Monthly Archives: June 2010

Need Flavor? Add Chili Sauce!

I’m not kidding folks, chili sauce fixes most things.  If it doesn’t need fixing, then chili sauce will only make it mas tasty!

Even though my leftovers from last night’s peanutty noodles and veg were already delicious, I thought I would add some chili sauce — just because I COULD!

Check out the beauteous dish!

Here’s something that’s awesome. Running makes me a bottomless pit! I’m pretty much hungry all the time. YUM!

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Wonderful Wednesday!

I’ve decided to have a post on Wednesdays for things that are wonderful!  Today’s Wonderful Wednesday goes to my running visor!

Here’s why my Under Armour visor is amazing.

  • It works as a sweat band so sweat doesn’t drip in my eyes.
  • It has odor guard — so even though the ENTIRE thing is soaked at the end of each run, it never smells!
  • It blocks the sun from my eyes when I run.
  • It keeps my hair out of my face.
  • It fits really well.  The velcro strap velcros no matter how tight you make the visor.
  • It has reflective strips on it so I can be easily seen.

So go out and get yourself one of these bad boys, especially if you’re outside a lot!

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Amazing Breakfast?

Behold my ability to create a breathtaking breakfast-scape!

Cantaloupe eaten out of the container and choco-shakeology. Classy, dassy.  Sometimes you just need a quick and dirty breakfast.  And today was one of those days.

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Be Adventurous!

I have used recipes for a very long time.  But very recently I have started to make things without recipes (ahh, cooking, you are so different from baking!) I figure that I watch a lot of Food Network and a lot of Top Chef, so I can probably throw together at least a few things without a “how-to”.  That’s what I did tonight!

Peanutty noodle and veggie stir fry!

So I know that peanut sauce needs some

  • peanut butter
  • soy sauce
  • lime juice
  • ginger

Then I added some extra water and rice wine vinegar to thin it out a bit (I’ve never heard of vinegar hurting anything!)

Here’s a tip I used on my lime.  It wasn’t so juicy, so I nuked it for about 15 seconds — juice city!

I had some asiany noodles in the pantry, so I boiled them up.

I need some veg!  I just used what was in my crisper — green pepper, cabbage, zuc and onion.

They weren’t really cooking up fast enough just with the heat of the pan, so I added some water and a lid — Steam those suckers!  If the way you’re cooking isn’t working out, change it!

Then put it all on a plate and pour on the sauce!  Top with scallions — just because I know scallions in chinese food are delicious!

Don’t know what to do for dinner?  Just think about what you love to eat, think about the flavors that go into it, and give it a shot!  If it doesn’t turn out, remind your family that without you they’d be hungry and that they shouldn’t worry, they have many more years of dinners for you to perfect your culinary skillz!

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What Are You Doing With Your Leftovers?

I’m eating mine like a mofo!

It’s not very often that I manage to make a meal without having some of it leftover.  This is especially great during the school year because the leftovers make great lunches.

Leftovers + Leafy Greens = Not your average sandwich and chippies!

I had a lot of leftover orzo bake from Sunday night so that has been my go-to lunch the past two days.  I have not been mixing in any extra greens though (naughty!) but I also don’t need to stretch the leftovers throughout the whole week like I do during the school year.

ORZO BAKE!

In other news, I’m totally loving this song!

*This time baby, I’ll beeeeee bulleeeeeetproooooooof!*

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Strawberry Buckwheat Deliciousness + A Time Trial

I had a buckwheat pancake with almond butter, walnuts, strawberries and honey with a side of cantaloupe this morning.  So good.

Eating well never looked so deliciously decadent!

I have a time trial today.  I’m running a mile.

Like a model who won’t wake up for less than 10 large, I wonder if it’s worth getting ready just to run a mile.  I guess I probably should.  I’ll update you later and let you know how it goes.

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Mexifabulous!

Thank you, Flavor Bible, for the incredible mexican feast last night!

I started with thinking I wanted to use an avocado in dinner.  So I looked it up in the Flavor Bible:

AVOCADO: lime, cilantro, beans, garlic

So I made an avocado sauce out of avocado, lime, cilantro, and garlic.  Thank you, Cuisinart!

Hmm, I have some black beans.  I wonder what goes with them?

This book is cool because in addition to giving lists of things that taste nice together they also have chefs give their favorite flavor combinations for whatever ingredient you look up. Under black beans I found this combo:

BLACK BEANS: bell peppers, onion, cumin, oregano!

OREGANO!?! Never in a million years would I have thought to put oregano with this!  I also added garlic to the beans which was delish!

And obviously, corn goes with most mexi-tastic meals.  So I grilled some up.

OH! I also made a chicken marinade with lemon juice, olive oil, chili powder, and cilantro.  I let it marinade for about 45 minutes.

Check out that fancy avocado peel boat for the beans!  I wish the pepper would have stayed a little brighter, but I cooked it a bit too long for that.

Grilled corn fantasticness.

Avocado limey cilantro chicken. With some tomatoes.

You know it’s good when the hubs walks in the door and says, “it smells awesome in here”.

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