Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peanut Butter & Thai

Hello bloginas and bloginos (I know there's at least one of you...)! I hope you have all had fabulous Tuesdays. I love being able to blog more than once a day; I feel much less overwhelmed when I don't have to upload 38 pictures at once!

I lazed around the house for awhile today (I loved reading what you all do to get comfy when you come home... I thought the jewelry/jeans thing was just me!) and finally decided around 2 to head out to the gym. Before I left I had a banana, which I nestled in a sweater so that he could be cozy, too.

Today was my first day using my beautiful new heart rate monitor. I'm still learning about how to use it, so bear with me while I figure it out... my stats are kind of incomplete today but I'll do my best.

Stairmaster- 20:00 minutes
Elliptical (I think that's what it was... it was kind of this free-form flying contraption)- 7:00 minutes (the machine turned off when I went to get water)
Bike- 15:00 minutes

Calories burned: 449

I also did my usual arm series (4 machines, 3 sets of 10). My abs are in so much pain because of my new yoga habit, so I decided to give them a rest and only did 60 crunches. I spent the rest of the time using the roller... I could roll around on that thing forever! Nothing feels better than stretching out sore muscles.

I decided to have breakfast for lunch (if that's what you can call it at 4:30) and had a delicious (if not aesthetically pleasing) bowl of peanut butter and jelly super protein oats.

1/2 cup oats
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 big scoops nonfat plain yogurt
1 tsp peanut butter
1 tsp blackberry jam
dried currents

This was a great combination (sadly I cannot take the credit for pairing peanut butter and jelly). I wonder what it would taste like hot... and cooked, for that matter!

I went shopping for dinner in Chinatown tonight. Let me tell you, if it wasn't so out of the way I would go there every day! They have great produce, and everything is so cheap! I got all of this for under $20. (Those long purple things are Chinese eggplants.)

Dinner tonight was from Moosewood Cookbook: New Classics. You've probably already figured out how much my family and I love Moosewood recipes. They never fail to disappoint! I would love to go to their restaurant, but I'm not sure when I'll find myself in Ithaca.

Stage 1: some tofu, red bell pepper, and snow peas.

Stage 2: Add some rice noodles, a little egg, some hot chili paste, rice vinegar and soy sauce...

Lime garnish, bean sprouts, a little lime, fresh peanuts and TA DA! Pad Thai.

This was one of the only times we've all gotten to sit down and eat together, and it was pretty nice.

Look at that crazy eye!

Finished my meal off with a Grolsch and a golden delicious apple. Interesting combination.

And then, because the night couldn't end without a little chocolate (trend of the week!) I had a vanilla Skinny Dipper. Yum. I'm also reading one of the best books I've read this year... well, the only book I've read this year, but of 2008 as well! I'm only halfway through, but I hope to get another nice big chunk read before Ari finishes working for the night.

Have a great night!

(I just banged my knee into the corner of the bed... the other one is already bruised AND bloody, since, after 10+ years of shaving, I still always nick my legs with a razor! Maybe in 10 more I'll grow out of that...)


Anonymous said...

i'm going to have to check out that book---i'm always looking for new great reads!

i somehow bruised my knee the other day too. i'm really clumsy and am constantly running into things, i hit my hip a lot because i like randomly bang into walls when i turn the corner (wtf) seriously though, my hips are like constantly bruised. and everyone at work used to make fun of me because i was always walking into the mannequins around the store.

Laura said...

I love Mooswood cookbooks!

I get so mad at myself when I nick my knees!

ConsiderEatz! said...

I love the Moosewood Cookbooks too!
Are those little fingerling's I spy?! Love those suckers

K said...

mmmm PBJ oats - yum!

Oh girl - I shaved my legs on NYE so I could wear a dress, my right leg look like I took a butcher's knife to it! At least 4 knicks...I was so not pleased!

Katherine said...

Oh man, one of the best parts about going to Cornell for college was Moosewood. I seriously think that it might be worth the four hour drive from the city.

Anonymous said...

The pad thai looks great, but what I really want now is PB&J oats. I bet they'd be great heated up...I may try it tomorrow!

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, love the cookbook!!

Ahh, take care of that knee!!

Anonymous said...

Great eats! I'll have to read that book!

Anonymous said...

poor Katie knee!

pad thai is baaaaaaaaamb