My hairdresser is very attractive. She is slender (in spite of having two children), has a cute figure, and dresses nicely. I really like her and thoroughly enjoy my time with her. She is a great conversationalist and always has a good story to tell.
She also has a big mirror that I face as she works on my hair. I see myself and cringe at the fat image in that mirror compared to her adorable image. However, since I have lost a little weight, my face is not as chubby and today I didn’t mind my image. I can’t say that I was thrilled, but I was much more accepting of what I was seeing. Progress.
Have you ever had Quinoa? I caught a segment of Giada De Laurentiis’ show on the Food Channel and she was making Quinoa as a side dish. She added some fresh herbs and it looked pretty good. She said that Quinoa is not a pasta or a rice, but rather in the nut family. Hmmmm. Sounded good. So I bought a box at Trader Joes and prepared some last night. The recipe on the box calls for one cup, but I knew that would be too much for me, so I prepared 1/2 cup. Even that was enough for three portions. I didn’t have any fresh herbs, but I did have some frozen “Seasoning Blend” (onions and green peppers) which I added for flavor along with some butter and salt. It was OK as a side dish.
Tonight I heated up the leftover Quinoa but it lacked something. So I added peanut butter. Well, that was not so great of an idea. It got thrown out. In retrospect, I should have added a vegetable. Or perhaps a little lemon zest, or maybe some beef broth.
So my supper tonight ended up being a small dish of leftover sweet potato and a very small portion of Quinoa. Not a very nourishing supper. Thank goodness I had a nice green salad for lunch – full of broccoli, tomatoes, celery, and some chunks of turkey breast.