Our furnace started going crazy over the weekend, during my first plant based cooking class of course. I thought it was from me cooking up a storm, but when the thermostat reads 77 degrees on a 50 degree day and we are opening windows...something isn't right! So, we had the furnace man in this morning and it's time for a new furnace, ours is 17 years old. Fused circuits boards and holes in heat exchangers = Not Good.
It is still cold and miserable in Michigan and it's nearly May. Wahhh! Wahhh! I think half the country is pretty fatigued and sick of the cold after this brutal winter. We aren't going to freeze to death before getting a new furnace in the next day or so, but it is a bit chilly around here.
What's a girl to do? BAKE SCONES! MAKE TEA! Great solution. I got the oven cranked up and whipped up this batch of Lemon Blueberry Scones and enjoyed some fresh out of the oven with a cup of Green Tea in my Elvis mug. That warmed me up. Now we just need a working furnace and some love from Mother Nature here in good old Michigan.
The warm weather will come I am sure. Then I can move on to lots of salads and hot weather foods. For now, we are still cozying up with warm comfort foods. I am glad I have a wide variety of recipes from great sites like Protective Diet (scones recipe link). I plan to share lots of recipes and start developing some of my own as I move ahead with Jennifer Parsley Nutritional Healing.
Simon and I eat as much as we like of delicious filling foods. We just remove the artery clogging and cholesterol raising saturated fats from things like animal products and oils. We focus on whole foods as close to what Mother Nature intended as possible. And we 'fill our boots' as the Brits say. No calorie counting. No obsessing over when, what, and how much to eat. We are both at our ideal weights, have perfect health numbers, and take no medications. We are in our 40s and feeling fabulous. I wish the same vibrant health for everyone.
Enjoy your week!