Health Update

It’s been a few days since I’ve written anything and this is largely due to experiencing overwhelming fatigue. Since being so sick in February/March there have been times when I’m too fatigued to stay vertical and couldn’t think well enough to write. Fortunately the severe fatigue is rare and I’m lucky that I can afford…

Birthday Tasting

This weekend we celebrate Steve’s birthday, which is planned as a deeply sensual experience with entertainments, food, and wine. We started yesterday with three tastings: a wine tasting, a vegan cheese tasting, and a halvah tasting. For the wines we learned about three Italian wines: a 2010 Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera, a 2012…

Bringing in the Lettuce

Where does Steve get his energy to write so much and run so far? Plants. Specifically green leafy vegetables, which he eats enormous quantities of. He is probably half chlorophyll at this point. I affectionately refer to him as my sweet koala bear since koalas are also introverts that eat their own weight in leaves….

Is Steepster Pining for the Fjords?

One of my favorite social media sites, steepster.com, looks like it is pining for the fjords. After a bit of research I found the owner’s July 7 post on Twitter saying that they’d sold the site to “people who will be able to support and grow the site.” Just a month later and the site…

Intermittent Fasting and Steps

I will remain self-isolated until I can re-enter the world without bringing Covid19 home to Steve. Last December I worked up a plan for losing weight. I joined the JCC, got a posh locker, and started my journey to wellness. I planned on daily visits to the grocery store to buy veggies. That plan collapsed…

Bread and Love

Yesterday I ground grain and made a loaf of whole wheat bread. I also made my own soy milk from Laura Soybeans (the absolute best for making soy milk). It felt good. As if I were coming back to my strength. I’ve always been something of a food hoarder. It wasn’t that I was a…

Fitness, Food, and Health

My sister is a yoga teacher and physical therapy assistant. My husband is an ultrarunner. My mother is slim, active, and healthy in her 80s. You’d expect with all those good examples in front of me that I’d be much the same. But I’m not. I struggle. Some folks asked in a private group about…

Homemade Noodles

I made these delicious hand-cut, homemade noodles with sesame sautéed spinach, asparagus, and wild mushrooms using this recipe from the Minimalist Baker. They were quite tasty though it took me a while to cut each noodle.  

Tempeh Salad

This tasty salad is modified from No Meat Athlete’s Health Made Simple. It couldn’t be easier. I served it on homemade Galician rye bread and it made a satisfying lunch. Steve gives it two thumbs up. Here are the ingredients. Steam the tofu, chop the ingredients and then mix it up to make the salad…