Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another Milestone!!

Okay, so yesturday I ordered a new pair of running shoes! Yeah, that's right-RUNNING shoes. Cause I am gonna start running again. I haven't "gone for a run" in like, oh I don't know, probably 8 years-at least 6! I hit my 60 pound mark! I have lost 60 pounds, so now I am going to start running. I have a 50 mile challenge. Not sure how long it is going to take me to accomplish-especially when the snow starts falling (cause this mama has no time for a gym), but that is my goal. I am going to log in my mileage and see how long it takes to get to 50 miles. I am already at 11 since Thursday. Wish me luck!
And if I get the courage to do it, when I hit my goal weight I will post before and after pictures. HAHA! Oh dear!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Roasted Butternut Squash and Onions

This is a great fall recipe with a great flavor!Roasted Butternut Squash with Onions-serves 2
  • 10 oz. butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 onion, sliced in rings-doesn't matter what type of onion-use your fav
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • dash of thyme, or italian seasoning
  • 2-3 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Preheat oven to 375. Lay butternut squash, and onion on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and seasoning and toss lightly to coat. Roast in oven 20 minutes, checking and tossing occassionally. When onions and squash begin to brown take them out and toss with chopped cilantro. Eat up!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I Double Dog Dare Ya!

Ok, I am really not sure why brussel sprouts get such a bad rap, but veggie mama likes 'em! I have challenged myself to try a new vegetable every so often, and the other day at the store I saw these little guys:They looked innocent enough sitting in their little bucket all small and cute, so I did it. I bought about 5 of them and brought them home to cook them. I was scared. I will admit that. All I have ever heard is they are the armpit of vegetables and you are nuts and lying if you like them. Well, I am nuts, but I am not liar! I like 'em! The first time I had them I cut the end off and sliced them, then browned them in a fry pan then added a little veggie broth to it to get them nice and soft. Cause that is one thing I will say. If you don't cook them long enough they can definately put up a fight in your mouth and be a little hard to swallow.
After that the next time I went to the store and I bought 8. This time I just cut the little end off, which gets all of the outer leaves off, then quartered them and steamed them about 10 minutes and just salt and peppered them. They turn a really bright beautiful green and are quite tasty.
So, go forth my friends and pop them into your cart next time you are at the store. I double dog dare ya!