So Many Books …

So little time!

These are just some of the books that I have right now that I need/want to read. That doesn’t even count the books on my Kindle that I’m reading for pure fun. Whew!

I’ve been trying to read everything I can get my hands on about Vegetarianism lately. So far I finished Living Vegetarian for Dummies. It was a really good resource book. I wish I would have bought the actual book instead of the Kindle version to keep around to look recipes and information up in. Its a new book that was published in November 2009 so the information is really accurate and up to date.

I went to the library today to return a few books (that I never even got a chance to read) and I picked up The Busy Person’s Guide to Preserving Food. I’ve been interested in canning my own food lately. I’ve been buying canned salsa and perserves at the Farmer’s Market and I started thinking that I could probably do the same thing myself at home much cheaper than I can buy it.

Of course there is the Unofficial Walt Disney World Guide that I have to read at some point to help plan our vacation. The Perinatal Nursing book is a study guide for me to get my National Certification in Obstetrical Nursing, which will earn me an extra $1/hr once I’m certified. I’d like to get my certification before my yearly evaluation date which is in June. So much to do!

Today I made my usual Chocolate Chip and Spinach Pancakes, but I added a new component.

Banana! One of the tips in my Living Vegetarian book for vegans was to replace an egg in a sweet recipe with 1/2 of a banana, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was delicious! Of course my pancakes still weren’t vegan because they contained cow’s milk, but that could be easily be replaced with soymilk, almond milk, etc.

I gave my legs a rest from running today and opted for an hour on the elliptical instead. I figured with all the aches and pains I’ve had lately and with the Mercedes Half Marathon coming up this weekend, it would be a good idea to taper this week. I plan on running tomorrow and Wednesday and then crosstraining Thursday, either crosstraining or rest on Friday, rest Saturday and race Sunday.

I read one of my other books for the full hour while I worked out, 3rd Degree by James Patterson. Its much easier to read my Kindle on the elliptical than an actual paper book.

For lunch I had a small salad and a big bowl of Lentil Soup. I finally froze the rest of it. I swear that recipe makes enough to feed an army! I’ll spare you the picture since you’ve seen it like 5 times.

Now I’m snacking on Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Time to get ready to head back to work. See you guys on Thursday!



Filed under Books, Food, Half Marathon Training, pictures

3 responses to “So Many Books …

  1. ABI

    Dudette, I tried the sweet tater burrito recipe–heart it! Even my sweet potato-hatin’ hubby liked! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try the pancakes!!

  2. Can you post the recipe for the pancakes? Looks yummy!

    • There really isn’t a recipe Deanna. I just made it up. Basically I made the pancake mix according to the directions on the Bisquick box and then poured in some mini chocolate chips, milled flax seed (about 1/4 cup), and chopped wilted spinach (could use frozen chopped).

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