Edited to fix recipe display.

Yesterday went pretty well in orientation.  I am on information overload.  My new job is working for a regional hospital so part of the training was about disease and the importance of hand washing.  She placed a lotion on our hands which works similar to that red pill when the dentist is teaching you how to brush.  Under the black light your saw where you missed. 

In case you are curious as to the proper way to wash your hands you can find that here.  Another important area to clean that is not covered are the nail beds. 

I also learned the proper way to cough or sneeze

  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • Funny, as I always thought these people were doing it wrong

    Now that I have you a bit cleaner and hopefully healthier, here is what I made for dinner tonight.  I only used 5 cups of the broth as my skillet wouldn’t hold 7, but it all worked out okay.  That is the only reduction I made. 

    Lately, I LOVE chickpeas and try to eat more beans for my proteins.  I had a cholesterol issue a while back and making this change along with taking 1000 mg. flax oil daily helped me to lower it enough to get off the medicine. 

    Chickpea Pasta with Almonds and Parmesan (From Real Simple)

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    7 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
     Kosher salt
    1 pound angel hair pasta
    1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
    1/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds, chopped
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the broth, red pepper, and 3/4 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.Add the pasta and cook, stirring, until the broth is nearly absorbed and the pasta is al dente, about 6 minutes. Stir in the chickpeas and parsley.Divide among individual bowls and top with the almonds and Parmesan.

    CALORIES 652(22% from fat); FAT 14g (sat 1g); SUGAR 6g; PROTEIN 26g; CHOLESTEROL 8mg; SODIUM 782mg; FIBER 7g; CARBOHYDRATE 110g

    Another day of orientation to go!  Hope your week is going well!