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When Life Gives You Potatoes | Into It/Over It, Gothic Edition

When life gives you potatoes and failed curry, make curried mashed potatoes. (Yes, you can mess up making curry, even when you make it all the time.)

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News Round-up and Split Pea Hommos

News from the Intertubes regarding health and wellness:

Sleeplessness, the same problem that plagues teenagers, also plagues adults! To continue the analogy, school: adolescents :: work : adults. So, as with suggestions to push back school start times, some experts suggest pushing back work start times and/or operating on a flexible schedule. How revolutionary!

 

As I’ve been discussing using lower-GI sweeteners in treats as a suggestion, new studies show that lower GI diets aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Still wouldn’t hurt to avoid massive amounts of refined, high-GI foods, though.

 

There’s now hard data showing how sitting all day is killing office workers (increasing mortality). What more does one need to light a fire under one’s ass and stand periodically at work (and encourage the executive team to buy some standing desks and have walking meetings)?

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Lesson Number One | Cinnamon Rolls for the Year

Let us repeat lesson number one of living with food allergies: You will not be fed. Ever.

 
So get used to it and plan ahead. You will save yourself time, money, and headache. If you learn anything from reading this blog, this is the lesson, hence why I repeat it so often. If you learn anything else, it’s that with a little planning and thinking, being vegan and gluten-free can be as normal as breathing oxygen.

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Vindaloo, Vampires, and Vegans

Not in that order. Found some interesting articles this week, beginning with this one on your date’s eating habits, from which there shall be two posts. Today’s post deals more with the meta aspects of dating a veg*n (vegetarian/vegan). The next post shall include reviews of eateries in DMV area that are veg-friendly (hell, that are Q-friendly, since as we know, just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s gluten-free).

Peculiar yellow cauliflower!

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Chutney & Authenticity

For a theme of “curry,” I made peach plum coconut chutney. While it may not meet the Wikipedia definition of chutney (which I have no doubt is authentic; no sarcasm here) as it is uncooked, it’s delicious. I would serve it with something plain, like tofu or noodles, since it is vibrantly spicy. You could add a hot pepper or some cayenne and take it up to your desired level of spiciness. The curry powder you choose also influences the heat.


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Practicing Presence: Baignan Bharta

I bought some lotion the other day.
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Kiss My Face’s “Super-Hydrating Moisturizer” in coconut variety.
 
I had a coupon and my hands are cracking from all the hand-washing I do and from working in a cold environment (yeah, nobody wants to work those registers by the door). In hindsight, I reflected, as I rubbed the thick cream on my hands before putting on my Halloween sock-gloves before bed, I could’ve saved myself a couple bucks and put coconut oil on my hands. Granted, my sheets would’ve become uber-greasy but my chapped hands might knit back together, thus, uh, lubricated.
 

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Non-Thanksgiving Food: Curried Lentils

I understand, it is expected that I should post something about Thanksgiving food, since the American holiday is next week.  But I’m not going to.  Maybe next week.  Defying expectations, that’s what we’re good at.

 

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