Today was nonstop! Still working – typing up my blog post and listening to another webinar – this one on Mindful Eating.
This afternoon I headed to Michael’s to pick up some items for our Great Harvest gift baskets next week and went up to Whole Foods for our weekly groceries. While I was out I seemed to get hungry really fast, was hit with a round of stomach pains and walked in the door starving.
My hand immediately broke into the new bag of blue corn tortilla chips and the last of my kombocha from last night! [I would have eaten the chips in the car but my hands were dirty from shopping!]
In the past when I’ve gotten these stomach pains alcohol, strangely, always cures it. I think my pains are related to gas (this only happens to me maybe once a quarter each year so it’s not really much of a recurring problem). The chips didn’t seem to help at all. I always want to cure the problem with food, but it’s also not really hunger like an empty stomach.
I thought kombocha might be a good substitute because of its fermentation and bubbles but my stomach was no better!
So I kindly asked my husband to pour me some beer. You should have seen the smile on his face at that request.
And guess what? It WORKED! Within 10 minutes I was back to normal. So strange! I wonder what it is about alcohol that works?
Vasodilation? Carbonation? Relaxation?
We slurped down this Lagunitas Imperial Stout – it was AMAZING!!!!
So I suppose alcohol really is medicinal.
Dinner tonight was amazing as well!
Our meal plan read the following: ROAST.
I just wanted roasted things in a bowl.
Twin Oaks Tofu – Shitake and Pesto flavors – so deliciously chewy
Pillowy sweet potatoes (cooked at 425* for 30 minutes)
And cremini mushrooms – down in there somewhere! We garnished with plain yogurt and sriracha. Oh, and more chips!
Can’t afford placemats? Try fancy paper from Michaels! This was only $.49!
Dessert included a square of dark chocolate, per usual.
Guess how many nights I’ve been reading Lonesome Dove? About 7.
Guess how many chapters I’ve read? About 7.
Life has been so busy I haven’t had time to read! Hoping to get up in that bed by 9:30 so I can really read tonight.
Overnight oats in the fridge!!