My favourite inspiration this time of year is to hit a local farmer's market - the range of produce always kickstarts my urges to cook and experiment.
If it's towards the end of the day, then a lot of the farmers are willing to give some great deals on their produce, since they'd rather sell it for less than haul it home.
You can also look for the "not so pretty" produce to make soups from. Huge batches don't really take much time to prepare, and after that it's just simmering time while you're doing something else. The best thing (to me) about batches of soup is that you can take the same base stock and make it different every day by adding barley one day, quinoa the next, some different spices, some wild rice, or whatever you have on hand. Satisfying, tasty, and not overly expensive.
Hope you figure something out!
Start weight: 240 lbs
Goal weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
Afraid of a colonoscopy? Believe me - they are much less frightening than surgery and chemotherapy.
Colonoscopies allow polyps to be removed before they can become cancer, or let cancers be found before they are too widespread. If you are 50 or older, or have any symptoms, please don't let fear stop you from covering your butt.
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