Wednesday, August 31, 2011
After a long weekend of painting my apartment and the workouts I've endured the past couple of days, I am longing for a full body massage.
The feel of the oil softening my skin, the sound of peaceful music and nature sounds, the aroma of candles...ahhh...I'm relaxing more just thinking about it!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
- 4 large seedless oranges, peeled and divided into sections
- 1 lb. jicama, peeled and cut into strips
- 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 4 cups torn romaine lettuce
- 4 cups torn red leaf lettuce
- 1 Tbsp. roasted pine nuts
In medium-sized bowl, toss together oranges and jicama. In separate bowl, whisk together juices, vinegar, and oil. Pour over fruit. Cover and chill 2 hours (or longer).Toss lettuces together in large bowl. Arrange orange-jicama mixture on top, and garnish with nuts.
Special thanks to Beachbody for this yummy recipe. For more low-cal recipes, please visit www.FitCoachTaryn.com
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
I've been dying to try out the new TRX suspension training equipment at my gym. It looks so hardcore and like an incredibly intense workout. I've got to get around to doing it. It's now officially on my to-do list and something I plan to try very soon. I'll let you know how it goes...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I wish I could remember this saying more often. So many times I find myself taking on too much and biting off more than I can chew. Are you guilty of that? Are you like me - a people pleaser who is afraid to say no? Let's face it...a lot of us are.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I absolutely love Giada De Laurentis. And I love watching her prepare delicious recipes on The Food Network. This happens to be one that caught my eye. And to be honest, I'm not a fan of curry, however, this sounds so good and refreshing that I am most certainly going to give it a try. Enjoy!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
- 2 cups chopped rhubarb
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
Monday, August 15, 2011
When you stay in your comfort zone you miss out on the good things in life. You have to expand your horizons and do things you aren't used to. When you do this, the opportunities will be endless and you'll be rewarded with numerous gifts. Reach out. Crawl out of your shell. Take risks. You won't regret it.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Here is a tasty twist on the oh, so healthy side dish, quinoa. Enjoy!
1 cup quinoa
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
1/4 cup pepitas, toasted (see note below)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped scallions
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Toast quinoa in a large dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it crackles and becomes aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly.
2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chiles and garlic; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the quinoa and broth; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
3. Add pepitas, cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa; mix gently and fluff with a fork.
Note: To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Don't have time to exercise?
Don't have time to make healthy eating decisions?
Don't have time to see someone you haven't seen in a long time?
Don't have time to make a phone call to that person you've been meaning to call?
Don't have time to... you fill in the blank...
I dare you to write down everything you do at every hour throughout the day. Do this for a few days. Maybe a week. When you've had a chance to reflect on the things you've done, then tell me you don't have time. I bet you will find that you can shift some things around and make time for the things you really want in life. There's probably a lot of "wasted" or "unused" time throughout your day. Change that and make your life what you want it to be.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
One swing has my name on it, the other has my mother's. I am claiming the throw blanket.
This looks like the PERFECT place to cozy up with a good book and an ice cold glass of iced tea. And because it appears to be in my mother's dream home setting, it makes it even more perfect.
So serene. So beautiful. Away from everything. A place where all you have are your thoughts. Peaceful thoughts. With sunshine. And happiness...