I just returned from an evening of musical entertainment benefiting the UAB Department of Opthamology due to my father’s involvement with the Eyesight Foundation of Alabama. Not only was it an evening of fabulous music (featuring Sara Evans!), but it also made me realize how truly blessed I am to not have any sort of vision impairment. Throughout the evening’s program, several patients of UAB Opthamology shared their stories of low vision, making me believe that the gift of sight is truly something to be appreciated. Can you imagine not being able to read? Use the computer? Recognize the faces of those you love? Vision is surely not to be taken for granted. What would you miss the most were you to lose your sense of vision?
One vital component to maintaining healthy eyes is good nutrition…check out my eye-saving efforts:
Yes, I still made room for a (smaller) smoothie, even after my pizza and ice cream. Don’t judge.
I woke up bright and early for my 7:30AM race (!). It was a hot one–gotta love Alabama humidity too. Look for race details tomorrow. Anyway, by the time I returned home, I just wanted food–fast. Cold cereal was the way to go.
Leftovers lunch. Here‘s the recipe for the salad dressing, if you’re curious.
One of my absolute fave snacks:
Sunbutter, how I’ve missed thee!
I’ve had an odd craving for cauliflower lately…so I made a chickpea curry. What’s your favorite way to prepare cauliflower?
We’re up to “O” in the alphabet challenge! Does the “O” in old-fashioned count too? Anyway, thanks to VeggieGirl for this spread that she sent me for my birthday last December. Note the return of the “skillet shot.”🙂
My dad and I made a long overdue trip to Whole Foods today. Check out the goods:
As you can see, today was a particularly successful trip–I was practically frolicking through the freezer aisle when I discovered those Sunshine products.
To make room in the freezer, I used up my last Garden Herb Sunshine Burger–yet another sunflower seed product that has earned by devotion.
A step outside my usual snackage:
All I have to say is that the people over at Madhava are geniuses for producing these flavored agave nectars.
Dinner was pretty rushed due to the show tonight. I improvised what you might call a crack sandwich; just like its crack wrap cousin, it is a melty, cheesy, hummus-ful concoction.
It’s just about smoothie time here, so I’ll sign off now. Wishing you a happy, healthy week!