Monday, January 23, 2012

whole again

Sore throat...joint and body aches...feverish...
I took a much needed sick day.
Bed tea...
I haven't taken a day (truly) off
for years.
When I wasn't sleeping...I was reading.
My sick choice...
(no pun intended)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
seriously, I have no idea how...
it was downloaded onto my smart phone
along with Pride and Prejudice...Great Expectations...
both too much for a congested head.
Alice turned out to be the perfect choice.
Maybe it was the cold...maybe it was the mixture
of meds...maybe it was my foggy state...
whatever "it" was...
I found the book
I fully agree with Alice,
"...what is the use of a book...without
pictures and conversations?"
I remember thinking that as a child...
and as I lie on my sick bed
I would stop to examine each
wonderful drawing that appeared.
I was so enchanted that I continued the adventure
and read
Through the Looking Glass.
Lewis Carroll
has many a rumor floating about...
to this day...
but he knew the heart of a child.
Even an adult child, like myself,
can admit that.
The next morning...
I felt a bit like Alice emerging
from the rabbit hole.
Somewhat healthier...not quite myself.

I found a recipe at

Whole Food Mommies

( I didn't name it, I just visited it!)

that used my newest purchase from Costco

quinoa (pronounced, KEEN-wah).

I altered the recipe to accommodate

my humble cupboard.

It was delicious.

So good, that I am going to share it with you.

You're welcome.

1 cup quinoa boiled in 2 cups lightly salted water

until done (15-20 minutes)

While boiling... Chop 1/2 onion,

fine...rinse 1 can white kidney beans...

drain 1 can of chopped tomatoes slightly...

chop some fresh cilantro

(I had this on hand from my lentil and


1 clove garlic pressed,

3 T lemon juice,

1/2 t ground cumin,

Toss all together in a bowl.

Serve with fresh chopped avocado.



Alice in Wonderland

and quinoa

belong in the same posting.

Lewis Carroll would understand.

It takes a stong woman to

admit to being a

bit mad.


  1. Sorry to hear you were sick! That's no fun! Hope you're healing quickly. The quinoa looks yummy! Looks like the kind of dish that no one in my family would eat but me (too bad for them!). Lots of tea and rest for you!

  2. Sounds like my lunch for tomorrow -for sure. Thanks

  3. oh, I'm so sorry! I hope you feel better soon. Colds, the flu, seem to be every these days! Maybe it's winter's way of getting your attention for some rest and reading, going inward.
    I love Alice and her clever words. And I LOVE quinoa. Staple around here.

    continue resting! Wishing you health and comfort.

    xo, laura emily

  4. I loved this post! Loved it! :) Of course, Alice and quinoa belong in the same post. Everyone knows that! ;0

  5. Why, thank you...thank you very much. Positive feedback is always encouraged and welcomed!