Hey everyone! How are ya? I am SO glad tomorrow is Indian Food Day– from then on, it’s smooth sailing until the weekend 😀 I just have to get through teaching 3 aerobics classes!
For lonchi, I made another recipe from Sarma’s new cookbook: the S&M salad.
Here’s the pic from the cookbook:
And here’s my at-home version:
It had greens, dulse flakes (which I’m officially in love with), leftover rosemary raw crackers that Megan made, sea salt, minced garlic, flax oil, lime juice, pepper and avocado.
It. rocked. my. face. off.
Sarma is two for two on the cookbook recipes so far 😀 I’ll probably be making a creation from there each day this week.
I also grabbed a medjool date (aka cucaracha) for dessert:
After my glorious feast, I decided to get dinner in the slow cooker for the pilot since I’d be home late from training appointments.
I made him some Teriyaki and Pineapple Chicken
I seasoned some chicken tenderloins with salt and pepper and pan seared them for 1 minute on each side and put them into the slow cooker. Next, I made the sauce using 3/4 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 4 minced garlic cloves, 1 tbs sherry, 1/2 ts minced ginger, sea salt and pepper.
After that, I chopped some pineapple a la can (in it’s own juice, drained) and added that to the chicken sauce mix.
Covered, cooked for 6-8 hours of low…
Here’s what the finished product looked like:
I left some microwave rice for the pilot:
Left a note telling to let him know what and where everything was (and that there were organic broccoli steamers in the freezer) and voila- dinner was served 😀
I snacked on a piece of raw goat cheddar before going to the gym for some appointments:
And did Day 2 of this week’s Shape Up plan with my friend Jeni.
After that, I went to teach spin on base and was not feeling like teaching. The AC is broken (again), the gym is like a sauna, and I was feeling kinda blah in general. That is, until I saw a totally packed spin room 😀 All the motivation kicked in, we had an awesome, sweaty class and I felt remarkably better when it was over…and looked like I jumped into a pool with my clothes on 😉
Snack: (macaroon-flavored Larabar)
After spin, I had my last training appt of the night at the other gym, which was a blasty because I had the funny quotes lady. She surprisingly didn’t have any noteworthy quotes for tonight (except for maybe when she said that I kill old people?) but a noteworthy story. She said today at work was the first time in 7 years that she’s worn her shirt tucked in and has already gone down a shirt size. We’ve only been working together for 3 weeks! I’m still filled with warm fuzzies 😀
When I got home, I was beyond ready for dinner and made some of Natalia Rose’s pumpkin pie in a bowl:
And a salad beast with romaine, grape tomatoes, bell pepper, the apple cider vinegar I got at WFs, garlic, oregano, sea salt, tiny drizzle of EVOO, pepper and raw goat cheddar.
It was deeeeeeelish 😀
Well the shower and jammies are calling my name! Hope you all have a fantastic night 😀
See you tomorrow!
Workout jam of the day: “Careless Whisper” by Seether (awesome for climbs!)