Wellness/Fitness thread 5/22/03

  1. Here's my inspirational message for being healthy today - don't get sick or you'll have to deal with insurance companies..grrrrr..... . Had a little patient today that needed a certain med and had to have preauthorization. (Yes, you pencil-pushing beaurocrat, he tried the OTC crap - that's why he's in here - because it didn't WORK!) Really that interaction was sufficient to get my HR and BP up to a respectable level without exercising lol.

    Nonetheless, I did go ahead and treadmill. Always feel better afterward.

    "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

    -Henry David Thoreau

    1 pound penne pasta, uncooked (about 5 cups dry)
    1 1/2 cups peeled, seeded, and diced English cucumber
    3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz.)
    1/2 cup chopped red onions
    1/4 cup each chopped green onions and pitted, sliced black olives
    1/4 cup chopped, fresh oregano, or 1 tablespoon dried



    Greek Pasta Salad

    1/2 cup low-sodium, low-fat chicken (or vegetable) broth
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    1 tablespoon each olive oil and lemon juice
    1 teaspoon each Dijon mustard and sugar
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain again.

    In a large bowl, toss together pasta, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, onions, olives, and oregano. Set aside.

    In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and mix well. Season with more black pepper, if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

    Have a great night!
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  3. by   aimeee
    Mmmm, all your recipes sound so good!

    You really need the treadmill after exchanges like that because it gives you all that adrenaline and you need to DO something with it! I had similar thoughts about insurance companies after trying to get authorization for service from a company where we were not a participating provider. There IS no participating provider within the area but will they authorize us? Nooooo, no negotiating. Hissssssssss.