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Lotus root, cheesy grits, yoga, & juice!

Posted Aug 28 2009 7:46pm

Have you ever tried lotus root?

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It’s a veggie that I like to get in Asian markets. It comes precut, in a bag, with water. I just drain off the water, rinse them, and chop them for salads like this one.

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This was one of my favorite salads (red leaf & iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, raw corn, mushrooms, seaweed, salsa liquid gold elixir, and this one – PARMESAN) topped off with slices of lotus root. Along with this salad I had more steamed broccoli stems with more parm.

Lotus root is a water plant, like the water lily. It has beautiful flowers above the water; underneath grows the delicious root. It’s kind of crunchy and tastes like a hybrid of a water chestnut and a potato. It’s low in calories, has lots of fiber, and provides Vitamin C, Potassium, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Copper, and Manganese.

Since Bobby has been home the last 2 days, I’ve been making him a yummy breakfast: cheesy grits!

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I cook 1/3 cup grits in 1 cup of water with a dash of salt, then towards the end I add maybe 1/3 cup of shredded cheddar. After it’s in the bowl I top it with a little more cheddar and some sesame seeds. He enjoys it with orange juice (Tropicana).

This morning I did another 75-minute Dave Farmarpower yoga class – 06/05/09. It was pretty challenging; I would definitely recommend it. I was thinking about rebounding for a few minutes now but Bobby passed out on my trampoline – he woke up early and he’s very tired. I think I’m going to help him get to the bed.

I just finished sipping on this green juice (celery, granny smith apple, lemon, ginger, mint, cucumber, romaine)…

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What’s your favorite vegetable? I’m pretty sure mine is broccoli. I can’t decide though – recently I’ve been snacking on raw snap peas and they’re pretty delicious. And then there’s raw corn… it’s too hard to choose!

P.S. Did you know that Shakespeare gave the English language almost 2,000 new words??

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