Just dare me, Curry

Hey hey hey 🙂 Happy Monday! Hope you’re having a great morning <3

The little sisters are happy to be reunited.

bell and vies

I was so excited to pick up Vies! She jumped up and kissed me on the mouth, haha. Viesa smells like a corn chip from being at the kennel (they play outside a lot), so I think both puppers may be getting baths today 😀

For dinner last night, I couldn’t wait to made some homemade food and copious veggies after my week of restaurant dining.

I had some Curry Cod and Garlic Veggies

curry cod

The star of the show was THIS:

sauce

#1 way to get me to buy anything?? Just put HOT HOT HOT HOT all over the label 😀 It was almost like a dare… so I took it 😉

The second star of the show was this:

cod

Wild-caught cod from Whole Paycheck (I say that lovingly—I adore Whole Foods), seasoned with salt and pepper.

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Said cod was coated in the Kerala Curry sauce and, pan-seared and baked to perfection in the oven.

cod (2)

For the vegetables, I broke out this garlicky goodness (courtesy of the Garlic Gold peeps)

 

oil

Um, WOW.

As soon as that oil hit the pan, my house was flooded with a beautiful garlic aroma. *Le sigh* I just love garlic.. it makes everything delicious 🙂 And gives ya wicked dragon breath.. but so, so worth it 😉

I also used some of these guys to top the veggies with:

crunchies

Crunchy little garlic bits.

I had a few palm-fulls whilst cooking:

crunchies (2)

I can see myself sprinkling these bad Johnnies all over everything in the near future 🙂

Feast time:

curry cod

Amazin’. The curry ended up being quite spicy, but I could totally handle it. Take that, sauce 🙂

I spent the rest of the night doing laundry (blahhhh) and unpacking (double blah) and choreographing Zumba dances (wahoo!).

This morning, I’m about to take the puppers out and do the Insanity workout Fit Test. Let’s see what the hyphy is all about 😀

See ya this afternoon with a fun raw dessert!

xoxo

Gina

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A worthy cause: I didn’t write about this on the bloggy (because I try to keep some personal things, well, personal) but last year, my aunt had cancer. Twice. The crazy thing is that she is the healthiest person I know- she eats so well, teaches aerobics and ran the Disney marathon. Just goes to show that sadly, things like this can be beyond our control. I didn’t tell ya’ll the situation but asked you to pray for her…and she kicked cancer’s booty.

Well, last week we got some heartbreaking news… her mom has been diagnosed with leukemia. Just like her daughter, I know she’ll fight it like a champ. They’re both such strong women, it blows my mind.

My aunt is doing the Relay For Life for her mom, and her personal relay page can be found *here* . Right now she’s at $220 and her goal is $500. If any of ya’ll would like to donate today’s latte money to a worthy cause, I know she would appreciate it so mucho <3

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58 Comments

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on April 12, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Sending prayers to your aunt and her mom – and you. <3

  2. Errign on April 12, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Sending huge prayers & hugs to your family, Gina.

  3. Lauren on April 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Garlic = my crack cocaine 🙂 I can’t get enough of that stuff!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Aunt, seems cancer doesn’t care who you are 🙁 Sending prayers for NC.

  4. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) on April 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Good vibes heading your way.

  5. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on April 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your aunt and great aunt. I’m saying a pray for them both!

  6. Alicia on April 12, 2010 at 8:16 am

    sending prayers and happy thoughts to you and your family!

    I call WF “whole paycheck” too – out of love, of course… although my bank account doesn’t love it as much!

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 8:19 am

      hahah neither does ours 🙂

  7. Diana on April 12, 2010 at 8:17 am

    That cod looks really good, but I’m not a huge fan of spicy things. And I’ve never tried curry in my life! 😡

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 8:19 am

      you can find mild curry sauces, too 🙂

  8. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on April 12, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I’ve never seen garlic thats dried and crunchy like that – I’d probably eat it by the handful, too! Mmm.

  9. Laura J. on April 12, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I cracked up when I saw the title to this post. My maiden name is Curry 🙂 haha.

    Please know that your Aunt and her mom are in my prayers! Praying for a full and speedy recovery!

  10. Jennie {in Wonderland} on April 12, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Lots of love and hugs to your Aunt and her Mom. I’m hoping for good health and lots of cancer-kicking!

    I love Vindaloo 🙂 It’s our favourite curry. I make an AMAZING Channa Vindaloo… I can send you the recipe if you’re ever interested. It’s straight-up delish with roti.

  11. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 12, 2010 at 8:48 am

    you kicked that curry’s tail 🙂 i’ll definitely be keeping your aunt and her mother in my thoughts and prayers…cancer is horrible!

  12. Jennie {in Wonderland} on April 12, 2010 at 8:48 am

    And I forgot to say that I too am obsessed with garlic! I put 3-4 raw, crushed cloves in my salad dressing every single night. Poor James. I must have the worst breath in the world, bahahaha!

  13. Jenny on April 12, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Yummy! Another great meal- I might be going through Valdosta again in two weeks I’ll keep you posted!

  14. Christina on April 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I love garlic too – I need to get my hands on some of that oil!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your family. I’ll be praying for them!

  15. Katherine on April 12, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Relay for life is a great, great organization. So many of my sisters are passionate about participating in it!

    PS- for a [shameless] plug to my post , do you want to renew shape magazine? I got a good deal. Sorry to be so tacky!

    Katherine

  16. Sana on April 12, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I love Hot curry! However when its TOOO hot, it takes away from the flavor. Too busy calling 911 for the fire in my mouth 🙂

  17. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on April 12, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your family. I’ll keep them in my prayers.

    I laughed out loud that Viesa smells like cornchips. My husband and I always think our dog smells like cornchips too, especially after she plays outside.

  18. RhodeyGirl on April 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I will keep them in my prayers.

  19. Paige (Running Around Normal) on April 12, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Haha you showed that curry sauce who’s boss! (poet!)

    That’s SO great about your Aunt beating her own cancer, but I’m so very sorry to hear about her mother:(

  20. Whitney @ Whitinspired on April 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I put garlic on EVERYTHING. Like Everything. It’s a weird obsession.

    I will be praying for your family. Both of my aunt’s had cancer last year and also beat it, it is something close to my heart.

  21. Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers on April 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

    oh gina, i’m so sorry to hear about your aunt’s mom. it sounds like she’s a lot like her daughter though and can fight this and come out even stronger. you and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

      thank you <3

  22. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Hi Gina, I’m so sorry. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers? If you don’t mind me asking, what type of leukemia does she have? I am wondering because I do leukemia research and could give you the names of some world-renowned physicians. Let me know if I can help in any way. <3

    • Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

      Opps I totally did NOT mean to write a (?) after thoughts and prayers!!!!!

      • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

        haha no worries.
        she has APL and is in a hospital in miami

        • Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

          Well if she is ever looking to relocate I do research at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and can def put her in touch with some leukemia experts there. http://www.cancer.gov

          -Lauren

  23. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on April 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I’m so sorry to hear that news. I’m doing Relay for my 4th time this year. I’m glad you could remind me why I relay 🙂

  24. LisaG on April 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I’m sorry about your family; I will be sending prayers their way. Glad you got back safely.

  25. Katie on April 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I’m so sorry to hear that your aunt’s mom has cancer. Cancer is horrible! I’m sure its an encouragement to her that her daughter beat cancer *twice*!

  26. Emily on April 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Hi Gina – I’m sorry to hear about the diagnosis. I will keep your family in my prayers as you go forward. Sending positive, healthy vibes your way.

  27. Midgetkeeper on April 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I love garlic too. Yum.

    Your Aunt sounds like an amazing woman, I will be keeping her and her Mother in my prayers.

  28. rebekah (clarity in creation.) on April 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

    girl i am so sorry about your family members. my mom got diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer a few years ago, and it’s a hard fight. sometimes you don’t realize how strong you are until challenged!!! you are strong, so i’m sure you were (and are!) such support. her life is in god’s hands, so relax, and if you need anything – you have a whole community here for you!
    -r

  29. Catherine on April 12, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I’ll say a prayer for your aunt & her mom – so sorry to hear about that.

  30. KRISTEN'S RAW on April 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Can’t wait to hear how you do with the Insanity test. I don’t have any of those programs, but I read about people doing them online quite a bit. 🙂

    Pups are so cute!

  31. Heather on April 12, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry to hear about that Gina. My prayers are eternally with them. I’m heading over to donate right now!

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm

      thank you, heather! <3
      xoxo

  32. Gigi on April 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Hey Gina! The curry cid looks yummy! Your family is in my prayers, as I am a cancer survior I know how you are feeling. But you can bet your darn tootin she’ll be ok! 🙂 and you can count on me contirbuting to such a tremondous casue! 🙂

  33. Gigi on April 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Hey Gina! The curry cod looks yummy! Your family is in my prayers, as I am a cancer survior I know how you are feeling. But you can bet your darn tootin she’ll be ok! 🙂 and you can count on me contirbuting to such a tremondous casue! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm

      thank you so much, gigi
      and that’s AWESOME you’re a survivor- i’m so proud of you and can’t imagine what you’ve been though. you’re amazing
      xoxo

  34. Allie on April 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    ha- you’re lucky you’re married…i don’t know if i should go eating all that garlic, or at least not until i am a few dates in 🙂

    so sorry to hear about your aunt’s mother. my prayers and love go to her and to all fighting and surviving this disease.

  35. Heather on April 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    My sister just ordered Insanity. She is quite skeeeered. lol

  36. Jessica on April 12, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Whole Paycheque, cute, LOL! I haven’t heard that before, but I like it!

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

      haha i actually got that one from a blog reader- awesome, huh?? 🙂

  37. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on April 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I will be praying for your family!

  38. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on April 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    That sauce and those garlic nuggets look amazing! Praying for your family, I will donate if I can =D

    xo
    K

  39. kate on April 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I love how you ate the garlic by the palmful! Sending positive thoughts to you & your loved ones. Have a great Monday!

  40. Kalli@fitandfortysomething.com on April 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    sending prayers your way…..oh it is nice to be home isn’t it?

  41. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on April 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Your family is in my prayers!

  42. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I’ll be praying for your family. That is sad, but glad they are champs and have strong hearts, and a very strong support system!

    Your curry food looks amazing, I LOVE garlic too, i’m ukrainian so i grew up on garlic haha

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      thank you <3

  43. Uncle Eric/Aunt Jennifer on April 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Have I ever told you what an amazing niece and person you are? Well, if I haven’t, it is long overdue. Thank you so much for reaching out to your bloggers on behalf of my mom and Relay for Life. I reached my goal and then some! When all of this is behind us, you and the pilot need to come down to Key West and we will CELEBRATE!

    Much love and HOPE,
    Aunt Jennifer

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm

      you are the amazing one 😀 i love you and was so glad i could help a little. the bloggies are pretty amazing <3
      we definitely need a key west vacay- i need to kidnap my husband from his job. hopefully this summer!
      xoxo

  44. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on April 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Your dinner is making my hungry!

    Just brought home some kelp noodles… Saw them on your blog ages ago and finally get to try them 😀

    -Mary

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm

      let me know what you think! 🙂

  45. Jenn (eating bender) on April 12, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Hey G – kudos to your aunt for not only kicking cancer’s booty but for doing this Relay for Life. I’m so sorry to hear about her mom. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. If they are anything like you, I have a good idea of just how strong they are – and an inspiration to many, I’m sure.

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