Beets are my favorite veggie to have in the kitchen for making meals. Yeah they are healthy and crap like that but they are more than just good for ya they are super fun. If you ever want a nice meal with a gothic twist then a nice red beet is the best.
I like boiling up some small beets and throwing them in some white vinegar, sugar (small amount), and salt to pickle them. I do the same for carrots and cabbage for like a day and then if I haven’t already chopped them up in the match sticks then I do that and it is the best salad I do for myself. When I am feeling like I need some more protein or to have a nice creamy item to off set the vinegary salad I will throw in some tofu.
Tonight I wanted to make a black bean soup but I was needing some greens to go with it so I had some beet tops and I chopped those and added it too the soup and it made the liquid blood red. It was so fun to eat along with being yummy and it’s the reason I am writing this.
Beets go really good with anything you would have feta like in a greek salad I think and just have this nice blending quality but still retain their own flavor. Beets play well with others with their flavor but if they are a red beet they will color everything crimson and for me that is fun.
I must go because my cat had decided it is time to play but know that I love you all and that beets love you too.
This past week I was sick but I was also moving around a great deal more than I have been in a while. My surgery site looks like I skinned my knee and it healing very well and I so very happy to be able to move more. My kitten and I have been playing on the floor together as stretch out so she is keeping up her end of the deal for moving in by helping me keep up with my workouts. Tomorrow I am going to be grabbing her stroller and taking a walk and see how she like walking around the parking lot. If she is cool with that then next week we might walk around the block. She is still playing fetch and it is very fun!
It is early in the morning technically but I haven’t slept yet. I am up with a bad head cold that is making it hard to breath. My writing has been taking a back seat to my world just not going as planned but I am getting things sorted so that I can come back to writing more. My hope is that I can write full time and also be a functional member of society in a few years but baby steps are needed always. I was talking to Moxie my kitty and I asked her if she wanted to go camping this summer but she was too interested in the birds outside to give me an answer.
I must report to everyone that I have been getting better with walking because a friend at work turned me onto Salonpas and I have since been able to walk more without my cane. The other thing that is helping me is Bromelain an extract from Pineapple stems and this also something my friend gave to me. I can’t even describe to you the difference it is making in my life but tonight I cleaned my home and I honestly haven’t been able to do that in a month. I did dishes, laundry and picked up the rubbish that was mocking me on the floor that has been shaming me for weeks. My place is not completely clean yet but it looks better than it has in weeks and being I have a small place it makes a big difference.
I will be writing some more soon now that I am feeling better and digging myself out of my pit. Thank you so very much for all of your wonderful clicks and views.
Oh in other news my Kitten Moxie has started playing fetch with me and she is doing well with her leash training. No I am not training her to be a dog I am enjoying a close and active bond with my cat and these things will help her and me stay healthy. That is why I call her my workout partner!
Okay so after discussing with my new cat we decided we did not like the name that was given to her or rather it just didn’t feel like her name. Mostly my fish Flippant was being a jerk and said it was a dumb name but what can you expect he is a fish and between you and me I think he is jealous.
So after much conversation and walks we decided she had Moxie and therefor that would be her name.
My delightful new partner in crime is named Moxie!
I have to say that years ago when I was first diagnosed with Cancer I adopted two cats a brother and sister from the humane society. They were there in my life for one thing as therapy animals and I needed all of the comfort I could while going through my treatments. I would often say, “The cuteness of kittens cures cancer!” Buttons and Bows helped me through the most difficult time of my life but because they were senior kitties they passed a few years ago and I have been without since. I knew I needed the comfort a cat in my life and while I do love dogs as well cats have always brought me more comfort with less effort. On Saturday I drove around to 3 places looking for a cat that I connected with and then I found her. She now sleeps at the foot of my bed and snuggles with my hand when I am reading and we are going great together.
I still say “the cuteness of kittens cures cancer!”
Apparently I need to get a Purrsonal trainer to get in shape. Thank goodness for cats and dogs everywhere helping us humans get healthy enough to take care of them.
This video is beautiful and reminds me of how much kittens are important for laughter in your life. Please enjoy!