may 02, 2011


unfortunately i just returned from vacation and the fridge is empty. 😦 besides the fact that i am sick. i had a cup of hot tea (yogi – cold season) with agave nectar!


  • homemade vegetable soup


  • more homemade vegetable soup

i am not so healthy when i’m sick. i can’t drink water or coffee or orange juice. i really can only tolerate lemon lime gatorade. so all day i’ve been eating soup, drinking hot tea & gatorade. the next few days might be a bit boring as far as my menu is concerned so i’ll post some recipes!

vegetable soup

Homemade Vegetable Soup

  • vegetable stock, broth (whichever) i was out so i used water and my soup was really bland! 😦
  • kale
  • 2 organic ramen noodles (just the noodles not the nasty powder)
  • organic carrots
  • organic celery
  • organic green onions
  • organic broccoli
  • purple cabbage (shredded, i bought in a ready to use pkg)
  • shoyu or tamari
  • salt, pepper, gomasio-(seaweed seasoning)
  • nutritional yeast

i just fill a large pot with water (or broth) and throw everything in… no exact measurements. i cook it until the veggies are fork tender but not mushy! i generally only make this type of soup when i’m sick. normally i use bok choy, but neither grocery store i went to yesterday had any, so i settled for kale. anyway, it’s not my favorite soup in the world, but it’s super healthy & i’m sick. i need all the nutrients i can get. so this is what i’ll be eating for the next few days….

i will be dieting a majority of the summer.  i’ll most likely splurge on my birthday. i really need to lose 20 pounds. i want my clothes to fit me… i want to be fit. since i couldn’t go to the gym today (no one wants the plague…) i walked miyagi twice around the neighborhood. no gym until i’m better. 😦 on a happier note, this is the FIRST time i’ve been sick in over 11 months!!! when i lived in california i was sick every other week. i guess the east coast is better for my health! being vegan doesn’t mean you NEVER get sick. it’s a healthier way of living, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t catch a cold every now and again.


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