Eat Well, Move More

{February 9, 2013}   Therapy


Not much to say today. I spent the entire day in bed dealing with simultaneous depression and anxiety. This is just part of what I deal with having MVPS.

When I finally dragged myself out of bed, I decided it was time for some nourishment therapy…or cooking if you will. Chopping colorful, fragrant vegetables is calming and therapeutic for me. It serves a dual purpose, nourishing both body and spirit.




{December 29, 2012}   Simple Spaghetti

Simple Spaghetti and green salad

Simple Spaghetti and green salad


Dinner tonight was refreshing and satisfying. After months of just eating, and not well, I needed to cook, actually cook for myself.  I’ll confess that the past month has been more full of eating take out or “quick and easy” foods that are not necessary good for me.  I blame it on not having the energy or desire to cook.

Dinner tonight was simply spaghetti and a green salad. Something about a nice steaming pile of spaghetti and tomato sauce makes me want to eat a salad. The two just pair together nicely. The spaghetti is comforting, and the salad is energizing.  It was the simplest meal to make.  Nothing fancy. Just good food.

My Simple Spaghetti:

  • Spaghetti
  • Canned Italian style diced tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Basil, oregano, garlic, sea salt, other spices as desired
  • A wedge of Laughing Cow tomato basil cheese (I was out of parmigiana)

Cook the spaghetti to al dente, then strain & rinse. Mix in about a teaspoon of olive oil and return the spaghetti to the pan.  Mix in the canned tomatoes and spices, warming over low heat for a few minutes.  Remove from heat and mix in the wedge of cheese until melted.  Serve with a green salad tossed with a simple vinaigrette dressing.



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