Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Gosh, anyone else exhausted today? I don't know what it is but I've been looking forward to going to sleep again from the moment I woke up this morning! Even my energizing afternoon walk wasn't enough to keep me charged at work today. I was productive though, and happened to stumble upon one of my uploaded "articles" in the process. I put it in quotes because I didn't have much heavy writing but my work is officially live on Modelinia. Check it out, I like seeing my name ;).
In other news, I tried kale for the first time today... and loved it. I made a reformed massaged kale salad for lunch and, although my mom teased me about massaging my farmer's market greens, she admitted that it was pretty delicious as well :). Here's my method :
  • Wash a bunch of kale and five large spinach leaves (to offset kale's bitterness, just in case.)
  • Chop the greens into small pieces and throw them into a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle in a tablespoon (to soften the kale), squeeze the juice of a half a lemon, and drizzle 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil onto the kale and spinach.
  • Cut an entire avocado into small cubes and add to the bowl.
  • Get to work, you masseuse you, for at least two minutes. The salad should shrink to nearly half it's original size.
  • Allow the freshly-tender greens to sit for another few minutes as you prepare a couple of other raw vegetables to add to the salad. I chose yellow pepper, zucchini, and onion.
  • Toss the greens with your additional raw veggies in a new bowl and... bon appetit!
Another less new raw food favorite (although badly combined) meal of mine is sushi. Last night I enjoyed a few pieces of three rolls: California, salmon, and red snapper alongside sesame broccoli in soy sauce that I made beforehand. I also had a nice glass of pinot noir from this birthday bottle that my best friend gave me. I would assume that white wine would technically pair best but my parents and I prefer reds. No matter what, wine and food is one of the most wonderful treats ever. It's enough to make any regular meal special, a fact that the French and Italians seem to know well. Hopefully it catches on here too ;).
This just in! If the whole med-school doctor thing doesn't work out, the boy is considering becoming a city bus tour driver. His inspiration? A kiddy ride. I'll let you enjoy that :) my bed is calling. Sweet dreams!

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