One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to operate in the present. This week I was reading a yoga magazine and came across the phrase “here I am.” I instantly fell in love with it.
So, here I am. Making to-do lists on the bus on the back of a receipt. Here I am. Brushing my teeth. Here I am. Worrying about if I worry too much. Here I am. Playing my favorite song by Ingrid Michaelson on repeat. Here I am. Chopping cabbage, crying over onions, and loving every minute of being in my kitchen. Here I am.
1 savoy cabbage, sliced into thin strips
3 carrots, grated
5 radishes, grated
1 onion, sliced into thin strips
small handful of cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
2 Tbsp peanut oil
2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
Juice from half a lime
1 Tbsp sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
Mix the cabbage, carrots, radishes, onion, and cilanro together. Next, mix the ingredients for the dressing. Toss the dressing with the cabbage mixture and garnish with peanuts.