It’s been awhile since I’ve been sick, really sick with a fever and too weak and dizzy to walk. Sunday I cut my 6 mile run short when I started feeling funny and achy at mile 3. By the evening I had a triple digit fever, headache, cough, and achy. Apparently there were multiple bugs being passed around at our Christmas parties and I’m feeling a little disappointed in my immune system after this. But it was a reminder to appreciate good health and hope/assume my immune system is stronger now, right? Thankfully I’m feeling human again today because feeling useless at home for the last two days has been awful. As a somewhat health nut, sitting at home with no energy and not being able to be active can be frustrating, so I started watching through the X-Files again on Netflix which has been a fun throwback. Hubby has been amazing shopping for me, making smoothies and dinner, and plenty of tea – so thankful for him! I think I need to figure out how to be more of a germophobe, remember this scary runny nose episode of MythBusters?
And sweet Miko is still trying to figure out his new bed we got him for Christmas.
I thought having a built in burrow would be a good thing for the chihuahuas since they love to burrow under blankets, but neither have burrowed into them yet! And they’re even sharing the old bed to avoid using the new ones.
Haha, figures! We’ll see if they adjust over time!
Hubby treated me with a package of barkTHINS while I was sick and chocolate does always help.
My kind of treat with a simple ingredient list, not too sweet, and a playful savory flavor and crunchy texture.
And after holiday splurge eating and odd sick cravings, I’m focusing back on salads with this dressing recipe using fresh thyme. The ingredient list is simple, but the tangy herb flavor and fragrance adds life to a simple salad.
Dijon Thyme Dressing
- ¼ cup shelled hemp seeds
- 5 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- ¼ cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy! Makes 2-4 servings.
The dressing is creamy while not being too thick, perfect for adding a light zing to your salad.
I used it on a simple romaine salad topped with nutritional yeast and black pepper and it was like a more flavorful and colorful Cesar salad.
But the flavors could work on a variety of salad ingredients.