a lovely sunday dinner, after a long run
solitary meals are often seen as lonely
but me, here, with this explosion of flavor
not too lonely and just right
Normally, Sunday is Potluck Night, but I wasn't feeling much up for it. The mountains of work and the other social events made me just want to burrow at home with Crystal's English as a Global Language, a beer, and a warm bowl of something delicious. This meal was simple, easy, and satisfying--all a girl home alone could ask for. Soba noodles cooked in broth with cubed tofu, sauteed beet greens, a hard-boiled egg, and homemade kimchi. Flavor and texture abound.
My month of unprocessed is nearing its end: while I failed to maintain it for the full month, I learned a lot from the experience that I hope to carry into my everyday life. 1.) My body has strange reactions to sugar/highly processed things 2.) A little treat is great maybe once a week. I might try to aim for that as a goal, perhaps a weekend muffin from my favorite bakery or somesuch. 3.) Simple food is great, homemade food is awesome, but at this point in the semester, it's hard to make a priority. It turns out that when I'm stressed and short of sleep my body screams SUGARCARBSCHOCOLATE. I don't much care for that.
Tonight, though: a delightful bowl of soup for an autumnal day.