In the kitchen

It has been awhile since I have been excited to cook and meal prep. Later this week I am going to a cooking class but I found this book at my library and I am trying out some new meal ideas. I have also enjoyed reading about Ayurveda and Dosha body types.

Spring is coming – I’m sure it is- so it seems like a good time to shake up my meals.

I have cooked and prepped my meals for the next few days. It was pretty easy since I had everything on hand for the recipes. And my house smells wonderful (think cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, and ginger)!

Happy Monday.

Unraveled Wednesday – hello yellow

The other day the sun made a surprise appearance in the afternoon. The skies had been so grey and wet, a condition we expected to last for a few days. It was fun to watch the change as people opened the door and looked up. It didn’t last long, although we did get a nice reprieve from the rain that afternoon. But everyone kept saying how great it was to see the sun. That is life in the Pacific Northwest.

Yellow has been on my mind. I made a batch of golden milk yesterday and it was pretty simple. Do be aware of the staining power of turmeric. And I have a ball of buttercup yarn for a new shawl KAL.

I am reading a book with a group from church and the author uses the word unraveling to talk about the need for a shift in our thinking. He writes that unraveling can create a space for hope. I love that idea. As a knitter, unraveling a little can give me the chance to correct a mistake. And unraveling a lot can give me the opportunity to create something new. I find that to be a comforting message.

No actual unraveling for me this week but then it is only Wednesday!

Hello 2018

Bonny began her first post of the new year with a reminder to begin as you mean to go so here is my beginning. This morning I made a batch of green ginger juice to get my mornings started this week. Then I made a big bowl of a lighter version of this yummy salad. I made my own dressing and used yogurt. I also used a bit less cheese and dressing. It made three servings so I used one to make a green nest for my poached egg this morning. Then I added chopped apples and roasted chicken to the other two servings so I have my lunches made for the first two days back to work. It is not going to be easy to head back to school but at least I will have my lunches made.

I had time to get the first round of color work done on my new sweater project last night. I need to cast on another hat because I anticipate some waiting time this week and I will want some simple knitting to carry around.

Enjoy this first today of the new year.