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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm devoting today to reviewing/studying. School begins tomorrow. I'm nervous, but I'm trying not to worry about it! The more I study, the better prepared I'll be.

Yesterday I made a delicious
*Indian White Fish & Shrimp Curry* in only 20 min, and it was totally amazing. I used one of those little curry sauce packets (Kitchens of India Fish Curry Sauce Pouch), sauteed some vegetables (3 carrots, 2 red potatoes, 1 small head chopped cauliflower, 1 large chopped onion), mixed in the sauce pouch with water and 1 tbsp ghee, and added my own little touches (1 lime juiced, 1/2 inch diced ginger and 2 cloves diced garlic, 1 tsp garam marsala, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cardamom, 1/8 tsp cayenne, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/4 cup ground cashews and 1/4 cup raisins). Mixed it up, then I put in the frozen fish filets and shrimp and let it cook, covered, 'til the fish was done (maybe 10-15 min), and garnished it with fresh chopped cilantro. It was deeeeelicious!!! I love quick-cooking tasty meals like this.

Today was *Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta* First I marinated some chicken breasts in dry italian seasoning mix, olive oil, and lemon juice for a few hours... grilled them up, and made a bit of gluten-free pasta. I thawed a few of my basil pesto cubes(recipe below) in a sautee pan, and added 2 diced heirloom tomatoes, 2 cups sliced mushrooms, 4 cups raw baby spinach, and a splash of grass-fed cream to make a delicious pesto cream sauce, awwww yeah! It was amazing. AMAZING!!

*Basil Pesto Cubes* In a bullet blender or food processor, combine 2-3 cups raw basil, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup grated parmesano reggiano or grana padano cheese, a generous pinch of salt and ground black pepper, 3 cloves of minced garlic, and 1/4 cup nuts (walnuts or pine nuts). Pour the mixture in an empty ice cube tray, and drizzle some extra olive oil over the top until the tray is full. Freeze, then put the cubes in a heavy-duty ziplock back in the freezer... now you can have pesto whenever you want!!!

Tomorrow I'll be making a veggie omelet with beet/orange juice for breakfast. Maybe some greek yogurt with blueberries later in the day. Leftovers for dinner. And then all of the fruits and veggies will be used up for the week, just in time for our produce delivery Thursday, and a new meal plan will begin.



So yeah, doing really well on the food front. And the exercise front (swam yesterday). And the school stuff, despite the anxiety. Im still making good choices. Going to keep it up! Thanks for the continued support.
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  • ADVENTURESEEKER
    I just made myself pesto the other day from the basil in my garden. Where had that been all my life?! I wish I had grown another basil plant. Next year I will grow 4.
    1521 days ago
  • SHERIN65
    Your recipes sound yummy and your food planning skills sound really great! I hope to be able to plan that successfully!

    How do you post the motivational picture (attitude+choices sign)?
    1523 days ago
  • KIPPER15
    Yum, I want to come to your house for dinner. Everything sounds amazing. Don't stress over school, you always study hard and do well. Keep a good attitude and smile. emoticon
    1523 days ago
  • NYMERIAV
    Every single time you talk about food, my mouth waters. Swing on out to San Diego and whip me up a little something, pretty please?


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    1523 days ago
  • KIKKI-G
    You're ethnic inspired meals always sound so delicious!
    1523 days ago
  • _BABE_
    Good cook...yummm emoticon
    1523 days ago
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