Hey doods! So, unfortunately, there hasn't been much on the horizon as far as knitting updates go. Although, Blake did spend some cash on me for some excellent KnitPicks wool yarn, and I'm really excited to get it in the mail. I'm planning on using most of it to knit a couple of baby Stella gifts for Erin. I've never knit anything for a non-adult before, but I've come to the following conclusion: baby/child gifts = smaller and less time consuming, even fun stuff like sweaters. So, when I have time to do so, I plan on knitting even more stuff for Stella, Livia, Emilie, and Landon. Pretty exciting.
So, I have a few pictures to share of my recent cooking exploits. I've made many, many more than this, but these were the most successful:
This is a spinach omelet with part-skim ricotta cheese on the side. I made this for Blake and I last weekend, when he was sick with a virus. This came from the Martha Stuart book (shown on the left)
This is something I made for myself one evening, also out of the same magazine. It is cayenne pepper chicken with an avacado lime salsa on the side. It's more like a salad I guess, as I cut the avacado extra chunky.
This is baked catfish with sauteed carrots and russet potatoes. The sauce on the side is a combination of low fat sour cream, horseradish, and dijon mustard. The recipe for the fish and sauce was taken from the Bob Greene recipe book my mom gave me. This is a bit large for a dinner, but we had it for lunch today. The catfish is breaded with Wasa fiber crackers. A bit starchy I know, but I'm glad we're getting some veggies in.
I made this tonight for myself. It's pizza, only better! I used a whole grain wheat tortilla instead of pizza crust, and I added a bit of tomato sauce, neufchatel and Parmesan cheese, artichokes, and mushrooms. It was so good! I'm going to try making this with some baby spinach next.
Blake and I were talking today and saying that we can't believe how we used to eat. We used to eat NO vegetables, a minimum amount of fruit, and lots of carbs and starches. I just feel that something has clicked, and I will never go back to eating how I did before. I've been really good about not skipping meals and eating lots of fiber, antioxidants, omega-3s, and healthy proteins. And I've been taking lots of good vitamins. I haven't weighed myself in a little while because I want to focus more on health than weight loss, but I can feel myself losing weight. It's really great.