Hello hello! It’s that time again! Friday’s Food & Fitness is here. Tell me the best thing you ate this week and I’ll tell you mine! Join me for a fun rundown of the week and something special for you!
Do you ever have one of those weeks and have no idea what you ate? That was my week! I know there was food involved but what food is a mystery to me.
Let’s see, the warm kale salad recipe from Iowa Girl Eats was a hit for lunch. I finally found some American style bacon. You would think that bacon would be one of those items that resonates world wide, but it is truly difficult to find American style bacon outside the US. I’ve seen the thick, Canadian bacon that is like ham and then I’ve seen the really really thick bacon, which I’m not so much a fan of but thin bacon is apparently a unique concept?
I also made this amazing Indian curry with chicken, rice and cauliflower. It was a Goan Curry and it was amazing! So in case you are not well versed in Indian food, it is not a one size fits all kind of thing. Cuisines vary throughout the different regions and in this case, a Goan curry comes from, you guessed it, the Goan region, which is known for its tropical beaches and rich fish curries. I made this one with chicken but hot diggity dog it was AMAZE! With flavors of coconut, ginger and tamarind along with an undercurrent of spice, this is quickly going to surpass chicken tikka masala as my favorite curry!
And for those of you looking for tips on how to make fantastic Indian rice at home, try this:
Saute olive oil with 1/2 a cinnamon stick, 2 green cardamom pods, 2 whole cloves and a dash of cumin in a pot.
Add some chopped yellow onion and cook until softened.
Add rice and toss to coat. Add water and cook until done.
Voila! Simple yet delicious Indian spiced rice.
A fit week for sure!
I’m back at tennis lessons! Woo hoo! My instructor speaks Portuguese and Spanish. I speak English and very bad Portuguese. Needless to say the lesson is interesting! Haha. Seriously, I actually learned a lot despite only being able to understand about half of what he was saying. The power of sign language people!
My second week of pilates equipment class and I’m loving it. It is so much more challenging than I could have anticipated having really only taken mat classes before. Plus, the focus on posture is amazing. I like to think I have pretty good posture, but this takes it to a whole new level. Speaking of posture, has anyone tried out my 8 Weeks to a Dancer’s Body? Let me know how it is going!!
Oh, and have you heard? The holidays are right around the corner! Cue ominous music! We all know that this is the time of year when things start to slip, let’s say. Our willpower goes out the window as turkey, stuffing, mashed potato and pie are piled on our plates. This year, say NO, to the holiday weight gain! Use the code TDAYBLAST to try ANY of my videos for *FREE*!! Wake up on the morning of Thanksgiving and blast out some calories or recover the day after with a sweat sesh. The code is valid until 12/12/15 so no excuses people! 😉
Readers, what was your favorite workout this week? Favorite meal? How do you deal with the onslaught of holiday goodies?
I always love all of your food!!!! I’ve only had Indian food a couple of times, but yours looks fabulous!
I think that’s so great you’re taking tennis lessons, but that’s so crazy your instructor doesn’t speak English! Fun. 😉