3 posts tagged with “lunch”

  • Abundance: Creamy Potato and Kohlrabi Soup with Spicy Brown Butter

    I officially marked the start of week seven as a phlegm bot yesterday.

    This isn’t an anniversary I want to mark or even acknowledge with a passing thought, yet I can’t help but wonder where the hell my immune system went with no telling when it will return.

    It’s been the winter of my discontent with illness. It started with pneumonia, morphed into a sinus cold that lasted longer than its predecessor, and later a cough that came on so strong at times, it made me throw up. All of this was followed by a fresh set of symptoms this week. They came on the moment I felt confident I was at the very tip of the tail end of all this sickness.

    It’s been nothing short of demoralizing. I make a point of trying to live well. I get nine hours of sleep a night and clock my seven to 10 fruits and veg every day.

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  • Sopa de Ajo: Cold medicine in a bowl

    The recipe for Sopa de Ajo in this post is an updated version of one posted previously to this site.

    My cat Louie has to go to a cardiologist.

    I don’t blame you if you guffawed at that, chortled, snorted or simply smiled. I’m convinced that’s just a fancy way of saying “Really expensive vet.”

    But my boy is sick. He had a cardiac event over the holidays and lost so much weight I could feel the sharp edges of his spine. He was far from his curious and engaged self. We need to figure out what exactly happened to a guy I’ve dubbed my editor since freelancing full-time.

    Louie, who literally showed up on our doorstep — I looked out the back door eight years and saw his big grey noggin and tenuous look — often joins me at the kitchen table during my workday writing sessions. He’ll curl up on the chair next to mine or he’ll sleep in my lap as I type.

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  • The lunch you need to make yourself: The April Listicle

    Disclosure: I help Niagara Presents with media relations. However, this is not a sponsored post. I was not asked nor paid to write it, nor was I given any free product to use in the creation of this recipe for smashed chickpeas with spinach and harissa on toast.

    One of the most valuable lessons I learned from a cookbook has nothing to do with cookery.

    It was in Tara O’Brady’s gorgeous tome, Seven Spoons, where, woven into a recipe for a hamburger, I found the nugget about how Tara makes a point of making herself a good lunch each day. The burger in question could be made quickly, which made it a perfect candidate for lunch, but it was far from the afterthought to which we often relegate our midday nosh.

    It resonated with me, office worker at the time, who scoured the fridge every morning for leftovers. If my search turned up nothing, it was rushed cafeteria fare at high noon.

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