I received this book from Hope Has A Place, Amanda’s recovery blog. (She is awesome & recently engaged! Yay!)
Wear More Cashmere: 151 Ways to Pamper your inner Princess. Don’t I look like a Princess in need of pampering?
It came last month along with this cute little note from Amanda:
After a month of reading it
(heavy reading – you might gather)
I don’t have an inner princess.
Some of the suggestions are just not me. At all.
#21 – Buy a silk caftan robe to wear at night
#115 – Wear Men’s shirts to feel teeny and tiny (huh?)
#127- Wear heels & bathing suit to sashay around the pool
#20- Rent a Mercedes or Jaguar for a day (on my salary?)
But some suggestions are fantastic
#10 –Write a handwritten note to a friend.
#55 – Dine Al Fresco
#56 – If you can’t say something nice..avoid gossip.
#49- Make a list of all your accomplishments in life
The point is you should nurture and nourish your inner YOU! What or whoever that may be.
I imagine I have an inner
freak fairy (a moody fairy) or butterfly just waiting for my metamorphosis. (kind of what this blog is all about.)
While thinking about Princesses, I found myself thinking about Peas. Why? No clue. I’m not really that into peas. Maybe I recalled the fairytale “The Princess and the Pea.”
Maybe it’s because I have been chowing down on my split-pea soup
Or maybe because I am
obsessed a devoted fan of Mama Pea, who has two princesses of her own. (Pickle eating princesses, I might add. Ovaries. Aching.)
Maybe because I think about food
too much a lot. And hummus, of course.
I had a random “what if?” moment and decided to ‘pamper’ it.
I made Whirled Peas Yummus
(I declare it yummus if no chickpeas are involved). Just steamed peas, Garlic, olive oil, lemon and a dash of cumin and sea salt.
I had no hint what this might taste like. I haven’t had a pea in…can’t remember.
I wish I had words. It is very…pea-y. Pea-ish. Pea-licious.
I could not get my head around it. The texture, the slight sweetness.. all so very different. The color was pretty amazing, too. I kept eating it just to try and figure it out. It was an adventure, a new playground for my taste buds.
My point is…
I got nothin’. I don’t have one.
But I did discover I enjoy to play around with my food!
Guess that’s just my way of nurturing my inner
princess, geek, foodie, fairy, butterfly “me.”
- So…what’s your inner you?
- If you try pea yummus, please share your thoughts!