Some days we just need an easier day. Two days ago I spent too much time out in the sun and my eyes were tired yesterday. They’re a lot better today, but I’m going to take one more easy day to rest. I did write this morning, but only in one story and a scene I wanted to write.
It’s also a rainy and windy day, so not a great day to be outside. I did do a quick energizing Yoga routine when I was done writing, as that’s a great way to get a short workout in even when I don’t want to go for a run. It also keeps me moving well and stretched out after being on the computer.
So, what’ll I do with the rest of my day? Normally I’d read and game and be fit and maybe even go riding. Today I’ll probably listen to some audiobooks so I can rest my eyes and generally relax. I discovered the wonders of a short Epsom Salt foot bath, so I may indulge in another one today.
I also pay more attention to nutrition on days like this. I like a variety of herbal teas, so I’ll enjoy some of those today, too. We have lots of fruit in the house, and yogurt, nuts, and berries are always popular. Time for another recipe, though. This one keeps the brain fuelled as well as giving the body boosting nutrients.
For one person (just add more ingredients for more people) -
1 Tbsp olive oil
a splash of sesame oil for flavour if you like
1 carrot, chopped how you like
Bok choy, either 3-4 small leaves or one large leaf
Daikon, a few slices chopped up, depending on how large it is, maybe a 1/3 cup total
3-6 shiitake mushrooms sliced
1/4 cup broccoli chopped as you like
1/2 cup rice
2 eggs scrambled (I cook these separately, you can also cook them in the pan)
1/4 cup nuts of your choice, I like walnuts
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp ginger (I use the jar of grated ginger)
soy sauce to taste
Add the oils to a pan on medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and let them heat up. Add your vegetables and cook until the broccoli goes bright green, maybe 3-6 minutes, and the mushrooms look cooked. Add the egg and nuts and heat through or cook (I cook the eggs just before the recipe and add them now, so they’re still warm). Add the rice and soy sauce and stir until mixed and heated if needed. Enjoy.
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.