I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. I think that above quote sums up most of it quite nicely. There has been a lot of questioning, and a fair amount of crying.
When these moods happen upon me, which they do more often than I’d like, I tend to turn my focus to the things that make me happiest. Things like…
Ice cream cones.
There’s just something about the cone experience, I tell ya – cups just don’t do the trick.
Summer in a glass.
I bought a mini blender for 15 bucks and use it almost every day. This creation was particularly excellent.
Blend: one small fresh nectarine, about half a frozen banana (~60 g), a handful of chopped frozen mango (70g), and 5 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Sip in the sun with a magazine.
Highly entertaining Stop signs.
Really delicious, seasonal-vegetable-focused dinners.
Apparently my cooking skills improve ten-fold when I’m having a tougher go of it. My dinners this week were BOMB.
Recipes for dishes from left to right:
1. Sautee 1/4-1/2 chopped onion in oil. Add in greens (I used kale + spinach) and a teaspoon of tamari. Top with half of a mashed avocado and protein of your choice. Eat with chopsticks!
2. Brown some garlic in a small amount of cooking oil in a pan. Add in sliced summer squash and fresh tomato and stir fry until the squash is slightly translucent. Add baby shrimp and some chopped fresh basil; stir til heated through. Serve with more fresh basil, mashed avocado, and a healthy squeeze of lemon. A fresh baguette with good olive oil is highly encouraged.
3. Heat garlic and cooking oil in a pan; add veggies and some black beans and cook til the beans soften and make the mix a little creamy. Add a dash of soy sauce and a little lemon juice. Top with fresh herbs (basil!) and parmesan cheese, and drizzle with some good olive oil. This one was my favorite, I think!
The creation of a new recipe, all (well, mostly) by myself. Stay tuned for this one – it’s definitely cookbook-worthy!
What things get you through a bad day?