I've been dealing with knee discomfort lately (ironically after my therapeutics training) and it's been making me more mad than anything else. I'm used to working through the pain, grinning and baring it, knowing that eventually it will have to go away. My whole career is physical so working with an injury is pretty rough. But this is also teaching me to meet myself where I am. Every day we show up different, whether that's because of what you ate (or didn't), your physical activity or lack there of, mental clutter, busy schedule, change in relationships, change in passion - the list goes on. But can we show up with some compassion for ourselves when we aren't 100%?
Recipe of the day (4 servings)
20 minutes prep and cook time
3 cups cauliflower florets and white stem cut up
2 Beyond Meat Italian sausage links
1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
1/4 onion diced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
Cover bottom of pot with oil and onions. Sauté until onions are cooked. Place cauliflower and 1 cup water in pot and bring to a boil (cauliflower will not be fully covered.) Add cheese, reduce heat to a simmer and cover until cauliflower is soft and cheese is mostly melted. Meanwhile, cook your sausage in oil in a separate pan. Add cauliflower mixture plus seasonings to a food processor and blend until it becomes a thick, sauce-like texture. Add sausage and oil it cooked in to the sauce for extra heat! Serve hot on top of your favorite pasta or grain and enjoy.
*I added a little homemade pesto I had left over for more flavor!