I adopted Carmie when she was this scrawny little kitten that had been turned into my local vets office after being hit by a car. It was a few months after my sister died and she was such a wonderful comfort during such a tough time and continues to be my special little cuddle buddy.
I made sure not to freak out completely until Nick had come home because I had a feeling he would have an idea I hadn’t thought of. While I had been looking in the yard and surrounding blocks, Nick was sure she hadn’t gone far so he walked around the building whistling his special call for her. He eventually heard her chirp from under the building where she had some how fit through a crack no bigger than a couple inches. We wooed her over to us and yanked her out.
Needless to say, I’ve spent the evening cuddling with her and promising that I’ll never leave the door open again!
A What Was I Thinking Doozy of a Boot Camp Workout
This morning, I had a free hour between the delivery of our storage boxes and the arrival of our movers. I wanted to work out but didn’t want to leave the apartment in case the movers arrived early. Therefore, I decided to do my Doozy of a Boot Camp Workout in our still empty multipurpose room.
Well it was a doozy indeed! Seriously, what was I thinking designing a workout with 45 + 30 + 15 surfers and push ups?!?
Fortunately it all worked out as I had an awesomely sweaty good time.
This evening, after Carmie’s tearful and cheerful return, I decided to make my own version of a delicious kale salad that our neighborhood Whole Foods Market sold in Chicago. I washed and chopped some of the vibrant Swiss chard that I bought at the Newburyport Farmers Market and combined it with sweet clover honey, savory nutritional yeast, and fragrant extra virgin olive oil. I thought it would taste pretty good but it actually turned out ten times better than I expected.
If you need an easy recipe that will help you eat your greens then this one’s for you!
Sweet Greens Salad Recipe
Makes ~3 servings
1 large bunch Swiss chard, kale, or other favorite leafy green
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 tbsp. sherry, red wine, or apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
salt to taste
Sweet Greens Salad Recipe Directions
1. Cut away any tough stems from the greens and discard.
2. Chop the remaining greens into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl.
3. Drizzle the oil, vinegar, and honey over the greens and stir well to distribute evenly.
4. Sprinkle the salt and nutritional yeast over the dressed greens and stir again until thoroughly combined.