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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Me day!!!!

Today I took a me day. I had the day off work, DH is gone back work out of town, I was alone in the house for the whole day for the first time in a month with nothing pressing to do. AAhhhhh I love days like this. I did some house work and then dusted off my poor Wii that I have been neglecting for the past month. I did an hour of DDR, I had forgotten how much fun it is and I really worked up a sweat. Then I pulled out the Wii fit and did the yoga poses, the island run and the advanced step class (35 min total activity).

I made a delicious lunch that was so simple and delicious that I just had to snap a picture. I had a salad with blood orange segments, tomato, spinach, walnuts, tomato and ff ranch dressing. I topped the whole thing with some tuna salad with fresh dill. So yummy!

I also tried a couple of new recipes from ESBM and one from a blog buddy (thanks Janet!). The first was 'Lick Your Chops' (sorry can't find a link to the recipe). The sauce is a delicious mix of ketchup, lemon, molasses, and rosemary.

I also made 'Mashed Fauxtatoes' to go with the chops. You just steam a head of cauliflower (cut into florets) until it is really soft. Then whizz in a food processor with 1/2 cup of low-fat chive cream cheese dip and 1/4 tsp of salt. I also added some chopped fresh parsley. I had to re-heat in the microwave as the whizzing cooled it down but these were fantastic, way better than I though they would be. This low point side dish will definitely be a regular on my dinner table. Here is how the whole (8 point) plate looked with a spinach salad added.

Finally I made the mini banana coconut muffins that Janetm97 posted the other day. They are really good and the perfect thing with a cup of tea to end off my evening.


Journo June aka MamaBear said...

AUGH! You are killing me! I'm on a liquid diet today so those photos are making me seriously drool.

Sounds like a lovely day. :-)
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JanetM97 said...

Hey! glad you tried the muffins! :)

blendergrl said...

Janet.. they were so good. I had to bring a few to work to avoid eating them all my self. The trick with the coffee grinder making the oat flour was fantastic!