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Monday, January 16, 2012

Thai Food

Today was a first time making Thai food. We used the following recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.Thai Curry Chicken Stir Fry. It was very yummy. We didn't put in the mushrooms because Aaron does not like them and we used whole grain rice instead of noodles. Next time we make it we are going to use more curry and less cilantro.    We even used a lovely wok that we borrowed from Aaron's mom. I paired our wonderful dinner with my favorite wine from Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, MN, You Betcha Blush. Its my favorite and goes well with spicy food such as Thai. Now for a relaxing night on the couch watching tv and pinning :) 

Day off!

Good morning! I have a day off thanks to MLK day. Aaron had to wake up at 5:30 so I ended up getting up around 6.  For breakfast I had some Caribou Blend coffee, two eggs with a slice of canadian bacon and a half slice of pepper jack cheese with half of a whole wheat bagel. I am starting my morning off with watching last weeks Biggest Loser episode in bed :)
So yesterday I made hummus in my magic bullet. I used the following recipe from the magic bullet cookbook.

Hallelujah Hummus
1/4 cup chicken stock
14 oz. can  chickpeas
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbs. lemon juice
3 Tbs. tahini (sesame paste)

It was good. A little too garlicky so I think I would only use 2 cloves next time. I also want to try out a recipe that does not have chicken stock next time. We enjoyed the hummus with my favorite "guilt free" Trader Joe's multigrain pita chips.

Yesterdays workout  consisted of 3.85 mile run outside. Today I am going to the gym and going to do 30 minutes on the elliptical and then focus on strengthening legs. I am also getting my hair did today! My mom does hair so I am going over to my parents this afternoon. Tonight Aaron and I are going to attempt to make Thai curry pictures later tonight. If anyone has any tips on blogging please help!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

First Blog

Hello blogging world!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Andrea and I am 22....almost 23 years old. I wanted to start a blog simply because I spend hours on end reading foodie blogs and it seems like a fun thing to do. I am currently a nanny for two little girls who are 2 and 4 and they keep me very busy! I graduated last May with a teaching degree and hope to find a teaching job sometime this summer. In my free time I love to workout, read, cook, eat, and hang out with family and friends and of course my wonderful boyfriend Aaron. 
I am working on becoming a long distance runner. I ran my first 5k a couple summers ago and got really inspired. I have ran four since then and am signing up in February to run Grandma's half marathon in Duluth, MN this coming June!  I am struggling with finding time to run long distances at the moment because of the wonderful MN weather. I hate the cold and I find it very hard to get motivated to run outside in any temperature below the 30s. I also hate long distances on the treadmill but am working on getting over that. I also workout at Anytime Fitness and am starting to lift weights every other day and I LOVE cardio machines, especially their new stair master! 
I have recently just finished reading the book called Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. Great book! It started out super slow but in the end I got goosebumps and fell in love with the book. Highly reccomend it! I just started the book called Room written by Emma Donoghue. It is very interesting. I'll let you know when I am finished. 
So when it comes to what I eat and what I cook I try to be healthy but don't do a great job at sticking to that. I love chocolate and ice cream and we tend to go out and eat greasy bad for you food very often. For breakfast I had Chocolate Chex, usually I love eating a big breakfast but we went to the Brad Paisley concert last night and when we got home at 1 am we ordered the big box meal from Pizza Hut so my belly was still very full! Back to the chex, these things are so delicious! I usually eat this cereal dry but had it with some skim milk this morning and it was delicious! 
Planning on making some homemade hummus this afternoon for the first time! I will post later and let you know how it goes :)