Monday, January 25, 2010
How are you guys doing?
Man, I think I am just having one of those weeks where my hormones are whacked out due to a "friend" who appears every once in a while. Which results in eating anything in sight! It's not that I am eating junk, I'm eating things such as greek yogurt, parsnip, oranges, and I just feel so stuffed up in a bad way. And even though I feel so STUFFED, all I can think about is filling my mouth with food.
It doesn't help that today is rest day from the gym, and I am upset just thinking about all the amount I put in the gym this week to have it all go to waste because of today. My progress will hinder down if I continue doing what I am doing. Enough of my venting!
After work on Friday I decided to hit up the local market, I was very excited when I saw fresh produce in stock! I looked at vegetables I've never seen or ate with oogily eyes. I circled around the store plenty of times.
I heard someone say "you're still here?" I'm not sure if it was directed towards me, and I didn't want to turn around to find out either! :o)
- 1 Tbsn Blsamic Vinegar
- 1 tspn Dijon mustard
- salt and ground black pepper
-splash of soy sauce
- 3 Tbsn olive oil
I got the recipe from Melissa D'arabian a while back. She lived in France for quite some time and really enjoyed the dressing to the salad she'd have at the local cafe in France. She finally asked the owner for the recipe after two years and here it is out for the inter-webers!
Rub the inside of a large wooden bowl with the garlic clove and then either discard it or save it for another use. Put the mustard in the bowl and whisk in the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce (a French secret!) vigorously for about 10 seconds to get a creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle in the olive oil as slowly as possible with 1 hand while whisking as quickly as possible with the other hand to emulsify. Lay the salad greens on top of the dressing and toss just before serving.
I really enjoyed the salad and dressing. I remember I used to be so intimidated making my own salads, and now that I've come to enjoy it tonight (I haven't made salad in forever, since the summer) I hope that it would help me get my veggies in for the day. I'm also hoping that it would help me lean down slowly.
I know it takes more than just eating salad to lean down, I need to eliminate the chocolates *cough and other stuff. Just fixing my food choices in general.
That was my day, hope you have a great week!
Got to wake up early for class tomorrow. It's an introduction to sport and fitness exercise. I'm excited!