Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Great Day!

It was a great day for no particular reason.  Work went fairly quick, my office mate and I had a lot of laughs, the sun was shining, the greenhouse is growing, Miss Annie was happy getting some sun, rolling in the gravel, the bedsheets are washed and I had great tasting food.  Great day.
Is it ok to eat the same thing for breakfast everyday?  Dorset cereal, blueberries, skim milk.  I love it. 
I did buy this cereal a few weeks back, but haven't opened it.  I'm determined to try hot cereal.  Has anyone had it?  Any suggestions what to do with it?

I had a bright orange this morning, it was a little dry-ish though.  Is orange season finishing up, or was this just one that wasn't as ripe...hmm...?
Then a few nuts.
Lunch was sashimi today.  They put 2 little fried pieces of fish with the tofu in the extra space today - it was SO good!

I wasn't hungry, but do like to eat before I work out, so I had the other half of yesterdays Maple Nut Cliff bar.  The gym was good today, just a nice 40 min on the elliptical.  I haven't been running as much as my right knee has been sore.  I don't know why, but I'm not chancing hurting it badly.

When I got home I finished the bag of Ketchup chips.  These are just a Canadian thing, aren't they?  I also had some raisins as I was cooking dinner.
Dinner was something we call Morrocan Chicken.  We saw a recipe once, adapted it to what we would like and haven't looked back.  It's super easy.  You need 8 ingredients.
  • chicken 
  • 1 zucchini
  • some mushrooms
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes and their juice
  • cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  •  1 tsp cumin
  • plus some couscous to serve with
To make:
Cut up veggies - leave mushrooms in large chunks as they cook down so much
    Cut chicken in to bite size pieces
Brown chicken in a little olive oil
Add zucchini, brown it a little
Throw in  mushrooms, tomatoes and juice as well as spices
    Mix well, and simmer about 20 min, until sauce thickens.  I sometimes add a little water too, if it is getting too thick before the mushrooms are cooked.
    Spoon couscous into bowl, add Moroccan Chicken and garnish with cilantro
VOILA!  A delicious and healthy dinner!  ENJOY!

After dinner I snacked on 2 Girl Guide cookies and 2 Laura Secord dark chocolate Easter eggs!  Chocolate. :)
Jess

9 comments:

  1. Ketchup Lays?! Oh no I did not need to see that! When I was pregnant with my daughter all I craved was ketchup. This time has been exactly the same thing. All I need is ketchup potato chips haha :)

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  2. Isn't it so wonderful when days seem to just come together so nicely? Glad it was a good one. Ketchup chips? Josh would love these! And a fantastic dinner. Hope today is just as fantastic

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  3. mmm your dinner looks tasty :)

    I think for hot cereal...you should add LOTS of cinnamon a big blob of nut butter/honey to it ;) Yummy! Have a great day!

    p.s I also love ketchup chips..mmm

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  4. Those are some of my favourite oats! And you know how much I like my oats! If you don't like them as a breakfast option, they work well in baking, too!

    That's a great sounding chicken dish. I'll have to bookmark it.

    Enjoy the sun!!

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  5. Awe Sweetie...so happy that you had a great day....that always makes ya feel better! Your eats look pretty darn great too!

    Enjoy!

    xoxo

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  6. wow what an awesome dinner! YAY FOR GREAT DAYS! that makes me smile :)

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  7. I've never see ketchup chips! Must be a Canada thing. Your dinner looks good! I need to figure out what I'm making tonight.

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  8. You've never tried hot cereal?? If you cook it in equal parts water/milk and add a banana in there and top it with PB you'll be in foodie heaven :)

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  9. Oh gosh, I would LOVE to try ketchup chips!!

    Your dinner looks fabulous too :)

    Sues

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