Well kiddos, its about that time. Time for my 7:30 bedtime, that is! I am SO 97 years old 🙁
But first of all—my appointment with Anisha, the Ayurvedic Physician, was SO interesting. We talked for an hour on my particular imbalances and how diet and nutrition play an active role in correcting them. I HIGHLY recommend, if you are interested, searching out a physician in your area. Its really such a different way of looking at things….but Ayurveda has been tried and true for the past 5,000 years so it must be doing something right! Anisha is going to India for the entire month of February to obtain another yoga certification so the office will be closed but I’m hoping that in March (my budget willing) I can do some acupuncture treatments. As for right now, I have TONS of reading material that she gave me so I’ll be busy with that for awhile!
It took quite a long time to get home due to rush hour traffic and busy expressways. I snacked on a mango in the car—
And then once I got home I decided to just take it easy and shower and make dinner instead of yoga. When I practice yoga I don’t like to feel rushed or stressed and I was feeling sort of a tired time crunch going on when I got home because I was starving for dinner and ready to fall asleep at the same time. Tomorrow afternoon looks a lot better time wise so I can do a nice long practice then. As for today, I think my job was my exercise. Lifting heavy sheet trays full of bread, kneading dough, working the ovens, cleaning the floors….I highly recommend this type of exercise! 😉
My mommy bought a nice organic roasted chicken today at the health food store so that’s what dinner was based around! I wasn’t going to actually copy this spur of the moment recipe down but it was SO good that I decided yall need to know about it! I just eyeballed all measurements and I suggest you do the same according to your preference. It’s terribly simple. Here’s what I did:
handful chopped or shredded organic roasted chicken breast
1/4 cup brown basmati rice cooked
1 garlic clove, minced
1 inch cube of fresh ginger, minced
2 tsp minced shallot
1 tsp-ish ghee
little cheddar cheese to top
sea salt to season
Basically I just sauteed the garlic, ginger and shallot in the ghee and then added the cooked chicken breast and rice. Topped it with the cheese and voila! SO simple yet very tasty.
And then after dinner I made a super quickie batch of Super Charge Me cookies of Eat, Drink and Be Vegan. The homemade vanilla extract and new special cinnamon really did the trick! I made these because I thought they would be a good pre-breakfast snack at work. I just had to taste one after dinner to “see if they were okay”:
And I also had a cup of skim milk, heated, with some fresh grated nutmeg. This is supposed to calm you and make you sleepy. I’m ready!
(don’t you love my mug?? I do!)
I’m off to fold my uniforms and then hop into bed to read. The weather guy said tonight it will be cold enough to SNOW here!!!!!!!!!!! However, there won’t be enough moisture in the air to make it happen. 🙁 Do you have any idea how cold it will be at 3:30 in the morning when I go to work??!!!!! Blah!!!!! I’m all for the cold but I’d rather be snuggled in my bed.