EATS: Ok, seriously, WHAT is Quinoa?
- A 1992 Music Album by Tangerine Dream* (Turn it up!)
- A species of Goosefoot* (Um, gross.)
- A misspelling of Peruvian town Quinua* (Vacation, all I ever wanted)
- A pseudocereal rather than a true cereal* (Obvious when it didn’t turn my milk chocolatey brown)
- What I at for lunch this week. (For real.)
* See Wikipedia: Quinoa
Only Sideshow Blob could convince me to try something this healthy and hippy-ish. I dutifully turned my nose up to it at first because, I mean, in full disclosure — I’m the kind of person who gets this text from dear friends:
But when Sideshow Blob worked with a chef of a local fancy-pants restaurant, the other chef introduced a quinoa salad recipe, and there were tons of leftovers, which of course is where I come in. Until now, my working knowledge of quinoa was that it was for health nuts, athletes, tree-huggers, hippies, prius-owners, yogis, and LA socialites. Or whatever, you know whoever it was for, it just wasn’t for me. But I think I was wrong there. It was good! It was light, salad-y, and FILLING! In my experience “light” and “filling” are diametrically opposed. But I’ll say I learned something new with this quinoa.
TREATS: A new purse makes you feel thinner.
. . . . Especially when there are shoes that match! (and they both go great with a new suit, set off just so with a few new accessories.) I underwent a little Wardrobe Rejuvenation recently, and I’ve got to say it’s the best I’ve felt since starting this whole body-conscious endeavor. I know it’s cheap (well, maybe not CHEAP cheap, more like vapid), but I think a new outfit is the shortest distance between “Blah, I look gross!” and “Oh heeey, girl!”
I’m not saying it’s the most fulfilling thing ever (though we all know it IS), and I’m not saying the feel-good will last forever, but for now it feels pretty O.K., and that’s just enough.