Howdy folks! The husband and I did some side-by-side reading this afternoon on the couch. I have been reading Intuitive Eating again. Although I shouldn’t say “again” because I really didn’t read it the first time. I read the first two chapters, skimmed the rest and concluded I wasn’t ready to try their approach. This time around I felt very ready and the book is truly fascinating. I’m not finished yet, and I’ll plan to blog about my reactions when I’m finished.
While reading, I decided that I needed to “Honor My Hunger” and had this mini bowl of snacks at 5:00 – Quaker Oatmeal Squares, roasted garbanzo beans from OhNuts.com, trail mix, a few walnuts. It was the perfect snack to tide me to dinner.
On the menu: Lemony Shrimp with Couscous And Collards
What we ate: Homemade Veggie Tomato Sauce Over Fusilli with Parmesan
I decided I wasn’t in the mood for shrimp and neither of us wanted to peel them, so we changed gears and made this great pantry/leftovers meal.
I also decided in the spirit of “Pleasurable Eating” to make it extra romantic
The husband was in charge of the sauce. He sauteed the pepper and mushroom in a little EVOO, poured in the rest of the ingredients and simmered for about 15 minutes on low.
- .5C diced green bell pepper
- 1 portobello, cubed
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can mild rotel
- 1C frozen spinach
- 1.5T capers
- basil, oregano, salt, pepper
On the side we had some sourdough crusty bread broiled in a little EVOO
And finally, in the spirit of listening to my fullness, I only ate 75% of this. I think I had my snack a little too late in the day. I ate most of the sauce and left a pile of pasta, which I deposited across the table into his bowl 😉
Quaker Competition #2
Each potential Finalist must agree to make themselves available to be in New York from March 30, 2009 to April 30, 2009, or on such other dates designated by Bravo in its sole discretion and agree to appear on Bravo and to otherwise be available to be videotaped and/or interviewed by Bravo on-site at the Top Chef Tour location in New York, or in the broadcast studio in New York (or in another location selected by Bravo in its sole discretion).
I don’t think my professors would let me miss the final month of the semester and I am definitely not going to repeat my classes for this! Bummer
Off to watch an episode of Always Sunny, then early to bed because tomorrow’s an early to rise day.
After Food Lab tomorrow, I am scheduled for a photo shoot all afternoon to be on the cover of Winthrop Magazine to go along with an article on me inside! They think I am a celebrity This will be my fourth magazine, second cover – crazy!
So I’ve got a busy day ahead. We’re going to dinner with Karen for Charlotte Restaurant Week too, so it’s gonna be a busy one. G’night!