It’s Wednesday, which means two things: 1) we are that much closer to the weekend and 2) it’s time for another WIAW post. As always, thanks to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting. Here are yesterday’s eats.
My breakfast and morning snack were pretty typical – almond butter and strawberries on P28 toast and Greek yogurt with blueberries and granola.
For lunch, I had leftovers from the big batch of jambalaya I cooked on Sunday. This was supposed to last us all week but we’re already down to one bowl. Oops.
Consequently, I was back in the kitchen yesterday and I cooked up an amazing shrimp, turnips and pasta recipe from my Power Foods cook book.
The recipe called for Japanese rice vinegar and I just happened to have some on hand. I bought it over a year ago, totally forgot about it and left it in my mom’s fridge. She recently brought it over with a bunch of my stuff (since I moved out, her favourite party trick is to show up at my door with boxes full of my old crap like a disgruntled ex. She likes to offload a little bit more with every visit but I guess I shouldn’t complain since I actually ended up needing the rice vinegar).
This meal has all of the things I love in a recipe:
1) Easy prep work (all I had to do was peel and grate a piece of ginger and cut up a couple of turnips)
2) Short cook time (I was hungry)
3) Yummy (paprika + vinegar + ginger = lots of flavour)
Anyway, I topped off dinner with a salad (spinach, avocado, grape tomato, yellow pepper tossed with olive oil and lemon juice). Cause I’m Italian and that’s how we roll.
After dinner, I literally had to drag myself to the gym. I made the strategic error of taking a nap after dinner and I was pretty grumpy when I woke up but I knew a good workout was just what I needed to pull me out of the little funk I’ve been in over the past couple of days.
It worked! I was in a great mood within minutes of starting class. I did the newest BodyAttack release and I loved it. I’ll give a more detailed review later in the week, as I’m planning to do a few more Les Mills releases this week.
I also tried a new class at The Clarity Centre on Monday night. This one was Tone and Stretch, a 75-minute pilates inspired workout.
I’m surprised I liked it as much as I did. I thought it might drag given the slower pace of the class, lack of music and longer than average run time but the class really flew by. The instructor was great and gave a lot of helpful prompts for each exercise (I hate doing an exercise and wondering if I’m doing it properly or if I’m feeling it where I should be feeling it).
One more class off my summer bucket list!
What are your criteria for a great recipe?
Have you ever tried pilates before?