CSD: Day 12

I started the morning off with my hot cup of ginger tea, with lemon and cayenne.

I had more tea as soon as I arrived at work. I needed a little spark in my groove, so I had a huge cup of pomegranate green tea.


Around 9 AM, my hunger hit and I chugged my smoothie. Today was a fruity concoction, the other 2/3 of my household loved it, they prefer sweeter tastes, while I love the fresh greens. I can’t deny that this was tasty, it reminded me of a pina coloda.

Into the Vitamix  I threw:

  • 2 cups of frozen pineapple
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 3 cups of coconut water
  • splash of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed mealImage

I was hungry around 11 AM, but I had a pretty hectic morning and did not even have a chance to reach for a snack. I finally sat down with my massaged kale salad around 12:30.


Around 3 PM, I had 1 cup of blueberries, to give me some energy for my workout. About an hour later, I headed to our school’s weight room (how lucky am I to have access to this at work?!) for an hour of strength training.


I have been trying to be more consistent with strength training, although I pretty much loathe it. However, I have found that if I write out my workouts ahead of time, I am much more successful instead of wandering from machines to dumbbells purposeless.


Dinner was something I was looking forward to all day. Is that as pathetic as it sounds?

I made my new FAVORITE korean tacos and avocado fries.

The korean tacos are adapted from this recipe. I did make some tweaks though.

I pressed my tofu the night before, and made a simple marinade in the morning.

I covered the blocked tofu in sriracha, sesame oil and Bragg’s Aminos. I covered this all with plastic wrap and set in the fridge to marinate all day.


Once I was ready to start cooking, I fried the tofu in coconut oil on high heat.

The avocado fries are a recipe from Joni Newman’s new cookbook. I signed up to be a recipe tester and try out a few of her new creations.

These caught my eye as an avocado lover and I was eager to see how they came out.

I was skeptical how they would taste since they were baked, instead of fried. However, the seasonings added just the right amount of crispiness to the fries. I also sprayed them with olive oil spray before putting them in the oven.

I had 3 other testers try them out, as well. Everyone had some wrapped in a taco, and also some plain, on the side.

The verdict was a resounding YUM.

However, I would be careful what types of avocados are used in this recipe. Against my better judgement, last week I bought a bag of Fuerte avocados. I know I don’t like them, so what possessed me to buy them, I don’t know.

I used the last 2 Fuerte avocados, then 2 of my Haas avocados.

The Haas were delicious! I will definitely make them again.

The Fuerte had a bitter, astringent taste to them. They do not taste like this raw, so I am thinking something about them being cooked in the oven released this unpleasant flavor. Maybe because they have a high water content?

The avocado fries stood great on their own. The crispy outside teamed perfectly with the creamy inside. They were also scrumptious inside a taco, all garnished up.


Toppings consisted of: sriracha, black sesame seeds, chopped scallions, minced cilantro and diced avocado!


I will definitely be adding avocado fries into my cooking rotation. They were a great side dish or I could even see them being a tasty addition in a salad.

4 thoughts on “CSD: Day 12

  1. I mean this in the least creepy way possible, but you should just come live at my place and feed me. You’re so healthy and I wish I had more time every day to make this my lifestyle. Also more willpower. My comments are feeling repetitive. I should just MAKE time for it if it’s important to me. I’m feeling all inspired now. I should print out your posts and use them as references! Remind me of this comment if I lose my willpower!

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