Maggie on the outside:
Maggie on the inside!
After weeks of thinking that Maggieâ€™s left ribs look a little funny, I freaked out last night when I spent some time feeling around her sides and realized that, yes, her left ribs were protruding. I spent all night clutching my wiener dog and crying hysterically. I am extra melodramatic when it comes to my dogs, and Iâ€™m not afraid to admit it.
A budget-busting $250 vet bill laterâ€¦ Maggie is fine. Sheâ€™s just growing extra cartilage on her left side because she favors that side. Seriously. At least itâ€™s not bone cancer!
Feeling much lighter after realizing my favorite fur-daughter was not going to the farm ten years earlier than I hope, I ran 3.0 miles in 29:11. It was a glorious, rainy workout.
And then I ate lunch.
I was recently asked my secret to making rice. My â€œsecretâ€ is: pour rice into pot, fill part way with water, cook for 25 minutes, drain water, cook for a few more minutes to remove extra moisture. Itâ€™s not very scientific but it works. 🙂
The chickpeas were standout today!
I drained and rinsed about 3/4 cup chickpeas and then let them sit in a mix of molasses + chili powder for about 10 minutes.
Then, I baked the little chicks at 375 for 10 minutes. Perfection!
With roasted broccoli and butternut squash, too.
There is work to be done!