Morning! Sorry for my lack of post yesterday… I didn’t get home from work until close to 2, at which point I probably wouldn’t be spewing coherent sentences anyway. Unfortunately, that’ll probably happen tonight, too… alas, such is life in the service industry.
Thank you for all your well-wishes! I think they really helped… The dizziness is pretty much gone and I mostly just have a scratchy throat.
When I woke up yesterday, I went straight to the kitchen to make some Throat Coat tea.
I also had a breakfast cookie topped with an orange and a handful of vitamins (I’m low on my supply!):
I went back to sleep for three more hours, hoping that I could stockpile my rest for later tonight. (Does it work like that?) When I got up, I had a bowl of Happy Herbivore’s Spicy Thai Coconut Corn Soup, which I topped with cherry tomatoes…
And… a crack wrap! It has been too long, sweet crack, too long. This one was pretty sexy; it was stuffed with Roasted Red Pepper Sabra, 1 slice of fat-free American cheese and 1/2 slice of Pepperjack. Didn’t even need to be dipped in hot sauce!
Throat Coat doesn’t taste quite so good cold…
After lunch, Ari and I went to a nearby deli to use the free WiFi (take THAT, Starbucks!). It was a little cold out, so I got a black coffee instead of my iced summer usual.
Around 3:30, an hour before work, I had an Apricot Clif bar.
Food planning on days I wait tables is always tricky. I don’t eat dinner until 10 or 11, and dinner is usually just a salad (with shrimp and some veggies, if I’m lucky, and my favorite chef is working). This held me over (I don’t know how) until 10 last night, when I ate, but usually I get so hungry and end up eating a lot of bread and bar oranges 😉 I need things that are small and I can keep in my apron, like packets of instant oatmeal. I could probably also bring some trail mix… do you have any ideas?
Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of my dinner (mixed greens with veggies and fried shrimp… I got lucky!), but I do have a very special treat sent all the way from Mexico, from my beloved friend (and former professor), Naca.
Mexico sounds pretty glorious, on this cold and rainy day. Without further ado, I give you Naca, in her own words.
so, i’ve been at my friends’ place in huatulco, mexico (http://casatulco.com/contact_us.html) for the past week. and, every few hours or so, i’m blown away by some new sabor. a few perfectly vegetarian. some organic. all made with pitch-perfect care. as you’ll see. i can only send you like one a day. they’re so beautiful. i swear they’re rearranging my beliefs…
first. i have to show you this dish made by my friend veronica’s mom, maria teresa. it’s roasted nopal cactus with a roasted slice of oaxaqueno cheese, topped with a mild (not acidity) tomato sauce. this is breakfast. of course, that’s freshly squeezed o.j. in the background.
here’s the evidence. enjoy! naca