ALLIGATORKATE's SparkPeople Blog ALLIGATORKATE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What is with the dude with the dressing? Check out the Chef Meg video- and tell me, do you really pay attention to the salad dressing the shirtless man is holding? Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:21:43 EST snow walk I miss my beach walks- after being in the cabin up the mountains for a week, I went outside for a snow walk- a little scarey walking on a two lane narrow, twisty canyon road-but the walk felt good! Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:54:16 EST foggy day It is a misty moist morning, maybe will loose myself on a beach walk! <BR> If you don't hear from me again, I am headed to Cuba. Sat, 17 Dec 2011 07:52:36 EST Yoga Plow Pose I amazed myself last night when I was able to get into the Plow Pose. I am glad no one was there to see it but the dogs. Thu, 1 Dec 2011 07:12:17 EST A long October... It has been an eventful month- vacation- birthdays- gardening and beach walking. I love October for the low tides and treasures, for the windows open at night to listen to the gulf, for the cool morning walks and the sunsets over the water again.. Can't wait till next October! Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:24:37 EST OMG it's Tuesday I went to log in points to see what I needed for the bonus spin and it is NOT MONDAY ANY MORE. Off to bed I go! Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:09:28 EST MMM MMM ORANGE VEGETABLES!!!! We have harvested a number of our garden pots and have many - many pounds of sweet potatoes, 6 large Squashes, and have been gifted with a Trombone squash and a Seminole squash- I have been looking at recipes, and think I might try a blue crab squash bisque. I am saving seeds for next year. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:49:53 EST rexercise or excreate? My morning walks are a cross between exercise and recreation- is there a good word for that? Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:03:43 EST whole wheat squash rolls Yup, they were good- am waiting for the "whole wheat winter squash and raisin bread" made from zucchini bread recipe- smells good! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:49:54 EST Green enchilada sauce and veggie-tales I cannot find it here in "the county", but I had the last of the eggplant from the garden, waiting for something exciting to happen to them. So I made my own green sauce. <BR> <BR> I was pleased with the results; saute chopped eggplant, onions, garlic, mixed sweet peppers from the garden. Chop cilantro and a can of hot peppers in the food processor, add a little lime juice, add the eggplant/veg mixture and "pulse till a little smooth. Add spice as desired (cumin, salt, pepper) <BR> <BR>... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 08:46:56 EST Button the hamster I know this may not be "Sparkling" however I have no where else to air this grievance... <BR> <BR> Button is my "working hamster". I have had her for almost 3 years - which is a long life for a Robo- She has been slowing down over the past few months, and today when I left the office she seemed to have little left in her. I think I will be having a very small funeral this weekend. <BR> <BR> She has been a good desk buddy- a great teacher (kids need to learn to be gentle and protective) ... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:01:27 EST oooodles of spark points! This morning I have 73 Spark points; 6 are fitness points, the rest from finger agility (clicking). <em>141</em> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:24:18 EST Spark Points Hey- I walk my behind off 30 minutes through the sand, sweat and sun and get How many points? 6!!!!!! <BR> <BR> But I can sit here on that same behind and work through my spark mail and get 3 (or more) times as many points by clicking buttons. I will give a SparkGoodie to anyone who can make that make sense to me! <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:28:58 EST Picking up starfish If you haven't read that old story- you should. My morning begins with a walk on the beach with my girls. My walk fulfills a number of objectives, including exercise (and the multiple health benefits) for me and the dogs- And maybe more importantly, a way to feel centered, connected and to clear the cobwebs (my grand daughter would call it "stucky") of life and work from my head. On some mornings, i am presented the opportunity of finding beach treasures- like this morning, a plethora ... Thu, 5 May 2011 08:43:25 EST