Savory Smoothies: Sapping the Joy from My Morning

With all of our recent travels and visitors, s’mores and dark chocolate honey mints, martinis and more martinis, my body has been thrown entirely off-kilter and is telling me so with all kinds of interesting and very uncomfortable symptoms, which I will not describe because I like you and because this isn’t that kind ofContinue reading “Savory Smoothies: Sapping the Joy from My Morning”

Book Review: Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman

Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman My rating: 2 of 5 stars I like the concept behind the eating plan in this book, but I found the book itself longer than necessary. I heard the “one pound raw, one pound cooked” daily recommendation for vegetable consumptionContinue reading “Book Review: Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman”

Ah, the Aroma of Arame…

If everything yesterday felt completely up in the air, things feel more settled today. It’s not that there have been any definite, positive changes since yesterday, job-wise. It’s more that yesterday gave us a big old leg sweep, and today we’re standing up, dusting ourselves off, and looking about somewhat dazedly. I attribute this toContinue reading “Ah, the Aroma of Arame…”

Ah, Endorphins and Clean(er) Air…

Between the lovely rains that came through today and cleaned out a good chunk of the pollution and the wonderful workout I had this afternoon, I’m feeling in a much better place than I have been for the past week. I’m pleasantly sleepy and know I’m going to be sore tomorrow. But I also haveContinue reading “Ah, Endorphins and Clean(er) Air…”

Mung Bean Burgers with Kiwi Lime Salsa

We made these on our happy stay-at-home day yesterday for dinner. I was worried when I saw how wet the mixture was. Letting it sit in the fridge was a great way to stiffen it up a bit. Also, make sure the oil is nice and hot before you put these in the pan. ThatContinue reading “Mung Bean Burgers with Kiwi Lime Salsa”

Split Pea Soup with Fresh Peas and Potatoes

(NaNoWriMo Day 26 Word Count: 48,072.) We loved this soup. Well, the rest of the family liked it and ate it, but I loved it. I ate it for lunch for three days, and I was sad when it was gone. But then, I have a pretty emotional relationship with soup. The way I made this, itContinue reading “Split Pea Soup with Fresh Peas and Potatoes”

GF/CF Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies (and Week 16 Review)

NaNoWriMo Day 21 Word Count: 37,869 I know that many of you eat raw cookie dough even if there are eggs in it. But I’m certain I’m not the only overly-cautious person who will not even entertain the idea of eating raw any kind of anything with eggs in it. My daughter has been programmedContinue reading “GF/CF Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies (and Week 16 Review)”

Not so Green “Green” Smoothie

When I offered a taste of this smoothie to my husband, he was enthusiastic. “Oh! You put chocolate in it?” he asked. “Um, no.” “Oh.” “Do you want me to tell you what’s in it, or do you want to try it first?” Pause. “I’ll try it first.” He ended up liking it. I justContinue reading “Not so Green “Green” Smoothie”

Champion Sandwich Bread

NaNoWriMo Day 8 word count: 14,608 I baked bread today! GF/CF bread, of course. This is a variation on the Champion Sandwich Bread from Living Without magazine. (Update: Sorry, it looks like since I first posted this, the recipe is no longer available online without a subscription to the magazine. It was published in theContinue reading “Champion Sandwich Bread”

Barack Obama Bean Soup

Day 4 word count: 7263 What’s up with me and the late nights? Perhaps if I stopped procrastinating my writing so much, I’d finish up at a more reasonable hour. Ah, well. I take heart in something I just read in Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. In an interviewContinue reading “Barack Obama Bean Soup”