To bagel or not?

Woke up around 6 am this morning, hearing Pixie playing out in the hallway.  I think I dozed for a while and maybe slept more?  Not sure if the balance bar I had later on in the evening mattered or not as far as helping me sleep better.  Need to keep experimenting.

Regular readers know that Sunday is normally bagel day.  I had a bagel yesterday, so I was unsure if I was going to have one or not today.  We went out to Ridge St, where I decided on a bowl of oatmeal, since it was cloudy and snowy:

I definitely like the nana cooked into the oats rather than on top.

Then we hit up the grocery store.  Our fridge was pretty much cleared out of food!

That looks better.

Need to control the eating today.  All this fresh food makes me want to eat!  Especially with a slow work day.

Lunch break was a egg/egg white wrap with laughing cow cheese.  Lots of protein, lots of fiber (smart carb wrap), and lots of flavor!

I am going to try 1 new Indian recipe each week for January and here is this week’s try! Dinner experiment:  Lentil Dal.

I cooked up 2 servings of lentils in about 2 cups of water with 1/2 a cinnamon stick and a bay leaf until they were very soft.  Mashed those and transferred to a bowl.  In the same pot, I added 2 tsp of coconut oil and pan fried 1 tsp of mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp turmeric,1/4 tsp chili powder, salt and pepper, and 1/4 of a finely minced onion.  Cooked those for a couple minutes and then added back the lentils and mixed thoroughly.  Served along side brown rice (which John cooked yesterday).  It was quite good.  I have more for tomorrow! 🙂

Regarding the google analytics from my keyword post earlier – to use this, just go to and sign up for a google account (if you don’t have one).  Then add your website and give it a day to start tracking.  It’s pretty neat.

Tomorrow starts a new set of lifting moves tomorrow for the month of January, which I will be working on tonight.  Planned snack for later is a balance bar.  My new sleeping pill 😛

Pixie has been sleeping all day, guess she doesn’t care that she woke me up!  I woke her up for a picture and she looks totally annoyed:

Question: Do you eat Indian food?

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29 thoughts on “To bagel or not?

  1. Dawn

    Is your fridge really that clean? lol Mine is a mess and needs a good cleaning for sure.

    I’m that way too about after going to the store wanting to eat more.

    I do like Indian food. We have a really good Indian restaurant near by and Mike and I go everyone now and then. I’ve never cooked anything other than curry though.
    .-= Dawn´s last blog ..Sick Saturday =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Dawn – it really is that clean most times. We go through pretty much all of our fridge food each week, which allows a good wipe out of the shelves. The freezer is another story….

  2. Tony

    I love indian food! Especially NAAN! Too bad they put tons of oil and deep fry it at the restaurants. Gotta learn how to make my own. Lentils are tasty.

    1. Lori Post author

      I lurve naan! We go to places where it is done in the tandoori oven rather than deep fried. Also – whole wheat roti, num!

  3. debby

    That is an impressive refrigerator!

    I do not like Indian food. Not a fan of the curry or some of the other spices they use.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..SCORE! =-.

  4. Heidi @ Fighting with Food

    That wrap looks yummy! Have you tried the Flat Out wraps? The light varieties (sundried tomato, italian herb and plain) all have 90 calories and 9 grams of protein.. love them!
    I am a big fan of Indian food. Growing up, my best friend was 1/2 Indian and her mother would make the most amazing aromas come out of that kitchen. I could eat it daily now and never grow tired.
    Don’t you just want so badly to get angry at the cute cats for waking you up? They make it so hard..
    .-= Heidi @ Fighting with Food´s last blog ..and i’m spent =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Heidi- I have eaten the flatout wraps before. I love making pizzas with those. I get the smart carb because they are easier for me to roll up for some reason.

  5. Andra

    LOVE Indian food and cook it in one form or another at least monthly. I recently made a cumin scented cauliflower dish that was to die for and so simple, too. I’ll have to throw the recipe up on my blog. I keep all the spices plus curry paste in at all times. Turmeric is very healthy, too! Very low incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly population in India compared to the US, studies say it’s because of the compounds in the turmeric.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..So You Made Your New Year’s Resolutions, Now What? =-.

  6. Ishmael

    Indian food — so delicious. I have to be really careful when we go out to eat Indian. I find it’s hard to stop, and the portions are always really huge. Maybe if I made it at home I’d find it easier to handle — and probably would be less caloric, too. Thanks for the google analytics link. Good stuff.
    .-= Ishmael´s last blog ..At Last — My Airport Photo Essay =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I did not try foods like this until well into my late 20s, just assumed I would not like them – so I think if she is exposed, she’ll do fine.

  7. Jane

    I do love Indian food. The Husband doesn’t like it much, although last time I cooked it, he said that he’d be willing to try more as long as I cooked it at home. He’s tried some dal in the past that he liked, so I might try some soon.
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Three Days, Three Days Of Exercise =-.

  8. Trish

    I love Indian food! Maybe it is because I like a lot of spice. Now, don’t get me wrong, Vindaloo is way too much (food should not make you sweat)!

    I second that your wrap looks amazing. I am going to have to try that – laughing cow and eggs…yum!

  9. Fran

    I eat Indian food once and a while. Hub doesn’t like it very much and I like it but only if I don’t eat it too often. I’m going to try a new recipe each week starting next week. I have lots of cook books so enough to discover in that section 🙂
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..A day in my life: Monday January 4th 2010 =-.

  10. Anne

    Note to self: Don’t read Lori’s blog when even remotely hungry! Everything you have posted looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Lynn Haraldson-Bering

    I learned to love Indian food about 2 years ago, and now curry and lentils are a staple. Big change from french fries with ranch dressing! LOL

    I still love bagels vicariously through you 🙂 And I love neat, tidy refrigerators.
    .-= Lynn Haraldson-Bering´s last blog ..Decluttering 2009 =-.

  12. Susan

    I will have to add Dal to my list of things to make. I’m totally keen on making more Indian food at home now. Admittedly, my favourite Indian dish is fresh, warm, greasy naan bread. Mmmm… 😉
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..New Year, New Job =-.

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