Pesto. It’s green, so it’s both a sauce AND a vegetable, right?
I decided to give Bullet Journaling a try, to see if I can get some things a little more organized and productive around here. I wouldn’t say I’m a lost cause, because, despite how hectic it gets, I’m usually pretty on top of things. However, I’m one who believes in continuously self improving and reinventing, so I searched for more ways I could become more productive…
Laine: Hey, I just made up another song! Here it is! *Sings* What do you think?
Cadence: I like it!
Me: That’s actually pretty catchy.
Laine: I think it should be a rap song, and that’s the singing part. Yeah, we need to make it a rap song. Who’s the best rapper here?
Laine: Yeah, definitely Mommy. Mommy totally needs to rap in the video.
Me: Wait, what???
These are the bizarro days of our lives…
Those who know me know my love of curries. I am, after all, from the curry-heavy country of Thailand! Although Thai curry has a special place in my heart, there are so many other delicious curries out there. A favorite in my home, especially with the kids; is Japanese curry; its mild and slightly sweet flavor usually win even the pickiest taste buds over pretty quickly.
Generally, Japanese curry is sold as a convenience food, usually sold in flavor cakes at the grocery store, and quickly prepared at home by adding fresh vegetables, water, and protein. Largely influenced by Indian curries, this sweet, fruity curry is uniquely Japanese. These flavor cakes are readily available in the United States, but sadly, none with a hechsher, and some riddled with animal fats. No worries, though, because with only a little extra work, you can make fresh Japanese style curry at home without the chemicals and treif ingredients. Best of all, you can make the curry paste ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for later use. Just ball up enough of the paste for each batch, and proceed with the stew as indicated.
I finally resumed my workout routine, since all of the kids are in summer programs. What’s more exciting, is that all of the kids will be in school this upcoming fall! Exercise is probably one of the greatest medicines I’ve had in combating my autoimmune diseases. It gives me more energy, less inflammation, and all around less pain. The problem for most suffers, of course, is actually getting out and doing it. My advice is to start slowly, and not go all out all at once. My first day back, I literally went only 15 minutes on the elliptical machine. It will get better. Most importantly, you will feel better, too!