I have a couple of things I want to talk about today, but first and foremost I wanted to say great big thank you to Joanna at A Cup of Jo! If you don't know Joanna's blog, you should definitely go say hi. She is super sweet and makes a lot of raw food creations that I can't wait to try when I get my food processor (how many days until Christmas now???).
Now, if you don't speak a bunch of languages, I heard from Becca that this is Portuguese (I speak French though!). Just the same, you might be wondering what this little award means. Luckily, it came with an explanation.
"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
Sweetest award, thanks again Joanna!
I am passing this award on to:
Okay. Now go visit all of their sites and say hi!
Just one other thing I wanted to talk about. I have teeth issues. Well, more (or less) specifically, mouth issues. The corners of my mouth got really irritated a few weeks ago. I happened to see the dentist and he decided that it might be my toothpaste, that I should experiment. Great, thanks doc.
So I stopped using whatever I was using (Crest, Colgate, one of those), and started using this toothpaste from The Natural Dentist.
Success!! No more chapped and red corners of my mouth...thankfully, as I actually had to wear makeup to cover it (I hate makeup). So I figured something in the commercial toothpaste was bothering me. I've always had a "thing" for teeth stuff. I always want the newest toothbrush, cool toothpaste, etc. So of course when this tube ran out I wanted a new one, so I got this toothpaste from Nature's Gate.
It seemed great. I loooove foamy toothpaste, and this is super foamy! And its a gel, not a paste, I like that. But lo and behold, the corners of my mouth started getting all red and chapped again. Dammit! If you are asking yourself by now why I am writing about this, I don't blame you. But what I'm getting at is that, the little banner on the top left of the Natural Dentist paste says "SLS free". What the hell is SLS? That's what I asked myself when I bought it, and now that I'm having problems again, I looked it up. Long story short, while you can't be allergic to Sodium Laurel Sulfate, its not uncommon to be sensitive to it. You can read about it here if you are interested. And guess what it is? A foaming agent!!! The foaminess I love so much is exactly what was causing me such discomfort.
And I'm not kidding about loving teeth stuff, I found these at Target a few days ago.
They're so cool! I mean, the flossing thingys aren't new, but they're completely compostable/biodegradeable. So much fun! Yeah I'm crazy.
If anyone is wondering why I didn't post any food today it is because my first two meals were leftover Two Bean Quinoa Casserole from yesterday. I also had a beautiful grapefruit, some Fig Date Bread, protein shake, etc, because I was running all over the place getting my project done to meet with my professor. It was fine, it only took 5 minutes...waste of 2 hours in the car. Dinner was leftover polenta with the Mushroom Sauce from Vegan with A Vengeance, carrots, and kale. It looked...gross. It tasted delicious, but I am doing you a favor by not photographing it, I promise.
That's all I've got for today people. Sorry if it was boring! I'll be back with some food tomorrow, I am hoping to get some Christmas present stuff done!