I am fortunate to have a tight-knit little group at work. I recognize that and am grateful for it. No matter how crazy the day, I always have a genuine, sincere person I can turn to for advice, guidance and a shoulder to lean on. One huge benefit (other than the work productivity increase and general merriment that occurs when we get together) is that we encourage each other to make healthier food choices. Since the new year, we’ve also been making/preparing and cooking our own meals to share at lunchtime.
Anyone who knows me at all knows that I can be a little bit of a health food nazi 🙂 I do not count calories (who the hell has the time?!) but I do make sure that what I eat is nutrient-dense and is devoid of polysyllabic scientific chemicals that I can’t pronounce (read: highly processed foods). I’m an avid food label peruser and staunch advocate for the consumption of raw, whole foods as much as possible!
So where was I? Ahh, yes. Our little group consists of Jasmin, Janice and I at the core. Sometimes Kathy will join in or Judiemarie will pop her head and say something snappy. Stacy and Hadier recently joined us for sushi on two separate occasions. My point is: we’ve got a good thing going here and I felt inspired to share this with you.
Today’s dish was inspired by Janice, who I refer to as “Work Mom”. She has such a loving, caring way about her and it’s almost therapeutic to hear her talk about the heart and soul she puts into the foods she makes for her kids. So this was inspired by my “Work Mom” Janice.