Sunday, July 10, 2022

Turning Nothing into Something

 

I had half an onion and a red pepper that needed to be used, so I decided to roast them along with some garlic and half a can of white beans I've had in my freezer for a looooooong time.  I also had a handful of raw cashews so I threw all of this in a blender with some nooch, salt and pepper. 


Tossed with some noodles. I needed to make some kind of homemade, thoughtful food. I'm struggling with cooking anything after work. It's been so hot and by the time I get home I feel dead. So, I'm trying to be kind to myself and be okay with having bean quesadillas or random cheap frozen pizzas from Winco. Life is about balance, so I try to have homemade food on the weekend, even if it is simple.

Like the batch of lentil soup I make to have for breakfast and to take for lunch. This always tastes so, so good on Saturday morning. Not just taste-wise, but it's like my body is just so happy. I think it's less about nutrients and maybe more about feeling some self love. Homemade food is better for the soul I think. It's just an added bonus that it's also healthier for the body.

I haven't forgotten about my commitment to myself to get some help, firstly with therapy. It isn't in the old budget yet, I'm still struggling to play catch up but I have been struggling with some very bad dark thoughts and anxiety. I saw a poster in the back offering some kind of therapy for employees, but it seemed to be work related like maybe if your coworkers are driving you crazy or something. So, I asked the HR person about it, and she is checking on this and other resources for me. That's definitely a big step for me, but I have to try something. 

I'll be back next weekend, I hope everyone has a good week!


7 comments:

  1. Wow that pasta looks fantastic! I hope your this week at work goes well for you - almost a month now! -Sri

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  2. Hang in there! It's always hard to start new things and you've had a lot of change lately. It's great that there may be options for you.

    I cook a lot on weekends; there's almost no way to do it during the week. But I definitely feel better about food I've cooked, and lentils are amazing comfort food.

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  3. If you have a slow cooker, it can help a lot with meal prep. I use mine extensively in the hot season. A batch of baked potatoes helps the week through in many ways. Obv as baked potatoes, dressed/stuffed as one pleases for lunches on the go or dinners. I also use leftover baked cut and fried or air fried for sides, scramble fillers, whatever. Economical, filling and nutritious. I also prep a bunch of carrot and celery sticks on the weekend, cheap and delicious/nutritious. I toss the prepped sticks in a sealed container with a splash o water which keeps them crisp. Hope these rather plain ideas help you. Although they can be redundant, these steps help me on most weeks.

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  4. I hope the job is going well.

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  5. Still working? Will they put your photo up on the Team page?

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  6. Sending good wishes.

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  7. It’d be cool to hear from you again! You’re not alone in the struggle.

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