Thanks for your well-wishes. I'm back and feeling so much better now. Honestly, I don't know why I have been more sick lately than I usually am, but I don't think it's anything I'm doing wrong. Anyway, I hope that it will not happen again. I tried the ginger tea that Dreena and Leslie suggested (thanks!) and it really is amazing how quickly it works to make me feel better, if I drink it just when I start to notice that I need something. I think I am going to make green tea with minced ginger a regular part of my diet.
This morning I was excited because I felt good enough to go grocery shopping--and we needed to, badly (last night's dinner was steamed edamame and celery, peanut butter, and raisins, to give you an idea of how bare our refrigerator got this week). So we went to the health food store and picked up some bananas and some whole wheat tortillas. When we got home, I felt creative so I made up these peanut butter and banana quesadillas:
Spread peanut butter on one half of a whole grain tortilla, and top with banana slices and raisins; sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Melt a little Earth Balance in a skillet, fold the tortillas in half, and cook them for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden and toasty and the insides have heated through.
Cut in half and serve.
With syrup, if you like!
I felt like such a kid with my little "brunch," but it was fun and it made me happy! I needed it!
For lunch I made a batch of hummus similar to the one I made last time, but I reduced the tahini to 2 1/2 tablespoons. It was definitely better than before, and I really enjoyed it on a wrap with some mushrooms, cucumbers, and red onion slices. I know, another tortilla meal... but we have not made bread in a week now (poor Bob has been pretty sick too, not just me). We're making some this afternoon.
That has been my day. It's so cold here, I predict some nice baked treats sometime soon. Mmm...
Have a great weekend, and I will be catching up with you all soon!