I want to start off with my discovery from yesterday:
Flax oil isn’t supposed to be heated up.
Okay, so I should have known that, but I didn’t. Yesterday, for lunch, I heated up my dinner leftovers in the microwave at work. My soba noodles were covered in the dressing I had made of flax seed oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce & chives. Afterwards it dawned on me: flax oil is supposed to be refrigerated, and it’s stored in a black bottle. I googled ‘heating up flax oil’ and found numerous links about how it’s bad to heat up flax oil, it changes the molecular structure of the oil, it denatures it, it is dangerous for the body. When I read ‘dangerous for the body’, without much explanation, I was kind of freaked out… but I was convinced by some people who have common sense that this would only matter if I was consuming it on multiple occasions.
Basically, the moral of the story is: don’t heat up flax seed oil.
Now, onto today.
For dinner, I used a dal recipe from an old yoga magazine I had. The recipe was in an article about eating like a yogi. I felt like it would be nice to eat as a yogi might eat. I think of yogis as having strength, flexibility, and so on.
Following dinner, I enjoyed some vanilla liquid yogurt. ‘Liquid yogurt’ may not sound very appealing – but this was. It was pure cool delicious sweet & creamy bliss, topped with cinnamon.