Last night I did do some minimal strength training while watching Project Runway. I have 5-lb hand weights, so I was doing bicep curls, some lunges and other very arm-focused exercises. Bad news though, apparently this was not the best idea. I got nauseous while doing it. It wasn't even anything intense--it's 5 pounds!
So the conclusion is that there's definitely something going on that I don't know about. Chelsea brought up a good point, that low iron levels make you really tired, and apparently it's common in vegetarians. Is that the same as hemoglobin? I gave blood two weeks ago and my hemoglobin was 13.5. The nurses at the blood center said that was high for girls, but maybe that's not the same as iron?
I should probably go get myself checked out. Or put on my big girl pants and deal with it, either one.
In other, better news, dinner was amazing. Remember that recipe I wanted to try in Edible TC? Well. It's delicious, even when you change 50% of the ingredients.
Minnesota Vegan Potato Salad
1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
5-7 blue potatoes
2 green onions, chopped
7-10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 block tofu, baked
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
oregano, to taste
Boil blue potatoes until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and chop into bite-sized peices. Combine potatoes with green pepper, cucumber, onions, tomatoes and tofu. In a separate bowl, combine oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. Toss the veggies with the dressing. Serve room temperature or chilled. Enjoy!
This recipe is called the 'Minnesota' Vegan Potato Recipe because the blue potatoes, cucumber, green pepper, onions and tomato all came from my CSA. Eat local!
I love blue potatoes.
- Have you ever had blue potatoes? What do you think?
- Do you make an effort to eat local? August is Eat Local month, you know.
- Are you watching Project Runway? What do you think of the season so far?