Archive for April 14th, 2009

“Tantalizing Tempeh”…isn’t that just plain fun to say? ūüôā¬†

Tonights dinner was a last minute thought because, well, I forgot about dinner in my rush from house, to car, to work this morning.  But it worked out well.

If you are not familiar with Tempeh, please check on the right panel of this blog and you will find a link that explains all about tempeh.

Tantalizing Tempeh with PB Hot Sauce. Serves 4


  1. 1 TBS toasted sesame oil
  2. 1 1/2TBS soy sauce
  3. 1 TBS vinegar (rice vinegar is suggested)
  4. 1 tsp fresh chopped ginger (use powdered if need be)
  5. 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  6. 1 pkg (about 1 lb) Tempeh, cut into 1 to 1 1/2 ” cubes
  7. 2 TBS peanut butter
  8. 2 tsp soy sauce
  9. 2sp vinegar
  10. 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
  11. 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  12. 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  13. 1/3 cup water (or wine if you like)

Tempeh:  Mix together in a saucepan the first six (6 ) ingredients. Put it on the stove set to medium heat and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to low for about 15 minutes.  Uncover, and increase heat back to medium high. Cook 2 more minutes. Just to crisp the outside a little.

Sauce:  In a saucepan, set on low heat, mix until smooth the remaining 7 ingredients (7 Р13).  To serve, pour over tempeh.

We had our dinners (Ted had turkey cutlets) with Lemon-Lime Sauteed Kale


  • 1¬† to 1 1/2 lbs of Kale, thick stems removed and rough chopped -wash and dry thoroughly
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1¬†TBS lemon juice + 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2¬†TBS lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2¬†TBS raisins

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add cleaned and cut kale. Boil for 2 -3 minutes. Drain and dry.

Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat and add oil.  Add the other ingredients but NOT the kale..yet.   Stir around to combine about 1 minute, making sure your pan is hot. Add the kale and saute 5 minutes.  Add raisins and mix around 1 minute.  Put on serving plate and top with more raisins (optional).


Afternoon pavement pounding

The sun was shining and it was about 60 degrees. After a long, hard winter, this was paradise.¬† It called for a run. Unfortunately, I forgot my visor. Well, it wasn’t my sneakers like yesterday.¬† I don’t like running with sun glasses on. I’m just too aware of them on my face.¬†

The run was for 3 miles.¬†Once home, it was downstairs and into the gym for a quick lower bod workout. Legs:¬†¬†6 exercises x 3 sets each for a count of 10 to 12, with abs in between.¬†¬†¬†My repetitions are low this week because the intention is to do upper and lower body twice. Upper was Monday and again on Wednesday. Lower = Tuesday and again on Thursday.¬† Again… keeping fingers crossed.

That’s it for me. Just want to let all you picture takers out there know about a great link I put on my blog roll: Photography101.¬† Check it out and have a great night.


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What a gorgeous sky this morning.¬† Unfortunately no picture.¬† The color was¬†a morning blue with wisps of clouds here and there. There was a long line of clouds¬†over the horizon¬†where the shades of pink were feathered into the white. What is that saying?¬†Red sky at night, Sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, Sailors take warning“.¬† Is that really true?

Shane and I went for a 3.42 mile run.¬† Skipped the workout again thinking I may take advantage of the nice weather and go for a run after work followed by a lower body workout.¬† I’m not sure that this routine will be kept up but it sure is nice getting a little extra sleep. Maybe I’m just a bit burned out.

Breakfast for a Healthy Beginning:

tues-oats1Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats cooked with 2 Vanilla Hazelnut teabags and apple spice.¬† Sprinkled with 1 TBS reduced fat coconut and 1 strawberry added.


A Chocolate VPX protein shake with 1 strawberry blended in. Unfortunately, there was a big chunk of strawberry that didn’t get blended nor eaten because it felt AWFUL drinking a smooth shake and suddenly getting a chunk of something in my mouth. Eeewwww!¬†¬† Other than that, it tasted pretty good.



It’s off to another day at the office.¬† We are getting a lot of orders this week. Figures! Sue is out.¬† Oh well, it’s a good thing.

Have a great day!

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