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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mixed Bag

Not as in the mixed bag gym class I went to yesterday, but just a mixed bag of blogging topics today. First off, the all important weigh in. I had a pretty good week, it was DH birthday so we had some friends and family over for dinner. I made Oh la la lasagna from my trusty ESBM cookbook. They ate it all before I could take a close-up but here it is moments before it was devoured. I also made Ceaser Salad with the most amazing dressing. I got the recipe from Clean Eating Magazine (my new favourite magazine) and everyone raved about it. I waited until the salad bowl had been picked clean before I told them that the main ingredient was tofu!

300g package of soft tofu

3 cloves finely minced garlic

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

3 tbsp EVOO

1 tbsp dijon mustard

1/2 tsp sea salt

just whizz this all together in a food processor (or blender). I needs to sit overnight so that the flavours come together. It will last for 3-4 days in the fridge. I am not a big tofu fan but this recipe will be a regular dressing in my house!!! Yum yum yum!

I made garlic bread from a whole wheat baguette (which also supplied the croutons). So all in all it was a pretty low point meal (lasagna 6, salad 2, bread 2). I also made a birthday cake for DH - I consider my self a pretty good cook, but a lousy baker. DH usually handles all cake related events in our house, but I decided to give it a try for his special day. Before you look at the picture let me explain, I accidentally bought neon food colouring and my DH's hobby is these giant gas powered remote controlled monster trucks (can you see me rolling my eyes) so kind of explains the cake.

This party was on Monday. On Tuesday both DH and I had the day off so I told him that his present was 24 hours of doing whatever he wanted. Naturally there was a lot of food involved in his day. I made blueberry pancakes (but used sugar-free syrup). We drove and hour to a nearby town to watch a movie and he wanted Tim Horton's coffee and donuts for the road. I had 2 timbits and a coffee with milk and sweetener. I did indulge a little that day though, a hot dog for lunch, half of a small movie popcorn, and 1/3 of the cheesecake he had for dessert after dinner. The salt intake was enough to keep me away from the scale on Wed (and into the gym) so I went to WI tonight and was down 1.2lbs this week.

So, tomorrow is the start of a new WW week and I am menu planning tonight and will get groceries after work (and the gym) tomorrow so that my fridge and pantry are full of healthy options.

Finally another great find from this week was this scrumptious Carrot Cashew Ginger soup I picked up at the grocery store. I love the Pacific Natural Foods soups - the ingredient list is always short and stuff I would cook with myself. This soup was so creamy and tasty (don't try it if you don't like ginger though) and only 2 points for 1 cup.


Julie said...

I think your cake turned out very nice.

I have to try that dressing recipe.

Great WI!! Way to go!

TJ said...

Thanks for posting that Caesar dressing recipe! I love the Clean Eating magazine even though I paid for it and they still say I owe $$! GGRRR and to top it off there is no phone # to get a hold of them! Anyway!! LOL

Your cake looks cool! Very creative!

:) tj

SeaShore said...

Good job on the cake! I like your cookie crumb dirt :)