We're roasting poblanos, jalapenos, and tomatillos for a repeat of White Bean Posole Verde. The aroma is so good. And just look at them - aren't they gorgeous?
But what I'm really hot for this week is the idea of kindness. The simple beauty of kindness. The great power of it. One could say kindness is really all that matters.
Some dear friends suggested a Kindness Challenge: wake up each day and contemplate what I can do that's kind. I began the Challenge yesterday by visiting several former patients. I stopped by four homes and each visit was deeply enriching - both for my patients and for me. I still feel the joy from those visits in my heart.
Today was kindness-on-the-go. I made an effort to drive mindfully. I tried to be generous toward other drivers. I smiled as I signaled folks to go before me. And I was kind with myself too - remembering to relax and breathe as I navigated traffic.
Tonight we'll be enjoying this delicious, kind and vegan recipe. It's quite simple to prepare, and scrumptious to consume. Try it some time. And until we meet again, I wish you a beautiful evening.
Several years ago my family ate a vegan diet for twelve months. It was a good run, but ultimately we lacked the know-how to make it a permanent lifestyle. Having tried it before, I know there's more to consider than simply foregoing animal products: What are my new diet staples? I'm used to accenting all my dinners with meat - what now? I can only eat so much tofu and tempeh. Will I be satiated? What about eating out, and with family?
We shared a beautiful vegan potluck meal last week with some vegan-eating friends. The food was excellent, and I was able to garner a few tricks of the trade:
- Beans, beans, and more beans! bluezones.com/2016/06/10-things-about-beans/
- Plan on eating more often - a smoothie after dinner, for example.
- Think Fat when it comes to satiety. We need to incorporate good fats, like avocado, nuts.
- Accent your veggie stir fry with cashews. Or use almond butter as a sauce.
- May need to supplement B12, perhaps Vit D and Iodine. (Will have to explore this more).
Here's what we're making today. Let's do a double-batch; freeze half for a future day:
Hey friends, it's been a week since I left my job.
I'm still dragging.
Haggard, beat up, depleted.
I'm leaving Nursing for good.
Fare thee well!
First things first - piece Self back together.
I need Sun, Lemon Water, a Journal, some Sleep.
(What's ahead? Find a new way to make money, play Music like crazy, learn how to eat Vegan, ditch the perma-stress lifestyle and immerse myself in relaxed, easy mode. More to come.....