Saturday, February 5, 2011
My super food day was perfectly timed. Yesterday was the day and I did honestly feel good throughout most of it. I have to say that quinoa, the ancient grandmother of grains, is an acquired taste and I haven't yet acquired it. I cooked the quinoa in chicken broth, then mixed it with black beans. It just didn't have enough taste. I'm thinking it might provide an interesting texture in a mostly green salad.
I picked yesterday as my superfood day because I knew I would be homeless in the wintery cold temperatures for a good long stretch with a bunch of warm-hearted teens (who actually camped outside in boxes and tarps all night long to raise money for the homeless plight in Cleveland.) I thought "Those super foods will help my body fight the cold." And they did! However, I did finally succumb to my children's cold at 10 p.m. after five hours outside. Even after sampling a steaming hot cup of vegetable Stone Soup, my body called it quits and, after driving home, I took a long, hot oatmeal bath before crashing into my own warm comfy bed.
Honestly, I don't know how the homeless do it. There's so much that I take for granted most days, not realizing fully what an incredible blessing it is to have a warm cushy bed, my own spacious bedroom and well-built home, to have so many food choices and to be able to throw together a superfood day at whim.
Posted by Apis Melliflora at 1:53 PM