Friday, April 29, 2011

Fabulous Friday

I hope your Friday is turning out to be royally fabulous.  I was up before 4am to watch the festivities with bells and tiara on...

It was a lovely ceremony and I have lots more on the DVR to watch later on today and this weekend.  Rob is going to be just thrilled.  He did enjoy watching the ceremony with me, but that was because I plied him with tea and shortbread.

Tally and I did a few errands and then we had a walk at the park and then she had a good long play in the unleashed dog yard.  I made the tactical error of trying to get her attention with a treat when it was time to go.  Every other dog swarmed around me like I was a giant turkey leg, yet where was Tally?  Off trotting around acting like I wasn't there.  I got all muddied by this little cutie that will henceforth be known as Mudpaws.  I still have lots to learn as does my baby girl.  

I've got some food porn to share, but first check out this lily in the flowers I bought last Thursday.  It just opened yesterday and it is massive!  These flowers kept so well, I definitely got my money's worth.

I made my juice packs this afternoon...

and had my first juice in weeks.  Boy, did it taste and feel wonderful!

Yep, still wearing the tiara.  Wore it to the dog park, going to wear it all day.  :D

Now, on to the food.  Here is a lovely dinner salad with grilled asparagus and broccolini with beets and goat cheese dressed with oil and balsamic vinegar.

Spring barley "risotto" with asparagus, peas and mint.  The pearl barley takes much longer to cook than the recipe states, so I soaked it overnight which really helped.  This is one of my favorite spring dishes.  A must try!

Garden salad with grass fed sirloin, cucumbers, olives, grape tomatoes, mixed greens, scallions with Trader Joe's Pear Champagne Vinaigrette dressing (which is the only bottled dressing I buy.)  Grilling season is here and that means meat salad and lots of it.

Here's a keeper; Indian spiced turkey burgers (seasoned with shredded green apple, chutney, cilantro and garam masala) on the grill...

served with a crunchy cabbage slaw with  shredded carrots, cilantro and fresh diced mango and green apples in a dressing made with white balsamic vinegar, evoo and chutney.

And for tonight's supper, another Indian themed meal; Indian-Spiced Chicken and Asparagus from Eating Well magazine along with fluffy coconut brown basmati rice courtesy of Alisa Cooks.

What's cooking this weekend?  Whatever it is, I hope it is nutritious and delicious, have a great weekend!


  1. That is some seriously good looking food!

  2. I like how you're prepared with the juice packs, what do you put in them? I can see carrots, celery and cucumber, I think. I'm also a juicer but was doing mostly fruits and ended up gaining instead of losing! So frustrating that I just backed away from juicing completely lately.
    By the way, the food is absolutely mouth-watering.

  3. Miss E, I do almost all veggies. This time it's spinach (I buy the pre washed containers,) carrots, celery, zucchini squash, ginger, lemon and apple.

    Check out the juicing for health label all my posts about juicing will show up. There are ideas and recipes.