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Archive for February 18th, 2009

I didn’t really have any plans for dinner because Ted had left overs and was planning to visit Nicholas tonight.  I did end up cooking Radicchio and a Buttercup squash.  I didn’t like the Radicchio, it was bitter.  The squash was ok, but not one of my favorite.

The Radicchio was sauteed with some onions, 4 slices of chopped soy bacon, a little flavored EVOO, I added some lemon and sauteed until slightly browned on all sides.

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Radicchio

The Buttercup squash was done 10 minutes in the microwave. I scooped out the meat, added a little salt and pepper, about 1/4 cup of Vegetable stock and put it in the oven on 400 for 15 minutes.

My main dish was cooked Morning Star crumbles.  That always works out pretty good for me.  Really easy to do, by simply sauteing onion, some garlic, add the crumbles, a little soy sauce, pepper, and, again, about 1/4 cup Vegetable stock.  I had that over black beans which I’m trying to incorporate back into my night time meal.

 

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The highlight of my day was arriving home to 2 things:

1.  Harry and David Royal Velvet Plums (I’ve never seen yellow ones before?!)

And 2nd, a great little gift from Foodbuzz! … you other Foodies probably received them as well. Little business cards!

 

 

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Foodbuzz business cards for Apple Crumbles

That’s all for tonight guys. Hope you have a good one and I’m off to get a lot of stuff done for this weekend. Nighty night!

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Shane is back to normal. I was almost thinking that he was quieter the last week because he had matured somewhat. WRONG!  I did discover what was causing the itching around his neck… me giving him a bath.  I hope it’s just the doggy shampoo I used and he’s not reacting to being clean!   

Wednesday. Hump Day.  It was a workout of back and triceps.  4 x 10 – 15 reps. of each exercise.  The exercises today were bent over rows (I don’t like doing these), one hand overhead tri extensions.  Mid pulley rows, two hand o/h tri extensions.  Lat pull downs -wide grip, tricep presses. Lat pull downs – V grip, tricep dips. 

It was a 4 mile running warm up on the treadmill and a 3 1/2 mile walk/jog with Shane. Nice morning to be out there but my chin got a little cold.  The wind was blowing on our walk home. There was even one point when I wondered if my tongue was actually getting cold since I was walking with my mouth slightly open and it kind of felt “frost bitten”.  Pretty picture isn’t it?!   

Here’s breakfast…

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Protein Shake: 1 VPX Whey Pro. + Ice and water + Raspberries + 1/2 banana.

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1/3 cup of Silver Palate Thick and Rough Oats cooked with 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 banana, 1 TBS Organic Reduced Fat Coconut, and topped with 1 1/2 TBS Granola (just make sure to keep an eye out for this Granola tomorrow).

I also tossed into my mouth about a TBS of soynuts, almonds, raisins as well as a tsp of Naturally More PB while I was making up my mid-morn. snack. 🙂

Gotta get with it… this is a post break…but now breaks over.. have a super day!

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