New Year’s Revolutions
+ Comfort in a Bowl
Did you get a chance to listen to Episode 18?
What (if any) revolutions are you attempting this January season? Nat’s doing incremental shifts that might only be perceptible to her. She’s listening to her body, y’all. Bec is seeking to be evermore in the present moment! Maybe that’s what her Observables is for?
I came across another great reframing of New Year’s resolutions on Suleika Jaouad’s Isolation Journals Substack. She writes five lists as her new year’s revolution every year in place of resolutions. I think I’m going to try it.
What in the last year are you proud of?
What did this year leave you yearning for?
What’s causing you anxiety?
What resources, skills, and practices can you rely on in the coming year?
What are your wildest, most harebrained ideas and dreams?
Comfort in a Bowl
Here’s Nat with our recipe for the week — comfort in a bowl. I think we all need it.
The keys here are Dashi, Golden Curry cubes and tofu. The first two can be purchased at Nations, the aforementioned “International” aisle at Walmart or this specific Japanese grocer who I love!
“Comfort in a Bowl” can be made with ANY veg but my favs are mushrooms, green beens, green onions and cauliflower. There really aren’t specific quantities — I’d be lying if I started tossing numbers around — the point is that you can use whatever you have on hand or need to use up!
Cut veg and tofu so that they are about the same size (except for the green onions — cut them small).
Fill a largish soup pan with water and add a tbls of dashi powder and two cubes of Golden Curry. I add a swirl of Mirin and another swirl of soy sauce but those are not necessary additions to make. Add the green onions to the broth and bring to a boil. Stir to make sure the curry cubes have dissolved and then add all of your veg and tofu. Lower to simmer till veg is fork tender and then DONE! Serve it up and feel the warm hug that is “Comfort in a Bowl.”
Also, we mentioned our TikTok on our podcast. What do you think? Humiliation or healthy risk taking? A bit of both? You tell us!