Archive for January 27th, 2009

We had a major blow out tonight.  I thought I could cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave the same way I cook the Acorn and Butternut. Not!  This is what it looked like:

A squash blow out

A squash blow out

Ted volunteered to clean up the mess. He regretted it. However, the squash was salvaged and this is what we did with it:

Cooked 11.4 minutes in microwave before the mishap.

Cut it in half. Tossed the seeds and peeled the inside “meat” away with a fork into a dish.

In the meantime, I had cooking on the stove, 10 halved asparagus spears (sauteed in EVOO for 2 min), added 5 oz shiitake mushrooms – cooked for about 3 minutes with the asparagus. Added 1/3 cup pasta sauce and 6 oz Vegetable broth and let that slow boil for about 8 minutes. The oven was preheated to 425F.  Pour the mushroom/asparagus mix over spaghetti squash in dish, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to cover top and bake for 15 minutes.

Ted STILL didn’t like the spaghetti squash. He said it isn’t fun to eat. It has no flavor except the sauce I put on it.  Oh well … I’ll give him 6 months and try again. 🙂

I made Lime Glazed Tempeh for me tonight (Ted cooked himself Turkey cutlets).  My Tempeh was based on this recipe found earlier this week:  “Orange Pan Glazed Tempeh Recipe” found at http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/orange-panglazed-tempeh-recipe.html

I didn’t realize when I decided to cook it that I had next to NONE of the ingredients. So this is what I did:

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp orange peel
  • 1 tsp ginger (ground)
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 10 oz Tempeh (3 grain)
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth

I put the first 8 ingredients in bowl and mixed up.  I put the tempeh in a pan heated with EVOO over med. high for 5 minutes, turned over and cooked another 5 minutes. Added sauce, added Vegetable broth and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Basically the instructions were as written at the referenced site.  It came out great!

lime glazed tempeh with spaghetti squash

lime glazed tempeh with spaghetti squash


I found a mystery picture on my camera tonight.

dscn0012  That ball “thing” he has in his mouth was part of a bigger toy which he JUST got through ripping apart.  Ted wanted to catch him in the act… again.

He’s just the cutest when he’s been bad! 

Have a great night all!


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Up early and ready to go.  Hopped on the tread mill for 35 minutes and stomped out 4 miles.  Did a little over 30 minutes of legs and finished with a 2 3/4 mile jog with Shane. 

Today’s Leg Workout:

  • 1 set walking lunges
  • 8 sets x 12 reps of Bar Squats with 4 sets x 12 leg extensions then 4 x 12 leg curls
  • 8 sets x 12 reps of Ball-Wall Squats with 4 x 20 seated calf raises and 4 x 20 ball crunches.
  • 1 set of walking lunges.

The workout was fueled by 1 scoop Jay Robb Chocolate.

Breakfast was 1 scoop Jay Robb Chocolate

1 Braeburn Apple

1/3 cup Silver Palate Thick and Rough Oats with 1/2 of the Quaker Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut Granola Bar. 


The oats were perfect with that little bit of Quaker bar added in. It wasn’t too sweet and added a little ….different texture to the oats.  Ted had the Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry bar last night and said it was really good.


The nutrition facts on the bar (you can get them at the site reference above) are:

140 cals. 5 g Total Fat. 23 g Carbs. 3g Fiber and 2g Protein.

I’m checking email at home in anticipation of additional computer problems today.  I don’t mean to be negative, but based on experience… logic indicates I should expect the worst.

Wish me luck and you all have a great day!

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