Yesterday afternoon I treated myself to this:
A soy frozen yogurt from Fraiche in Palo Alto, CA. I topped it with cinnamon and cocoa powder (free!). I wandered around while I ate it and drank cold ice water. I stopped by Lululemon (a few good sales, but nothing in my size) and followed it up with a manicure. My nail/wax person, Tina, asked me if I use self-tanner on my hands. Guess the kabocha is finally kicking in. I told her about it and she said that it must be good for my skin because my face looks great.
Tina also told me about “nghe” (she didn’t know the English word for it; she’s Vietnamese. What looks like ginger on the outside but is bright yellow on the inside? Turmeric! I googled around and found out that nghe is Vietnamese for turmeric. You can make a paste from the rhizome and put it on your face and apparently it’s great for the skin. She said it’s also good if you eat it… and she says it won’t turn your skin yellow. I think I might try it if I can find it around here.
Last night I decided to use more pantry items for dinner and made a shrimp/greens/spaghetti sauce meal.
I sauteed a whole lotta garlic in a whole lotta olive oil (healthy fats), added shrimp, added greens, added sauce + water, and topped with lots of vegan parm (which is nowhere near as good as real parmesan).
And I only ate half of a kabocha last night. Coco‘s trying to cut back on kabocha as well. I think it’s good to have things in moderation.
This morning I did what I did yesterday… ABU oat bran + miso soup. I missed my miso!
I also missed my Bobby! I’m going to pick him up from the airport as soon as I hit “Publish”. Happy Tuesday