So I had this bad boy taken out of my left foot yesterday:
Ironically, I wasn’t expecting any real pain. After all, they were just taking a measly little screw out of the bone at the base of my baby toe. I figured I’d sleep off any discomfort and awake ready to put my recovery time to good use writing up some Veggie Quest posts and knocking out some coursework for my Cornell certificate in plant-based nutrition.
Frankly, I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m a big wimp when it comes to pain, and as it turns out, slicing open one’s tender tootsie flesh, extracting hardware, and sewing the whole mess back together hurts like the dickens.
So earlier today I downed some of those pain pills I didn’t think I’d need, and instead of doing productive things, I occupied myself with such demanding pursuits as reading O Magazine and solving crosswords that appear to have been designed for sixth graders. (Just about the level I can handle right now.)
I’m also trying to feed my body the most nourishing, comforting foods I can find: warm millet with chopped apples and cinnamon, homemade vegetable soup, and Buddha bowls with calcium-rich bok choy for bone healing. (Huge thanks to my husband for fixing all of these for me, since crutches and cooking don’t mix!)
Now, since that about taps out my brainpower for the time being, I’ll turn the floor over to you:
What are your favorite plant-based healing foods? Your go-to nourishing dishes?