April 21, 2009 at 1:14 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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Is it really Monday again? I wasn’t ready for this! Come back weekend!

But I must say, for a Monday, it’s been a good day! Work went by relatively quickly and the second I got home, I changed into my shorts and sneakers and Toby and I went for a 50 minute walk. I walked and read my book a la Kath. I got some weird looks but it’s too enjoyable to care. Going on the elliptical just was not appealing and this really did the trick!

When I got home I did Yoga for Runners from which felt amazing! It really stretched my legs and  at the beginning, it says it can help you heal from injuries from running! I will be doing this more often for sure!

Tonight’s dinner was a smattering of different things…just what I was craving!



Oven roasted sweet potato discs….


TJ’s Organic Baked Beans. These were delicious. They tasted like classic baked beans and, as with all of TJ’s food, it had no preservatives or funny sounding ingredients. So good. These would be great at any BBQ!


Oven roasted Brussel Sprouts…


Roasting things in the oven is just so easy and they always come out delicious. Plus it takes minimal prep and clean up. What’s not to love?

Yes, this dinner was VERY random but I like to just go with my tastes (and what needs to be used up in the fridge) and let convention take a back seat. Isn’t it more fun that way?

What’s a random meal you’ve had lately?

Orange Dinner

March 18, 2009 at 12:55 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
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Today started with this:


A sweet card slipped in my purse to be discovered at trabajo

And ended with this:



COOKIES! Homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to be exact. My absolute FAVE! You better believe I ate one the second I got home from the gym and then insisted we make dinner immediately or I would eat the entire plate. James used a recipe from CookingLight which, unfortunately, you need a subscription to see 😦 But James was nice enough to take some “process” pics including this one:


which makes me much less likely to eat the whole batch aka 2 sticks of butter!!! Oh well 🙂



Dinner was equally yummy (it’s just not fair to compare homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to anything…)

Even though my dinner did not actually have an orange in it, there were a lot of orange components!!

On the menu: Salmon cakes, Honey Carrots, and Sweet Potato Fries


I used Kath’s recipe for the salmon cakes (I’ve been using a lot of her’s lately! They’re just so delicious! Thanks for the inspiration Kath!!) Of course I tend to defile them with her arch nemesis: onions. Ah we just love em in our house! So that was my basic addition to this recipe, plus I used plain yogurt instead of mayo since I don’t like mayo.


James has been wanting honey glazed carrots  for ages and since he’s been so wonderful (see: baking me delicious cookies and cleaning the apartment) I knew he more then deserved one of his favorites!


First, I chopped up 4 carrots, put it in a glass bowl with some water and microwaved them for 5 minutes. Then I put them in a baking dish and topped them with 1 tbsp honey, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, sprinkle of salt and 1 tsp olive oil. Then I put them in the oven for maybe 10 minutes while the delicious fries finished up!

We got this crazy looking thing at the farmers market the last time we went.


We were told it tasted like it was dipped in sugar so obviously we had to try it! I cut up one sweet potato and this super sweet potato, sprayed it with olive oil and popped it in a 425* oven for maybe 30-40 minutes? I just kept an eye on them.


I couldn’t really taste big diff between the super sweet potato and the regular sweet potato but it was still fun to try something new!

Oh and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! As a red head with some Irish blood, I particularly like this day…especially since green is my color 😉

Now I’m just hanging out in our nice and clean apartment, watching West Wing, and desperately needing to shower. Later!

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