Yes I have the dreaded BLAH.
I think it’s because it’s November, I’m sick, I haven’t worked out in four days and it’s cold and snowy.
I think Boyd’s face says it all!
The old me (unmotivated, junk food eating, non exerciser me) would have ate chips and extended the “I’m sick pity party” for weeks. Not this new me- nope not me. I have become this annoying person who looks on the bright side of things instead of complaining about them. I know right- I’m annoying lol!
I have realized there are huge advantages to being sick. In no particular order:
-good excuse to stay home and do nothing
-napping on the couch with my dog in front of my new fireplace
-I got to take this photo of my dog in the snow because I was home sick yesterday afternoon and it was so pretty out
-I got to watch Ellen
-my kids did all my chores because I gave them my best “I’m sick” face
-I went to bed before anyone else
-Buckley’s taste awful but I strangely like it!
-Vicks Vapour Rub is very moisturizing to my skin
-AND FINALLY I made this totally yummy soup
It’s a Chickpea and Leek Soup. Super hearty and yummy. It feels like a bowl of hugs- perfect on a snowy November day.
You will need:
3 cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained well)
1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
1 large leek, washed well and thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 litre of water
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
gluten-free soy sauce or white miso paste, to taste, optional
A word about leeks- they are dirty! Very dirty! The best way to get rid of all the gritty dirt is to wash, then slice, then soak them in water to loosen all the soil. Drain the leeks and they are ready to use!
I made my soup in this beautiful yellow, cast iron pot my husband gave me a few years ago. I love this pot! I think every meal I make in it comes out tasting like joy because the pot itself is so happy looking!
You can find the recipe here: http://www.mydarlinglemonthyme.com/2012/07/chickpea-and-leek-soup-recipe.html
It’s a great soup and it’s a welcome change from potato leek soup.
Choose happy….. even when you are sick 🙂