The hardest days are the days I wake up thinking about dmd. The days when the tears are so close to the surface and I must hold myself tenderly and not wish for anything different and embrace the pain and sadness until it has run its course. Today is such a day. Today is a day of rest. Last night I made the right thing to nourish me today. Here is my receipe for the perfect 

Tortilla Soup for the Soul

I insist on mise en place for this and all recipes.

3 pabalano peppers
3 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 cup olive oil
2 pints chicken stock
1 onion - diced
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes (or 4-6 fresh)
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt

Broil peppers and garlic for 5 minutes (until slightly blackened - remove garlic before it burns - 3min)
In an Instapot, sautee onion in olive oil until translucent, chop up peppers and garlic when they are ready and sautee for another 3 min, tomatoes, add stock, add salt and pepper. Set to "soup" for 30min. 

garnish with tortillas chips, 1/2 an avocado, 1 tbs yogurt, lime juice to taste