Sounds impressive, tastes phenomenal, but it was easy and cheap as usual!
Seared Ahi Tuna
They were on sale at Lowes’ for $4.99 a pound, so I grabbed a pack which had 4 servings but 2 full steaks.
I put about two teaspoons of oil (smart balance) into the skillet, and then crumbled a Bumble Bar into the oil, allowing the sesame seeds and flax seed to toast. ( I thought of this idea because I had two left and was hoping to do something fun with them. I don’t normally like or buy sesame seeds, so it was a cool way to use this product. It added a layer of slight sweetness that carmelized the outside of the tuna too)
I dropped in the tuna steaks, seared them on both sides. Seasoned with a little salt and black pepper. I like when they are still slightly pink inside, otherwise the meat turns out dry and tough. (Sushi grade tuna is usually served raw anyway, right?)
On the side I steamed a bag of frozen green beans ( also on sale at Lowe’s: for $1 for the whole bag!!!!)
Red Pepper Garlic Ailoi
1 clove garlic, well minced
2 tablespoons of mayo ( I used Smart Balance, seriously should I not work for Smart balance, I use the oil and butter and mayo and now just bought their new peanut butter, too !!?!??!?! )
1 cup greek nonfat yogurt
about 1/4 tsp salt and same amount of pepper ( but to taste)
2 tablespoons roasted red pepper hummus
Mix all ingredients well.
I served mine on the side but I mixed the farro in it for Jeff. I made garlic aioli for french fries in lab two weeks ago and have been wanting to make it ever since! Yum!
1 cup pre-soaked Farro ( see my Spinach Pesto Farro for more info on it)
4 cups water
dash of salt
Bring to a boil, simmer on medium for 20 minutes, drain.
Super fast and delicious! I am really satisfied right now and it feels fantastic.
Pre Gym Snack:
Chocolate chip zbar
It was a little bit of this…
A little bit of that…
A little whole wheat couscous and chickpea leftovers.
And a little bit of this..
Half a peanut butter and grape jelly sammy
And a little bit of that…
Some toasted , locally grown Kale
70 minute power yoga via yogadownload. It was AWESOME! I can’t believe how “still” I truly felt and totally in sync with my breath. I actually focused on repeating what the instructor kept saying ” May I live happily, May I be free from hostility, May I be free from distress” and then towards everyone else living happily, without hostility, free from stress. I think out of context, I would feel weird thinking that but during my practice it was great way to channel energy and thoughts.
I also headed to the gym but ended up walking for 60 minutes on the treadmill. My knee just didn’t feel like it, not that it was hurt, just needed a little break.
I cleaned out our third bedroom closet which had tons of my clothes in it, and I added more ( Yes more) clothing to piles to give to goodwill, to my friends, and to my sister.
I did laundry and actually put it away and ironed and folded etc-
I played three games of suduko. such a pleasure for me.
I added a few more links to the nutrition course info page AND a few more on the recipe page!
I wasn’t able to fully shake the weird feeling I woke up with, but the yoga was incredibly helpful. Some of the poses were challenging to hold but I held on to them because I knew that I could, because I needed to be stronger.
I think it is hilarious that The Bachelor has been called ” The most hated man in the U.S today” ( i think that was said on GMA or Extra…). To go back to the yoga Menta: I hold no hostility towards him. ( haha ) However, I do think what he did was totally not cool. It would be tough to fall in love with 2 people and have to pick 1. However, at the same time, he put himself into that position and so did those ladies. I think everyone deep down KNOWS when you ask someone to marry you- you know it is what you truly truly want and will do anything to make it happen- OR you “think” it is the best decision despite what your “gut” tells you. I think he knew the entire time he really felt more strongly for Molly- so it was a a* hole thing to do to Melissa AND Molly!
I made plans for lunch/girlie movie with a friend tomorrow afternoon- not sure if it will be Bride Wars, Confessions of a Shopaholic, or maybe He’s Just Not That Into You , or … Any suggestions? Which one would you guys choose to see ( again) ?