If you were to see me sitting here, you would see my dual intentions for the day. Waist down: yoga pants, socks, tied sneakers. Waist up: bathrobe, LOL. We will see later, who wins. Exercise, or just lazing around. Or maybe some of both!
Interesting grocery experience yesterday, here in New York. My local Stop N Shop was pretty empty, people-wise. The cashiers each have a plexiglass partition as they check out your food that you are told to stay behind so you're not breathing on them. There is also black tape on the floor to show where you should be in relation to the cart in front of you. Very smart thinking. The egg section was totally bare but there was lots of bread. We found a four pack of tissues but otherwise there was nothing as far as paper towels or toilet paper. My husband had the great idea of using cloth napkins when we eat since they can easily be thrown in the wash and we are saving our napkins "in case of emergency". Still no pasta except one box of whole wheat pasta ( I took it, happily) and all of the flour, sugar and oils are gone. Perhaps everyone in my town has decided to bake cake! I need to go out and smell the air, lol.
I continue to fall madly and deeply in love with my Mediterranean diet. Just looking at my grocery cart bursting with such colorful, nutritious, delicious goods ... ugh, it could bring a woman to grateful tears, I tell you.
I made my own enchilada sauce yesterday! I made my husband the enchiladas he enjoys and we have eaten together for years, and I made myself my own special enchiladas (using organic rice tortillas) and had him try a piece. He said those three little words that a wife loves to hear.
"I'd eat that!"
Yay! Another win for me. I do see that my husband is naturally refining his own eating without my saying a word. He is going for nuts rather than chips. He won't turn down a fruit. It's good evidence that you can win a person over, without a word. I like that. I am proud to be a good example to someone.
Mediterranean Diet-approved enchilada sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
freshly ground pepper and salt, to taste
pinch of cinnamon
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups vegetable broth ( I used Swanson's chicken, bone broth)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
I heated all ingredients on the stove top at medium heat. Stir until everything is as blended as possible... the wheat flour will look a little lumpy. Then let cool and blend in a blender for 15 seconds to smooth out texture.
Yes, maybe it looks like baby diarrhea, but I swear, it tastes good! LOL
Stay safe, be compliant, and know that this too will pass.