This post is going to be a random assortment of recent eats since I’ve been a little out of the blogging loop this past week due to the move.
I haven’t been doing much cooking lately because people keep bringing us food. Josh’s friend’s mom made us zongzi, a traditional Chinese dish of glutinous rice stuffed with meat, beans and other fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves. I’m all about trying new food (especially authentic ethnic food) so this was a welcome treat!
To be honest, I have no idea what’s in there – some kind of meat and starchy vegetable? But it was tasty as hell.
My sister also baked us some zucchini and goat cheese muffins (pictured below) and butternut squash soup made from scratch.
Other than that, I’ve been living off omelettes (easiest meal ever), salads (I need to get some veggies in there somewhere) and massive portions of cheap take-out that theoretically should last a few meals (although I ended up eating all of this tofu and eggplant stir fry).
I’ve also done a little bit of cooking since we moved but nothing that merits a photograph.
As for workouts, I’m now back to my usual routine. Last week, it was tough to get in my regular workouts so on Friday, I ended up doing an at-home workout, which I’d never actually done before. At my mom’s house, there wasn’t really anywhere I could exercise without potentially breaking something and/or banging into a piece of furniture, so I never looked into at-home workouts or exercise DVDs.
In my new house, we have an unfinished basement, which we’ve transformed into a man cave for Josh and his friends (my sneaky way of tricking him into putting all of his video game crap in the basement and out of my grown up living room). We have a TV down there with a big carpet and lots of space, so I can definitely start rocking more at-home workouts.
On Friday, I did a very simple circuit workout that I took from Women’s Health magazine.
I did Total Rounds, which consists of 12 reps of each exercise 5 times. It was quick and challenging but super boring. Maybe I’ll enjoy workout DVDs more?
That’s all for me – I’m planning to cook a “real” dinner tonight (chicken and beans with rice in a chili sauce).
Thanks once again to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting this awesome weekly event!
At-home workouts – yay or nay?
For those of you who do work out at home, what’s your favourite source for at-home workouts? DVDs, magazines, websites – or do you just make them up as you go?