It has been about two years since I realized TUR-mur-ic is not pronounced TOO-mur-ic. Which reminds me of one of my favorite comedy bits of 2015. Worth every second of your time, I swear.
Speaking of every second of your time, did you (or do you) watch The Walking Dead? My husband has been binge watching every night. We have a huge tv (if you asked my ten year-old self, regular sized if you ask my 38 year-old self) and this tv is smack to the left of our table where I blog and do serious work on Twitter and even more serious work playing Best Fiends.
Each night he watches, I have to arrange the left side of my hair to stick out from my giant headphones in just the perfect way, to prevent my eyes from any zombie carnage and ears from hearing brain crunching. I can’t handle that stuff. But, TWD is also a drama. Did you know this? So, I can’t help but occasionally hear something compelling or peek at a longing glance someone is giving.
Well, two nights ago I got a little cocky with my peeking and saw the thing which I had been avoiding all along. A gang of zombies started pulling apart a lone man, with their zombie teeth! I’m not sure if I saw an eye being pulled out, but I think I did. This mans face was stretched and pulled and GAAAH! It looked like silly putty.
There was really no point to that story except to recruit others into my gang of scared people. If a zombie apocalypse really does begin, don’t look for me. I can’t handle that kind of pressure, I get nervous during a game of tag. I always answer the question of “How long will you last the zombie apocalypse?” with this scenario…
Me: “Uh oh, looks like zom…”
For those of you who DO want to survive the zombie invasion, ready yourself now with this next ingredient in the Kitchen Lab Series, Turmeric!
I know the infographic tells me to pickle it, but uh, that ain’t happening. My friend Kirsten has shared this butt kicking bowl of Turmeric soup with coconut milk and shrimp, perfect for this time of year. I’ll have to ask her for it and share with you.
While I don’t super love drinking smoothies in the winter, I’m adding this one to my regular rotation. A local vegan cafe calls it something like The Golden Warrior Monkey, which I don’t know how I feel about. There is much about a monkey that I find appetizing. Maybe a Golden State Warrior smoothie, unless I get sued, then I won’t call it that either. For now, I give you…Turmeric Smoothie.
- 2 very ripe bananas (frozen)
- 1/2 c. coconut milk (canned preferably)
- 1 T. Turmeric
- 1 T. coconut sugar (can omit if bananas are ripe enough)
- 1 t. ground cardamom
- Stick it all in the most powerful blender you've got! Careful with the cardamom, it's powerful!
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Happy January my friends, stay healthy and watch out for zombies.