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I've got a cold. The kind where you actually feel cold. It's sniffle-snuffle-sneeze and a box of tissues on the table, and though I did get out today to run some errands, I'm glad to be quietly in and writing this evening.

I'm doing a little reforming of my eating which, under the ægis of learning to be gluten-free, I've let get a little out of hand in respect to non-wheat things like butter, sugar and dairy. In this pursuit, I did three things today: I put my five-dollar garage-sale espresso machine away and got a French press (this will vastly cut down on the amount of milk I drink, because I always make lattes); I put my heavy KitchenAid stand mixer away in a low cabinet (this will prevent impulse baking); and I made soup: Black-bean-chard-leek-potato-garlic-beef soup.


Pretty tasty. Warming and nutritious.

Oh, and fueled by soup, Chapter 31 is almost done!

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Apr. 25th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)

If you're sick (or even not sick) I very highly recommend this ginger tea. I am convinced that it fixes everything. :)
Apr. 25th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that sounds wonderful! Ginger would do me a world of good today. I'm going to see if my neighborhood Whole Foods as anything like that.

Thanks for the rec.
Apr. 25th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
I haven't found it anywhere in Utah, so Amazon.com it is. :)
Apr. 25th, 2010 06:56 am (UTC)
I'm going back on my diet and was trying to figure out how to avoid the pitfalls from before. One thing I was considering was more soup.
Apr. 25th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Soup is an amazing thing. It can be almost anything you need it to be. This particular soup wasn't quite vegetarian, since I used a beef stock, but if you're any good with vegetable stock, delicious vegan soup is just a simmer away.

It's filling, it's satisfying, it's a great way to get a bunch of vegetables (like chard) that you might not eat any other way, and it makes good use of odds and ends. And also, in this climate, a nice hot bowl of soup sounds like a good idea nine months out of the year.
Apr. 25th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm a big fan of soup and have about five or six faves I cycle through making: black bean, split pea, vegetable, lentil, potato and broccoli cheese. But I was thinking I should take the time to try some new ones. I broke out a couple cookbooks last night and bookmarked a few cool-sounding ones.
Apr. 25th, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
I hope you feel better asap!
And I love homemade soup. ;)
Apr. 25th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, this came out well. I should make soup more often. It's so easy.
Apr. 25th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Nothing fixes cold like soup. Especially a soup loaded with good things like yours appears to be. Yum! Sounds like a good thing my plans faultered and we couldn't manage the bike excursion yesterday! Hope you are feeling better very soon! If not, make the next soup chicken with white beans, very helpful to feed the immune system.
Apr. 25th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
That sounds so good right now that I must need it. I've got this monster pot of black-bean and veggie, so I'll probably hold off for a few days.

Chicken soup. Supposedly that's a myth, but my body says otherwise.
Apr. 26th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
*sends more soup your way*

I hope you'll feel better soon *hugs you*
Apr. 26th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'm a sniffling snuffling Kleenex-using thing right now, but otherwise A-OK, thanks. More soup for lunch today.
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