Change

by Peachy Palate on May 9, 2012

I would usually begin my Wednesday WIAW post by saying how I couldn’t believe it was this time of the week again…. This week it’s a bit different! By Sunday I felt like I’d been through a about two weeks; having an injury and not being able to run is more draining than I could have imagined! Anyway, I’m battling on and eating my way through plenty of yummy eats to take my mind off it!

My eats and exercise are all about change, in form, ingredients, increasing certain elements and reducing others and I’m doing my utmost as self confessed control freak to embrace it.

A brilliant quote that Heather reminded me of at the weekend.

Yesterday began with an incredible mango chocolate and banana smoothie!!! It was quite the early morning treat.

Topped off with pistachios, I pretty much died and went to heaven Smile Recipe will be up tomorrow morning!

Mid morning I delved in to one of my blueberry and banana muffins…(recipe was shared yesterday).

Perfect for filling the gap until lunch time.

Lunch arrived (well it didn’t quite arrive, it very rarely does!) in the form of tempeh! My first ever encounter and I have to say I was quite impressed!

I made a hefty bowlful (note to self….tempeh is incredibly more filling than tofu) with a sweet chili kick. Completely different to tofu yet somehow the same.

My first tempeh recipe will be tomorrow evening!

Dinner was pizza round 1 for this week (I have a feeling I’ll be delving in to another one before the week comes to a close!). Pizza round 1 that wasn’t even round Smile

I went for a rectangular shape for a change…topped with a curried bean puree, roasted squash and onions…wowsers!!!! It was fan blooming tastic. I’ll stick the recipe up for this baby later this evening. It is one I simply must share!

Having let go of running for until my hip gets better Sad smile, embraced weights and included more protein in my diet, the one this I can’t quite manage to let go of just yet is my all time favourite night time snack! It will happen soon and as soon as it does I shall let you know but in the meantime I’m going to keep on enjoying my Lindt, Grapes and Dried Fruit Bowl.

Any changes to your eats lately?

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Antonia @ healthinspirations May 9, 2012 at 11:05 am

That chocolate smoothie looks DELICIOUS. You can never go wrong with chocolate for breakfast though :) Can’t wait for the recipe! HAPPY WIAW!

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

It will be up first thing in the morning :)

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Sara @my less serious life May 9, 2012 at 11:09 am

beautiful food, as always!

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Thanks Sara!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

Love that quote… I need to remember that one Michelle! Most beautiful food as always, lovin the tempeh bowl the most here :)

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

It’s a good one alright! Can’t believe I left it so long to try tempeh!

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Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I’m always hungry after reading your posts, Michelle!

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Only one thing for it…go eat :)

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Sunnie May 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Beautiful pictures! Can’t wait for the smoothie recipe:) looks so decadent

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Thanks Sunnie! Will be up in the morning!

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Alexia May 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

tempeh is great, i love it much more than tofu. its so difficult to find a decent tasting tofu, i am quite picky with it so I often just be safe and go with a nice tempeh dish. HOw come you are going to stop having your dark chocolate and fruit bowls?

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I don’t love it more than tofu…yet, but maybe I just need to eat more! Ah I will still be having them I just need to try and introduce some protein to my night time snack..I have a chocolate solution!

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Jenny H May 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm

That mango chocolate and banana smoothie looks great! What kind of crust did you use for the pizza?

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm

It’s a spelt dough…really easy. Check out pizzas on recipage already, same dough but recipe for this one will be up tomorrow!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea Runs May 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Oh my dear word, your pictures are beautiful and the food looks incredible! Especially that smoothie :) Can’t wait for the recipe!

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Thanks Chelsea! And good luck with packing :)

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Rachel May 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

this all looks so tasty!

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Thanks Rachel!

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables May 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm

So sorry to hear about your injury :( I hope you feel better soon!

That pizza sounds delicious!

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Peachy Palate May 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Thanks Liz…another appointment with the physio tomorrow. Strength training is whooping my ass in the meantime!

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 9, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I love tempeh. I’m looking forward to your recipe.

Happy Healing, My Dear!

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Peachy Palate May 10, 2012 at 6:33 am

Thanks Tiff, bit stiff this morning, so darn frustrating!

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Tt in nyc May 10, 2012 at 3:35 am

Tempeh is soooo amazing! Try it crumbled and stir fried, and it holds up great on a bbq as a “burger”…. If you have access to trader joes theirs is amazing and less than $2! And i echo the above comment- whhhyyy would you ever want to change the night time snack?
In the meantime listen to your body and let it heal from your injury the way it needs to…

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Peachy Palate May 10, 2012 at 6:36 am

No Trader Joes in Ireland unfortunately but tofu sticks on the BBQ maybe? It’s a great snack I just need to supplement it with some protein…I have new energy balls coming!

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Sünne May 14, 2012 at 12:17 am

I’m sorry to hear about you not being able to run. I had to pause after a stupid injury for six (!) weeks recently and endure my colleagues going for runs at lunch break. While it sucked big times I distracted myself with nice walks at break time (just needed the fresh air) and did not decrease my food intake whatsoever. Please believe me you won’t gain weight too quickly. While I need to gain a few pounds, too, I was worried but not a lot changed.

Oh, also: Thanks for mentioning Lindt 85 % often. I used to only have the 90 % but now I’m having the two of them interchangeably – at least two pieces a day.

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Peachy Palate May 14, 2012 at 6:40 am

I like the 90% too, it’s amazing! I’m over my panic now but thanks! I can’t walk either the elliptical is the only thing that doesn’t hurt, walking is still aggravating it, it’s just annoying me now! ;)

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