Food: Cooking Up Some Motivation Today

I have to ramble a bit before I can hunker down today and try to find work. It’ll just take a sec . . .

I made a Chinese-esque fried rice dish last night for the first time. Lucas made faces and said “ew” until he tried it. Then he was Mr. Compliment. “Wow, Mom. This is really good. I mean, I like your cooking. But this is really yummy.” Asher liked it too, for it had some of his favorites all mixed in: eggs, ham, brown rice, onions, and broccoli. 

I ordered a CSA from Farm Fresh to You, an organic farm in the Capay Valley that delivers boxes of produce to our front door. I ordered a “regular box” for $29 per delivery, and we’re scheduled for one every two weeks. I figure we’ll do that schedule for a while and then decide if we want deliveries every week. So far, we’re doing great and working our way through the box. Everything has been delicious: a melon, white peaches, cherries, cauliflower, collard greens, spinach, strawberries, heirloom tomatoes, carrots, and a bunch of lavender. Our box came with recipes. The one for lavender grilled salmon was divine. 

I’m totally off my low-carb diet right now. Which is giving me a good reason to beat myself up. Ian’s exercising like crazy and eating more liberally because he can. I’m eating liberally alongside him. Time to buckle down again. Summer fruits, margaritas, and Mexican foods are so, so tempting though when the weather is hot.

EDIT: Also, I tried to cut off my left thumb yesterday. I guess, my hindbrain decided it wouldn’t taste good in fried rice.


3 Responses to “Food: Cooking Up Some Motivation Today”

  • tshuma
    June 19, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Silly Lucas. How old is he, and he thinks he’s already experienced everything you’re capable of making? Isn’t it nice to know how much you can still surprise him?

    Try not to beat yourself up any more than you really feel you have to. It’s hard, I know.


  • parnasus
    June 20, 2008 at 3:43 am

    Thanks again for the reminder! I wanted to do this months ago, but at the time the one I had picked out wasn’t taking new costomers till sometime in May and then I forgot about it. I signed up today and said you referred me, you should get your next shipment free accordong to the website, let me know if you don’t and I’ll send them an email with your actual account number in case your name is not enough.

    I too am a low carber, and it’s been working great! (20 pounds in the last two months!), but I refuse to give up fruit, I eat fruit and veg all day long. But I also have to have very limited animal product that is not fish, so I would die, literally with out my fruits and veg even if they are the high carby kind. I can’t wait to see what happens now that I am doing marathon training! Bye bye high cholesterol!


    PS. Lets keep all digits in tact.


  • parnasus
    June 20, 2008 at 3:47 am

    I agree to both of the above sentiments, you will continue to amaze him as much as he amazes you. And I ate Smores every night this week and last night I made them with rice crispy treats. Sometimes we have to carb a little ;p we just have to remember our motivations and get back on the wagon 🙂 I’m totally here if you need support, motivation or a yummy low card drink and snack, both of you 🙂


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