noveling is a way of life. deep into the process, i find that i am bending the rest of my life to fit around it. even eating. these days, my muse is content to subsist on only cups and cups of coffee, perfect chocolate cupcakes with a hint of coffee in the frosting and the occasional bowl of fettucine alfredo. since these days she is being so good to me i am committed to doing better by her. so that means water, drinking this expensive vitamin supplement they talked me into at whole foods (which i swear is working), walking as much as the weather will permit. it will also entail me to eating really my dinner for lunch. that is the method suggested by perfect weight by deepak chopra.
today i made the muse pizza. i know, i know. not exactly health food, but it was homemade. i used one of those pizza doughs that comes in a can like biscuits. i had on hand some roasted garlic left over from a batch of delicious roasted garlic soup. some leftover green sauce (basically a multi-herb pesto) stirred into the tomato sauce seasoned it perfectly. the canned dough was pretty good. if i actually had a rolling pin i could have gotten it thinner. i brushed some olive oil on the crust (it would have been better with garlic olive oil). i saw a thin crust packaged brand in the bread section of the grocery store that i’ll try, but i kind of liked pretending to bake. it would be cool for parties cut into little squares. and later, when i give it a leftover makeover, i’ll add some cooked broccoli and maybe mushrooms.