I decided to do NaNoWriMo again this year. So far, so good.
1 cup masoor dal
1/2 tbls olive oil
1 large onion diced or 1 bunch scallions, sliced
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 small piece ginger, peeled and minced
2 large carrots, sliced thick
4-5 ribs celery, sliced thick
5 roma tomatoes, diced (seeds and all)
1 bunch cilantro, washed and chopped, with stems
juice of 1 lime
2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cayenne
6 cups water
1/2 tbls olive oil
1 tbls black mustard seeds
1 tbls cumin seeds
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
Set Instant Pot to sautee. Cook onion, garlic, ginger, and turmeric in olive oil until onion starts to soften. Add the rest of the ingredients and set Instant Pot to manual for 20 minutes. When done cooking, quick release.
Stir in chopped spinach.
In a frying pan on stove, heat 1/2 tbls oil on medium-high, then add black mustard seeds and cumin seeds and cook until mustard seeds start popping. Add seeds to dal and stir in.
I kinda sorta finished the Soul Mapping book and exercises a couple of weeks ago, but I went back over the last couple of chapters and legit finished last weekend. I realized I hadn’t uploaded all of the arty bits from the second half of the book. I’m too lazy to scan them, but I did take some photos.
I had a bizarre dream a year or two ago, about a friend who lives out of state showing up on my doorstep with a mime in tow. I don’t like mimes. I was not happy about having to invite a dream mime into my dream house. But my friend and her dream mime helped me hunt down a demon living in my dream house, so it turned out more or less okay. I did warn her, in real life, not to ever bring a mime to my house, though, or I’d have to real life unfriend her.
I did my civic duty!
PSA: The flu vaccine isn’t perfect. They have to make an educated guess at which strains will be most common, long before flu season starts. They guess wrong sometimes. But even when they guess wrong, a flu shot may still give you partial immunity. True story: The last time I had flu, I also had gotten a flu shot. But I was only sick for a few days, and it was not horrible. Coworkers who did not get a flu shot were out sick for a couple of weeks, and one of them ended up with pneumonia. I don’t want that, so I get a flu shot.