For about 3 months now, I’ve been writing a recipe-only blog, Vegan Delicious. And I LOVE writing… sometimes I actually cook something just to write on my blog! I also began reading many healthy living blogs, the first one being Oh She Glows. And everyday, I read and say to myself: someday, you will have a healthy living blog, you will write every day but today is not this day.
Well, today, between 11:00 and 11:30, I decided that I have to stop putting everything I want to do in the “someday box”… and I removed the healthy living blog from the box!
And I do have some things to work on regarding my healthy living habits…
- In June I decided to be vegan and created Vegan Delicious. Then, 2 weeks later, I realized it wasn’t for me and went vegetarian. I love it and eat way better than when I ate meat. (Yes, I had a vegan blog but was not vegan… one more reason to create a new one!)
- I worked out about 2 times since the end of school and I HAVE to get back on track. I do know one thing: school begins September 1st and I won’t have any excuse since I pass in front of the gym every day, mon-fri. I used to work out 5-6 days a week!
- I know myself… I won’t go to the gym every day before school begins but I do want to do some alternate activities… Yoga and Rollerblade are on my to-do list.
Now… what did I do today?
At 12 o’clock I went to join my boyfriend, Diran, who was just finishing his work day. Well… half day. Then we went at the Rockland Center to eat.
I had an amazing sandwich:
This is a spinach, tomato, mushroom, brie and honey mustard sandwich. With a mango salad :). Mango is certainly in my list of favorite fruits (it is a long list, but there ARE some fruits that are not in it!).
Then we went to Roger’s Cup family day. Fri-Sun, the entry is free to go watch the qualifications and the players training! Yes, a free date is actually a possible thing! (If you don’t count the ice cream…)
We watched Canadian Heidi El Tabakh play against Andrea Hlavackova, but it was way too hot under the sun so we didn’t watch the whole game.
I made dinner for the two of us tonight. I love cooking for two… when I make something really good I like it that someone else can enjoy it.
We had a simple green salad with Dijon vinaigrette to make us wait until the main dish was ready.
Whisk together 1tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard and 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar.
Then we had Pasta Ponza, a recipe that I wanted to make a while ago and forgot about.
Adapted from a recipe in Cosmopolitan, April 2010
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup halved red cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 cup halved yellow or orange cherry tomatoes
- 1/8 cup capers, drained
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 2 pinches salt (I use Fleur de Sel)
- 6 grinds pepper, or to taste
- 1/4 cup Italian-style seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
- 3 cups rigatoni, whole wheat if possible (I couldn’t find it)
- 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
- 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8-by-4-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Combine tomatoes, capers, 1/2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper in the dish and toss. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the mixture and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil. Bake for 30 min, or until the to is golden.
While the tomatoes are cooking, prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta, keeping about 1 cup of water.
Transfer the pasta to a big bowl, add the tomato mixture and the cheese and toss well. If the sauce is too thick, add some of the reserved water. Put in a bowl and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
Makes 2-3 servings
This was a really good and simple recipe. It is perfect for week day since it takes about 40 minutes to make.
Well, this was quite a long first post! I am working tomorrow at 10am, so I have to start thinking about going to bed!
Have a great weekend,