Hello hello! How are y’all this fine Tuesday marnin’? 🙂
Last night’s dinner was so SO good! I tried Christie’s Dijon Baked Cod recipe and paired it with some roasted broccoli slaw (drizzle 1 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp red wine or balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and roast at 400 for 10 minutes) and some plain couscous flavored with garlic, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 Tbsp of real butter:
The dijon baked cod was fabulous! I didn’t have any lemons or parsley, but it was amazing anyway. The recipe called for 2 6-oz filets, but ours were 4-oz ones, so I did a piece of salmon as well and just took a sliver of it. It worked great for the salmon too!
I’m trying to incorporate more fish and seafood into our diet, and I was really excited to find a new recipe that we both really enjoyed! The rest of the night was spent baking a cake that we’ll talk about in a later post (get excited!) and watching Dancing With the Stars (go Evan!)! I tried to go to bed early, but it was still 10:45 by the time I actually climbed in. At least I tried, right? 🙂
This morning I got up, did a 30-minute core workout, and got excited because I’ll definitely be sore tomorrow! I am still in the process of incorporating more core and abdominal work into my routine, so I’m hoping to do this longer workout 3 times a week or so, and then do some Whittle My Middle II the other days!
A few weeks ago the amazing people at Tropical Traditions sent me some of their Virgin Coconut Oil to try out. Initially I was at a loss as to what to do with it, so I made some granola that rocked my face off. I loved it!
And then I completely lost all creativity and couldn’t figure out what to make next. The other day I was talking to a girl at work, and she mentioned that she keeps hers in the shower and uses it in lieu of conditioner and puts it on like lotion. I’ve been using it on my hair (pre-shampoo) and skin for a couple of days now, and I can already tell that’s the perfect way for me to use it!
My skin has never been so soft, and my hair is getting healthier every time I use it! Even though I’m not sure how I’d use it for cooking, I am in love with this product for the sheer fact that I can use it on my body and it makes me feel healthy and sexy! Thank you so much, Tropical Traditions, your product is amazing!
After getting ready for work I went into the kitchen to make the usual chocolate peanut butter GM. I am so boring, I know, but it’s really such a great recipe! I used a baggie full of sliced frozen banana:
When you do this it’s important to make sure all of the slices are flat so that you can break them apart when you pull them out of the freezer. If you don’t have a VitaMix or ridiculously strong blender, this is a great way to get frozen banana in and actually have it blend properly!
I’m almost done working on my first “article” of a series that I’ve been working on for the blog, and I’m really excited to finish and post it tomorrow (hopefully)! I’ve just been wanting to find other ways to incorporate different writing styles and subjects on the blog, so hopefully it will be something that is interesting to y’all 🙂
Yesterday I was G-chatting with Jessica and found out that she’s a lot shorter than me. The reason I find this interesting is because I always see people as the same height as me. All the time. No matter what. OK, except children. Obviously. Anyway, this leads me to my questions of the day: How tall are you? Do you like your height? Why or why not? And do you feel like you’re the same height as everyone else regardless of whether you are or not? I’m 5’10”, and have been tall my entire life. Initially I was really self conscious about it, but my height is one of the things I love about myself now. It’s helped me athletically, and I love knowing that I’m different in that aspect, even though most of the time it feels like I’m the same height as everyone else! Nate is 6’3″, and we are DEFINITELY going to have really tall children too! 🙂