You didn’t miss it– There was no fancy Meatless Monday recipe yesterday. I promise to have something extra special next week though!
Last week I was seriously out of commission and hardly did any cooking at all. Mostly, I was lying in bed holding on to my throbbing jaw and ear, suffering from extreme tooth pain. I hardly even ate! I scheduled an emergency dentist appointment, and then, I was referred to a root canal specialist. I couldn’t get in until THREE days later. Those three days of waiting brought me right back into those memories of being in labor. The pain was ridiculous and even came in waves like contractions… I still don’t know how I survived! It’s unfathomable how people lived in the past without today’s dental care because I was ready to have my husband put me down! I was prescribed with vicoprofen to offer some relief but it made me incredibly nauseous and after the second dose, it didn’t even touch the pain. I couldn’t walk, concentrate, eat or do anything!!
I WAS SOOOOO MISERABLE until the root canal specialist gave me the first shot of anesthetic. Within seconds, I could actually breathe again. That moment made me LOVE root canals. I had instant relief after three consecutive sleepless nights of suffering. After the procedure, my teeth were instantly back to normal and my jaw and ear were no longer radiating with pain. I wish all my sensitive teeth were hallowed out and with the nerves removed…!
My dentist tells me I’m a huge teeth clencher, which is the culprit. Too much stress. Figures.
Randomness: I stumbled upon some Pink Himalayan salt in rock-form over the weekend. I’ve never seen that before… ever, so I just had to buy some! I even did a lick test because my mind was blown away (yes, by the simplest things… I know) and sure enough, the pink rock tasted like salt! Haha
Since I didn’t do much cooking… or eating this past week, I had a lot of extra vegetables in my fridge that were getting pretty soft and rubbery. Instead of tossing them all in the compost, I gave some to our chickens and saved the best pieces to make a…
Can’t let your veggies go to waste! Oh, and of course, I ground up some pink himalayan salt to add to my dish!
I’m not sharing my exact recipe today because I didn’t measure anything. I can tell you basically what I did though… 🙂
I sautéed some broccoli, snow peas, turnips, cabbage and a TON of garlic in olive oil.
I poured in some sauvignon cabernet, veggie broth, onion powder and turmeric…
Pretty random mélange, non? Is there any other way to discover new taste combinations other than just mixing in whatever looks good at the current moment?
I had every intention of adding soy sauce to give it that right amount of Asian zing, but only after fiercely throwing everything out of the fridge, even the shelves, did I realize we ran out of stock. *incredibly sad, sad face* I guess this was destined to be more of a Middle Eastern or Indian dish since I added turmeric (for the amazing health benefits) and piled it over lentils? Maybe? I haven’t dabbled in those cuisines yet.
But wait, there’s more! Lastly, I added fresh green onions and parsley from my kitchen window sill garden. Fresh and uncooked, it made the perfect garnish to complete my meal!