Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Prove Me Wrong

I hit a personal best at the gym today, I used a 25-pound dumbbell for my three-point one-arm row, really focusing on using my back and not my arm to complete each repetition.  This is a huge squee for me!   I also increased the step height for my step-ups.  This is major because of my past knee issues and the fact that I'm terribly afraid of falling.  I set the step just inside the frame of the Smith machine so I could use the frame to check my balance if needed.  

Lifting is so empowering, I urge you to get off the treadmill and move into the free weight section.  It is challenging but it is NOT difficult and the benefits of increased strength and balance *and* an increased metabolism is so worth it.  And there are no endorphins like lifting endorphins.   I dare you to prove me wrong.

Feeling so hardcore today that I even had raw egg in my post workout shake.  I ran out of protein powder (waiting on a shipment) so I added an egg to my banana, kale and kefir and VitaMixed it to perfection.  It was really delicious, super green and silky.  Though I would ONLY do that with the pastured eggs from The Farm, never ever ever with a factory egg.  Yo, Adrian!

Yesterday was the farmer's market, spent $8 and got some new Yukon gold potatoes, a cuke, some gold tomatoes, summer squash, young collards and more Chinese broccoli (you *have* to try it, so good.)  Josh gifted me with a small bunch of amaranth greens from his thinning (bottom right corner) which I was so excited to try.

I cooked up the amaranth greens with the new potatoes and summer squash and made a beautiful "eggy pie" for supper last night.  It was so easy, I just sauteed the veggies with some scallions until just tender.

I put the cooked veggies in a greased pie dish and poured over a mixture of six eggs whisked together with 1/4 cup of coconut flour, three tablespoons yogurt, one teaspoon baking powder and a couple of handfuls of cheese.  I used grated cotija anejo (more about that down post.)

Baked at 375 until just set, about 35 minutes. 

A lovely "green and gold" salad with the summer squash, cucumber and tomatoes with some crisp romaine went alongside.

Fresh and delicious!

Eating more vegetables is as simple as placing a big salad on the supper table every night.  Everyone has time to make a salad.  Seriously!  Even if you're just opening a clam shell of prewashed greens, tossing over some cherry tomatoes and drizzling over a bit of oil and vinegar, you have time to make a salad.  I dare you to prove me wrong.

The summer squash also made an appearance at lunch today with some grilled chicken and sweet red grapes.

Sunday's Indian feast was good, but not great.  The grill was a little too hot so the chicken got a bit too charred.  The flavors were all there, though.  The naan wasn't bad for a first try.  The mint and cilantro sauce was awesome as was he Punjabi gobi.  I'm making a curry sauce for the leftover chicken tonight. 

Lastly, I have to rave about the Mexican Grilled Corn.  I made the "crema" with homemade mayo, garlic, cayenne and lime juice.  I grated cotija anejo, a hard Mexican cheese that is so delicious (salty, tangy yet milky.)  I grilled the corn until tender crisp and nicely charred, brushed on the crema, sprinkled on the cheese and squirted on some lime.

We devoured it before I could get a shot of a cob ready to eat  but Rob and I agreed, it was the best grilled corn we have ever tasted. Prove us wrong!

1 comment:

  1. Woo Hoo! Way to go on the 25 lbers! Now use them for the military press and you will be roaring :D

    No raw eggs for me. Funny how I eat raw cookie dough and love it, but the thought of raw egg in my smoothie doesn't do it for me LOL!