Guys we need to make dinner.
I’m still fully obsessed with this chicken taco salad I started making a few months ago, and I sold a TON of it this week.
It’s a great day for soup! It’s been kind of weird and cloudy and off and on stormy here, and so even though it’s summer it’s also FREEZING everywhere I go so….soup? Hurray for wasting money due to modern technology? I like to be warm, is my point.
Hence, this soup! The flavors are epic, the ingredients are simple, and we add almonds to the soup before we puree it to make it creamy without any dairy which is just GREAT. Smoked paprika really makes the flavor of the soup, and if you don’t own any I’d basically just suggest buying some. BUT if you don’t really want to spend money then just ignore me and use regular paprika or nothing. I’ll never know!
I teach yoga a lot, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that before.
Yesterday I was teaching a weird class and I got all preachy about love being simple. I have to do that sometimes when classes are…bad. They were just being bad, like all types of classes can be. Chatty, people running in and out, had to ask multiple times for quiet to start the class, you know the stuff. THEN, there was a new person who put her mat right in front and huffed and puffed really demonstratively the entire class. Also loudly said she couldn’t breathe several times, which I later found was just because she recently quit smoking and it was “way too hot” in there.
It was 72 degrees.
You know, to be healthy.
Actually, this IS a really healthy pasta. It’s also super quick to make so we all win in that department. Whole wheat pasta with kale and white wine topped with buttery burst tomatoes that are about to be SO EPICALLY DELICIOUS but for now regular ones from the store are fine. Definitely the way to do pasta.
So, yesterday I asked y’all what you thought I should teach my families tomorrow night about healthy cooking. Thanks for the opinions, and thanks ESPECIALLY to those of you who suggested new recipes for me to try out! I’ll definitely be using some of those in the future.
I want to tell you a little bit more about my internship, mainly because it’s great and I love it. I’m a counseling intern, but I get to do nutrition visits, therapy, cooking classes, and some marketing when the need is there! It’s perfect for me because, if you’ve been reading for 5 second you know, I like to do a lot of different things all the time.
So. At the practice we try to give simple baby steps to working towards a healthy lifestyle. We of course have health goals for patients that include weight loss and calorie consumption, but we RARELY discuss those things with patients. Instead, we give them simple guidelines to follow each day with the idea that if the guidelines are followed, other things will fall naturally into place.
The guidelines for daily life are as follows: B5210.