Despite the fact that I’ve been making meal plans for YEARS now, there are STILL times when I forget to pull something out to thaw. Then I’m stuck at the last minute wondering what to make for dinner.
My back-up meal tends to be tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches because I almost always have what I need to make it in the pantry, and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes.
These are the same reasons I love kung pao chicken with vegetables, except it’s ready even FASTER!
Four months ago I self-diagnosed myself via Dr. Google with peri-menopause. I’m only 36 years old, so naturally I panick a bit when I read “menopause.”
I broke the news to my sister-in-law (who introduced me to traditional foods, this great book and also happens to be an registered nurse) and she talked me off the ledge.
She reminded me that I was a healthy 36 year old woman who in the past year alone, had moved 3 times (including a cross-country move), grieved the death of a loved one, bought a house, supported my husband through 3 job changes ALL THE WHILE running a full-time business and being the primary caregiver of my kids.
Then she asked me if I have ever taken maca. Her timing was absolutely perfect – I had JUST started making a green maca smoothie each morning for breakfast!