Logically I know it’s not Monday, but it still kind of feels like one today. Even though I was tackling tons of manic little tasks and projects at work, time still dragged. Yesterday I had to scramble out of the office early to make a dentist appointment I completely forgot about right up until my calendar reminded me minutes before. I really like my current dentist, he has a nice high-tech office, seems very knowledgeable and down-to-earth. Plus he’s a gadget geek and foodie also, so we’re never hurting for things to talk about which can be a problem with he’s working with sharp objects in my mouth. Compared to the low-tech, pain-inducing dentist I had in Florida, visits to his office are no-sweat and he actually remembers the unique combo of Novocain required for my crazy vein system.
But at the appointment, he tried to sell me a cPrime bracelet for $100. He excitedly told me about this amazing bracelet he had on and just had to demonstrate it to me. It was a lot like this where he tried to throw off my balance in various positions with and without the bracelet on. Naturally with it on, it was much harder to do so. I have never heard of this bracelet before, it’s a magnetic bracelet that supposedly uses kinesiology science and it’s getting mixed reviews online. Smells like a scam for an overpriced magnet bracelet to me.
Have you ever heard of or tried these bracelets? Would you try one? Do you think wearing magnets are beneficial in general?
But I was a bit floored that a professional dentist would get caught up in that kind of a marketing scheme. Granted, he wasn’t pushy or insistent and he may just be really passionate about it. And he may have told me about it because he thought my geeky health-nut side would love it and not try to sell it to all his patients. At the same time, he could be a bit hard up and trying to bring in more income (as if dentists haven’t profited from me enough already!). I guess if I’m happy with his work, I should just blow this off…
For lunch I threw together a lazy salad.
Spinach, red cabbage, red peppers, cucumbers, sprouts, hemp seed, nooch and Annie’s Organic Shiitake dressing. I didn’t really plan it, I was in a hurry and threw it together and luckily it was good.
Currently the broccoli and swiss chard are blowing up in our garden, so I needed to use some for dinner.
This is my first experience growing broccoli and it’s a beautiful plant with huge, dark leaves framing the broccoli blooms. And it sprouts cute little yellow flowers if you let it grow longer, I’d plant it in decorative pots around a patio. :-P Anyway, I collected my loot for dinner.
And noticed I brought in a friend with it.
Not sure what kind of spider he is, but he’s cool looking. I let hubby relocate him back to the garden to continue dinning on pests, then thoroughly washed the chard. :-)
I made a fresh marinara sauce in the Vita-Mix.
And poured it over tempeh, the chopped broccoli and chard in a wok stir frying the mess together.
The end result was pretty and tasty, even if a bit ethnically confused.
Fresh broccoli right off the stalk has a lot of flavor, wow! If you’re a broccoli fan and have a garden, I highly recommend it and am already plotting what I’m going to do with the other 5 bunches growing.