Archive for December 2011
1 head romaine lettuce
1/2-1 lb cabbage
1/4 -1/2 lb broccoli
1/4-1/2 lb cauliflower
1 asian pear
1 Tbsp spicy pecan vinegar
1 Tbsp riesling raisin vinegar
1 small pomegranate or 1/2 large
1/2-1 oz seed mixture
Chop the lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower in the food processor using the S-blade. Put in a big bowl. Blend the apple, asian pear, orange, and vinegar in the food processor. Add to the bowl along with the seed mixture. Extract the pomegranate seeds and add. Stir. I like this a lot.
Well, if you don't hear from me for a while, all you have to remember about healthy eating is this: GOMBBS
G is for Greens
S seed mixture
That's what I remember when I'm making soup and veggies for the week. Happy holidays!
Today my salad is so good it boggles my mind, because it is simple. I just chopped a head of romaine lettuce, a half lb of cabbage, some raw cauliflower, added 1/2 cup frozen peas, 1/2 cup frozen edamame, a grapefruit, peeled and chopped (okay, a really good grapefruit from Texas called Rio Star), an ounce of my seed mixture, 2 Tbsp Dr. Fuhrman's D'angou pear vinegar. Now it's true, the high quality ingredients is what makes this salad delish--the good grapefruit, and the d'angou pear vinegar add a wonderful taste sensation that is not sour. Wow. This made two giant salads. I also made a microscopic version for housemate. I'll have these for dinner? --in 2 stages for sure.
Next week, first the first 3 days anyway, my micro salads will have lettuce, cabbage, carrots, satsuma (small orange), asian pear (a honey-sweet apple), small pomegranate, flavored vinegar, and seed mixture. I'm expecting that to be yummy! My roasted veggies will be broccoli, cauliflower, a little butternut squash, a little beets, onion, with chives, sage and basil ('cause I have some in the freezer from the garden), and I'm still working on the marinate, but probably orange juice and no-salt mustard. Breakfast will be light before exercise, a bowl of frozen cherries, blueberries, mangos. Lunch and dinner will be bean soup, micro-salad, and roasted veggies. I'll probably eat my lunch bean soup early because I'll be hungry after exercise. I still have lots of bean soup from two batches in the freezer so don't have to make any this week. Yum, talk about eating like a king. I am amazed that I sometimes go off plan to eat junk because I think I'm missing something. This food is thousands of time better. I wish I could remember that all the time!
Here are some funny health-related things that happened to me this week (all my fault!):
which way soever they be dressed and eaten, they stir and cause a filthy loathsome stinking wind within the body, thereby causing the belly to be pained and tormented, and are a meat more fit for swine than men.
5) At my meditation class, we usually do a few sessions of meditation and have a little discussion with neighbors in between. This week's topic was meditating on problems. One of my neighbors mentioned the concept of inviting your problems to tea, as a start at befriending them. So I imagined inviting "I hate work" and "I want a cookie" to tea. (I hope no one from work is reading this!). I started chuckling as I imagined our tea party. I also imagined telling "I want a cookie" to take a seat behind "Papers 1, 2, and 3", some tasks I claim I really want to do at work. Well, maybe you had to be there. Just try it yourself.