Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Good mood food, stacked perfectly and in they go

- The July edition of Cooking Light magazine has a "Healthy Living / Good Mood Food" feature called "Don't Worry, Eat Happy."  I liked this suggestion for a fast and easy lunch salad:  Baby spinach, drained and rinsed canned chickpeas, onions (I used sweet Vidalia), red peppers, and feta cheese, tossed with my favorite vinaigrette.  "Low levels of Folate and other B vitamins have been linked to depression, and greens and beans are top sources.  This simple combination supplies more than your daily 400mcg recommendation for folate."  And it was tasty.

- While I was out one day, a coworker (also a good friend) subbed for me.  And when I came back, my desk was beyond tidy, with even the postit notes stacked perfectly.

- This has no other significance other than that it has been hanging out on my desktop for weeks (so long I don't remember where it came from.)  But it's a great use for shipping boxes and all those who love, or have loved cats, can relate.  :)


OldLady Of The Hills said...

That salad looks quite yummy....!

My last dear cat "Sweetie", had absolutely no interest in boxes, at all. The only car I ever had that didn't just love them!
That is a very very cute picture!

Lynn said...

Naomi -

Thank you - I'm having it again as we speak (or write.) :)

When I was out of the country once, my friend Steven came by every day to look in on my cats and decided to tidy and vacuum for me and threw out one of my cats' boxes they liked to play in. I was so chagrined - I told him I left it out on purpose. But I did appreciate the cleaning. :)

TALON said...

Laughed out loud at the cat traps. Guaranteed those are the perfect way to trap them. Missy is a box fanatic...Stripey is addicted to anything that resembles a bag. He doesn't care if there is lumpy stuff in it or hard stuff, he's going to get in it and make himself at home! :)

Elephant's Child said...

That looks like a truly scrumptious lunch. Thank you. I will certainly make it.
And the cat traps would work in this house. Very, very well. Though we once had a cat who liked to put his toy of the day into a box when he had finished playing with it (his only tidy instinct).

Riot Kitty said...

And here I am not knowing what folate is! If you soak and then cook the chick peas at home, they are so much yummier...I did that and made hummus and falafels tonight. Yum yum!

Betty Manousos said...

good morning lynn,

oh, that salad looks so tasty! it has so many of my favourite things on one plate. thank you:) i'm going to have to give it a try.

big hugs!

Jenny Woolf said...

It always tickles me the way cats love boxes. And actually so do little kids :)

Lynn said...

Talon -

I like how cats make clubhouses out of boxes. :) So cute - thinking about Stripey in a bag.

Elephant's Child -

It is so good. I think this will be one of my go to lunches from now on.

Riot kitty -

I do them that way when I have time, but this is a quick way to do it. I like to make hummus, too.

Lynn said...

Betty -

I'm trying to look after my health better and not eat out for lunch so much, so this is a good start. :)

Jenny -

I see by your photo that you like kitties. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Love the cat photo. Yes my two loved sitting in boxes.

So I hope you are going to keep the desk that tidy? :D

Sparkling Red said...

I stack my sticky notes like that when I tidy my desk at the end of every day. :-)

Lynn said...

Joe -

I will certainly try. :)

Sparkling Red -

You two must be two peas in a pod. :)

Cloudia said...

Yes, I loved the cats!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Snaggle Tooth said...

The salad looks yummy. I miss chewing- n need to shred salad things now- so trying to picture it shredded! Some folks are neat to a fault. That tends to drive me crazy... The cats in boxes thing is very amusing! If there's only one box n many cats, look out!

Lynn said...

Cloudia -

Thanks for coming by!

Snaggle -

That kind of drives me crazy, too, but I thought it was funny enough to snap a pic with my phone. :)

Leonora said...

Your salad looks delicious. I love Feta cheese- it's what makes that salad a meal.: )
Cat traps...too funny!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - the salad looks delicious .. and happy food - I had some gazpacho this week and remembered how much I loved it - I might make myself some I think!!

Enjoy your happy foods - cat boxes ... can understand those ..

Cheers Hilary

Lee said...

Yum! Yum! To the salad. I eat a lot of salads.

And that sure is cats doing what cats love to do!

My two have been bossing me around more than usual. I must be getting slack so they've put their heads together and decided to get me back into line!! ;)