Wellness Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Dinner is this lentil veggie soup I made. Using up the carrots, celery and onions in the refrigerator, I also added kale and what was left of the cherry tomatoes on my counter. I had half a bag of lentils, and threw the whole thing together in my instant pot along with canned diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Topped it off with a quart of veggie stock and pressure cooked it for 15 minutes. It’s quite good, and I didn’t have to go out and buy anything to make it.

How are you faring during this time of social distancing? I’m cooking!

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Wellness Wednesday, April 1, 2020

I’ve been wanting reuseable, sustainable flatware for a long time, and now my friend Kimberly Flanagan has these (among other items) for sale at a 50% discount on her website! So I had to order some. She makes them to order. And they even come with their own case so you can take them with you and you don’t have to use the plastic utinsels that always seem to cut my upper lip…

I hope all is well for you and yours during this shutdown. You are all in my prayers. Please help to keep the economy going by supporting small businesses (like Kim’s) if you can. Every little bit helps.

What are you doing with your time these days?

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Wellness Wednesday, March 25, 2020

We’re staying home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t eat good food. And comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy.

I didn’t eat breakfast this morning, but hubby made this mac & no-cheese for lunch. It’s hard to tell, but there are brussels sprouts under all that delicious creaminess!

I made some colcannon last week but with a twist. I couldn’t find cabbage, so I used kale (which I learned is just as authentic in this Irish dish) instead. But what to do with the leftovers? I added a cup of flour, a cup of soymilk, some onion, nutritional yeast, and 2 flax eggs. Then cooked it up and served it with sauerkraut. Scrumptious! As usual, I could only eat one, so I’ll eat the other one later when I start getting snacky. If hubby doesn’t eat what’s left, it will make an easy breakfast. No-waste, healthy, simple, and best of all, tasty!

What are you eating as we flatten the curve?

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