Today was another exhausting emotional roller coaster with my grandma in the hospital. Before my mom and I visited her in the hospital, we had a quick lunch at her house of salad. For a dressing, I used some of the liquids from her homemade cultured veggies jar to create a dressing.
And mixed them in a bowl with nutritional yeast and a blob of my green hummus leftovers.
Then topped the salad with more nutritional yeast. :-)
It made a great, quick dressing that was rich, tangy and creamy. I’m trying to get more creative using the liquid from home cultured veggies because it has a tangy, vinegar-like flavor and another great way to add good bacteria into my diet. And especially good while we’re under so much stress. I’m glad it can make a good dressing and can’t wait to experiment more with it.
Visiting my grandma was both great and sad. She’s been in the hospital for about 2 weeks now with stroke-related health problems and is frustrated and lonely with no release date in sight. Not easy at all to see a loved-one suffer while trying to do everything you can to makes things pleasant. We’ve been trying to visit her as much as possible keep her company and distracted, but it’s a hard situation. Today I packed family photo albums from our childhood years to flip through and focus on happier times which seemed to help a lot. But it’s going to be a bumpy week as I try balance work and regular visits.
When I got home, I wanted a simple dinner. Take out was tempting. But eating well during stressful times is so important to me, so I remixed more leftovers. I still had leftover marinara sauce from a couple of nights ago and swiped another spaghetti squash from the garden.
I steamed half of it in the microwave, stuffed it with the marinara sauce, topped with more shredded Mozzarella Vegan Gourmet and placed it under the oven broiler for a few minutes. The end result looked very appealing, the vegan mozzarella even charred like cheese.
Though it didn’t stretch like cheese, it was still delicious topped with a little black pepper.
I’m honestly not looking forward to the week ahead knowing work is going to be crazy and things will be stressful outside of work. But I’m taking the opportunity to remain high raw through the stress and treat myself to a good diet to counter it. There will probably be raw comfort recipes, but that’s okay. :-)