I Apologize In Advance

July 30, 2008

For not being able to share this recipe (YET!) OMG it was so good – restaurant worthy, in my opinion ;) 

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Forbidden rice - (and a link for more info – this stuff is awesome!)

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After dinner, once it was almost dark, the husband and I went for a dusk walk. They are the best in the summertime – with the crickets out chirping and the heat of the day gone. We walked for about 30 minutes and I came home to some…

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Watermelon! Way to quench thirst with something sweet. I cut it into triangles (which is by far the easiest way to eat watermelon) and keep them cut in a tupperware in the fridge so it’s easy to grab a few slices and go.

Tomorrow is my last session of shadowing in the morning. I’m planning to get up and hit the gym beforehand, and I’ve been craving oatmeal since I didn’t have it this morning!

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1 Andrea July 30, 2008 at 8:22 pm

that dish looks so freakin good! and that rice looks so exotic! you don’t have to apologize ;) we still love you..

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2 goalie30 July 30, 2008 at 8:26 pm

I can tell you really missed your oatmeal today; there was heavy emphasis on the italics! It’s funny, because in the winter I eat oatmeal almost EVERY morning and in the summer I eat cold cereal almost EVERY morning. My body is really in tune with the temperature I guess. The same thing happens with hot and cold foods. I want salads/cold fruits&veggies/ice cream every day when it’s hot outside but in the winter all I want are comforting warm foods and casseroles. Anyone else have a thermometer in their body like this?!

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3 april July 30, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Hi everyone i was just wondering if anyone had any advice for me:
I’m 17 and 5’3 and about 120 lbs. I workout 6 days a week, usually strength training 2 or 3 times a week with yoga once a week, pilates once a week, and an ab class once a week. during the strength training days i do the elliptical about ten minutes to warm up. sometimes once a week i’ll do the stationary bike for 30 minutes. But my problem is i am AWFUL at running! A hard workout on the tredmill for me is running two minutes at 5.3 and walking at 4 for two minutes, repeating that for ten minutes! I’d really like to get my heart stronger and get better at cardio. Any suggestions? Or anyone else been in the same boat? Anything is appreciated :) sorry for such a long post!

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4 caitlinbo (see bride run) July 30, 2008 at 8:39 pm

that meal looks fantastic!

i can’t wait for this cookbook!

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5 Jenny July 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm

after-dinner/dusk walks in the summertime are the best! you say your meal tasted restaurant-worthy, i say it looks it! :)

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6 Sammie July 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

I was craving watermelon earlier today – after seeing yours I am going to have to buy some tomorrow. It is actually a fruit that I can get my son to eat so a added bonus on having some in the house.

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7 Sarah July 30, 2008 at 9:43 pm

I love forbidden black rice :-)

…I see cauliflower, scallops, some kind of dried fruit, and what could be carrot ribbons or citrus zest.

love the suspense!

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8 Betsy Ginn July 30, 2008 at 9:54 pm

that is seriously the best time to take a walk. i LOVE summer evening walks. too bad we don’t have crickets in manhattan.

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9 Jenny July 30, 2008 at 11:24 pm

Goalie30 – I have an inner thermostat like that. Lately all I want is yogurt and fruit, or a nice cold salad. I can’t really stand the thoughts of oatmeal right now, or anything else that I associate with being warm, i.e. soups, casseroles, etc. However, six months from now it’ll be a completely different story. I find I also don’t have much of an appetite. I get physically hungry, but nothing sounds good to me at the moment. But, and I hate to say it, the one thing I’ve been craving are those awful iced brownie cappuccinos from Tim Horton’s. I’ve looked them up online – they’re not the worst things ever but they’re not so great. But, they taste delicious to me and I don’t even like coffee. I’ve had two of them this past week and I can’t get them out of my head. I might need another one tomorrow. Don’t know yet.

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10 mi July 30, 2008 at 11:26 pm

i would buy any cookbook you write in a hearbeat!

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11 claire July 31, 2008 at 4:15 am

April, why don’t you try the Couch 2 5K program? It will gradually wean you off of the running. Also, try running outside if your environment allows. I can run 6 miles outside, but would have a really hard time doing 6 miles on the treadmill. The treadmill bores me too much.

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12 Brittany July 31, 2008 at 7:07 am

I love watermelon and I haven’t had the chance to have any this summer… boo!

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13 Heather July 31, 2008 at 7:19 am

I spy… scallops!!!! Can’t wait for the recipe.

And this forbidden rice- do you buy it online, or does WF carry it?

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14 Kath July 31, 2008 at 7:25 am

Heather ,
We got it as a gift from Karen, but I’m sure she bought it in a store. I think I’ve seen it at EarthFare. It’s really good – very nutty and chewy.

Kath

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