Serve with a small dollop of sour cream or Veganaise.

It is delicious, even though it's not picture perfect...

Sometimes grandma made this soup with a corn meal. If you want to try it, add a Tablespoon of coarse corn meal when you add potatoes to the soup.

I still have some Brussels Sprouts left. It will go in my vegetarian variation of Polish Hunter's stew.
Keep reading my blog for the recipe.

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Casbah

I love to cook. I love to cook a simple meals for my family and friends even more. I didn't go to any cooking schools. I learned  to cook from my grandma, my mom and my dad (oh, my dad is such a good cook!), and from my married life.
I also like to explore the culinary world out there for inspiration and pleasure.
Few days ago I had lunch with my dear friend Lisa at a new restaurant The Casbah. We were so hungry and busy talking to each other that I forgot to take a few pictures.

Decoration on the wall at The Casbah
  Today I had a job interview in the area and decided to have my lunch at The Casbah. Among a good selection of dishes on the menu, they have delicious vegetarian choices.
You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy Falafel with Tahini  or Garlic sauce. Falafel is made of ground chickpeas with spices, onion, and garlic. Here is your fiber, protein and many other benefits that chickpeas offer.

I enjoyed  BabaGhanoush, which is type of spread made of Grilled eggplant,  Tahini, lemon, garlic and spices. It is served with Arabic pita bread. mmmm, so good!

  When we were at The Casbah with Lisa, we had stuffed Grape leaves and Tabbouleh salad.
Everything was light on digestions, but loaded with nutrients!

The most amazing part of this place is the Turkish style coffee. It's a real thing, go treat yourself with one cup, or two.

There are other vegetarian options on the menu, so I'll have to go back to try it all and open the door to a new flavors in my kitchen...

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Size 10

When I was is Vegas, I was told to change my picture on the blog because it was outdated.
Well, my friends, you are a better judges, so here it is, new, size 10 me:

It feels good! The best part of it is being able to tie my shoes without dizziness and gasps for some air...

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

P.S. My garden surprised me with a big harvest of basil. I need to make something from it...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Craving for kale

While on the road, eating healthy may become a challenging task. Usually I take a little cooler with my road trip "assistants": baby carrots, apples, water, and a rye bread.  I just love combination of rye bread with apples and baby carrots! And it is good fiber, that fills you up without that heavy "oh-why-did-I-eat-so-much-I-can't-drive" syndrome.
Drive from Fort Smith to Dallas takes usually 4 hours, and our snacks were enough. In Dallas we stayed overnight  in one of the airport hotels, our flight to Las Vegas  was next day early in the morning, so for dinner that night we just went for Veggie Delight at Subway.
Next day our lunch was in Las Vegas with many options: from gastronomic extravaganza of Mario Batali's and Emeril Lagasse's restaurants to simplicity of  food courts. To our delight and a big surprise, we found an Indian place at the Riviera hotel with a whole section of vegetarian dishes on the menu.  In five days  we didn't even go through the entire list. But what we had was delicious, light, healthy, inspiring, and energizing...
However, on the third day of our stay in Vegas I was craving for ... Kale! My mission was to go to Whole Foods after lunch and buy a bunch of kale. 
That day we decided to have lunch at a Mexican restaurant. I ordered taco salad, went to condiments station and was stunned by the scene: all salsas, guacamole, dressings, and etc.  was sitting on the bed of kale!!! I almost screamed. I asked one of the servers if I can have one kale. He gave me a very puzzled look. I asked him again if I can have some garnish. I think at some moment he lost his ability to speak. But finally I was rewarded with one leaf of kale and proudly walked back to my table, holding that kale as a prize. Then, I teared a small piece off the stem, places some taco salad on it, and enjoyed every bite of my new invention with my eyes closed. When I returned to the reality of the dining room,  I noticed a  few restaurant guests looking at me. I praised them with a happy smile... Kale smile...


Kale Smile Salad

1 avocado
1 bunch of organic kale
1 tbsp of lemon juice
3-4 sun dried tomatoes

1. Boil some water. Cut sun dried tomatoes into small pieces, place it in a small ball and pour boiling water over tomatoes to cover it. Let it stay while you are preparing the rest. Be careful with hot water!

2. Cut avocado in half, remove the pit and separate flash from the skin. Place the avocado flesh in a ball, add lemon juice and mash it with a fork.  Set aside.

3. Wash kale, tear off leaves from  the stem, braking it to a desired size. I like it a bite size.  Discard the stems or compost it. 
Use a salad spinner to remove excess of water. Without a spinner,  wrap a kitchen towel around the kale and gently pat. You don't have to remove every drop of the water. 

4. Place the kale in a mixing bowl, add avocado dressing and sun dried tomatoes (remove it from the water with a fork), and using your clean hands mix it well so all kale and tomatoes are coated in avocado dressing.

5. Cover and place in a refrigerator for about 30 min. I know, you are hungry. But this salad needs to rest a little.
Leave the kitchen, and go for a walk!
You'll be rewarded when you get back to this salad 30 minutes later.

Those pieces are sun dried tomatoes, not a bacon!

Enjoy it as a dish, or add any side of your choice.

Kale is so good for you that even if you never had it or don't like it, eat kale for it's benefits
(here is a great web reference about the kale:

Now, how about having a national His Majesty Kale holiday every Tuesday? I promise, after a few Kale Tuesdays you'll crave for that kale too....

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Monday, October 17, 2011

Traveling vegetarian

I just came back from my trip to Dallas - Las Vegas.
It was my first trip since I started my journey to a healthy lifestyle. It was great! I met some dear friends from Seattle and made new ones from all around the world. Do you know how in those hotel questionnaires they ask you what brings you here: business or pleasure? Well, it was a pleasured business. My husband had a conference (business) in Las Vegas (pleasure). 
I attended some lectures too, as some topics were hard to ignore. But more about it in the next few days.

Here are some pictures:

Deserts were .... mmmmm...

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oil Change

About a week ago a dashboard in my car blinked me a gentle reminder to change oil.
At first it lasted only 3 seconds or so. Then, as I put more miles, the red indicator  became more frequent and more aggressive: "Change my oil!!!"  
Annoying and destructive.
So, today I just drove to Toyota dealership to have it done.
And, while I was waiting there, a strange realization occurred in my head.  More or less but we all are good in maintaining our cars: we put gas in it every week, we change oil every six months, we take it for a regular check up.  All of it is done to avoid costly repair.
But what about ourselves? Do we care so much to put nutrients (not supplements!) in our bodies so we can "run"? Do we maintain ourselves  to prevent a costly repair?
As long as we are in the car "department", car performs better if it's moving. If you have one of those cool antique cars, you take exceptional care of it, right? You clean it, maintain it, take it for a ride to keep all of the parts working smooth...  
But when was the last time you treated yourself?


And then I surprised myself. As soon as I put the question mark at the end of previous sentence, I went to the yoga class. Out of nowhere came that craving to treat myself with some stretches, twists, and flows.  It was gooood!


Roasted Eggplants (another treat)

This is my "steak".  It is also favorite party food: I never had eggplant leftover. And roasted eggplants are very easy to make. Here is how:

1. 2 to 5 eggplants or as many as you need.
2. Salt.
3. Vegetable broth or plain water - 1/2 cup.

This eggplants need "sweating" (see below)

Remove the ends of eggplants, wash it, and cut it in half lengthwise, salt each piece and leave for 30 minutes to "sweat" (how my mom would say). Then rinse  the eggplants in cold water to remove excess salt, pat-dry with towel, and place cut side down on the baking sheet.

Add vegetable broth or water and bake in the oven at 425 F for about 20 minutes. Check for donenes: turn the eggplants cut side up, insert fork or knife. If it's soft, it's done. Little hard for fork to pass through, leave it in the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes. Each oven warms up differently, so adjust the time accordingly. Better yet - taste.

Serve on a plate as a "steak" with your favorite sauce.

That's a treat!  Leftover can be frozen.

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


After watching "Forks over Knives" many questions run through my head. To search for an answers, I dived into reading. Here is my current list:

1. The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M.Campbell II
2. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD
3. Eat to live by Joel Fuhrman, MD

Each of this books is interesting to read just to broaden nutritional horizon. And the research and evidence behind it is unmeasurable. I am under a big influence of the reading and trying to process the information.

Highly recommend.

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The gift

Today my friend Lisa and I had a girl's lunch out. Well, it wasn't really out, it was on Lisa's patio. But the idea was the same: food, fun, and sun.  
Although we have lunches out/nights out about once a month, today was a special day. We celebrated six months of adopting our new, healthier, lifestyle, a gift that we gave to ourselves.
Do you know what was the first thing that came to our minds? The beginning. We were laughing out loud, picturing ourselves first days at the health center, especially our first time on elliptical machine.
Five minutes into workout (slow pace walking) we were exhausted, gasping for a breath, but whispering to each other: "We can do it. We can do another five minutes. We can do it. We can do it..."
Now we rarely go to the gym together, and we also have a different routines (Lisa loves running long distance, I prefer running sprints and elliptical), but we keep encouraging each other every possible time via texts, phone calls or in person.
And I started this blog not just to share, but to inspire.
I encourage you to give yourself a gift of healthy life, and make a simple step today: go for a short walk, take a deep breath and enjoy the moment. You can do it. As we did.
I am here for you, and I am on the same path with you.


Lisa's Spicy Green Beans


1 lb green beans
2 handfuls of walnuts
4-5 garliccloves 
cilantro (a handful)
5-7 green onions
red pepper of your choice (optional)
1 tsp of salt

1. In a large pot bring to a boil 3qt of water.
2. Chop onions, place in a small skillet with 2 teaspoons of water and simmer for 4-5 min on a medium-high heat. Set aside.

3. Chop walnuts, cilantro and garlic (use food processor or just chop with knife).

Walnuts and garlic chopped in a food processor.

4. Trim green beans, cut it in half, wash and add in the pot with boiling water with one teaspoon of salt. Cook for 5 min and taste. It should be crunchy. For softer beans boil for another 3 min. When ready, pour beans in a colander and rinse quickly with cold water.

5. Now, in a bowl big enough to hold all off the ingredients, combine beans, chopped walnuts, garlic, cilantro, onions. Mix well. Taste. Add a pinch of salt, red pepper (if using), and mix again. Taste. Adjust seasoning to your taste. Experiment with different spices. Taste, taste, taste...

Beans served with roasted eggplants and tomatoes

Serve by itself, or add some roasted vegetables.
Save leftover, next day it's even better!

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Monday, October 3, 2011


Usually, after I drop my son at school,  I drive straight to the health center.
It wasn't the case today. I didn't have a busy schedule and I had zero motivation, so all morning long I was looking for excuses.
"I don't feel good"
"I don't have energy"
"I have some other work to do before I can go to the gym"
"I have ...." (fill the blank).
By midday I ran out of excuse and only my workout calendar kept popping out in my face here and there, increasing my guilt.
 I went upstairs, changed to workout clothes, and set on a couch. "No, I can't, I am too tiered."  Deep sigh. Few minutes later I put socks on and slowly almost slid downstairs and on the last step I set for another few minutes. Finally, I put my shoes on, grabbed my Android and headphones and made it to the car.
OK, this part was done. As I was driving I told myself: "I'll do 15 minutes on a machine and will call it a day".
When I climed on the eliptical, tuned to my favorite radiostation, and run,  I completely forgot about my morning procrustination . 45 minutes later,  when I stopped , I was surprised to see that I run 4 miles. 
All of the sudden, my heart was filled with joy.

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Sunday, October 2, 2011


My yoga instructor Bryan has a gift of giving people joy. He loves yoga and he has passion to share his love with his students. His class is not just about exersises. It is more about feeling good. Someone told me that he never missed a class (except his vacations) in they don't even remember how many years of his teaching.  
He starts his class with a breathing exercises and a short story. It could be a story about his cat Cinnamon, who decided to go for a walk on a roof just before pouring rain starts. Or about his four years old nephew, who likes to repeat new words in his cute four years old way without knowing what on earth does that word means. Those little stories  bring calm and comfort  right from the beginning of the class.
Then each week he has a word of awareness. Few months ago awareness was about simplicity and de-cluttering of our lives. 
Thank you, Bryan! I was so ready to simplify and de-clutter my head, to start, and everything else to follow.
First thing was to prioritise. Keep a few very important things and let the rest fell off the wagon. Rotation is appropriate but the wagon can hold just enough.
So when I started to "organize" my head, I've noticed that  questions like: What's for dinner? Lunch? Do I have all of the ingredients? Is it going to take all evening to make?   took a lot of my time and my "hard drive"space.
I was often frustrated about not being able to cook something new because I didn't have all of the ingredients. Or I had the  ingredients, meal came out good, but everyone looked at me at the dinner table with comments: we want  just some basic pasta or potatoes and fresh salad.
There! Basic! Simple and affordable. No stress.


So here is No Stress Dinner from yesterday's post.

Mushed potatoes with sauteed portobello mushrooms and a side of broccoli

1. Peal 5-6 potatoes, put in a pot to boil.

2. Chop 2 medium size onions.

3. Dice 4-5 portobello mushrooms cups and stems.

4. On a medium-high heat saute onions in a 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil for about 3-4 minutes and steer until it looks like this:

5. Add mushrooms and steer for another 4-6 min.

until it cooks down to this:

6. Add up to a cup of mushroom broth, any other broth of your choice, or just plain water. Wine is optional, just a little.
Turn heat to a medium and simmer for another 5-7 min.

7. Taste. If you used broth, it may need just some herbs and black pepper. Or it may need some salt. Add a pinch of salt and taste again. Steer. And taste again.  I love dill so I add it to almost every meal I make. I keep a big jar of dried dill weed in the kitchen handy. Dill gives each dish this comforting old time favorite flavor and is good for you.

8. By this time potatoes should be ready too. Pour water out, reserving half of the cup  and mash.

If potatoes are too dry for you, add some of that reserved water and mash again. Add some granulated garlic and dill for flavor.

9. Design a plate: scoop of potatoes, scoop of mushroom and any greed, red, orange, yellow color vegetables you have available. I had some broccoli and cherry tomatoes.
Dinner is ready. Bon appetit!

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Why Vegetarian?

My food choices were always healthy and natural. It was easy back in Seattle where I lived between Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Uwajimaya (one of the largest Asian grocery retailers). But even that didn't prevent me from gaining weight, which caused constant fatigue, which caused loss of motivation, which caused less activities, which caused gaining more weight...
You've got the picture.
When we moved to Arkansas healthy choices became so limited that I started to use more fats for cooking,  meat substituted vegetables on the plate to the point that we had a piece of meat almost every day, three times a day. Transition went unnoticeable on the plate.  But our health noticed changes bite after bite: we  became easy irritable, often tired by midday, and overweight.
On the other hand, my friend Lisa stopped eating meat about year or so ago and gently encouraged everyone to  consider the same. I wasn't convinced even though she was loosing weight and became so energising to be around.
I was pre-occupied looking into sources of fresh fruits and vegetables to put on my family's plates.
By June 1st I established three main sources of fresh produce ("Hello my Friends!") and decided to cut on meat to about one portion per week. It wasn't hard at all. We had a very hot summer in this parts of the country, maybe that helped.

Then on September 2nd I sent to Lisa this text:
- Are you ready for this? I am convinced to eat plant based food. Last drop was reading about the China study and documentary about research in Cleavland Clinic...
Two minutes later she replied to me:
- Did you make it to Forks over Knives? Great decision, the only way to go!
I was puzzled: is she reading my mind? Yes,  at that moment I just finished watching documentary "Forks over Knives". 
I highly recommend it to you too.  It may change your life.

As of me and my family? I've been eating whole foods, mostly plants for a whole month by now. Yes!!!
About two weeks ago my husband joined me as well. He said he will try. And our teenager son has been eating healthy breakfasts and dinners at home. Unfortunately, he still has lunch at school with a very limited healthy options on a menu. 

So, one of our enjoyable lifestyle principals is being aware of what we put in our bodies.  With awareness comes your choice.
My body is not a trash can. I don't want any chemicals in it, any super processed food that don't even tastes like food anymore. I want an apple to smell like an apple and, when I take a first bite and close my eyes, I can imagine myself in orchard... Don't you?!


Here are some facts and numbers from today's menu:

Multi grain oatmeal with blueberries - 226 Cals

I went to visit my friend's Lisa mom for her birthday. We had tea and some chocolate cake - my piece was around 50 Cals.
 When I came home, my boys (I call my husband and son "my boys") brought me a 6" Subway 9-grains Veggie Delite- 230 Cals.

I don't have picture of the cake or the sub, but this one will sure make you smile!

Mushed potatoes with sauteed portobella mushrooms and onions with side of broccoli and cherry tomatoes - 221 Cal

This dinner is a very easy to make, just a few ingredients and about 30 min of your time.

Read next post for a step by step photo instruction.
 Amazingly simple and delicious!

I also had a few snacks during the day:
  • About 5 walnuts (love it!);
  • One apple;
  • About a cup of red grapes.

Total calories today - about 1,000.
Protein - 29.93. (Where did I get my protein from?!)
Fiber - 26.7
(To calculate calories I use app on my Android  called "Calorie Counter").

Am I hungry? No. I enjoyed my food today!
How was your Saturday?

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian.