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Recipe one: dinner.

My jaw is still messed up, so I wanted something that required little to no chewing. neeuqdrazil was nice enough to put out some lentils and rice to soak throughout the day for me this morning (I was late because I decided to iron. I hate those pants.)

My plan was a simple lentil and rice porridge with some veg of some sort - the lentil are soaked, and hence should melt away after some boiling.

Well, between being an hour late due to traffic and pants this morning, and the need to get more toilet paper (not optional!) after work, I got home at 6:30, and need to leave to dance class by 7:45 at the absolute latest.

So, I put the lentils and rice with water, salt, "curry powder", 4 garlic cloves and about half as much chopped ginger in a pot and set it to boil. I then grabbed a wodge of frozen spinach bricks from the freezer and microwaved 'em. When thawed, the spinach went into the pot too.

Unfortunately, by 7:20, it was all still far too un-porridgey. So I panicked and put it in our blender on purée.

Now I had steaming hot dark green paste of roughly peanut buttery consistency. It tasted lovely, and was easy to eat, but looks... frightening. I have a container of it in the freezer now for emergencies that require green protein paste.

Recipe two: post dance drink.

1 part agave syrup
2 parts lime juice
4 parts tequila
fill glass with soda water

Sweet and mellow - unsurprisingly, tequila and agave syrup merge together on the pallet.

In other news dance class was good, though mycrazyhair wasn't feeling quite awesome. For my own part, I feel like I'm finally getting it - while dancing with an experienced dancer, I "read" that a lift was available, and smoothly lifted her. Later, after working with a guy and then meeting him during the open dance part of the class, he asked if I'd dance with his (I assume?) girlfriend, since I was, in his words, "really good". I would not describe myself as really good, or even good yet, but I feel like I'm actually starting to get it. Maybe some day I'll feel comfortable enough to actually try a jam!


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Feb. 17th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
dinner sounds positively soylent!
Feb. 17th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
And we now have a name for the dish! Excellent.
Feb. 17th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
I've been meaning to comment on your jaw situation. I had a similar thing happen in early January (and last through most of January). I was eating something totally benign (a piece of naan bread!) when I bit down and got the distinct sensation of it popping out of place (followed seconds later by a searing pain up that felt like it extended up the side of my jaw and into my inner ear). The sharp pain subsided but the achiness and the sensation that I couldn't chew properly because my teeth were misaligned lasted until a few weeks later, I had a similar sensation, sans pain, and it felt like it popped back into place.

After that I think I even had an incident where it went out but then back in again in fairly rapid succession.

Suffice it to say, I did not enjoy it. I plan on speaking to my dentist about it when I see him next week (regular 6 month checkup). I would definitely recommend seeing your dentist sooner rather than later... apparently it can be cause by many different things, including clenching your jaw/grinding your teeth (which is my leading theory for what caused mine -- I suspect I was doing that throughout January due to work stress), but some of them are kind of serious, so better safe than sorry?
Feb. 17th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've had this happen several times before, but it's always popped back into place after a bit of jaw wiggling in a day or so. I will be calling the dentist today.
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