Category Archives: Cooking

Why Do I Put Myself in Pain?

It is a beautiful Sunday morning and the weather is absolutely gorgeous.  I live in sunny Florida and it has been super hot.  A better way to put it is that it has been smoldering here.

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Now that it is starting to cool off, I have no excuse not to get back outside and exercise.   I have not done any physical exercise for months and I have not written a blog post for a year.

That is crazy for me to even write because I love blogging.  I have been blogging, but on a different blog.  You see I started my own social media agency and that is all I’ve had time for.  One thing I noticed is when I was blogging here on LizForADay I lived better.

That sounds even crazier but it is so true.  So I decided to jump back on the band wagon.  Blog and get back to my healthier state.  I think the weather has motivated me.

If that makes sense.

Now Why Do I Put Myself in Pain?

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The title of this post was inspired by my urges to eat food that I love, but actually cause me physical pain.  I’m sure I’m not the only one in the world that does this. Currently I noticed that:

Eggs makes my stomach hurt.

Ice Cream makes my stomach hurt.

And chocolate makes my stomach hurt.

You would think that a vegetarian would know better, but nope that is not the case.  So today I’m a vowing to stop torturing myself and make better choices when it comes to eating the foods above.

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I started compiling some vegan & vegetarian recipes that I would like to try on Pinterest.  You can join me there if you like at http://www.pinterest.com/smartofficehelp/vegetarian-recipes/

I love Pinterest. You should try it if you haven’t already.

That’s it for today.

Are there any folds that are painful for you to eat?

What is Tofu?  I got a Tofu Infographic and a Tofu-riffic Recipe to Share

What is Tofu? I got a Tofu Infographic and a Tofu-riffic Recipe to Share

What is Tofu? Tofu infographic to the rescue! Inquiring minds want to know.  Tofu has eluded my plate since…well forever.  Like most, I really haven’t thought much of those big blocks of white, mushy looking, whatever. I gotta to tell ya that most of my vegetarian and vegan eating is really one big experiment.  AlthoughContinue Reading

Quick, Easy & Super Scrumptious Beet Chips

Quick, Easy & Super Scrumptious Beet Chips

I know what your saying.  Really Beet Chips?  YES.  Lately I’ve been trying different things in the kitchen.  I had the hair brained idea to try foods or should I say vegetables that I wouldn’t otherwise have eaten in the past. My Beet History…Really there wasn’t one. As a kid I pretty much lived inContinue Reading

FD240 – TGIF, Daily Mile & Lots of Thanks…Oh Easy Lentil Soup

Actually, Thursday, is my Friday.  TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) is such a wonderful saying.  This has been a hectic work week and an awesome workOUT week for me.  I have been on fire when it comes to my workouts.  Just the fact that I am doing them consistently is mind blowing.   For thoseContinue Reading

FD127 – Play with Your Food, Be Happier & Easy Quinoa/Black Bean Burgers

I love food.  I am definitely a foodie.  I not only like love to eat, but I love to cook.  Over the years I have learned to experiment.  Unfortunately the family had to suffer thorough my food failures and at the same time they have benefited from my food successes.  The above picture are someContinue Reading

Fantabulous Day #106 – Mornings, Meditation & Oat Groats

I try not to miss breakfast if at all possible.  Although I currently have an aversion to getting up early I do love mornings.  It always seems to be so peaceful and in my mind the air even seems to be still.  I always say the air has not been stirred up yet.  It isContinue Reading

Fantabulous Day #106 – Mornings, Meditation & Oat Groats

I try not to miss breakfast if at all possible.  Although I currently have an aversion to getting up early I do love mornings.  It always seems to be so peaceful and in my mind the air even seems to be still.  I always say the air has not been stirred up yet.  It isContinue Reading

Fantabulous Day #102 – Liz’s Day Off, Zombie Long Run, Compression Sleeves, Protien Power & Homemade Chili

Well Friday is my one day off.  I try to maximize my time in a positive way of course.  Check out those legs.  That is me wearing my new compression sleeves for my long run.  This week was 4.41 miles.  I am rebuilding after my vacation slow down.   I used my Zombie run AppContinue Reading

Fantabulous Day #101 – Life is Good, Good Friends & Good Eats, Easy French Toast

I really enjoy my time off.  It use to be a time when I would work even when I should have been relaxing.  Now I try to do meaningful things with my the time I have for myself.  I think that keeps me centered and relaxed.  Some of those things are working out, chatting withContinue Reading

Fantabulous Day #70 – Are You Nutritionaly Starving? & Vegaterian Calzone Recipe

  This is one of my recipe successes.  Vegetarian Calzone, made with love.  I have found that I if I want to have the proper foods, I have to make them myself.  Of course I love to cook.  I am faced with a dilemma, that being where I live at.  I am working an livingContinue Reading