Posts tagged ‘Chocolate’

Steak for dinner

Tonight we had steak for dinner!

And by steak, I mean Spicy Chocolate Tofu that looks peculiarly like steak (or so says Husband!  I think he tried to convince himself he was really eating steak with a sweet barbecue sauce on it, but I’m not sure how successful this trick of conscience worked out for him).

I have a folder in my email with all sorts of emails I’ve sent myself over the years with links to recipes I’ve wanted to try.  This one has been kicking around since August 9th, 2010, but only now am I making it!  Other recipes in this folder include “Homemade Almond Milk”, “Greek Watermelon Barley Salad”, and “Cinnamon Walnut Bread”.  Sounds good, no?

I highly recommend this tofu recipe.  It is quite sweet so I recommend pairing it with veggies.  I served it with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed carrots and broccoli.

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Today was another sunny day, but too cold to go for a walk.  I was bummed because a walk (especially to Starbucks!) really brightens the day up.  By the time we are home, it’s time to make dinner and then get Henry ready for bed soon after.

He’s in bed as I type this.  It’s 7:09 pm and this is the earliest he’s ever gone to bed!  I was trying to watch The Business of Being Born on Netflix (we just signed up yesterday and I am on my third documentary already!), but he was just too fussy to stand it.  He wasn’t hungry, he wouldn’t sit in his bouncy chair, he wouldn’t nibble on his ringley, and he wouldn’t lay on his back and kick his legs.  When all else fails, I either strip him naked and let him hang out on the floor (my little nudist!) (let’s hope this is temporary!) or I do the bath/nursing/bed routine and hope he falls asleep.  So far, so good.  I should probably knock on wood, though.

Speaking of Henry, he has the same swing as Celine Dion’s twin boys!  I noticed this while participating in my favourite Stay-At-Home-Mom activity, that is, watching Oprah.

Source of picture

Fisher Price: The Great Democratizer

I figure if they are good enough for multi-million dollar, world-renowned Celine Dion then I suppose they are good enough for my little boy.  Now if only our identical swings also matched our identical houses…

A lot of people are critical of Celine Dion, but I think she is amazing.

How amazing?  Just check out this video to see.

February 22, 2011 at 7:26 pm 14 comments

Intense Mint

I had to step outside for 10 minutes earlier today.  I am not quite sure I have ever felt a summer day as hot as this one.  Global warming is alive and well!

But onto happier subjects, shall we?  Such as what I have been eating (the happiest subject there is!).

For a morning snack, I had some fresh, diced pineapple.  This was tasty, but left me feeling more hungry than before I ate it!  Why do some foods do that?  Fruit and vegetables are particular culprits.  Soon after eating this, I was forced to step outside which quickly changed my thought process from the hunger in my belly to the pain of my very being.

I think my salad today was looking particularly delicious.  Hummus has been a welcome addition to the pantheon of salads this week!

  • Baby spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Blueberries
  • Cucumber
  • 1/2 sliced avocado
  • Hummus
  • Feta cheese
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

For dessert, I broke out a new chocolate bar because the Sea Salt Dark Chocolate is all gone.  I shed a single tear.

I thought the mint would be nice since I eat this immediately after my garlic-filled hummus-infused salad.  I was right!  Lindt makes such a great dark chocolate bar.  They don’t pay me to say that, but they probably should.

Now I am debating whether I should step outside again for a bit of fresh air.  The air is more steamy and stale than fresh, though.  I am probably better off staying in my windowless office!

July 7, 2010 at 12:23 pm 4 comments


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