listen, on this friday evening, there’s not a thing stopping me from sitting on my dorm floor and delighting in a mini salmon pizza+beet salad+a fine assortment of fruit while watching miss fisher’s murder mysteries before getting freaky with my skincare routine and that’s all that matters
Healthy Monday: This hearty salad of lentils, spinach, beets, avocado is the perfect
storm of brain food goodness to keep you both sharp and satiated
throughout the day. Flavor is amped up by cooking the lentils in broth
and topping the bowl with a smooth and sweet walnut dressing and (best
part) a coconut-fried egg.
salad can be so much more than green lettuce drenched in oil - this colourful bowl of goodness contains four different kinds of red and green lettuce, red spinach and beetroot leaves, rainbow radishes, spring onions, arugula and baby carrots.
I like to eat my salads with a garlicky french dressing and a chunk of freshly baked bread - that’s what summer tastes like!
Sam watched his brother a moment before taking the wrap from his hands.
“What are you doing?” Dean asked, choking his bite down with a grimace.
“I think..uh,” Sam paused, laughing a bit. “I think I’m saving your life.”
“Kale’s a bunch of crap but it’s not going to kill me.”
“Eating healthy might. You’re actually paler since you cut the booze and burgers out. You might be the first person in history whose body shuts down because of salad or a kale wrap,” Sam said, still smiling with some amusement.
“Y/N’s going on this health kick, Sam. I just want to make it a little easier. Come on, give it back.” Dean held his hand out until Sam gave the wrap back, watching his brother with a grin and a furrowed brow wondering what Dean wouldn’t do for you.
I’ve always wanted to witness a citizenship ceremony.
I’ve imagined the hope and history behind each immigrant, the journeys they
must have taken before coming to the United States. So, I thought, why not
kick off our series this way? Why not find people who are just now becoming citizens
as a new administration takes power in Washington?
That idea brought us to Kansas City,
Missouri. There, we met the
Rahimov family in their home: Erkin and Limara and their two sons, 7 year old
Rasool and 16 year old Murad. They won
the green card lottery and emigrated to the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010. To
celebrate our visit, Limara prepared an Uzbek feast. The dining table filled
with dish after dish: rice pilaf with
beef, beet salad, pickled cabbage, eggplant, shredded carrot salad and homemade bread. “We don’t have guests often,”
Murad told me, “but when we do, we give it our all.” It was delicious.
next day, in a federal courtroom in Kansas City, we watched as Erkin, Limara
and Erkin’s 26 year old daughter from his first marriage, Sabikha, took the
oath of allegiance to the United States. The courtroom filled with the sound of
accents from all over the world – Somalia, Guatemala, China, Iraq, Poland – as
the 59 citizens-to-be swore to defend the U.S. constitution.
before Judge Arthur Federman conducted the ceremony, he smiled and told the
immigrants, “It’s rare that we have an occasion in the courthouse where
everyone leaves happy.” This was one of those
Her name was Hermione Granger, and Draco was going to keep her.
They shared a nineteenth-century British lit class—he had elective requirements, god, and so fucking
what if Darcy seemed like the kind of
guy he’d slap on the back and take to get a fucking beer, it wasn’t like he was
going to change his major—and she was
always saying the most asinine things
about perfectly reasonable characters, calling them Victorian-collared cartoon villains and going on and on and on about the myth of grey morality and it was like she’d never seen a
fucking Scorsese movie or plotted
petty revenge against her RA for confiscating her fucking toaster or, like,
spent any significant length of time with a person who didn’t talk about stray
cats like they were stray children.
could’ve learned to forget about her.
Things I have made and enjoyed these last few weeks:
- little baked egg quasi-soufflés with baby potatoes and tarragon - homemade merguez with herbed yogurt and pea shoot salad - beet & greens ricotta galette - rhubarb pie with cardamom and lavender bitters (have I been eating this for breakfast as well as dessert? lol yes) - ras el hanout spiced chicken & cauliflower couscous, with cashews and golden raisins - pea & leek pancakes with sour cream
As always, recipes happily shared if anyone wants!