Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday in the Kitchen

I absolutely did not want to get out of bed this morning!  It was cold and raining!  Definately sleep in weather!  Sadly I have to work for a living so I got up and trudged in!  I was getting bored of oats and yogurt for breakfast so I switched things up.  Today I had Van's Flaxseed waffles with Trader Joe's crunchy almond butter and strawberry All-Fruit.  So good!  As always a nice cup of tea!  Stash organic English Breakfast this morning!
  Since it was cold and nasty I had soup for lunch!  This is my favorite soup, Trader Joe's lentil vegetable.  It's delicious!  On the side I had a whole wheat pita with a wedge of Laughing Cow light garlic and herb.  Quick and easy!

After work I had to get some groceries!  I broke the cardinal rule of grocery shopping and went to the store hungry!  I wanted everything in the store! I found a great deal on pork tenderloin!  I got a one pound tenderloin for $2.94!!!  I grabbed it up because I had the perfect recipe to go with it!  Emeril's simple grilled pork tenderloin!  Very easy to make and so good.  It says to marinate overnight but I only marinated it for about an hour!  To go with it I chopped some apples and cooked them on the stove with lemon juice, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.  I also grabbed up some zuchinni and summer squash and sauteed them in olive oil on the stove.  Definately one of my favorite quick sides.  This dinner was SO GOOD!  I grilled the pork on the George Foreman grill and it was ready in about 15 minutes! While the pork was marinating I got started on dessert.  A few weeks ago I read about a pear bread on The Fit Bride blog and knew I wanted to try it.  The original recipe was from All Recipes.  I made a few changes such as using whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup of applesauce and 1/4 cup of oil, and using Sugar in the Raw.  The batter was so good I was tempted to just eat it and skip the baking step! :P  The finished product was delicious too!  My husband is in love.  It makes two loaves and I'm not sure they'll last the night!
See I couldn't even get a picture before he ate the end of this loaf! 

I did skip kickboxing tonight just because I've felt a bit rundown this week and I had to get groceries and do some laundry.  I didn't skip working out though!  I pulled out 30 Day Shred and did level 1.  I haven't done the video in months and I'm glad to say my heart rate is much lower doing it now than last time!  I also did a 10 minute yoga abs workout.  I've packed my lunch and I'm ready to head to bed!  Glad tomorrow is Friday!


  1. I just took a bite of the slice of bread you gave me! Mmmmmmm! It's great!

  2. Waffles! Yum. I think I need to get some of those at the store this weekend.

    Congrats on the Shred!

  3. Hey, it's ok if you didn't go the yoga! Just move along, like you said. The important part is just the good intention