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Year Three, Day 290: The Eating Habits of a Mobile Piano Teaching Grandma


Relaxing and contemplating over breakfast at Larry's Restaurant



Hello Again!


I am blogging from my favorite place. The library.  The talk-text blogging is a nice back up, but I feel more comfortable in front of a computer, fingers flying.  I attribute my ninja typing skills to my piano lessons.  I was once timed at 140 wpm!

I also just love the vibe in the local library.  I feel comforted surrounded by books, people reading books, and the soft click of computer keys as other patrons access the internet.

I like being alone in a crowd.

But what I really want to talk to you about today is food.

My love/hate relationship with food has pervaded my entire adult life.  And now, I think I may have stumbled upon a solution!

Homemade instant rice noodle soup! I've been planning this for the last few days. I got the idea reading about homemade "cup o' noodle" soup in a mason jar.  It's all the rage on the internet.

Yesterday I bought a lovely glass pyrex bowl with a locking lid, some "Better Than Boullion Chicken" flavoring and some rice noodles.

This morning, I visited a produce market. I picked up some fresh vegetables, fish sauce and "sambal oelek" chile paste.

Then I took myself out for breakfast.  Today is my day off of Schnood duty. I needed some down time to read, study and pray.  Larry's Restaurant is one of my favorite hangouts for reading and eating.  Plus, my bill was less than $8. My limit for restaurant eating.

After breakfast, I felt like a new woman.  I must admit, I have allowed sourdough toast back in  my life. So far, I have not suffered much. Just a bit of bloating.  I have increased my exercise and water intake.  Plus I am just finishing another (and hopefully my last!) course of Prednisone. The cough is gone.  I feel really good.

But I am wondering how I will feel in a few days when the Prednisone wears off?

In the meantime, I am arming myself with my new eating plan, lots of exercise, rest, water and positive thoughts!

Anyway, back to my new food regimen.

My noodle bowl was da bomb!  I put about a teaspoon of "Better Than Boullion" chicken flavoring in the bottom of the bowl. Squirted a slice of lemon on top. Broke up  a handful of rice noodles and put them on top. Poured about a cup of bowling water in the bowl and then covered it for about 5 minutes. Then I added a few sliced mushrooms, torn up cilantro, sliced green onions and a squirt of fish sauce. I topped it off with about 1/2 teaspoon of sambal oelek.

OMGoodness!

So clean tasting. And full of flavor! Definitely a hit. Cheap and fast to make. And so healthy! Yay!

Homemade Instant Rice Noodle/Veggie Soup!

The next part of my new regimen is packing a healthy salad for the road.  I put about a tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom of my lunch container. Then I layered chickpeas, olives, romaine lettuce, and shredded carrots on top. I placed a lemon slice on top of the salad. In the top compartment, I placed sliced mushrooms, shredded parmesan cheese and sliced green onions.

When I get to my destination, I will squirt the lemon on top of the salad and mix the top ingredients in.  I can hardly wait!
My Mobile Salad!

I also made a thermos of tea for the road.

I am woman, hear me roar!

On that note, I wish you a lovely evening.

I will talk to you tomorrow!

Love,

Zita




P.S. Here is today's hooping video. Day 249!


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