First, you'll wake up to the radio, like always, but Jack Johnson will be playing and it will instantly put you in an excellent mood.
Second, even though you should really get up and have breakfast, you are going to lay in bed for an hour and finish Eclipse.
You'll finally get up and have whatever your favorite current breakfast is. For me is was the Apple Pie Quinoa and Tempeh Bacon Hash (with spinach, for greenery), that I posted about a few days ago. I wasn't kidding about eating the same thing for weeks!
All the equipment you need at the gym will be free when you need it. A girl you went to high school with who you now look better than will be chugging away on the treadmill, then lift some girly weights, and you will smugly smile to yourself (hey, I'm not perfect, its just my perfect day).
Then, you will set off to discover heaven. Well, at least if your idea of heaven is fantastic natural bulk food/grocery store. A few weeks ago, my mom pulled a flyer for this place out of the paper, and I finally got myself there. It was a bit of a drive, but worth it, completely. Oh and on your way to this mecca, your iPod will gleefully pump out all the Jack Johnson songs you have, even though its batteries should be running out any second.
While you are visiting heaven (also known as Nature's Pantry), your husband, who you haven't talked to in a week, will call, and...well honestly, he'll kind of distract you from reading nutrition labels and whatnot, but you're really happy he called.
Lots of fun stuff will be acquired at Nature's Pantry:
From the bulk food section, low-sugar pineapple rings, carob covered raisins, and wheat free fig bars! (Not pictured is also nutritional yeast and oat groats)
With another giveaway in mind (because they're fun!), you'll pick up two bags of Soyfree, a coffee substitution made from soy, in Chai and Almond Amaretto. Don't forget to sign for my current giveaway in the meantime!:
Other pantry foods will be picked up, some single serving packets of almond butter, wakame flakes, miso ramen noodles, Corn Thins, a Bumble Bar (which are vegan, even though they have a bee on them. I never would have even picked them up, except I saw them on Erica's blog yesterday), and a chocolate orange Jocolat bar:
You've been looking for vegan hair gel or mousse on the internet for a week or so. You've been using up all the leftovers in the house, waiting until you find something, because ordering hair gel online seems like a hassle. You find Giovanni hair gel here! It comes with a shampoo sample too! Because it is the perfect day, you'll also pick up some bubble bath, because you've been using shower gel in the bathtub for the past month:
While you are at the store, you might start to think that maybe this isn't the perfect day after all...because this store ALSO doesn't sell vegan carob chips. Huh?? However, when you get home, you will chide yourself for thinking this was not the perfect day. That is because you will immediately see a package on the table, and you will know what it is instantly!
Orange County NY, you may want to keep vegan carob chips away from me, but the lovely Heather (of Heather eats Almond Butter) has thwarted you!! I mentioned on her blog last week that they were no where to be found, and she had some in the mail the next day. She also surprised me with this chocolately Raw Organic Food Bar!! It looks awesome, full of good stuff. When I try it, I will post my review. Honestly, I also ripped into it immediately, but I was able to practice some self control (because one doesn't overeat to the point where they feel sick on the perfect day).
After you relax for a little, you'll get started on dinner. Its another day for recipe testing!! Today I made the Vegetable Crisp. It had eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, etc.
Nutrition Information: 217.7g Calories; 6.7g Total Fat; 1.2g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 34.0g Carbohydrates; 6.1g Fiber; 8.2g Protein.
This was yummy! To go with it, you'll try something else from V'con, like the Tomato-Rice Soup with Roasted Garlic and Navy Beans.
Serves 5 (made a half-recipe)
Nutrition Information: 174.2 Calories; 2.4g Total Fat; 0.3g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 34.4g Carbohydrates; 6.6g Fiber; 6.6g Protein
While you are cooking, you will make a gigantic mess (something about dropping a baking sheet with food on it...oops), but you totally won't get upset because the Jack Johnson emanating from your laptop keeps you chill.
Sadly, your perfect day is coming to a close. After dinner, you'll start on your blog while you watch 'How I Met Your Mother'. Then, your mentor teacher will call and set up you coming in later this week (which you are equally terrified and excited for).
Lastly, I mean, the perfect day couldn't end dessert-less! Come on, seriously, you guys must know me a little better than that.
Yes, that's right, Carob Peppermint ice cream. Fruit sweetened too, so that makes it..kind of...sort of...good for you, right?
Edited to add: Then your mom will give you a coupon for Puffins!
So, perfect day, no? Relaxed, good food, awesome gym session, packages from blogger friend, food store discovery. Yes, definitely my idea of perfect.
If you haven't noticed, Jack Johnson is most definitely my go-to relaxing music. What kind of music chills you out?
So, today's Cooking Song of the Day is one of my favorites: "Losing Keys" - Jack Johnson. Relax :)
I hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend and had a great start to their week!