Thursday, October 24, 2013
Following My Passion (News!) and Dinner On A Cold Fall Night
Do you ever find that the simplest dinners are the most delicious? While not always the case, sometimes it is. Last night all I wanted was a hot pasta dish. It was cold and raining as I was coming home from work and that sounded best. Enter Tinkyada Rice Pasta (wheat free & gluten-free). I love the brown rice penne. Literally just made of brown rice. That’s it! I love it because I don’t feel that heaviness that often comes with an Italian meal after eating it. The only other ingredients I needed was a can of organic diced tomatoes and a bag of spinach. I cooked the pasta until it was almost done then mixed it together with the diced tomatoes on medium-high heat. Once that was hot, I stirred in the spinach until it was cooked. And I used some vegan sprinkle cheese! Great healthy quick dinner in my mind.
Tonight I plan on using up the butternut squash I have in the fridge. Wegmans has on their website one of my favorite recipes: Butternut Squash with Baby Spinach (and cranberries). It’s a great Thanksgiving dish as well. I will make sure to share it soon.
Onto my news! I’m making the jump into a major interest of mine. It was something I thought about doing a year ago, but the timing just wasn’t right. Starting in January, I’m planning to further my learning in Macrobiotics. I’m going to get educated to become a Macrobiotic Counselor! The program is one-year long, online, and meant for busy people. I work fulltime so I needed something that fits into that schedule. I’m beyond excited! I can’t wait for everything I’m going to learn about the Macrobiotic Diet, nutrition, diagnosis, home remedies. In a way it’s really good that it didn’t work out last year because I’ve taken 2013 to experiment on my own with Macrobiotics, but now I’ll actually get a formal education. I think it’s really important to follow the things you love in life and this is me taking that step. Again, my studies do not start until January so I’ve got some time, but I figured I’d share with you guys because you’re always so supportive.
This weekend looks rainy and cold here. Oh well, that’s autumn. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.
What’s a passion of yours you’d like to follow? Are you a fan of butternut squash?