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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Curry Sunday

I made curry last Sunday too, so I guess it's becoming a habit. This red curry has potatoes and tofu in it that I baked instead of pan sauteeing, making it less oily and fatty.



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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pizza Night!

Quick and (relatively) healthy.

I've been training for my new job this week over at Montgomery Park and it's a long, cold bike ride home for me, compared to coming home from the State Building down the street. Tonight, I was starving before I even left the office, and it would have been very easy to just grab a salad or pasta dish from the deli section of the market, but instead I held out about 30 more minutes for this awesome pizza. This is a super time saver, and can be completed in, like I said, about thirty minutes. A great substitute for the Jiffy Pizza Dough in this recipe is Trader Joe's pizza dough that comes in the bag. Honestly, I hate that stuff - it never rests/rises properly and I am fighting it on the pan - BUT, a lot of my girlfriends love it.

You Need:
  • Box of Jiffy Pizza Dough Mix (the little blue boxes that cost about $.40)
  • A couple cups of low fat mozzarella (I bought the pre-shredded kind at Whole Foods, which was cheaper than the blocks)
  • Some marinara sauce (or canned pizza sauce, I just already has a jar of 365 Garlic and Basil Pasta Sauce open)
  • 1/2 lb Chicken Sausage (Basil and Garlic from the Whole Foods deli is only $5.69/lb - but I would also just use tofu chunks here)
  • 1 yukon gold potato (I love my carbs with my carbs)
  • 4 or 5 sweet piquante peppers (bulk sections sometimes have these)
  1. Follow directions on Jiffy Dough Box. While the dough is resting, and the oven pre-heating, heat a skillet to med/high heat and brown the chicken sausage (or tofu chunks) for 7-8 minutes.
  2. Finely slice peppers into little strips, and with a very sharp knife, slice the potato into the thinnest pieces possible. If you have a mandolin, you probably want to use that, but using my knife with a fresh sharpening job, I made my slices as thin as a piece of paper, which is thinner than my mandolin.
  3. Smear some sauce on the crust, add cheese, sausage, peppers, finish with potatoes (makes sure they get cooked if they are on the top), and more cheese.
  4. Bake at 425F for approximately 13 minutes, or until cheese is golden.

YUM. This tastes really good with fresh avocado on top too.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rubber Keyboard

I bought this  keyboard for about $20 including shipping. It's pretty crappy to type on, because you have to be very deliberate with each punch, but it's a cool toy and it is totally silent - which rules.


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Monday, January 19, 2009

Mexico

I haven't been able to sit down and spend time talking about our trip yet, and a lot of time has now gone by, so the task seems daunting, but I do want to share with all of you a little more about what it was like. So, what I've done is copy the journal pages I kept, and the stubs from our taxi rides, plane rides, and exhibit entries into here for you to browse over. We covered a lot of ground in 12 days, and it was all beautiful! Hit the play button to view the slideshow directly under this text to view all of our photos as well... 
 
      

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mexico

No light tricks here. I took this shot in Manzanillo one night while Phil and I were walking around on the water front. Definitely my favorite shot of the trip. More to come on details of our adventures. Still unpacking and unwinding.... and starting a new job! I began training at WebMD today, and am really excited to be a health coach. Happy new year, and here's to new beginnings