I haven’t been feeling very great for the last few days. What does Katie do with her time when she isn’t feeling well (other than speak about herself in the third person)? She works. Yes, she works a lot…so close to finishing the manuscript that won’t die. (I will have it submitted by the end of the week, I will have it submitted by the end of the week). She also googles.
What does my name mean?
Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Katie to be: Strong willed and athletic woman. That sounds about right to me! (source)
Feeling under the weather also means that Katie hasn’t been making much stuff. She’s been eating some seriously repetitive meals; bland, boring, and full of water and nutrients in the hopes that her body will fight back (hello, where’s that strong-willed immune system, eh, Katie?) Think smoothies and salads. With some chocolate thrown in because, well, we all know that chocolate has magical healing powers (placebos though they may be).
Luckily, she also has a backlog of photos and recipes to share from times past. She is also new to the phenomenon that is the Blogger Secret Ingredient game (thanks to Alisa for letting me play for the first time). Last week was Sunflower Seeds, this week is artichokes.
Through some strange cosmic twist of fate (in my favor) one of the backlogged recipes centers around this very ingredient. Actually two of them do, but I can’t be divulging all my secrets at once, can I?
It’s hard to make soup look exciting in a photo. (So she tells herself…)
I made this based on a recipe I saw in an old issue of Women’s Health. It is great in the colder months (which I realize most of you are trying to forget about), but I have this feeling that if you took out the vegetable broth, this would make a really great cold salad to eat with something grilled. (Oh, BBQ season is upon us, folks!)
Savory Morrocan Lentil Soup (Makes 4 servings)
3 cups vegetable broth
14 ounces diced tomatoes
1 really big zucchini, cut in half moons
1 1/2 cups marinated artichoke hearts
⅓ cup lentils, brown, uncooked
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp basil
½ tsp oregano
¼ tsp cayenne
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
Cook in slow cooker on low for 7-8 hours, until lentils are soft.
Sorry for the lame-o post guys. Hang with me, I promise I’ll be back to my old nerdy self soon. If I leave you with a comic, will that help?
What do you do when you are feeling sick? I normally try to push through it. I was actually quite productive yesterday, all things considered. Sure, I am counting completion of 3 crossword puzzles as productivity, but there was a good amount of work done, too. I even managed to do the Core Synergysitcs P90X DVD. Was it pretty? Absolutely not, but no one was watching…that I know of.