If More US Senators Ate My Soup They May Not Be So Dumb

FOOD

Yesterday started with a green juice.  I’m starting to get to the bottom of my produce stash, so I’m guessing a run to Whole Foods is coming sometime in the next couple of days!

 

kale, romaine, cucumber, celery, lemon, and ginger.
kale, romaine, cucumber, celery, lemon, and ginger.

D even had a fresh juice (though he’s not ready to have veggies in it – just fruits).  I was very proud of him for drinking it.  Long story, but we’re working on a way to incorporate more nutrient dense foods into his diet.  I’d say an apple/strawberry/orange/pineapple fresh juice helped meet that goal yesterday!

Lunch was one of those once-in-a-lifetime soups.  It literally was a moment of “hey, lets throw everything from the fridge and pantry in it and see what happens”.  What happened?  Awesome happened.

I dug this out of my pantry and it served as half of my soup base.  4 cups of veggie broth was the other half.
I dug this out of my pantry and it served as half of my soup base. 4 cups of veggie broth was the other half.
a quart of asparagus, half a head of cauliflower, tons of carrots, green beans, onion all thrown in with a tablespoon of the seasoning Herbamare
a quart of asparagus, half a head of cauliflower, tons of carrots, green beans, onion all thrown in with a tablespoon of the seasoning Herbamare
take up the remaining space with tons and tons of chopped kale
take up the remaining space with tons and tons of chopped kale
simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
eat lots!  I almost threw in a can or two of beans, but couldn't decide which I wanted.  It was perfect how it came out, though, but beans would have made it more of a balanced meal.
eat lots! I almost threw in a can or two of beans, but couldn’t decide which I wanted. It was perfect how it came out, though, but beans would have made it more of a balanced meal.

Dinner was more soup because I loved it so much and I had so many leftovers!

I also made my first batch of slow cooker veggie broth.  I took a tip from another blogger and started saving in my freezer all my unused veggies.  Peels, that little bit of onion left over, the base of a head of cabbage, that 1/2 fennel I never got around to using.  You get the picture….Anyway, the bag was full, so I dumped it into the crock, filled it with water, and set it for 12 hours.  What I have now is an amazingly flavorful broth and a good sense that I wasn’t wasteful about all that produce that would have found it’s way into the trash (though if I do manage to garden this year, that’ll be compost!).

growing bag in my freezer of leftover veggie parts
growing bag in my freezer of leftover veggie parts
into the crock
into the crock
beautiful broth in the making
beautiful broth in the making

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FITNESS

It was a beautiful and sunny day yesterday.  Mid-50’s and no rain, and while I wasn’t feeling that great, decided to go for a run anyway.  My week-long lull is still playing very heavily on me, so I laced up and went.

Overall, it was better than I anticipated it would be.  I had to take a few walk breaks to catch my breath, but the 3 miles went by pretty quickly.

LIFE

Life started with a free 30 minutes.  I woke up a half hour early, and blogged.  In fact, I’m doing it right now too.  While that means an hour of lost sleep total so far, I think I can get used to this.  I like the quiet little me time.  Eventually I may wake up even earlier or use this time to run, but I’m in no rush.  I’m just going to enjoy the quiet time while I get used to the earlier hour.

I was both happy and appalled by the US Senate yesterday.  They passed, by a vote of 78-22 to extend the Violence Against Women Act.  In 1994, this act created the Office on Violence Against Women as part of the Dept. of Justice, and provided funds to aid in the investigation and persecution of violent crimes against women.  What appalls me is that 22 of my fellow American’s thought this was a bad idea.  Do they not know that 1 in 3 women globally will be impacted by physical and sexual violence, and they voted against the only protective measure we have in this country?  Shame.  Shame on them.

Oh yeah, Lent begins today.  I’ll go into more about what I want to do for Lent tomorrow, but it’s always an opportunity to restart something, work towards ending something, or just being more mindful and reflective.  Think about your Lent (if it’s important to you).  I’d love to hear about it.

Wow, off that topic now because today is D’s birthday!!  We’re going out to breakfast before work, so I have to go get dressed now.  Happy Wednesday!

Sammie
Sammie

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 yo busy career single mom, attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free & nut-free vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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