Archive | July, 2011

Return of the Tofu Press

7 Jul

I can’t believe it’s already Friday tomorrow! I’m pretty sure I could handle a 3 day work week every week.

Today’s breakfast was an exact replica of yesterday’s. Only no Christmas mug this time. At lunchtime I grabbed my sneakers and Maddux grabbed his leash (yeah….not really) and we ran to a nearby dog park. He’s still a puppy (7 months), so we are easing him into running by taking him on short runs and getting him used to running by our side.

I made myself lunch when we got back. Also very similar to yesterday’s.

Only I skipped the veggie burger this time and added nutritional yeast. A sliced apple on the side, no surprise there.

After work I went to the gym for an hour long Muscle Max class. I increased my weights last week and stuck with that, so it was pretty tough. I was really feeling it in my shoulders and my biceps. I also happened to notice, while standing there pumping iron, that it looks like I have the chicken pox. I am still covered in red welts from all the mosquito bites I got camping last weekend. Sweet.

Ryan had class tonight, so that means I did what for dinner?

A.) Picked up food from Whole Foods

B.) Made something with tofu

C.) Made something with kale

Answer: B and C

I’ve made this dinner several times for myself and love it every time.

I started with a block of tofu that I had put in my handy dandy tofu press before going to the gym. If you cook with tofu, think about getting a tofu press. They make your life easier and your tofu firmer 😉

I cubed the tofu, marinated it in a mixture of these ingredients,

and then baked it for about 15 minutes at 350°. Use a cookie sheet covered in tin foil and sprayed with cooking spray. No mess.

While that was in the oven, I sauteed kale and onions in a little bit of water and a cube of vegetable bouillon until softened.

At the same time, I cooked up some rice noodles. They only take about 3 minutes to cook, super fast.

When everything was cooked, I added them all to a bowl.

You can add a little more of the tofu marinade if you want extra sauce.

Delicious. There are some leftovers, but they will be lucky to see tomorrow.

 

BLT love

6 Jul

Getting back into work mode after 4 days off wasn’t easy, but some tasty food sure helped.

Sliced banana topped with peanut butter and granola.

And a coffee with almond milk. In a Christmas mug. What?

Lunch was a salad and some fruit.

My salad was made up of spinach, kale, tomato, green pepper, almond slivers, and a veggie burger (Dr. Praeger’s), all topped with Annie’s Goddess Dressing.

The apple slices and grapes were seriously crisp and juicy!

When I finished with work for the day I took my booty to the gym for an hour long cardio kickboxing class. A nice, sweaty, hard workout. Just what I was looking for.

For dinner I made a BLT! I used this for the bacon-

The ingredient list could be better, but hey, sometimes a girl needs some bacon. I used this for the mayo-

And I used spinach instead of lettuce. Close enough.

Ugh. So good.

Five minutes after finishing, I made another one. I just couldn’t get enough.

Back to the grind…

5 Jul

But first, some fun pictures from theme night of my camping trip! Theme night always starts with a sunset boat ride on the Dirty Turtle.

After our boat ride, we went to a bar attached to the marina…where there just happened to be a foam party, lol. Things got a little crazy!

Upon returning to our campsite, we found all of our camp chairs stacked like this…

We never did find out who did it (neighboring campers?), but it was pretty funny.

I’m glad I took PTO today. I am covered in mosquito bites and my body is sore from too much whiffle ball baseball 😉 Time to do some laundry, get to the gym, and get back on track with healthier eating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing for Camping

1 Jul

We are leaving bright and early tomorrow morning for our camping trip. Ryan’s been getting the tent and stuff out of storage, finding the flashlight, bug spray, etc. and stocking up the cooler. Meanwhile, I’ve been busy with the really important camping preparations such as

doing my nails. Bright, glittery pink. They will dazzle by the glowing campfire.

Doing a face mask. Cause large pores and 90 degree weather are a recipe for disaster.

Plucking my eyebrows. Natural light. Enough said.

And shaving my legs. Just cause I’m in bear country doesn’t mean I need to look like one.

After finishing those prom camping preparations, I packed up a the necessities.

We are ready to roll! Have a great weekend, everyone! Happy 4th of July!